Great if you like people calling your baby ugly!jaa said:What does everyone think of this article??
Take an 05/06 coupe or GS, and then a 911. Ask 100 random people which looks prettier....the Maserati or the Porsche. I bet my life 80% say the Maserati. I say that because when I drove around in a 911, it caused little commotion. As most Maserati drivers on this board would likely attest, drive the Maser around and people go nuts.BeeYouZeeZee said:Great if you like people calling your baby ugly!
haha. there is a victory road just beside it =PVincent said:Drove my Mas to work this morning - zoomed up Pokfulam and then onto Central...!
Rick,RickBullotta said:Here's what I sent the author of the article, Dan Lienert:
Nice to see the Trident getting some exposure…but now, for the rest of the story… ;-)
I have to take issue with a few comments in your article. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are many (myself included), who find the Giugaro styling vastly superior to the Pininfarina look of the new GT. Also, the fact that the Maserati didn’t become another 911 is a wonderful thing…I see a dozen 911’s a day, but my Maserati Coupe is distinctive, elegant, and a blast to drive with more style, power, and uniqueness than almost anything Porsche can produce. Not only does it get me where I need to go quickly, but it can legitimately seat four, something that neither a 911 nor a 6-series can honestly claim. And it turns heads and garners “cell phone camera envy” all too often. A peek at the Ferrari engine under the hood, and a few moments settled into the well-styled leather interior wins over the last few converts.
Rather, I think the new GT is a “mainstreaming” of the marque. The transmission choice emphasizes this point. They’re clearly marketing to the “Jag audience” – or those who don’t have the patience or interest in actually driving the car, but want it as a point-and-shoot status symbol. Once you’ve spent time with the Cambiocorsa paddle shifting system (and learn how to drive it – always drive in the Sport setting and always shift above 5000 RPM’s), the performance is grin-inducing.
Again, I’m glad to see Maserati getting more visibility, but I must respectfully disagree that the earlier Coupes and Spyders were a disappointment. In fact, at used prices in the $45-75K range, they’re probably the one of the best exotic bargains out there.
All the best,
I've never really been one for the shape or appearance of cars (preferring function over form) but something about the coupe shape really fires some neuron keyed by DNA, in the way that male crabs want to hump something with the silhouette of a female crab.dchao said:Yes, both aggressive and understated. Not many people understand it, we don't blame them.
OMFG! That's exactly it! Every time I wash her I feel the same way! My wife actually said "I'm jealous of her butt" That pretty much says it all!Glenn Wallace said:I've never really been one for the shape or appearance of cars (preferring function over form) but something about the coupe shape really fires some neuron keyed by DNA, in the way that male crabs want to hump something with the silhouette of a female crab.
Just washing the car and feeling each curve fires those same neurons.
An then you layer on top of that the elegance of the stance and the trim, and then the add in the power of the drivetrain, and you have the automotive equivalent of Angelina Jolie in a black tight fitting evening dress, a beautiful diamond necklace, and no underwear.
Clearly, I have too much time on my hands!!