Cool things the Granturismo does

ratbag

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So, guys and girls.
What cool things do our cars do, mainly for newbies like me.

Eg I found a button behind the steering wheel in front of the paddles. Haven't sussed them out yet.
I have owned my Gt for 11 (ELEVEN!) years- didn't know about these buttons until today!!! Nothing in the handbook. And I took a deposit on it this week......sigh 11 years too late......
 

CatmanV2

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I have owned my Gt for 11 (ELEVEN!) years- didn't know about these buttons until today!!! Nothing in the handbook. And I took a deposit on it this week......sigh 11 years too late......

Pretty sure they are in the manual, you know :D

Just had a chance to look: Page 61

And this will really annoy you: There are three buttons on each side, not two.

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Gazcw

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Gaz, until you show yours are yellow......
Nah all just banter. The Qp were refurbed yellow from red as they looked better with grigio wheels. When I put the original silver 20" back on it did not look right with yellow.
The Strad was spec'd red and I am keeping it as standard as possible plus with diamond cuts I am unsure whether yellow would work. On dark/black wheels it is a must.
 

midlifecrisis

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An nncool (literally!) thing the GT does is sound like a over sized hairdryer when it's hot and going slowly in traffic or through city traffic...

I've been thinking of ways of making the cooling more efficient by either ceramic coating the exhausts to wick away the heat from the engine bay to using a better coolant .
 

Mr Spoon

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An nncool (literally!) thing the GT does is sound like a over sized hairdryer when it's hot and going slowly in traffic or through city traffic...

I've been thinking of ways of making the cooling more efficient by either ceramic coating the exhausts to wick away the heat from the engine bay to using a better coolant .
I think you might be better off with a much larger radiator, or even multiple radiators. I have noticed the fan is in F-16 take off mode when going slow. A larger radiator should reduce when this kicks in, and it should take less effort to cool also
 

Alan Surrey

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An nncool (literally!) thing the GT does is sound like a over sized hairdryer when it's hot and going slowly in traffic or through city traffic...

I've been thinking of ways of making the cooling more efficient by either ceramic coating the exhausts to wick away the heat from the engine bay to using a better coolant .
Have you considered painting the exhaust pipes from the manifold to improve heat transfer?
Red, perhaps.