This is a savvy, thinking man’s supercar. Yes, it needs additional luggage space and a more bespoke cabin to justify its sticker price. But when it comes to slaying dragons, this missile from Marysville is Bruce Lee on wheels.
The car’s name was Ziggy, but it didn’t come from Mars. It came from the Southern California garage of Marty Fiolka, who graciously loaned Automobile this 1964 Porsche 356 C, which has been in his family for decades.
Cambiocorsa, which means ‘racing change’, is not an automatic transmission. Nor is it, in the traditional sense, a standard shift. And, although it combines elements of both, it is anything but a compromise. Read about the state-of-the-art in “flappy paddle” gearboxes from a decade ago.
It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. “The last time Maserati raced at Sebring in 1957, Fangio and Behra won the race in a 450S. The factory is returning this year with an MC12…