A must-have for quick drivers
The only thing that wasn't in place were the headphone sockets for the rear passengers. The holes were in place but the sockets were absent. I will have it fixed at the next service.
A raging bull... a real bargain. I can't believe that this power can be available at such a price. My car has already made 7500 kilometers and it is unbelievable. I drive it for hours at the speed of 180 km/h and it still doesn't make any sound to complain about it.
A slight press on the pedal pops the speed up to 220 km/h and it easily can reach the top speed of 235 km/h while the brakes feel like opening a parachute: The car slows down at once without bending on its knees and the Anti-Block System works only when really needed.
I tortured my car in many ways; Incredible power while overtaking or climbing on the difficult hills and mountains of Greece makes the passengers feel that the Newton's Law isn't a fact for this car. It simply flies wherever you want it to.
While driving it on gravel I noticed that it is very low, though there are some protecting plastic pieces underneath that keep rocks away. At a speed higher than 50 km/h on gravel the car seems to push its tail out at the slightest bend and the brakes are useless in case of an emergency. Back on a normal road, I found it impossible to make it lose traction as the Traction Control System does its magic unless you suspend it - something rather dangerous if you forget it's suspended for a long time and try to be fast in bends.
The Pirelli P6000 tyres I put on my car perform very well and the suspension could have been a little harder in order to maximize the driver's enjoyment.
I see cars costing twice the price and of brands that rule the market left behind, the drivers scratching their heads and trying to work out what was this thing they cannot overtake, I feel proud about my choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th August, 2001