In other words, the power to the wheels is higher than the average loss of 12% to 15% most drivetrains suck from the engines. While in break-in mode.
Our thoughts are that this can mostly be attributed to the DCT gearbox. As it doesn’t have to have any linkages forwards to the cabin like a manual transmission would, the DCT can remove an entire step of shifting, and reduce the overall complexity of the shifting mechanism.
As well, unlike someone lightly resting their foot on a clutch pedal, the clutch is fully and forcefully engaged. Good mechanical contact for the transmission of power, means more of that power gets transferred.
On a humorous note, the exact comment with the power figures states (emphasis mine): “Car made 440/408 for now…“
It’s at that point anyone with a little proficiency under the hood gets a little grin across their face… they’ve already replaced the factory wheels, so who knows…