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Jason Barlow drove the Gran Turismo and blogged about it:

"The Maserati soap opera takes another turn.

A renegade brand no longer, Italy's other great sports car legend is lately back under full Fiat control following its eight year dalliance with Ferrari.

Ultimate boss Sergio Marchionne, currently flavour of the month having apparently worked miracles at the mother-ship, is on Maserati's case.

Sell cars. Make money. Failure will not be tolerated. That's about the size of it..."

http://www.topgear.com/blogs/drives/083-maserati-gran-turismo/

Make sure you read into the comments as well and look for another Tom Ford, another Top Gear blogger's answer to the post.


Autocar appears to have driven the car as well:
http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Maserati-GranTurismo-4.2-V8/226553/
 

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TBH Mark, after driving the car in Milano just over a month ago, I must say it did't put a smile in my face. In the end, it is a question of expectations, and there will be ppl out there which will love it. I must admit that, after a while, the looks might grow-up on you, but again, it lacks the soul of the previous generation Coupe IMHO.

Could open an eye on it if they decide to beef-up the engine to a 450+ bhp derivative, but that seems not to be in the cards for the near future. Torque flows smoothly, the ZF tranny you can live with, but you can feel the lack of power.

Anyway, that's just my view.
 

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I think I missed that you had driven one. I understand the argument of it being a different car than the outgoing coupe, but compared to the other cars they are trying to compete with - Merc CL, Bentley CGT, BMW 6-series coupe, have you driven these cars \ how would you say it compares?
 
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