The engine computer
Talked to the sales guy at the Pontiac dealer, who confirmed my suspiction - the computer monitors how you drive and adjust the engine performance accordingly.
You see, my GTO is my everyday, to-and-from work car. For me, this means about a 30 minute crawl each way. (Ugh) Oh, there's an occasional time where I get to unleash a few ponies, but much more a droop along with the crowd.
So now on the computer is getting all this data saying "Oh, he like to drive nice and slow, easy does it..." which is alright while I'm in the mist of this, but how do I tell the car, "Okay, its Friday night, we're going out to terroize the race hondas!" ?
The sales guy suggested calling the 800-number roadside assistance and asking to talk to an engineer.... I can here the conversation now: "Um, Ya... Hi, this is Roadside Assistance? Ya well, I'm about to get my doors blown off by this Mustang next to me at the stoplight unless you can tell me how to reset the computer."
Anybody know how many "data points" the computer keeps? If I do X-number of WOT (Wide Open Throttle) take offs, will that give the computer the idea that I'm some mad man that it better wake up and get out of slug-mode?