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Old 07-24-2011, 10:49 PM
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Re: Maserati Concept SUV

I love the looks...a lot. But having said that, the last thing the world needs is another Panamera. Is it functional? So what it has hemi power. My GC has Hemi power. Can it pull a boat? Can it pull a decent grade..off-road? Is it worthy of the look and the powerplant? Does it DO anything?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:33 AM
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I love the looks...a lot. But having said that, the last thing the world needs is another Panamera. Is it functional? So what it has hemi power. My GC has Hemi power. Can it pull a boat? Can it pull a decent grade..off-road? Is it worthy of the look and the powerplant? Does it DO anything?
You meant Cayenne, not Panamera, right?
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I would assume he meant the Panamera. It can't hang off road, it can't tow, it can't do a lot of things. It's kind of waste in the aspect, the Cayenne still has a purpose, you could still tow a boat to the cottage with a Cayenne. The Maserati SUV is in the same situation as the Panamera. if you can't do the things an SUV is used for than why not just buy a proper Maserati GranTurismo and not sacrifice performance for size.
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Looks like an Audi Q5 did the dirty deed with an Infiniti FX35.
EXACT same thing I thought
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:51 AM
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Re: Maserati Concept SUV

If it has the hemi and based off the same chassis as the wk2. I would assume it would have enough capability.
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You meant Cayenne, not Panamera, right?

Nah, I meant Panamera. Moneen hit it...A sedan for sure, but utility misapplied IMHO.

I can only imagine the whiteboard session with the product management team on this thing: Well, it needs to be able to haul a family of five, take corners on rails as would a sportscar, accelerate 0-60 in 5 second range, satisfy middle aged male design needs, have height and ground clearance of traditional SUV. In short, be all things to all people in one package, because this household is likely to have only one vehicle

They should probably take a look at X6 and 540GT sales as a bellwether. Very limited market and likely a money-losing proposition.
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Re: Maserati Concept SUV

I hate it.

Sure, the rendering looks cool, but by the time that thing is in production reality, it will look as dumb as a BMW X6, which is possibly the most insulting looking POS on the road today.

This Maserati "concept", if you take it all to scale on the WK2 platform, must have 30" wheels.... It's going to look kind of silly on 20 or 21's isn't it......
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BMW X6, which is possuibly the most insulting looking POS on the road today.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:58 PM
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It's true brother..... surely you agree!?!?!
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marlin... the X6 is badass... you trippin boo!
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X6 should have remained a wet dream and died a slow and horrible death on the bed sheet.
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in other words... its a load that should have been swallowed?
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