Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio

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How do you find the engagement when driving in terms of shifting whilst 'progressing'?

Reason I ask is that I much preferred how the PFL Nissan GT-R was set up as the paddles were attached to the steering wheel and therefore you could change gear without the car needing to be facing forward, which is what they did with the FL GT-R as they moved the paddles to the column which meant that you couldn't change gear mid-turn without moving your right hand, which unsettled the balance of the car (mainly when taking a left hand bend as the right arm was providing the 'push' to the steering wheel).

If that makes sense?
 
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How do you find the engagement when driving in terms of shifting whilst 'progressing'?

Reason I ask is that I much preferred how the PFL Nissan GT-R was set up as the paddles were attached to the steering wheel and therefore you could change gear without the car needing to be facing forward, which is what they did with the FL GT-R as they moved the paddles to the column which meant that you couldn't change gear mid-turn without moving your right hand, which unsettled the balance of the car (mainly when taking a left hand bend as the right arm was providing the 'push' to the steering wheel).

If that makes sense?
They are spot on, don’t forget the Giulia has a super quick steering rack so when pressing on the paddles are always within reach without having to take your hand off the wheel.
When low speed drifting etc like out of a junction I tend to set off in 2nd anyway so no need to change early enough that the lock would still be applied, as you’ve generally taken the the majority of lock off by that point as you start straightening up whilst coming out of the drift.
High speed drifts you generally need less lock anyway but when you do it’s easy to locate the paddle as they are so big.
 
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Maybe that's where Nissan have fallen short then with the relocation of the paddles - that they aren't quite big enough to cater to my driving style. Haha. Low speed stuff is not an issue as obviously it isn't a concern to move your hand in these circumstances.
 
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I think that the only thing missing from the steering wheel (which would really make it exceptional IMO), is a 12 o'clock marker strip in green to match that of the clover.
 
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