Another Meg’s apathetic car review and this time we borrow Richard’s Maserati GranTurismo MC. Meg determines that the MC is better than the BMW, Mercedes or Lexus. It’s at Grand Touring car and her previous experience with supercars has made her less excited for a more normal car that’s luxurious.
I borrowed Richard’s 2015 Maserati GranTurismo MC and reviewed it. The GT has been around since 2007 and the MC is the ultimate version of the GT. Maserati has done an incredible job producing a very beautiful car that rides smooth and comfortably, yet can play when you want. The exhaust note from the MC is absolutely awesome!
Meg does another apathetic car review – this time the Ferrari 355 F1 GTS. Although it’s 20 years old, she is still impressed with it’s performance and was quite happy with the size of the car. She continues to ask questions from a completely uninformed perspective about supercars.
The Ferrari 355 has a reputation for being a high maintenance and expensive car to own. This is usually what people who don’t actually own one say, and more likely someone that has never driven one. Yes, they have a reputation that is well deserved but not only for the maintenance, but also the enjoyment and experience that comes with driving one!
My friend Jeff let me borrow his 1998 Ferrari 355 F1 GTS, note that it’s not the F355 as it has the F1 transmission, not the gated manual. The sound coming from the 3.5 Liter 5 Valve flat plane V8 is simply incredible. It tempts you constantly to just stomp the go pedal harder just to unleash that wail! As Jeremy Clarkson said “I have to have one.”
My buddy David lent me his McLaren 600LT for the day and told me that it would blow my mind. I have yet to really enjoy a McLaren as I’ve found them too numb and lacking a bit of soul. But, holy crap the 600LT is just EPIC. Insanely fast, very responsive, and tons of feedback. It finally felt like I wasn’t driving a computer, but a supercar! This is how supercars that are track focused should feel. What an amazing car.
Meg’s Apathetic Car Reviews – In this episode, Meg reviews a 2013 Ferrari California 30 and discusses why it’s really not the “girly” Ferrari in any way. The performance and driving characteristics suggest that in no way this should be given any less respect than other Ferraris. Meg also talks about why convertibles aren’t exactly something women prefer either.
The Ferrari California can easily be found for under $100K right now, and at that price, it might be the Ferrari you’ve been waiting for. Yes, it’s not the mid engine V8 or even the front engine V12’s, but it’s just as much a Ferrari as those cars, and has the performance numbers to back it up. The grand touring setup provides far better comfort than most other Ferraris, but a touch of practicality yet still going fast as hell with a 0-60 in 3.8 seconds! If you enjoy this content, please consider supporting my channel.
While visiting Fred to check out the Ferrari F8, he demanded I try driving his wife’s BMW M850i Carbon edition. The 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 puts out 523HP and well over 550FT-LBS of torque sending this 4400LB beat from 0-60 in under 3.8 seconds! It’s a large car, and quite heavy from all the luxury options, but it’s still fairly planted and feels good on the road. The grand touring aspects of the car really shine on the highway where you are sitting in very comfortable seats with excellent climate controls, modern ergonomics, and a fantastic infotainment system. Overall it’s a fantastic car that’s a joy to drive yet still remains an excellent daily driver.