I had a pretty horrendous drive home last night in my GT 2.0... attempting to climb a fair gradient that was 1.5 mile long, in 2 or 3 inches of snow and I was the first car up it.
I couldn't get started at all, then switch off ASR and after some aggressive spinning I got a small amount of attraction and proceed forwards at less than walking pace with my revs at 4000 i tried second and came to a stop, i tried lower revs and just came to a stop, in the end i resorted for pointing at the areas under trees where there was less snow and flooring it to catapult me to the next one. I eventually built up a fair momentum!
Once moving I found the handling around the corners quite good even though it was very very loose, turn in very early get it a bit side ways opposite lock and throttle. Good fun but on more than one occasion i nearly ended up off the road!
Once on the main road (it was marginally clearer and more traffic) i found i had fair traction but was getting held up by people who were not being aggressive enough when tackling hills but I had no one way of passing them, the only thing to do was to hold back give myself miles more room. The drive that normal takes me 10 minutes, took me nearly 1.5 hours.
Once I was moving I found the GTs traction control very good - it aloud pretty much the right amount of slip before intervening and it didn't kill the revs too much when it did - more like just loosing some torque! Obviously from a stand still the slip ratio between front and back in icy conditions is going to cause it to activate easily so really needs to be off. I must admit it was much better than the TC in my 04 plate 147 - maybe alfa have reworked it!
By contrast a focus and a golf that were behind me couldn't make it up the hill!
My P Zeros have done very few miles but I'm not sure that makes any odds!
Possibly its down to driving style, or sheer blind stupidity (i did a 360 at one point) who knows! But I don't think I will be taking the GT out again until the roads are clear!