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since the vanquish is winning the poll...

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  1. ross

    ross Three Time F1 World Champ
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    does anybody have one and wish to share any info about the experience?
    i would like to know if the f1 shifter is in fact as good/better/worse than the 360 and 575. what maintenance issues have you had? what is the handling and manoueverability like? etc
     
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  3. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    Ross....

    One of my customers here in Calgary picked his new Vanquish up in Toronto last September, and drove it across Canada back home in 4 days.......some 3,000 kms....more or less.....it's been trouble free YTD.

    I can't comment about transmission differences as he has never owned any other paddle shift transmission cars, but in talking with him, he described it as an "extraordinarily comfortable vehicle with enormous gobs of torque at every range in the rpm band"......."extremely smooth at all speeds"......."easy to manuever and drive".........his only negative comment was regarding the attention that the car brought upon itself everywhere it was stopped, or (and even worse IMHO) from other cars on the highway. That's where he said the torque came in very handy..........heh.
     
  4. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie
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    Having driven a Vanqusih and 575/360/355, I would say the system is most similar to the 575. On power, it is very fast, and harsh, as is the 575. Off power, normal driving, very easy and very smooth.

    On a side note, the system is made for Ford/Aston Martin from Magneti Marelli.

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