TodayApril 16, 2022

Luciano Pavarotti’s Ave Maria in a Maserati

2009 Maserati Gran Turismo S

Modena, Italy – In the heart of the city on a little street we are told to look up at a building. All I see are windows closed. On this unassuming street, in this little apartment, I am told, lived the Maestro Luciano Pavarotti.

It is only fitting that while we’re driving a 2009 Maserati Gran Turismo S through the countryside with my bestie Holly Reich and you get to listen to Pavarotti’s great voice booming down from the heavens while we drive this luxury sedan.


Model: 2009 Maserati GranTurismo
Horsepower: 433 hp
Engine: 4.7 L V8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Curb weight: 4,145 lbs
Tire size: Front: P245/35R20, rear: P285/35R20
Dimensions: 198″ L x 73-75″ W x 53″ H
Torque: 361 lb-ft


Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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