Certain words stir us. We hear them and an instant connotation forms. Hearts flutter, minds race, nerves peak. Good or bad, words are powerful and steer our pathways.
Steer ME right towards a Maserati. It evokes words like luxury, style, Italian design, powerful, dream car, and ultimate. Words and the thoughts that come along with them help us form opinions, and my opinions became fact as I opened my floodgate of dreams by driving it.
My pre-conceived notions of how this car would perform did not disappoint. The 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, Sport under me was strong. We had a firm grip on each other pulling away from adoring stares at stoplights. Yes, heads turned. Traveling in style and comfort as well as high-performance means Maserati.
Choosing the Trident to represent the company was meaningful. Having four brothers myself, I can understand how the four Maserati brothers wanted to give a unique symbol to their creation from Bologna. The statue of Neptune wielding his Trident in the Piazza Maggiore was a perfect fit. Brother number five, Mario, was the creative genius of the family and suggested the Trident represent the brand to signify strength and vigor. Red and blue came from the colors of the banner of the city of Bologna where Maseratis were manufactured at that time.
Pictured above is the 4.7-liter V8 Ferrari-built engine that lays out 454 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque to power the luxurious cabin on the winding roads of Italy, America and many other venues as it is sold in over 70 markets today. Maserati means legacy.
Modern amenities light up the eyes of drivers upon the first moment they enter the Maserati cabin. The console was uncomplicated and compact. Four adults fit comfortably in the GranTurismo. Soft leather seating and leather wrapped dash and console exuded luxury.
My time in the GranTurismo Convertible Sport was exhilarating. I don’t show dimples too often, just when I’m thrilled with something…its my tell. Check them out below…as I drive and experience another meaning of Maserati…fun!
If you would like to experience all that is Maserati tonight in Lexington, KY, The Maserati Mingle takes place on the courthouse square from 5-9 pm courtesy of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance and Maserati of Cincinnati. This preview show for the Keeneland Concours will include exotics, muscle cars, and a few surprises in addition to the Maseratis.
Come for the evening and enjoy live music, food and drinks (for purchase) and even a VIP tent experience for just a $30 donation. Remember, all proceeds from this event and others as well as the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance are donated to the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
Thanks also to supporting sponsor University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union.
Whatever words you find to describe the meaning of Maserati they all add up to unique.
From its Pininfarina exterior to its 454 horses under the hood, the 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport makes for a memorable driving experience.
Go see for yourself tonight in Lexington…I bet you’ll find some words of your own.