Originally Posted by JayJay
I don't get whats funny, i actually agree with this guy..
"Why would we want a thoroughly boring Porsche? Engine sounds like a vacuum cleaner. We could have had any Porsche excepting the obvious like GT2 and Carrera GT for the price of the Granturismo S, but P-cars are caught in no-mans land. There are better cars for the track, and far better cars for the road."
- I've never been impressed by the sound of a porsche (to be fair, Maserati engine noise doesn't do it for me either.. My inner bogan likes a nice V8 HSV rumble)
- Around my area porsches are just track toys for middle aged doctors and dentists. There are mobile speed cameras (unmarked vans with speed cameras inside) unmarked cop cars & cops with hair dryers (hand held laser guns) every single day on my commute. Performance doesn't mean diddly squat for my daily driving, so I would much rather a lounge chair with wheels + a track beast. (Vehicle road worthy in Aus is also a bitch, any of the cool/serious track mods I see on American cars (EG car needs to be able to fit a coke can between the whole under body of the car (usually done from beneath the exhaust) rims can be maximum 2" bigger then stock, wide body kits illegal, offset limitations on tires, etc) make the vehicle un-road worthy, which means huge fines and your insurance is voided. Car rego $$ is based off engine size, a decent sized engine is going to be $900+. Maserati's look good and are very comfortable, perfect for what I'd want.
At 4.7 seconds to 60 stock (ours has the full gamut of Formula Dynamics modifications), the Maserati isn't a supercar - and unlike on other car forums, you won't find any owners pretending it is. But an exotic? In rarity, price, production numbers origin, bloodlines, sound, emotions, head-turning, soul, and build quality it certainly is. And a 1/4 mile in the high 12's ain't bad either for a daily driver.
- It isn't a super car, it is a grand tourer. An exotic grand tourer.
But don't take my word for it. Ask the ten people per commute that hang out their windows like idiots with cameraphones going. Or the lips you can read of people driving by that say "Holy shit, it's a Maserati." Or the crowd of people gathered around your car every single time you come out of a restaurant. Or the countless people in M3's and 911's that incessantly try to race.
- Every time I see one I go holy **** a maserati, I don't do that for VW's, mercs or BMW's.
Also @Ty_Webb (can't get multiple page multi quotes to work)
This is a ferrari (and an exotic) too:
This is a maserati (and an exotic) too: