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'09 GranTurismo S

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  1. Jdubbya

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    Toward the end of last year I grabbed an '09 GT S from another member here. Thought I'd start a new thread specific to these unique (in the US anyway) one year cars.

    It's been cool to cold here since I got it so I haven't had much of a chance to really push the car much. The little bit of spirited driving I have done though it's been a blast. Was doing some running around yesterday as it turned out to be a nice sunny day. On the way home I go under a big overpass, it's the closest thing to a tunnel in my local area, and I ripped it a bit in first gear. Good lord this thing sounds amazing!!

    I know there are at least a couple other owners on here, just wondering if there are any good tips, tricks, or ideas for driving these and keeping them up.

    For instance, I've heard for some reason it's not healthy on the clutch to back it up a hill. No idea other than I guess it could be slipping a bit. Mine seems to take a minute to warm up and the clutch seems a tad slow on taking off out of my driveway. But by the time I'm up to the county road leaving my 'hood it seems to do fine.

    Happy to be in the club. I drove it to work today and ran into a young lady in the parking garage who is into cars (has a nice BMW wagon and a few other rides) and blipped the throttle once so she could hear it. It's LOUD inside a concrete parking garage basement. :D:eek:
     
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    Enjoy it, please post photos (and why not an overpass video,:)). I loved the one I drove a few years ago with a Maserati France rep and do want one but it won't happen this year.
    You will find knowledgeable owners here who will provide good advice for your specific model year.
     
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    Very nice, I like the stripe because it is distinctive yet discrete, often they tend to be over the top and loud.

    I am sure experienced owners will chime in but there were also threads about these in the past so if you search in this section you will find useful info. Have fun with it:)!
     
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    Funny story. I gave one of my guys at work a ride home last Friday. It was cold out but it was dry so did a couple runs opening it up a bit. He liked it. Dropped him at home then headed to my home. Stopped at a light about 1/2 mile from him and the darned light wouldn't turn. Late at night, I almost ran the red light but couldn't see if anything was coming from the left side. It finally changed and I took off and drove home.

    Today he asks me if I got stuck at the light and I looked at him funny. He let his dog outside and was standing out there when I took off once it finally changed and he could hear me from there. I laughed and told him what happened. Yeah, guess it's kinda loud!! :D
     
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    This was delivery day, just a cell phone video, it does NOT do it justice!!

     

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