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or ran out of gas?

far more interesting that the stelvio Quad US press intro has been held at the F1 track in Texas, so we should get some reviews/youtube track bits soon.
 

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Red meat for Jalopnik- desperate for an angle and beating a drum about the 'old' Alfa relentlessly snarky trying to be edgy and 'relevant. Too bad for everyone but the snarks.
 

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Red meat for Jalopnik- desperate for an angle and beating a drum about the 'old' Alfa relentlessly snarky trying to be edgy and 'relevant. Too bad for everyone but the snarks.
It’s interesting how Jalopnik defaults to Alfa reliability but has started giving Tesla a pass. Considering the first six sightings of the new roadster were it broken down, yet no Jalopnik snark.

I consider my current “reliable” Optima as a preview of the Tesla ownership experience and the classic Alfa experience. Which is mostly seeing your car on a flatbed once a year.
 

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Tesla ownership experience

It’s interesting how Jalopnik defaults to Alfa reliability but has started giving Tesla a pass. Considering the first six sightings of the new roadster were it broken down, yet no Jalopnik snark.

I consider my current “reliable” Optima as a preview of the Tesla ownership experience and the classic Alfa experience. Which is mostly seeing your car on a flatbed once a year.

oh, yeah --

THE wonderful Tesla ownership experience:

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/business/tesla-motors-model-s-suspension.htmlhttp://

http://fortune.com/2017/10/30/tesla-model-s-quality-problems-review/http://

https://forums.tesla.com/en_HK/forum/forums/multiple-problems-my-model-s

ZERO problems w/my Stelvio :>)
 

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the giulia was named best in class, syelvio was beat out, for the Good Housekeeping Awards - and I'd rather have their Seal of Approval than jalopnik or consumer reports.
 

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That’s what the test mules are for, isn’t it????
Give them a break, it’s a pre-production car.
 

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Tipo949: one difference is Musk had the links scrubbed of negative news- all 3- with his rock star status. For FCA it all hangs out unfortunately. Tesla gets a huge pass in the media.
 
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The Giulia Q has the dual caliper too. I took this pic of a pre-production model they had touring dealers a couple years ago that had a 6sp manual transmission.

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I've heard it's for the parking brake, and I've heard it's for the traction control system (so the primary brakes don't get as hot). I'm not sure which if either is true
 

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Perhaps it's the brake upgrade package?


"When the time comes to slow things down there is a choice of two gigantic brake packages. As standard, you get 15.2-inch cross-drilled front rotors. If you need more stopping power, there’s the optional $8,000 carbon ceramic brake package, which gets you 15.6-inch diameter front rotors with 6-piston calipers."


Source: https://www.tflcar.com/2018/03/2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio/
 

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it's definitely part of the carbon ceramic package (you can clearly see the CC rotor in both pics), just as to why it isn't one large caliper vs one medium and one small I don't know.
 

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Its still amazing to me how big of a pass Elon Musk is getting in the press despite his egocentric blathering and false promises. The Fake News media absolutely drools over this guy. It is seriously obnoxious, especially in the way that they seem to enjoy his bullying of them...
 
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