Yes, the torque is a bad thing. The Astra VXR was heavily criticised for its torque steer with such poor management of a lot of power through the front wheels.
Nothing like as much torque in the Fez ST of course but it has got quite a bit more than the old Fez ST which I have driven in snow. It coped admirably for what it was but was certainly skittish at times. Careful and appropriate driving still saw wheel spin due to the sporty summer tyres and eager throttle response.
Another good video: