Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,871
Maz- Welcome to Ferrari Life. In general, drive her like a three pedal car with no clutch pedal and you will love her. Reversing on level ground is not as bad as reversing uphill, and Ferrari fixed the 360's reversing problem on the F430 with both a lower reverse gear and a stronger clutch. So I would not worry about reversing on level ground. Just avoid reversing uphill and parking in spots that require an uphill start.
Most people think Race mode is easier on the clutch, Not convinced myself, but that is what "they" say. Big question is whether the box really is double clutching on downshifts like it says in the workshop manuals, or just raising the revs to match engine and drivetrain. To be honest, I doubt if it makes much difference whether you are in Sport or Race, so try each and see which you prefer. Race also stiffens up the suspension and changes the point where stability control begins. If it is raining, I would not use Race unless you are Prost.
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Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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