“Now that’s Italian”—a classically styled four-seater that will seriously compete with the $170,000 Bentley Continental GT, its closest competitor. This Maserati shares its “stirring” 4.2-liter, 405-hp V8 with the Maserati Quattroporte, and should be a bit quicker than that heavier sedan, which accelerates from 0 to 60 in 5.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 170 mph.
This elegant but aggressively styled four-seater “is the real deal.” In contrast to some Ferraris that look like racers but aren’t, this road car has “no racing pretensions” but can easily gobble the miles. The smooth automatic gearbox is ideal for trips of a few hundred miles, and the car has ample room for two rear passengers. One design flaw: “the ridiculously thick A-pillar.”
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Never mind the too-big “Joe E. Brown mouth.” It’s all part of the quirky but stylish Maserati way. The brake calipers come in six different colors, and a chrome knob glides the front seat forward for easy rear access. The small trunk will just barely hold a bag of golf clubs, but the cockpit of this coupe smells like “the tack room at Balmoral.”