It seems that professional drivers and experienced motor journalists love to rip on the Maserati for its lack of performance, low numbers, heavy weight, and so on.
As we entered the ultimate orchestra hall, also known as a tunnel in central Tokyo, I just had to open the windows and let the car sing, and it did so with high variety of highs and lows making me feel alive.
No other car brand can deliver sound like that, and without a bit of noise how can a car generate any kind of emotion in the driver? Just like a musician becomes part of his music as he feels the instrument with every cell in the body, a Maserati driver gets absorbed in the process of driving, enjoying it more than anything in the world.
The 4.7L V8 engine is thirsty and it requires maintenance of a true sport car. Once beyond warranty repair costs can go through the roof.
For a grand tourer it has lots of space in the back and a large trunk. This car is easy to drive and visibility is good. It does makes sense to own it, if you are in the right tax bracket of course
It's a Maserati, it's got class, it's beautiful, and it sounds amazing, it can change lifestyle.
While not the fastest car around the track, it doesn't have to be. It may get overtaken by a GTR, M3, or even a Boxster, and all of these cost a fraction of the Gran Turismo, but Maserati driver will always have the biggest grin.
A big shout out to Maserati Meguro show room for letting me drive this masterpiece.
Maserati Gran Turismo Sport is on sale starting from 17.5 Million Yen.