TL; DR - New engines take some time to break in; compression and oil rings take time to seat, which causes increased oil consumption. This is typically more pronounced on high performance engines than on your average 2L sedan engine.
This question has many great answers and will also be of interest: What causes an engine to burn oil? In theory, none of these should be issues on a brand new engine. In reality, brand new engines are built by error-prone humans.
Break in intervals on most modern cars usually involve an early first oil change, and typically advise against going over a certain RPM or speed before ~ 500 - 1000 miles. Fresh engines require running time under various loads for all of the pieces to wear on each other and normalize the very tiny imperfections of the building process. Oil control rings are not controlling the oil at peak efficiency when they are brand new.
Wide Open Throttle (WOT) runs are not great for this break in process. I believe it is safe to estimate that 100% of performance vehicle owners will give it at least one WOT pull before that milestone is reached.
Minor nitpick: The 1 qt per 5000 miles they mention in the article is misleading. In their part 3 article, a dealer underfills the car at its third oil change by 2 quarts. In part 1, they were behind 2.5 quarts just 3000 miles after its first oil change and couldn't figure out why. It is unlikely the car would be burning oil faster then slower then faster again. The difference in oil capacity between the 2010-15 SS and the 2016+ SS is exactly 2 quarts.