Brera S (2.2) project complete. Initial impressions
So Ive finish a project. Its a brera 2.2 JTS. S prodrive edition. Cars done 14K miles. had a front and rear tap. Been a pleasure working on the car the build quality is good.
The suspension setup on these Brera S is fantastic. Its a firm ride but forgiving and not bone breaking. They have got it spot on. The car doesnt lurch as much as a standard brera in the corners, its stiffer and more direct and accurate. Its how they should have done all the breras. You really have to appreciate the suspension components they have used. 1st class. Im running the car on acceleras as well and I have to say they are fine. In fact I would say they are good for the price.
The refinement of the cockpit is superb. The seats are really tight and confortable. although the drivers seat rocks a little bit which is annoying (is there a recal on that?) The gearbox is nice and precise and the gear shift feals solid and direct. Love the steering wheel.
The 2.2 JTS engine feels reasonably punchy. At the top end of the rev range you do appreciate its not a "fast" car. But its punchy enough. The exhaust note out of the prodrive back boxes is superb. A real raspy sound. Ive upgraded the intake system because the stanard intake pipe was too long and too low to the ground (a lot of breras do get written off for water damage, not suprised). With the upgrade is growls a bit more on rev'ing which is kind of nice.
Really impressed with this brera S. I wasnt too impressed with the standard 2.2 brera. But this is a different experience. I would really love to try a 3.2 V6 brera S. I think that would be awesome fun. but the 2.2 is quick enough for the roads (specially with the weight reduction) great stuff.