I have noticed though that until my car is fully warmed up, sport mode does not activate. This seems thoughtful, since I've never been one to gallop off on my horse at full speed right out of the barn.it's where the four more horses hide. when you put the car in sport mode it is like taking those horses which were asleep in the stable, and hitching them to your wagon. in sport mode you just have more horses pulling your wagon. at least when in sport mode, there is no necessity for additional clean up, grooming, but maybe a bit more feeding.....