Gran Turismo S

Cars with duel identities often come down wrong on one side or the other.  Not so the Maserati GranTurismo S or the newer MC.

John Weinberger, owner of Contintental Autosports, loaned me one for a while and here’s my thoughts:

In every way, this car leaves the old GT in the dust.  Visually similar, now with:

  • aero skirts
  • integrated spoiler
  • 3 inch wider body 
  • 20 inch wheels

 

The interior is flawless, bespoke if you want, but what comes with the car is just that; flawless.

A 2+2 with miles of style, amazing comfort and a sporting character, this is a car your wife will smile about when you’re out riding together, and YOU will smile about when you are out pushing it on your own.

No, it is not a tiny car, but it is one of those that shrinks when you close the door, and shrinks even more when you step on the gas.

Now that the MC-Shift dual-clutch has replaced the old ZF transmission, the driver, and not the car, find the right gear for what you have in mind.

With lots of 2+2 configurations to choose from (BMW, Bentley, Aston, Benz come to mind), this car adds sex appeal the others simply can’t touch.  That alone makes the Maserati a stand out.

But listening to the glorious noise the 4.7 liter puts out of the tailpipes makes ditching the M6 seem an easy choice.  I know, I know…but I’ve heard a client’s car with a Tubi and you just want to trundle off to an underground parking garage with a friend, and take turns blipping the throttle.  Brilliant!

The Maser might be the car for you because:

  • your employees won’t hate you like they will if you pull up in a Ferrari
  • your accountant will be able to write it off
  • you will have bought horsepower you can use, rather than horsepower you simply can’t
  • everyone will think you’re going somewhere really cool…

 

My road test video here: http://vimeo.com/39281961

See you on down the road,

Dave

Factory info here: http://www.maserati.com/

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About the Author: Dave Miller

Dave Miller drives the fastest, coolest, sexiest cars on the planet. He travels the world uncovering the hidden gems in luxury transportation, meeting the owners, and connecting with extraordinary car enthusiasts. Dave is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and writes for various publications. In addition to DriveWithDave.com, you can follow Dave's adventures via Drive With Dave Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tune into the Drive with Dave Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud.

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