(Slightly Boring Reality Stuff) IMPRESSIVE MPG ON GRAN TURISMO SPORT!

Zep

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I have seen 30+ mpg, once, downhill, just to see if it would. Congrats on being so restrained! :D

From what I have found the Strad is waaay better than my old GS on fuel.
 

Guy

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I find most computers pretty inaccurate and usually overstating mpg. I always zero the trip and measure it based on actual fuel used. Best ever during the past 6 years of 4.7 V8s was 25mpg cruising to Spa at c85mph on the autoroutes. I suspect that may be closer to reality for the OP but will stand corrected.
 

rs48635

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well done for trying this , and for posting. Have driven in ICE mode only for short distances but now tempted to try it on a transit motorway journey.
The "conventional wisdom" on internet forums is not always 100%
 

Hawk13

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well done for trying this , and for posting. Have driven in ICE mode only for short distances but now tempted to try it on a transit motorway journey.
The "conventional wisdom" on internet forums is not always 100%
I've never used ICE mode but may give it a go on a longer run ..... but then again I didn't buy this car for fuel efficiency.
 

rs48635

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I've never used ICE mode but may give it a go on a longer run ..... but then again I didn't buy this car for fuel efficiency.
Same. Sometimes I collect my mum which is 300+ miles round trip mainly boring roads. Unable to wang it on the return leg so that is the opportunity to test it. Pretty sure ICE mode changes gear at crushingly low RPM. |-|
 

GeoffCapes

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Someone needs a ban. How on earth can boasting about high MPG figures be acceptable on this forum in this day and age?

In all seriousness, why would you buy a Maser and not want to hear that beautiful exhaust note ALL the time?

The worlds gone made!
 

Hawk13

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In all seriousness, why would you buy a Maser and not want to hear that beautiful exhaust note ALL the time?
Because it is effing annoying on a motorway. Try not to forget that this is a Grand Tourer and that some people use their car as a daily driver rather than as a 1000 mile a year car sunny day toy.

Totally agree on the ban though :)
 

GeoffCapes

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Because it is effing annoying on a motorway. Try not to forget that this is a Grand Tourer and that some people use their car as a daily driver rather than as a 1000 mile a year car sunny day toy.

Totally agree on the ban though :)
Is it only me then who would randomly drop a cog or two to hear the noise?
 

Lavazza

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Is it only me then who would randomly drop a cog or two to hear the noise?
I like the noise when I'm having fun, but it's quiet enough on a long journey, so I appreciate both.
My car is standard though, apart from monster front brakes!
 
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MangustaPortals

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Definitely some resistance on this post! The reason for this post was to demonstrate that the car has many strings to its bow. Including 30+ mpg from a mighty V8.

When driving the car in a spirited fashion I wouldn’t even measure the MPG - not relevant in that scenario.

The post shows that using one of the cars features and driving at cruise control 70ish mph you can achieve 500 miles+ out of a tank. Ideal for road trips etc.

Happy Wednesday!!!
 

Gazcw

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Definitely some resistance on this post! The reason for this post was to demonstrate that the car has many strings to its bow. Including 30+ mpg from a mighty V8.

When driving the car in a spirited fashion I wouldn’t even measure the MPG - not relevant in that scenario.

The post shows that using one of the cars features and driving at cruise control 70ish mph you can achieve 500 miles+ out of a tank. Ideal for road trips etc.

Happy Wednesday!!!
This is not resistance. You should see some of the other notorious posts! :p
 

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@MattGall283 I am mostly taking the mick. The older cars do not have the same advancements in engine management or gear ratios that are sympathetic to fuel consumption so it is very impressive that Maserati figured out how to nearly double the MPG from pretty much the same engine in a heavier/bigger car than the M138 tipos.

Although here is a question for GT owners - would you sacrifice 5-10 of those MPG for a Granturismo that has enough power to actually pull away from a 4200/GS?
 

Zep

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@MattGall283 I am mostly taking the mick. The older cars do not have the same advancements in engine management or gear ratios that are sympathetic to fuel consumption so it is very impressive that Maserati figured out how to nearly double the MPG from pretty much the same engine in a heavier/bigger car than the M138 tipos.

Although here is a question for GT owners - would you sacrifice 5-10 of those MPG for a Granturismo that has enough power to actually pull away from a 4200/GS?
Ooooh! He went there :lol2:
 

Hawk13

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The Hawk's man maths say that driving at 70mph for 500 miles will take you over 7 hours to get to your destination (if you can go that long without stopping).

Averaging 90 drops that to 5.5 hours and even factoring in a couple of stops and a refuel, I'm there quicker and happier than you.

In reality I'm at the bar a good hour before you and racking up your tour fines for being a tight **** :)