Maserati MC Stradale hits the Pyrenees
The GranTurismo MC Stradale is the ultimate road/race Maserati. Time to find the ultimate road to race it on
Posted: 29 Mar 2011
There's only one place where you can get to the French Mediterranean coast and be alone with your car and your thoughts. The Camargue, that marshy, salty, slightly sinister plain bounding the Rhone delta. But I'm not looking forward to it, because last time the mosquitoes had me for lunch, and the roads felt boringly straight. My fault for going in summer (mossies) in a rental-spec sub-60bhp supermini (roads). Today, I learn that in a Maserati with eight times the power, the gentle kinks turn into real corners. "I see they built you a race track," says Joe the photographer.
But race tracks are smoother than these broken and corrugated surfaces. Many track-biased cars take the huff, their steering shaken and traction brittle. Not this one - the surprising suppleness means it's both comforting when you're pushing it and comfortable when you're not.