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How hard do you drive your 2.0T Giulia?

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As the title states, I’d like to get a general idea of how you guys are driving your cars? I drive my car daily and it sees full load/boost and redline multiple times daily. I always wait until it’s warmed up on the temp gauge. But I use dynamic mode and paddles often and run the car through its paces often.

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Years ago, I used to track our cars a lot, drag racing, all that. Learned a lot from my experience, and some pro instruction. I think the best thing one can learn on a track is one's personal "limits." There are a few winding roads near me, where there is sufficient forward visibility to ensure no one is coming out of their driveway, or rolling thru a stopping, where I enjoy my QV's cornering and handling prowess. I never use Race, as my aging abilities are not sufficient anymore to react to my car about to go off road into the SC trees. I want the safe net of my D driving. I don't think I have ever hit my car's redline, either. The only place I use full throttle is driving thru then accelerating and merging out of Interstate rest stops.

I grew up on British sports cars, TR's, MG's and the like, while my friends had Muscle cars. So I learned that my own maximal enjoyment wasn't raw power, but svelte, precision handling.

I do use all of my now 40+K mile '18 QV's performance envelope, but I don't do dumb (to me) things on the road. My prior two cars were a 427 Superformance Cobra, and a GT3, so I have some experience with superb driver's cars. But I have no desire to damage my Alfa or cause injury to myself or others by hyper aggressive street driving. I have friends who killed themselves when driving beyond their and their car's limits.

Pure power is nice, but carving a perfect line thru a safe corner is sublimely satisfying to me; always has been. Driving a 500 hp, 2000 pound car with a short wheelbase will teach one judicious use of a car's limits pretty quickly. j

Have fun, but be safe... NV
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