When I received an invitation to drive around a Maserati Quattroporte by my good friend Sunny Ku, I had a few thoughts: One was, man… What major, huge thing did I do in a past life that got me lucky enough to be allowed to drive such a powerful beast?
The other thought I had was that I knew I HAVE to share this experience with my readers. I, however, absolutely refuse to deviate from the subject matter I write about (and has since become my calling card), which involves drink.
That said, I wondered… How do I talk about wine and alcohol while not promoting drunk driving?
I decided to do a few “day in the life” videos, which I am now sharing in today’s entry.
For an alcohol professional and a bit of a gearhead such as myself, I need a car that could fit bottles/lecture materials that I to work with and, hopefully, with a deliciously powerful engine to match.
A little primer on the car: The Maserati Quattroporte is named such because, translated to Italian, Quattroporte means “four doors”, an homage to the car’s sedan design. Introduced in 1963 as the first luxury sedan, the current basic model boasts of a V6 engine, a maximum power of 350HP, a maximum speed of 270 km/h, and an acceleration of 5.5 sec (which I personally enjoyed, BTW).
Which brings me back to the videos: The first day involved driving around my neighborhood of Alabang, purchasing wines for lectures, clients, and personal use.
The second day was an incredibly stormy one, so my husband and I decided to take Paulette (who is also with team 2shotsandapint) and drove up to Tagaytay (instead of an initially planned, much longer drive) for a quick brunch in Breakfast at Antonio’s. We then proceeded to the Mahogany market to pick up some herbs for a planned infusion article.
As the weather was just not cooperative, we decided to return to Manila as soon as we could, with a stopover to a friend’s birthday party.
So, all in all, how did I find the car? It was definitely a sexy and spaciously practical way to go from work to play. Those who are interested to look find the Maserati that suits them can visit their showroom at he corner of 32nd and 4th, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Remember though, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. These beasts are just too beautiful to be destroyed by irresponsible drinking. Cheers!
Special thanks to Mr. Sunny Ku, Mr. Willie Soong, and Ms. Michelle of Maserati Philippines