The campaign, which Ainslie said is likely to be similar in cost to the 90 million pounds ($114 million) spent on getting to Bermuda, will go ahead regardless of the outcome of the final between holders Team Oracle USA and Emirates Team New Zealand.
Spithill has been here before.
America's Cup boss and Oracle supremo Sir Russell Coutts has said Team New Zealand "have the better package", while one sailing commentator was so confident he had booked a flight home for Tuesday. "So in light air, they are all trying to shuffle forward and do lots of things, so we just wanted to get it clear".
"It makes life a little easier when you get off the start 14 seconds ahead", said Burling, who some thought would struggle when matching wits with two-time Cup victor Spithill.
"We're just excited about the battle ahead", Burling said.
"I was thrilled to see the guys starting so well and executing really good tactics around the course, really good communication, and fast".
After five days without racing, the American syndicate returned today 3-0 behind in the first-to-seven format and quickly fell another point behind when they slumped to their biggest loss - by more than two minutes - in race five.
Team USA came back and won race six by 11 seconds, the closest margin so far.
But the Kiwi lad, who first sailed aged six in a $200 wooden boat bought by his parents, has embraced his "pistol" nickname. But it also meant Dalton was freed to a adopt a more novel approach to setting up a sailing team.
After five days with no racing, both crews have been working to improve the performance of their space-age catamarans, with the pressure on the United States crew and their extensive design and technical team to pull something out of the hat.
Burling, who has won Olympic gold and silver medals with Team New Zealand crewmate Blair Tuke, got in a zinger of his own, saying about Oracle, "It's great to see a bit of fight out of these boys".
New Zealand still lead the first-to-seven points series 4-1 - having opened with a one-point deficit thanks to the USA's topping the qualifying round-robin.
Burling was happy with his boat and crew performance in both races.
"That was exactly what the boys needed".
"We definitely worked very hard on the footwork in the exact specifications of the boat, and once we got out on the water, we practiced heaps of maneuvers, and it's become second nature for us", Maloney said.
He crossed ahead on the third leg. Oracle did cut Team New Zealand's 35-second lead at the fifth gate mark to 12 seconds at the sixth gate mark. We know we can do a better job, technique wise, and clearly we didnt do that in the first [race].
The tough-talking Australian sailor and his crew will need to find something special to repeat that feat, after making significant changes in the last week to their space-age catamaran to try to match the New Zealand boat's superior speed.