An Italian automobile-company executive said in the late 1990s that if you cannot afford a Ferrari, you could always buy a Maserati. He could justify his condescension, for at the time Maseratis were inexpensive as well as underpowered and barely average in terms of reliability and engineering quality. Those days are done, and now, as the luxury-biased arm of the Ferrari family, Maserati has its own brigade of devotees. They are enamored of the brand's high-performance, beautifully sculpted status sedans and sport coupes. If our judges' sentiments are any indication, the GranTurismo MC will only increase the ranks of the Maserati.