by Jason Fogelson

Sometimes my job as an automotive journalist makes me feel like a chameleon. I have to slip in behind the wheel and take on the characteristics of my surroundings.

I will probably never own a Maserati, but I got to spend ten days driving one around Los Angeles recently. I had to imagine what it would be like to own a Quattroporte, and put myself into the mindset of someone who chose an Italian performance luxury sedan over all the other choice available.

I can get used to luxury very quickly, and I can easily imagine how someone with the means might decide that the Quattroporte S represented the automotive expression of their self-image. Because that’s what a car can be — a statement to the world around you that you deserve a performance luxury vehicle, and that it represents how you want to be perceived.

You can read my review of the 2016 Maserati Quattroporte S on Forbes.com.

Photo (c) Jason Fogelson