Some of the best conversations in the automotive world are had via IM and never seen by the public, depriving you of honest and unedited opinions. Screw that. It's time we include you in the conversation.

The new Maserati SUV does look a little shopped, but more interesting than how it's going to look (it'll have a giant trident on the front and portholes) is what the powerplant it'll have. Zerin Dube of Speed:Sport:Life has opinions. I have opinions. We share them.

It's also worth noting that at one point in this conversation Zerin sent me a photo of his cat on his keyboard. This is your modern autojournalism. Also, we found this awesome picture of Bob Lutz.