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I was driving (city) my Lusso this afternoon and had a SUV wander into my lane almost hitting my front driver side. Had I not seen him it would have been a certain collision. My first instinct was to jam on the brakes and the ABS kicked in stopping the car and avoiding a collision. Thank goodness for them, they worked flawlessly.

This is not a feature I wanted to try but am glad it was available and worked as it should.
 

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I was driving (city) my Lusso this afternoon and had a SUV wander into my lane almost hitting my front driver side. Had I not seen him it would have been a certain collision. My first instinct was to jam on the brakes and the ABS kicked in stopping the car and avoiding a collision. Thank goodness for them, they worked flawlessly.

This is not a feature I wanted to try but am glad it was available and worked as it should.
I was told by my Track Day Instructor. "Brakes are your friends. If in doubt, get on them hard. Even if you subsequently hit something, you'll hit it slower".

I did an interesting experiment on a Performance Driving Course once. I was in my Alfa 147GTA. We had to drive towards an instructor, on a very wet, slippery road, at varying speeds from 40mph up to 70mph, and as we hit a braking line we had to hit the brakes hard and at the last second he would indicate whether we had to go around the witches hats to the left or the right...and we then had to be at a complete stop before the next line. We all had a go with the ABS fuse pulled, and above 50mph, I couldn't pull up by the 2nd line without losing control of the car. With the ABS fuse in, it was a snap at 70mph. It was a great lesson. Why you'd want to be without ABS is beyond me.
 

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Especially on Ice, just look where you want to head and it will turn instead of skidding. It takes discipline to do it cause normally we stare at the object that we're going to hit.
 

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Especially on Ice, just look where you want to head and it will turn instead of skidding. It takes discipline to do it cause normally we stare at the object that we're going to hit.
Another lesson from my instructor. Always look at where you want to go, not at what you want to avoid.
 

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There are a few reasons why I'm having high performance brakes & rotors installed on on my Abarth next week, and a primary reason is that of safety. I really like the idea of adding an additional margin of stopping power in emergency situations. My old Corvette saved my butt a few times because the big ZO6 brakes could stop on a dime.

Additionally, I've signed up for the Bondurant Driving School lessons, offered free for those who purchase the Abarth. I hope to learn some defensive driving skills. Bondurant is taking reservations now if you have a vin number.

BTW, an SUV was wandering into my lane yesterday as well but self corrected quickly when I was seen. I have a hunch that the daytime LED running lights helped.
 

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Additionally, I've signed up for the Bondurant Driving School lessons, offered free for those who purchase the Abarth. I hope to learn some defensive driving skills.
I always like to go and do instructor time on a track with every new car so that I get some idea of its limits and how it behaves.
 

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Additionally, I've signed up for the Bondurant Driving School lessons, offered free for those who purchase the Abarth. I hope to learn some defensive driving skills.
I always like to go and do instructor time on a track with every new car so that I get some idea of its limits and how it behaves.

I reckon the 124 would be a cracker on a skid pan.
 

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I reckon the 124 would be a cracker on a skid pan.
Haven't done it with the 124 yet, but I did a drifting course with my BRZ which included a skid pan. Destroyed two brand new Continental SC5 tyres in an afternoon!
 
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