In Tuesday's blog post, we got a closer look at the supposed ultimate lady thriller automobile, the Maserati Quattroporte, and I figured since we're on the subject, why not go for a thrill ride in a Maserati Gran Turismo? Climb in and let's go for a spin with Jeremy Clarkson of BBC's "Top Gear" fame--and away we go!
This clip comes courtesy of an excerpt from Jeremy Clarkson's Thriller series where he pushes all kinds of fine automobiles such as the Alfa Romeo 8C, the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT, and in this instance, the Maserati GT. We join Clarkson on the Fluelapass way up in the Swiss Alps--a beautiful setting for the beautiful sight and sound of this Italian Stallion. This Maserati pushes up to 180 MPH. According to Clarkson, the GT dates back to the early 1900s when it was introduced as a race car, and at 1:51 we get to scope some historic footage of the Maserati 250 on the race track--pretty cool. As we know now, Enzo Ferrari eventually co-opted the Maserati brand and the two have been kissing cousins ever since.
So what's the verdict on the modern Gran Turismo? Apparently Clarkson isn't all that impressed with this thrill ride. All I can say about that is...WTF? It's a Maserati, man! To quote Jimmy from South Park, "I mean, it's like, c'mon!"