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Congrats. It is stunning ! Deactivation of cylinders happens in all modes except RACE. It really happens in very short moments- in seconds. How long did you waited for it after the order ?
 

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Thank you. :)

Me, personally? 2 weeks.
Basically what happened is this was a factory order by an old guy who ultimately had to cancel the order a month before it arrived, as the DVLA had taken his driving license away from him due to poor eyesight. With the car pretty much completing production by this point, the dealer kept the order on the books anyway in the knowledge that they'd still be able to sell the car as-is. The car had just arrived at the dealer when I put my offer in.

Took 2 weeks because the car needed to be registered first and get plates sorted out. However, when I initially enquired about lead times on Alfa Romeo, they said 5-6 months. They're not hit as hard by the global lead times because Alfa Romeo doesn't sell in vast quantities the way that VAG brands, Ford, Fiat etc do and they don't share production lines (apparently. Coulda sworn I heard they use Fiat's factory...)

Benefit of buying a car this way? Well aside from not having to wait, I got a £24,000 discount off the retail price. =D
Thanks man. WOW - 24,000 pounds discount !!!! Never heard of such big fat one. Good job. :) No, Alfa Romeo do not use Fiat factory. They have their own in Casino. I am not sure if now they share it with Maserati Grecale though???
 
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