Upgrading to a Strad

Guy

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this write-up also.

I have a GranTurismo itch to scratch, some years off mind - but already pondering the differences which you've kindly taken the time to elaborate upon and explain.

BTW - I do love the gormless (or perhaps envious) look of the drivers of the Micra next to your Strad!!
Thanks makeshift. I still miss my QPV GTS and admire yours in that stunning colour! Enjoy it, there's plenty of time to get into a GT in the future.
 

CLRut

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Well done Guy, great looking Stradale and you won’t look back for a second. It’s hard to explain why they are such great cars but now you know!!
Despite not buying mine through Richard Grace, he was incredibly helpful so I’m not surprised you speak so highly of the whole experience.
Many congratulations Guy - a lovely car indeed. You won't regret it and I highly recommend a geometry check/review before the summer comes around and you properly drive her. I also fully concur re Richard - he was a legend in freely giving his time to me back in 2017 when I purchased mine. Still haven't forgotten that help, or that from other Strad owners/forum members. Craig
 

White tiger

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What a great writeup Guy, and I'm sure you have decided very well to buy a Strad.
At the same time I really envy you guys to have so many options when buying a Mas.
In my country (Slovenia) there are maybe one or 2 GTs or GTSs for sale each year ...of course I can only dream of Strad :(.
Importing it is not an option for me, as I would have to pay a ridicolus 48% of tax.
I'm really happy that I got my GTS MC Shift at the end of 2018, which makes me smile everytime I drive it.
 
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Guy

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Many congratulations Guy - a lovely car indeed. You won't regret it and I highly recommend a geometry check/review before the summer comes around and you properly drive her. I also fully concur re Richard - he was a legend in freely giving his time to me back in 2017 when I purchased mine. Still haven't forgotten that help, or that from other Strad owners/forum members. Craig
That's a really good point regarding geometry Craig It never ceases to amaze me the money people spend on remapping yet ignore this critical aspect. In my Porsche days I used a genius called Chris at Centre of Gravity and it transformed the handling of my 993. I guess there is a thread somewhere here but I would be interested to know other Strad experiences with set up (factory settings or otherwise)
 

Guy

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What a great writeup Guy, and I'm sure you have decided very well to buy a Strad.
At the same time I really envy you guys to have so many options when buying a Mas.
In my country (Slovenia) there are maybe one or 2 GTs or GTSs for sale each year ...of course I can only dream of Strad :(.
Importing it is not an option for me, as I would have to pay a ridicolus 48% of tax.
I'm really happy that I got my GTS MC Shift at the end of 2018, which makes me smile everytime I drive it.
Thanks White Tiger. I bet you have some interesting and lightly traffic roads to enjoy in your part of the world! GTS MC Shift is no hardship! Guy
 

Guy

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Wow what a Great time you had there with RG. As the others have said a brilliant write up indeed.
Thanks Phil. I have taken so much out of this forum thanks to the knowledge and experience of others so I am very happy to share my own. I have enjoyed many cars over the years but nothing compares to my Maserati experience enhanced (and amused!) by this forum.
 

Guy

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Thank you to so many contributors who recommended the x-pipe. I had mine fitted today and I love it. Very tuneful and quite loud in Race mode! Definitely needs to be switched to Sport for any long motorways hauls I suspect!

Still keen to for any guidance on alignment. Recommendations appreciated.
 

outrun

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Thank you to so many contributors who recommended the x-pipe. I had mine fitted today and I love it. Very tuneful and quite loud in Race mode! Definitely needs to be switched to Sport for any long motorways hauls I suspect!

Still keen to for any guidance on alignment. Recommendations appreciated.
Yup, normal modes for long drives, race mode for giggles! I had alignment done on mine at a specialist set up company in glasgow. They made it as neutral as possible so it cornered really flat and with confidence.
 

Guy

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Thanks Craig. I’ve been running those Michelin’s ever since the P zeros wore out on my QPV!
I’ll check out this guy.
 

Doctor Houx

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Matt, I am well overdue a Le mans trip having 12 in a row up to 2008.
Come on! 34th consecutive visit this year! I’m so obsessed I’ve even bought a property there. Every time I think this is getting to be an impressive stat, someone puts me back in my box with a greater number.

Anybody on here visited prior to my first time in 1986 (probably) or been more than 34 times to the main 24H so I can feel humbled again?
 
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Guy

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Come on! 34th consecutive visit this year! I’m so obsessed I’ve even bought a property there. Every time I think this is getting to be an impressive stat, someone puts me back in my box with a greater number.

Anybody on here visited prior to my first time in 1986 (probably) or been more than 34 times to the main 24H so I can feel humbled again?
That's commitment! I believe my first was 1987, then '88 when Jaguar won. Back for '95 (Mclaren F1 won) with a bunch of Rockets (Light Car Company) and then organised for a group of friends the next 12 years. Not been since 2013. A lot of great memories (especially the driving their and back avoiding all RN and Autoroutes where possible)