I may be wrong, but I have a feeling that he is talking about the Brera-based Spider (the latest generation), which is not available in the US at this point....and do the newest Spiders have an adjustable steering column? Do they even need it?
WOW!!! 50lbs in 16 weeks. What an accomplishment. I couldn't gain 50lbs that fast.6' 1" and used to be 254 lbs. (Nutrisystem - dropped 50 lbs in 16 weeks over the summer Thank you Dan Marino!). Size 10 1/2 - 11 shoe. Tend to be broad in the butt. Biggest problem I ever had was keeping my right leg bent to match the accelerator. Wearing narrow italian shoes helps. Never a problem with fatigue on long trips (3-4 hours behind the wheel at a time). This in both my '74 and '79, which have stock seats. Of course, I have the seat all the way back against the stops.