Maserati GranTurismo is the bomb…
Two things you should know:
- About 8% of people in the US have a commute to work of an hour or more (and lucky you if you drive a GranTurismo)
- Entrepreneurs don’t play it safe; they make their living breaking the rules.
It had been a while since I had driven Maserati’s GT and I spent the better part of a rainy day hoping for a dry patch of road (which never materialized)…so I dialed in more prudence and less bravado. In this car, that takes a lot of discipline.
Even in the wet you would have to do something pretty stupid to upset the GranTurismo, so I felt confident putting the transmission in manual, hitting the sport button and having fun, gobs of fun.
Italian cars always amaze me in their ability to transform miles into smiles. Engaging and entertaining in the extreme, the Maserati GranTurismo made me feel that I was going somewhere far more important than I was; that I was heading somewhere sexy, naughty…not just on a road test.
Where folks around me sat in the drizzle, I sat in a little slice of sunshine, basking in the ripping noise, the sound of the Ferrari motor noticeable to all around me, even with their windows up. The seductive noise of 8 cylinders begging for redline at every pull of the paddles…and who am I to refuse?
- 454 HP
- 0-60 in 4.7 seconds
- 2+2 seating
- 20 IN WHEELS
- Beautiful Italian craftsmanship with functional, grippy seats
- Generous rear seating for a briefcase, golf clubs or the kiddies
- Handsome, masculine, aggressive from any angle
WHO BUYS THE MASERATI GRANTURISMO:
- Detests boredom
Maserati makes no pretense about this being a sports car; but where other manufacturers seem content to just hand you safe and secure, the GranTurismo adds excitement in very large doses.
Play it safe with a BMW… play it fun with the Maserati…
COMPETITION: Bentley GT, BMW M6, Audi S5
Thanks to Continental AutoSports for loaning me the car, Dave Alexander for his thoughts, and Maserati for building a fun ride.