How To Spend It: Luxury Sports Cars
Cash burning a whole in your pocket? Here are five luxury sports cars to ease your pain.
Published on 25 October 2017
Every once in a while you want to spend that hard-earned dollar on something fun. In this series, we’re going to show you how to spend it. First off, we take a look at some of Singapore’s latest and greatest luxury sports cars. From Germany to Italy and Japan, we test our top picks of the very best cars available on the market today. Each offers a different experience, epitomising the various aspects of what can be purchased if you have six figures to drop on a new car.
*All prices include current COE
Maserati GranTurismo S – The Macho Italian
The legendary Maserati GranTurismo has been breaking sound barriers since 2007. In S guise like the one we drove, this baby daddy features a Ferrari derived 4.7 litre 460-hp V8. No turbocharging going on under this bonnet. Just pure, naturally aspirated, brute force. Now it may not be the fastest four-seater Italian coupe money can buy, but it is one of the most beautiful. Unmistakably a Maserati, it looks, feels, and sounds Italian.
What most impressed was the ride quality and handling though. For a sports tuned coupe, the ride was supple and could be adjusted via a switch. I had a tendency to keep it in sports mode, which amplified everything from the throttle response to the stiffness of the suspension, and most importantly the loudness of that exhaust note, which is intoxicating – to say the least. If you can keep the wheelspin to a minimum, that symphony from the exhaust can be matched to a 0 – 100 kmh run in just under 5 seconds.
When getting into the GranTurismo S, you’ll notice two things: One, the cabin looks a bit “old school” compared to its other newer stablemates and two, there is easily enough room for four adults inside. That is a lot more than I can say for many other two door, four-seaters. And to be honest, I don’t need so much tech on this car. Most of the time I’m going to use my phone for GPS navigation and Spotify to listen to music. What I want is an unforgettable driving experience, and this car delivers it in spades.
What’s Affecting Your Money?
Sign up to receive investment news and ideas