ScottWOT, not sure if you saw my previous question. Did you drive it in SPORT? Is SPORT different than NORMAL.
7.9 seconds or less is certainly better than the the Volt at ~8.5-8.9 seconds (edmonds, MT, etc doc testing).
See this quote: via article: General Motors Begins First U.S. Production of Electric Motors for 2014 Spark-EV
AFAIK the SPORT mode works just a bit different than it does on the Volt but essentially with the same result (more fun!)
Selecting SPORT changes the delivered torque mapping at nearly all demand inputs and well as reduced levels of torque "pull-out" from various torque management tables. It will still work in conjunction with the traction and stability controls too.
See SPORT button below shifter?!? Not a mode-click-click thing but a push of one button!