Here’s What It’s Like To Drive A 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

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we’re in sport mode but uh without this

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pedal box thing so like i told you we we

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do a bit of aftermarket

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you know we we actually approve some of

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the aftermarket modifications

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so this this throttle controller is one

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of them

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is it installed yeah it’s actually

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installed so then the button is there

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uh you can so like now you drive you can

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feel the throttle is sharp but

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not as sharp so with just this button

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here

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okay so it’s an on-off thing yeah uh

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it’s a it’s a different

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you see can you feel you just touch the

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throttle is

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the throttle becomes sensitive yeah

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correct and it really wants to go

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yeah yeah yeah yeah so this is

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the thing on yes we did it in the

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highest setting

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they call it the sport mode just nice

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when you turn it on got speakers

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the one is that the other one is

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literally tuning up the engine oh okay

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so from a stage one will get you from

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280 to anywhere

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between 340 320 to 330 horse

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50 horse increase increasing but this is

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not standard

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i know these are add-ons that you can

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buy after purchasing the car you know

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after one year you get bored you know

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you’re used to the power

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oh you don’t have to buy it at the time

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yeah yeah yeah you can just add it on

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for the throttle list yeah super super

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eager

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so some people like it this way for day

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to day yeah

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i love the way the car just like rogers

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is just pivots

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and it’s so agile yeah changing lanes is

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like so

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quick you know just very very quick

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it’s all down to the chassis it’s crazy

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this is one of the best chassis that

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you can find in the market right now i

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think you need to bring this car for a

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genting run

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oh crazy man it’s just

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and you can see now this despite being a

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zlf gearbox

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it shifts almost as fast as the dct with

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the

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twin clutch there is no transmission lag

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at all

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yeah the ferrari dna is in the steering

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you know the steering rack is so quick

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and dynamic

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you can just pull and hold so the

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downshifts right it will rough match the

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downshifts you just pull the left pedal

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and hold

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so it will bleep blip and bring it down

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so if i want to downshift i just hold it

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down you just pull and hold then you

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will just

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and then you step down the gears that’s

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correct oh okay

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so it’s all these little ferrari things

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like like even the pedals right like

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right now you’re in manual right yeah

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if you pull both pedals

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yeah and you can pedal in also so if you

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just pull the plus

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you’re in gear already oh okay okay okay

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okay that’s not a supercar

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that’s correct all right

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yeah because the ravish if the ref

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climbs so fast

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you must literally shift faster than you

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can anticipate

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oh okay

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you see how fast the gearbox goes it

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yeah yeah it’s

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it’s

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very unsettling r2 so there’s three

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driving modes a is

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advanced efficiency which is uh your eco

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mode

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so in this mode what what the the ecu

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does is it actually cuts back on power

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it makes the gearbox shift up a lot

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faster so you’re very low revs

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but it gives you a very good efficiency

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power of course is the

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the compromise okay uh n is your default

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or your natural driving mode that’s why

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it’s called end

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and then if you want to drive more

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spiritedly you just turn

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yeah and you’re in dynamic which is the

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sport mode so in this mode uh a lot of

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things happen or you get over boost and

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the turbos

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the gearbox actually holds the ratios uh

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suspension stiffens up because these

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cars all come with adaptive suspension

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and then you get a more dynamic feedback

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from the steering because it’s

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an electric steering so the steering

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actually

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weights up slightly okay this car has

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like two

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coolant tanks i just i just realized

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that time

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when doing the uh super review you wanna

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tell us why

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it has two coolant tanks this is very

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unique by the way yeah so essentially

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this car literally has two radiators uh

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the first one is actually

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specifically to cool the turbos

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so this car runs a garrett twin scroll

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turbo so

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one radiator actually runs

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a cooling system independent of the

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engine just for the turbos to cool them

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and then the other one is of course the

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engine itself okay

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hence you get two two expansion tanks

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and

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two different cooling systems and then

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in terms of uh

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horsepower output this is two liter same

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engine as a super

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but this has 280 horsepower right so

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it’s

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not only state of tune but um some of

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the internals on the engines are also

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reinforced oh yes

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forge uh pistons and con rods yeah so

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they have

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done a bit of reinforcement to the

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engine and then of course they have

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raised the uh

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the boost pressure on the turbos to make

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it a lot

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boosts a lot higher and hence you get an

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increase of 80 horsepower

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but technically there’s also some other

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differences between the super and the

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veloce

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things like mechanical lsd bigger brakes

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adaptive suspension what’s the price

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difference between

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uh this and the super uh differential is

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uh

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for a third forty thousand thousand

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forty thousand yeah

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worth a lot yeah you get quite a bit

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more stuff

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yeah even the seats are different

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interior is different even the sound

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system is different you get harman

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kardon with the subwoofer and all

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yeah so this it’s it’s not just the

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engine

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you get a whole host of other upgrades

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so if you put

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if you buy the balochi okay in terms of

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depreciation like

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how much are we looking at um for deep

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pre on the velocities you will probably

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be looking about twin

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just a tad above 20 of course if

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after the discounts and all i’m quite

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sure uh it will be closer to below

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slightly below 20 yeah yeah

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there’s really no turbo lag yeah amazing

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man

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you know some people say like cars they

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have turbo lag because

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the manufacturers want to conserve the

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transmission i don’t know how true

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what do you think what do you think of

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that um i guess

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various factors like what makes this car

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so

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punchy off the line also it’s weight

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oh yes it is very very light because a

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lot of the components used are aluminium

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70 in fact is aluminium and this is i

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think the only car with a carbon fiber

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prop shaft

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rear wheel drive so it’s got a prop

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shaft and it’s carbon fiber

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yeah uh curb weight is uh 1.6 or less

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than 1.6 is 1.5 something

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so it’s very very light and that adds to

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the you know the nimbleness yes off the

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line

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yeah of course the twin scroll turbos

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also help us so that’s why it reduces

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turbo lag and all yeah even like some

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bmw’s using twin scrollers so this

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very noticeable turbo is like really

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like close to one second then the car

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starts to pick up

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yeah but this is wow even the base

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the super also no turbo like yeah and

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the bolsterings

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it’s like really is this like asian

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sizing bolstering

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oh no this can be adjusted so this boat

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there’s actually an airbag in the both

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sidewalses uh

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later i’ll run you through it there’s

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actually two buttons on the seats

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uh you can actually inflate so tighten

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the bolsterings

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or loosen it oh nice because it’s you

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know how some cars like it’s built for

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more sizing yeah then you know you are

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sliding around all over but this one is

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like perfect for me and you know i’m not

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that fat so

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average size so it’s like really just

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what

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perfect man the seats actually this car

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also has got a lot of tech

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so you’ve got things like your blind

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spot assist forward collision

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you’ve got adaptive cruise control uh

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lane keep assist okay yeah everything

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controlled through

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the yeah so there you see all your

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driver assistance and it’s got all this

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um you can actually

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literally uh well to a certain extent

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it’s level two autonomy already

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okay yeah all you need to do is just put

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your hand in the wheel because you will

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read the lane markings and pull you left

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with you right

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yeah and then you can just set a speed

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and you will just follow the car in

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front

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yeah so all this is standard features in

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the car

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yeah quite a clean designer

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yeah like not clunky no not so clunky

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not messy

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see i like the now if you look yeah

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mercedes bmw right they literally have

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two ipads

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yeah yeah yeah fitted onto the dashboard

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yeah

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but alpha you can see it’s all

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integrated it’s actually

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you know it flows through the cabin so

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you’ve driven this car

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definitely quite a lot i’m guessing

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so how’s your what’s your take on

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driving this car

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um it’s a car that you can

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well has two personalities you know it

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can be very

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nice comfortable you know very your

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parents kids

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in when you want it to be yep and if you

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want to have a little bit of fun in it

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you can just you know with a flick of a

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few buttons transform the whole drive

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characteristics of the car

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and make it a a very racy kind of feel

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yeah yeah so you can see

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yeah oh the exhaust note is actually not

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too bad yes

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and this is a stop yeah yeah it’s

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completely stopped

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