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
It's still winter, but it hasn't snowed for ages, so these lower ski resorts are shut and empty, and the road linking them has dried out under an azure sky. Towards and across the Spanish border at Puigcerdà, it's a high, rolling plateau, with infinity vistas and wonderful, open-visibility curves. So we're all set for a spiralling, oscillating, down-shifting, carbon-braked run off the mountains and down to the palm trees and buzz of Barcelona. In the city, it gets star treatment - double-takes and thumbs-up and phonecam-clicks from every quarter. It's a looker all right, inside and out. Most of the track-bred elements sit nicely on the extravagant lines and decor of the stock GranTurismo. And so much the better for doing without some bolted-on plank of a high-level rear wing.