Is Maserati The 'Sounds Like Sex' Carmaker?

In a world of sports cars that sacrifice sensory delights on the altar of performance and capability, Maserati's scrumptious engine noise stands out like Sofía Vergara at a Mennonite sewing group. She's naked, of course. Just to be clear.


On this episode of Shakedown, Leo Parente checks out Maserati's recent Trofeo World Series racing stop at Sonoma Raceway (formerly Infineon) and JF Musial gets a test drive in the Gran Turismo GT Sport — the foundation of its World Series racecars. Then, Leo looks under the hood of the Trofeo Series racecar, and makes the technical racecar-roadcar connection.

But that sound. It's like, uh, a naked Sofia Vergara at a pot-luck luncheon for the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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You can tell a Finn but you can't tell him much

Am I the only one around here who doesn't really think that these Maseratis look very good? To me it looks like a Jag that is sucking on a lemon.