Marco Andretti, 2006 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, liked the electric motor's strong acceleration from Woodward's also famous stoplights:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120815/AUTO02/208150340/Volt-speed-wins-Andretti-approval?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s"This is the future," Andretti said. He expects IndyCars also soon will be powered by combination gas/electric drive systems. "This car's performance isn't measured by horsepower, but it is so smooth and has so much torque at the bottom that it really accelerates. I am looking forward to this in my racing future."