That's not a bad line. There was a time when the Maserati was the world's greatest competition sports car. It's not anymore. In fact, it's rated more for luxury than pure ability to race.
I'm not even sure Maserati would rate in the top five of the best sports cars on the top circuits. But the legend is still good enough for this illustration.
There may not be a better pure offensive system in college football than what Bobby Petrino coaches at Arkansas. It is high octane. Petrino admits that the goal is to score every time the offense takes the field.
The goal isn't just to win every game. It's to lead the country in yards, touchdowns and to do it in style.
One of the pillars in Petrino's coaching philosophy is Showtime. It has been used in other sports. It's been used by the Los Angeles Lakers and painted on drag racers.
Wilson came to the media first. He was the only quarterback other team members talked about when they met with the media later. More and more, it seems he's the acknowledged leader of the team.
Players are comfortable talking about the way Wilson is leading the squad. Running back Knile Davis openly compared the huddle presence of Wilson and Ryan Mallett, the man the last two seasons.
"Tyler has done a great job of leading us this summer," Davis said. "He's had a great summer and you see him taking control.
"Really, he's quite a bit more talkative than Mallett was in our huddle. He wants things exactly right, just perfect. Mallett kind of knew where everyone would be and didn't say much.
Tyler is more likely to tell everyone where to be and be more vocal than Ryan."
Strength coach Jason Veltkamp was asked about summer leadership this week. He mentioned Jerry Franklin, Jake Bequette first among the defenders and he said there are plenty of offensive leaders, too. But he spent the most time on Wilson.
"He's a natural leader and has been for quite some time," Veltkamp said. "It's just his nature. He has his own way of going about it and we've seen him emerge (this summer)."
Wilson admits that he's taken a bigger role of late. He said it's on him to organize the passing drills after the conditioning workouts.
"I have tried to make sure it's the way I want it done, too," he said. "I make sure that it's not sloppy. I guess I'm kind of a perfectionist. I want it to be done just a certain way and if it things don't look just like I want them, I'm going to say something about it."
The quarterback wants to be near perfect in his own game, too. He's tinkered with his release over the summer.
"One of my goals was to get the ball out of my hand a little quicker," he said. "So I've worked on that. I've gotten quicker and I've also helped my accuracy. I think the quicker release has also given me a little more velocity."
That is what this Arkansas offense is all about. There's speed everywhere. And the Hogs are trying to get faster, quicker and better every day under Veltkamp's watch.
It has to be fun to play in this scheme with this set of skill personnel. There are great wide receivers and running backs everywhere. There's not one in the country with the same personnel.
So what kind of car would Wilson call it? Is it a Maserati? Perhaps a Porsche?
"That's a good question," he said. "For sure, it's a speed car. We do have a lot of speed in this offense.
"That's where I'd start, something really fast. But it's not all speed.
"I'm not even sure it's a pure car. We've got a little truck in us, too.
"Because when we run the ball, we've got power, too. We can grind on you. Maybe we've got a hemi under the hood? Maybe some diesel, too?"
Petrino has some Italian blood. Maserati probably works for him.
Tyler Wilson was asked about the message he's been giving his teammates through these summer practices.
"I tell them every day the clock is ticking," he said. "We are almost there."
Presumably, some might be ready to say, "Tyler, start the engine."