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Went to test drive the new GT. It was snowing so I did not get to drive it. I think the car looks best in lighter colors -silver. The rear and front of the car looks amazing. The interior is very roomy for me as I am 210 6'3.

I am not sure I am sold on the overall looks though when comparing it the the Aston Vantage. They were side by side and I think over the Aston looks better. I am looking forward to seeing a silver GT in person.
 

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i have seen a silver/red vs a black/black. the silver and red highlights the sculptured lines. oddly, the 20" birdcage wheels seem to make the car having a larger fender gap.

imo various color combinations work well on the GT. but it will give it a different feel.

aston's lines are sexy. it is very easy to love. hard to find any flaws.
the GT's front seem to be very low and does get a little to use to its proportions. i thought it would be even bigger in and out before i saw it in person. (perhaps optical illusion by all those wide angle photos in magazines)
 

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Went to test drive the new GT. It was snowing so I did not get to drive it. I think the car looks best in lighter colors -silver. The rear and front of the car looks amazing. The interior is very roomy for me as I am 210 6'3.

I am not sure I am sold on the overall looks though when comparing it the the Aston Vantage. They were side by side and I think over the Aston looks better. I am looking forward to seeing a silver GT in person.
Isn't the GT much larger than the Aston Martin? At least that is my impression.
 

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Yeah,

The hood is about the size of a truck's hood... it doesnt seem sports car like... it seems more "sporty", you know what I mean?

And the thing has the badge we have on the backs of our cars (that says "Maserati" in script) in the engine compartment... What is up with that? I know it is tacky, but even aside from that, they couldnt spend 100 dollars in R&D to make a different one?
 

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I was finally able to get a test drive in this Sataruday after having to cancel for two weeks straight due to the weather. Overall, felt like a slightly smaller QP (no suprises there!). In many ways, a much more refined and luxurious 6 series comes to mind. This is no GS or even Coupe CC/GT replacement - its an entirely different type of car. We had thought about replacing the GS with the new GT but after the test drive, we pulled out of the list - not in the market for a luxo-coupe. To quote someone on this forum from a couple of weeks back, the GT is a sporty luxury car, not a luxury sports car.

Having said all of that, the GT is undoubtedly a fantastic looking car with what appeared to be superb build quality. Photos just don't do it justice. I drove a dark grey one (Grigio Granito) with beige interior but preferred the Blue Oceano car awaiting customer delivery. The GT will probably begin to entice an entirely new segment of buyers to the Maserati brand.

People appear to enjoy talking about Aston's here but comparing the GT and the AM V8 Vantage is really an apples to oranges comparison - they are entirely different types of cars with different purposes and consequently, different styling cues and proportions.
 
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