Had my first short drive, (about 10 Minutes) in a GT today, have to say I am very impressed. The car was a 1.9JTD with 18" wheels, Leather kit etc.
This Car felt very differant to the 156's, much tauter, but yet more compliant, no uncontrolled bouncing or thuds. If AR can get this so right with effectively the same Chassis, why couldnt the 156 be this good???.
Is it the Body Stiffness or the Chassis setttings I wonder??.
Also, by God it stop's!!!! when you press that Pedal in the middle and I mean STOPS
, not just reduces velocity slightly. Are the Brakes substantially differant?
JTD's Ok as well, perhaps not as much urge I expected, but it seems to rev fairly well. I did find I was hitting third when I wanted fifth on the Box though, this was a bit embarrasing as it was on high speed overtake
The centre springing which makes the 5 Speed Alfa Box, on my 156 (and Guilia for that matter) such a joy to use, seems a it off on the 6 speeder any thoughts??
I can understand peoples adverse comments about the Seats though, I do have nice slim Backside...(even though I say it myself
), but if was any fatter I would have sat ON the seat not IN it. Fine for me, but It's just as well they aren't targetting the Americans.....
All in All, I like the GT......a lot....