Maserati Cinqueporte (1/4 Scale)

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
maserati cinqueporte 1 4 scale

Thought I'd put the dimenstion in the header, in case you thought Maserati was green lighting this sexiest of all wagons (and yes I know the Sultan of Brunei has some bizarre examples of the breed). No, it's not the work of TTAC's house photochopper; the Five Door Maser comes to you via Italian coachbuilders Studio Torino and Studio M. Classic Driver reports that an "unnamed Middle Eastern businessman" commissioned designer Alfredo Stolas to build this beast, but I bet the 1/4 scale mock-up is just a come-on to lure a customer (especially as the article ends with a full press release flourish). Anyway, color me lured. And I love this description of the origin of the quaint term shooting brake: "The tradition of the bespoke shooting brake originated in the early years of the 20th Century, when wealthy British hunters wanted to enjoy travelling in a sporting vehicle while pursuing their game. British and Italian coachbuilders in particular have, over the decades, been asked to adapt coupés, saloons or even sportscars to accommodate the needs of the hunter in a stylish, elegant fashion." Talk about a killer station wagon…

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  • Michael Karesh Michael Karesh on Feb 29, 2008

    Although I'm a big fan of high-performance wagons, can't say I'm a fan of that C-pillar.

  • Ole Ole on Feb 29, 2008

    Please no.

  • Pfingst Pfingst on Feb 29, 2008

    Please yes! You could argue whether Maserati should build a "wagon", but I won't. :-) Now if only I had an extra $300K lying around...

  • Ole Ole on Feb 29, 2008

    As the owner of a QP, I don't want to see the brand diluted. The GT was great, this would suck. Ask any 911 owner how well they like the Cayenne.