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Does putting the car into the Sport Mode with the toggle switch do the same thing as pulling the shift lever back into the Sport Mode? Thanks in advance.


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I don't believe so. The S on automatics indicates that you can manually shift via the paddle shifters (I think, I have a 6MT). The Sport Mode changes the driving characteristics of the car, increasing throttle responsiveness, changing traction control and stability control parameters, and probably firming up the shift points on the AT models.

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I don't believe so. The S on automatics indicates that you can manually shift via the paddle shifters (I think, I have a 6MT). The Sport Mode changes the driving characteristics of the car, increasing throttle responsiveness, changing traction control and stability control parameters, and probably firming up the shift points on the AT models.

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I don't think that is quite right. If I pull the shifter back into S the shift points are more aggressive both up and down. You can use the paddles in any mode. Since I don't have 1,000 miles on the engine yet I haven't tried any WOT stuff - need to change the oil. I come from a long line of MTs and all of this automatic options stuff is a little hard to get your head around. Thanks for the reply.

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Come on guys - we all have this toggle switch. Isn't there someone out there that can answer my question?

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I wish I could help have you. Havechecked the owners manual. I've only got 2500 miles on mind and to be honest I dont know. I do know that when you take the traction control off and hit the gas the rear tires catch fire.
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I wish I could help have you. Havechecked the owners manual. I've only got 2500 miles on mind and to be honest I dont know. I do know that when you take the traction control off and hit the gas the rear tires catch fire.

I'm hitting 1,000 miles tomorrow and having the oil changed then I'm going to drop the hammer. The tach hasn't been north of 4K yet. My last one I drove like had stole it from day one and it ended up using a little oil. I read the manual but it is really vague on this issue. Someone knows so speak up! Thanks for the reply.

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For anyone that is interested this is the response I got from the Ford service manager:


Steve says it is different...the Sport + mode does raise the shift points, enables rev matching and makes the stability and traction control less sensitive and better suited to drifting. The S spot on the shifter also raises the shift points and enables manual shifting via the paddles.

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Harvey,

I just looked at the 2016 Manual online. The toggle lets you switch into Sport Mode, Sport +, and Track. Putting it into S mode on the shifter gets you into Sport Mode only without having to toggle through the different modes. That's how I read it anyway. I think you can use the paddles in Normal Drive mode too. The difference is the performance settings withe the toggle switch.


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I'm hitting 1,000 miles tomorrow and having the oil changed then I'm going to drop the hammer. The tach hasn't been north of 4K yet. My last one I drove like had stole it from day one and it ended up using a little oil. I read the manual but it is really vague on this issue. Someone knows so speak up! Thanks for the reply.
Sounds like you got your answer. I was going to get my girl out this weekend and to some testing

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Harvey,

you know that I'm bored when I'm looking up stuff for you! The GT500 will be in the garage until around April. It was about 37 degrees here today. 50 degrees warmer than this past Sunday (-14). So I have to fill my time up with something so I tried my best to get you the information.

BTW congratulations on the new car!


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Harvey,

you know that I'm bored when I'm looking up stuff for you! The GT500 will be in the garage until around April. It was about 37 degrees here today. 50 degrees warmer than this past Sunday (-14). So I have to fill my time up with something so I tried my best to get you the information.

BTW congratulations on the new car!


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I reached 1,000 miles yesterday and changed the oil. Then I went out and tried some WOT runs and all the different settings. All I can say is that it was FUN. (-14)? That's inhumane. Thanks for the reply.

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My experience with my 2015 GT is that the S selection on the shifter requires that the paddles be used for up shifts. I find that the Sports toggle still shifts auto but the car is more responsive and uses engine braking and rev matching, What I don't like about the toggle selection is the shift points are raised too high. Driving around stuck in 3rd with the engine revving 2500+ rpm is not cool. Gas is expensive and driving in 3rd gear under 40 mph is dumb. I wonder if BAMA could fix this?

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My experience with my 2015 GT is that the S selection on the shifter requires that the paddles be used for up shifts. I find that the Sports toggle still shifts auto but the car is more responsive and uses engine braking and rev matching, What I don't like about the toggle selection is the shift points are raised too high. Driving around stuck in 3rd with the engine revving 2500+ rpm is not cool. Gas is expensive and driving in 3rd gear under 40 mph is dumb. I wonder if BAMA could fix this?
I agree - it only makes sense to toggle into the SPORT MODE is if you have the opportunity to drive aggressively. But it is fun

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My experience with my 2015 GT is that the S selection on the shifter requires that the paddles be used for up shifts. I find that the Sports toggle still shifts auto but the car is more responsive and uses engine braking and rev matching, What I don't like about the toggle selection is the shift points are raised too high. Driving around stuck in 3rd with the engine revving 2500+ rpm is not cool. Gas is expensive and driving in 3rd gear under 40 mph is dumb. I wonder if BAMA could fix this?
If you are casually driving around under 40 mph why have it in Sport+ mode?
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Cause I like it, any other questions?


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