You're 100% correct about how that engine drives at part throttle. It's actually hard to floor the thing -- you're going so fast by the time your foot is half way down you instinctively let off to avoid arrest. Accelerating to 60 at under half throttle would still beat 90% of the cars out there.
You could just stand on it and let traction control do its job but it'd be an interesting ride (a bit smoky) from a stop or roll below 40. After a tune people can have traction issues from even a 60-70 punch.