So the cody family took a trip to the dealers today for a 'Ride & Drive' event, on the lookout for something to replace my lovely but stolen GT
I had booked a drive in a 2.2 Brera & 2.4 159Ti and was chuffed to bits to be told the 'only' Brera to take out was the little beauty in the pic below
Have to say, it looked absolutely stunning in black with the anthracite wheels.
I was also pleasently surprised by the 2.2 engine. I know it often takes stick for it's mediocre performance, but even with only 60 miles on the clock, it pulled really sweetly (no noticeable hesitation) and I was gagging to give it some stick but managed to keep below 4K, (didn't want to upset the service manager who was sitting next to me).
Ride was obviously firm and a bit fidgity at low speeds, not unlike the GT in some respects, but it felt solid and composed and certainly a 'proper' sports car rather than a tourer.
Glad to say also, bearing in mind its new-ness and firm ride, there were no squeeks, crunches, rattles, wind roar, absolutely nothing. (unlike the year old 1.9 159 I took for a spin the other week
) Perhaps the '08 cars are 'getting there'.
Sounded really sweet too, damn I'm sooooo tempted, even if there isn't any room in the back. (just have to feed my lad some growth inhibiting hormones