The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Is a Vision Of Conspicuous Consumption

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The gloriously sexy lines. The interior trimmed with leather so sumptuous and soft you might want to just live there permanently. The sound of the Ferrari sourced V8 engine that knows when you want it to impress clients and when you want to hear the shriek off the canyon walls of your favorite twisting two lane in Angeles Crest National Forest. The Maserati Quattroporte is the ultimate vision of sex in sedan form.

Sure, it is priced above the magic $100,000 mark but so are some hum-drum 7-series and S-class sedans that are so frumpy as to appear like Ugly Betty standing next to Naomi Campbell. Yes, the Maserati Quattroporte (which means simply four door in Italian) is the best looking sedan in the world. And with the automatic it is also the most fun to drive expression of automotive art in the universe. (Avoid the automated manual at all costs as it is clunky and prone to breaking down.)

For the executive who has everything the Quattroporte is like an answered prayer. The top level 7-series and S-class are fine for those higher ups that are so old their necks have turned to gizzards but if you insist on special Italian made undershirts this Maserati is for you. In a time of increasing environmental and hybrid awareness the Quattroporte is a dying breed. Never again will there be a car like this. The clock is ticking. Are you ready?

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