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From Hisato in Japan
 
"Dear Enrico,

It took already long time, more than two months and this is an old topic now.

I joined the party at Maserati China on 25th September. This event was calld organised by after service section. The meaning is "The Maserati master mechanic came back to China".
 

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

Allen Li and Xiaomin Chu (media lady)
address the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai
 

This was a cereblation event at Maserati Academy which six technicians of Maserati China passed the "Master Technician" evaluation at Italy.

Total 17 technicians from over the world tried to get "Master Technician" and all seven Chinese technicians passed the evaluation.

The event was held at Maserati China Academy in Shanghai.

 

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai
 
The workshop of Maserati Academy was decorated with blue light, laser like KTV (drinking bar in China).

The lift in garage was used as food, drink bar and drinking table were made with Maserati wheels..
 

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

The guests enjoyed pleasant music
at the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai
 
We enjoyed a nice music and some food and drink and then party started with nice dance. Mr. Mirko Bordiga who is the managing director of Maserati China came in a mechanic's suit and made a speech.
 

Mirko Brdiga addresses the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

Alessandro Ritzu addresses the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai
 
Then there were some enjoylable event like the competition of tyre changing or engine camshaft adjustment by a "Master Technician".
 

The engine camshaft adjustment competition
at the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

The wheel changing competition
at the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai
 
It was nice and enjoylable event. Best regards,

Hisato."
 
 
 
 
 
From Hisato in Japan
 
Dear Enrico,

Maserati 2018 model were released in Japan on 16th October 2017.

The MY18 models launch event was held at a hanger in Narita international Airport.

Unfortunately I could not join the event (actually I had not been invited...), it looks very nice event where held at the airport hanger which is not opend to the public.

The 28 units of MY18 Maseratis, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, were unloaded from the chartered Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, which was painted as Maserati branded and they were displayed together in the hanger for the celebration event.

Best Regards,

Hisato."
 
MASERATI GRANTURISMO AND GRANCABRIO MY18 JAPANESE DEBUT
 
A special chartered plane with Maserati logo arrived from Italy with 28 units of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18.

Modena,16 October 2017 - Maserati Japan Ltd. has launched the MY18 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio. A hangar at Narita International Airport was chosen as the venue for the unveiling of the new MY18 models. A chartered cargo aircraft with special Maserati livery flew in from Milan, Italy and unloaded 28 units of the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio, and both models were unveiled to VIP guests soon after their arrival.
 

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18
loading at Milan Malpensa airport for premiere in Japan.

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 premiere in Japan.
 
 
The venue, which was not open to the public, hosted a special evening with the Maserati-branded B747 and the MY18 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, merging luxury with an extraordinary experience.

Attending this one-of-a-kind celebration were the owners of the freshly delivered MY18 Maserati models, along with Maserati enthusiasts and other VIP guests, members of the press and auto journalists.

The GranTurismo and GranCabrio range has been streamlined for 2018 and two distinct versions will be offered – Sport and MC. The 4.2-litre GranTurismo and GranCabrio has been discontinued, while the Sport and MC share the same powertrain V8 of 4.7-liter and interior personalization packages.
 

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 premiere in Japan.

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 premiere in Japan.
 
The MC – for Maserati Corse – takes on an important ambassadorial role for the entire Maserati range, representing the company’s long and illustrious racing heritage. Replacing the previous MC Stradale, it offers a wide array of tried and tested features from other Maserati models.

The naturally aspirated V8 engine is hand-assembled by Ferrari in Maranello and weighs only 175kg. This 4.7-liter unit features a wet sump and – exclusive to Maserati – a cross-plane crankshaft. This provides unrivalled throttle response, free-revving characteristics and the thrilling Maserati signature sound.

When it came to the MY18 restyle, the timeless Pininfarina design was treated with the utmost respect by the Maserati Design Centre. The results include even better aerodynamics and compliance with the latest pedestrian safety regulations.

The new front and rear bumper design for the MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio elegantly refines the visual impact of the striking original styling. Additionally, the headlights for each model have been slightly restyled for 2018, and a new rear-view camera is now included. The Sport and MC share the same basic features, although each has unique inserts to accentuate its distinctive character.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
CON LA MASERATI NEL CUORE
 

Sig. Cozza signing my copies of his new book at the offices of the Candini Workshop in Modena
 
If you haven't yet ordered your copy of this book, I suggest you waste no time as it's selling fast !!!
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
A NEW CHALLENGE FOR MASERATI MULTI70 AND GIOVANNI SOLDINI
 
From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13,000 miles of the Tea Route

Modena, 10 November 2017 - A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini: After claiming the record for the “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, the latest record attempt follows the route of the 19th Century Clipper Ships that transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London via the Cape of Good Hope.

The current record time, set in 2008 by Frenchman Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew aboard the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13, is 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds. Giovanni Soldini aims to attempt the record breaking run in January 2018 aboard the Maserati Multi70 trimaran along with four expert ocean racing sailors: Sébastien Audigane (FRA), Guido Broggi (ITA), Oliver Herrera (ESP) and Alex Pella (ESP).

 
©Guilain Grenier

Maserati Multi 70
 
13,000 miles (approximately 24,000 kilometres) non-stop

This is an uncommonly long route for a 70-foot multihull such as Maserati Multi70. To minimise the risk of damage, instead of sailing in foiling mode the boat will be set up in MOD configuration – although the work to develop the boat’s foiling dagger boards continues with the support of the eminent high-performance yacht designer, Guillaume Verdier.

The main phases of the course

 

Hong Kong - London Itinerary 2017
 
First, out of Hong Kong and across the China Sea – a waterway highly congested by cargo boats and fishing vessels. Then across the island-strewn Java Sea, including negotiating a 15-mile-wide strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra. Next, crossing the Indian Ocean and the equator to round South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope the “wrong” way, i.e. against the prevailing west to east winds. After South Africa the boat will head up the South Atlantic Ocean to re-cross the equator. It will be winter time in the North Atlantic, meaning a strong chance of encountering low pressure systems that turn into ocean storms. The final stage will be to sail through the English Channel, enter England’s River Thames and sail to the finish line under the Elizabeth II Bridge a few miles from the centre of the city of London.

Hong Kong to London is a historic and epic route, that’s why we decided to take on this huge adventure,” said Giovanni Soldini, currently in Hawaii, where he and the crew are completing the final maintenance work on the Italian trimaran. “The story of the Clipper routes of the Victorian age is fascinating. Being first in London meant selling tea at three times the price of those who arrived later. It was on these routes that people first started to think about how to make boats sail faster and perform better and this was the origin of modern yacht design. “For us though, it’s a sporting challenge. We want to beat Gitana’s record, even though the French catamaran was 30 feet longer than our boat and this run is probably the longest any MOD70 has ever attempted. We expect to find good weather conditions in the Indian Ocean, but the North Atlantic Ocean in winter is unpredictable and I think that will be the most complicated part of the whole route.

 
©Guilain Grenier

Maserati Multi 70 season 2017
©Jacques Vapillon

Giovanni Soldini
 
After undergoing a series of sea trials in Hawaii, MaseratiMulti70 will set off at the end of November for Okinawa, Japan. After a final transfer to Hong Kong, Soldini and his crew will be on standby to depart on the record attempt at the beginning of January 2018.

Follow the challenge on:

Facebook - Maserati
Twitter - @Maserati_HQ
Instagram @Maserati

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
MONTANTE CICLI AT EICMA 2017
 
Vintage and Sport Proposals in Collaboration with Maserati.

Dalla partnership tra Montante Cicli e Maserati, storiche aziende del Made in Italy, arrivano sei nuovi modelli di biciclette ispirate alle due anime di Maserati, Sport e Heritage.

In occasione dell’appuntamento ad EICMA 2017, Montante Cicli propone DUE NUOVE COLLEZIONI DI MODELLI VINTAGE E SPORTIVI, frutto della rinnovata e prestigiosa collaborazione con Maserati.

Le nuove ed eleganti biciclette Montante, grazie alla partnership con la Casa del Tridente, traducono in chiave due ruote tutta la forza, la velocità e la grinta della cilindrata dei motori Maserati, rilanciando lo stile e la cura dei dettagli propri del Made in Italy.

Modelli che puntano sempre di più all’eleganza e alla qualità dei materiali, DUE COLLEZIONI UNICHE ED ESCLUSIVE: la prima, in chiave vintage ma allo stesso tempo moderna e sempre riconoscibile; la seconda composta da modelli sportivi e contemporanei, molto tecnici e performanti.


From the partnership between Montante Cicli and Maserati, historic Made in Italy companies, six new bicycle models inspired by the two souls of Maserati, Sport and Heritage.

On the occasion of the appointment at EICMA 2017, Montante Cicli proposes TWO NEW COLLECTIONS OF VINTAGE AND SPORTS MODELS, the fruit of the renewed and prestigious collaboration with Maserati.

The new and elegant Montante bikes, thanks to the partnership with the House of the Trident, translate into two wheels all the power, speed, and the punch in the cubic capacity of Maserati engines, reviving the style and care of the details of Made in Italy.

Models that focus even more on the elegance and quality of the materials, TWO UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIONS: the first, vintage but at the same modern and always recognizable; the second composed of models sporty and contemporary, very technical and performing.

Nel 2011 Montante e Maserati lanciano la loro prima partnership e realizzano una bicicletta dedicata a tutti gli estimatori della Casa del Tridente: la single-speed Montante for Maserati 8CTF.

Realizzata in soli 200 esemplari numerati - a ricordare il numero di giri complessivi di pista compiuti da Wilbur Shaw, vincitore della mitica 500 Miglia di Indianapolis del 1939 e del 1940 - la bicicletta ripropone in versione due ruote tutti gli stilemi della storica monoposto Maserati 8CTF.


In 2011, Montante and Maserati launch their first partnership and realize a bicycle dedicated to all the enthusiasts of the House of the Trident: the single-speed Montante for the Maserati 8CTF.

Produced in just 200 numbered examples - to remember the total number of laps run by Wilbur Shaw, winner of the legendary Indianapolis 500 Miles in 1939 and 1940 - the bicycle represents in a two-wheeled versions all the styles of the historic single-seater Maserati 8CTF.

2017: le due aziende rinnovano la loro collaborazione con un nuovo progetto, per celebrare le vetture più iconiche di Maserati.

Le prime quattro vetture selezionate, che celebrano i propri anniversari nel 2017, sono la 250S (1957), la 450S (1957), la 3500 GT (1957) e infine la Ghibli (1967).

Per ciascuna vettura, Montante Cicli e Maserati propongono una bicicletta caratterizzata da richiami alla vettura ispiratrice e agli anni a cui essa appartiene.

Ancora una volta, Montante Cicli riesce a tradurre in chiave vintage bike la sportività, l’eleganza e lo stile dei modelli più celebri di Maserati, incarnando la comune vocazione per l’eccellenza italiana e la ricercatezza dei particolari.


2017: The two companies renew their collaboration with a new project, to celebrate Maserati's most iconic cars.

The first four selected cars, celebrating their anniversaries in 2017, are the 250S (1957), the 450S (1957), the 3500 GT (1957) and finally the Ghibli (1967).

For each car, Montante Cicli and Maserati propose a bicycle characterized by references to the inspirational car and the years to which it belongs.

Once again, Montante Cicli is able to translate the sportiness into vintage bikes, the elegance and style of Maserati's most famous models, embodying the common vocation for Italian excellence and the refinement of details.

Le biciclette della nuova Collezione Montante for Maserati vengono proposte tutte in serie limitata di 100 esemplari numerati per modello, ciascuna caratterizzata da una targhetta metallica che riproduce la vettura di riferimento e l’anno di appartenenza.

The bikes of the new Montante Maserati Collection are all offered in limited series of 100 specimens numbered by model, each featured by a metal plate that reproduces the referred model and its year of production.

 
 

MASERATI 3500 GT (1957)

La 3500 GT è stata la prima Maserati costruita su larga scala. Giulio Alfieri, il capo progettista della Casa del Tridente, sviluppò due prototipi presentati per la prima volta al Salone dell'Automobile di Ginevra del 1957.

La bicicletta celebrativa che si ispira alla 3500 GT ha telaio e forcella in acciaio di colore bianco lucido, in omaggio alla rinomata versione denominata “Dama Bianca”, ed è caratterizzata da un manubrio modello inglese, richiamo alle bici sportive e da viaggio dell’epoca.

 

LA MASERATI 3500 GT by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 3500 GT (1957)

The 3500 GT was the first Maserati built on a large scale. Giulio Alfieri, the chief designer at the House of the Trident, developed two prototypes presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 1957.

The celebratory bicycle inspired by the 3500 GT has a steel frame and fork in a glossy white colour, in addition to the renowned version called "White Lady", and is characterized and by English style handlebars, recalling the sports and travel bikes of the period.

 
 

MASERATI 250S (1957)

Nata come evoluzione della versione Sport del 1954, la 250s nacque nel 1957 con un progetto radicalmente diverso, che puntava a mantenere l'agilità della vettura sport da due litri ma che fosse, al contempo, dotata di una maggiore potenza, per affrontare le rivali di cilindrata superiore.

L’omonima versione due ruote proposta da Montante è di colore rosso fuoco; il manubrio modello Siviglia ci riporta alle grandi competizioni di quegli anni.

 

LA MASERATI 250S by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 250S (1957)

Born as an evolution of the 1954 Sport version, the 250s was born in 1957 with a radically different project, which aimed to maintain the agility of a two litre spors car, but at the same time had more power to face top rival competitors.

The two-wheel version proposed by Montante is in a fire red colour; the Seville type handlebars brings us back to the great competitions of those years.

 
 

MASERATI 450S (1957)

La Maserati da cui prende ispirazione Montante è in questo caso la vettura 450S del 1957. Coupé dalle linee morbide e allungate, partecipò nel 1957 alla 24 ore di Le Mans, ma non ebbe fortuna in gara. Guidata dalla coppia di piloti Moss e Schell, resistette solo 4 giri e fu costretta a ritirarsi per un problema di trasmissione. Venne successivamente sottoposta a una revisione da Fantuzzi, ma non scese più in gara. La bici vintage che la richiama è in acciaio e anche qui la finitura rossa si accompagna a pellami di colore nero. Un più aggressivo manubrio modello corsa accentua tutta la sua “grinta” sportiva.

 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 450S (1957)

The Maserati from which Montante takes its inspiration is in this case the 450S race car of 1957. The coupé with soft and elongated lines, participated in the 1957 24 hours of Le Mans, but he had no luck in the race. Driven by the team of drivers Moss and Schell, lasted only 4 laps and was forced to retire with a transmission problem. It was later subjected to a revision by Fantuzzi, but did not come out again. The vintage bikes that recalls it is in steel and even here in the red finish, and accompanied with black leather. A more aggressive racing model handlebar accentuates all its sporty "fighting spirit".

 
 

MASERATI GHIBLI (1967)

La Maserati Ghibli venne presentata per la prima volta al Salone di Torino del 1966, ma fu nel 1967 che venne avviata la produzione. Il suo nome, come consuetudine per le Maserati dell'epoca, richiamava il secco scirocco libico. Veloce come il vento: il suo motore poteva superare i 260km/h. Dotata di cambio a cinque marce ma, su richiesta, era disponibile anche in versione trasmissione automatica. Di colore nero lucido e con pellami rosso intenso, ed equipaggiata con una caratteristica piega manubrio Condorino, tipica degli anni ’60, la versione celebrativa by Montante Cicli riporta ancora una volta tutti gli stilemi del Tridente, tra cui il frontalino in ottone cromato lucido inciso e smaltato con il logo Maserati.

 

LA MASERATI GHIBLI by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI GHIBLI (1967)

The Maserati Ghibli was presented for the first time at the Salone di Torino in 1966, but production started in 1967. Its name, as was the custom for Maserati at that time, recalled the dry Libyan Scirocco. As fast as the wind: its engine could exceed 260km/h. Equipped with 5-speed traqnsmission, but on request also available with automatic transmission. In a glossy black colour and with deep red leather, and equipped with a characteristic bent Condorino handlebars, typical of the 1960s, the celebratory version by Montante Cycles once again include all the Trident styles, including the front panel in shinny brass engraved and enamelled with the Maserati logo.

 
 

IL NOSTRO MOTORE: LA PASSIONE

Ispirati alla ormai più che centenaria Casa del Tridente, con sede a Modena, i due modelli di bici proposti da Montante Cicli per la nuova Collezione 2017-2018 sono dedicati a tutti gli appassionati delle quattro ruote, ma non solo. Sviluppate e realizzate interamente in Italia da Montante Cicli e pensate per adattarsi a svariati percorsi, le sport bikes Montante for Maserati sono caratterizzate dalla ricercatezza dei dettagli e impreziosite da particolari unici e distintivi. Due modelli che consentono a tutti di pedalare con agilità, comfort ed eleganza, accompagnando il divertimento dei percorsi fuori strada ad un utilizzo anche cittadino.

OUR ENGINE: PASSION

Inspired by the more than a centenary the House of the Trident, based in Modena, the two bike models proposed by Montante Cicli for the new 2017-2018 are dedicated to all four-wheel enthusiasts, but not only. Developed and built entirely in Italy by Montante Cicli and designed to be suited for several routes, the Montante for Maserati sports bikes are characterized by refined details and embellished with unique and distinctive details.

Two models that allow everyone to ride with agility, comfort and elegance, accompanying the fun of off-road routes as well as city use.

 
 

MODENA SPORT

Il telaio in alluminio nero lucido incontra il rosso Maserati delle manopole e della sella rivestite in vera pelle. Catturano l’attenzione i dettagli del Tridente riportato sul tubo superiore, sul canotto di sterzo, e ricamati sul sellino sportivo.

Elementi sportivi, come il telaio in alluminio, sono accostati a componenti più confortevoli, come la forcella ammortizzata mono shock. Una bici versatile, ma di gran classe.

 

LA MODENA SPORT by Montants Cicli
 

MODENA SPORT

The glossy black aluminum frame encounters the Maserati red and the knobs saddle covered in genuine leather. They capture the details of the Trident reported on the top tube, on the steering tube, and embroidered on the sport seat.

Sports items, such as the aluminum frame, are coupled to more comfortable components, such as the mono shock absorbing fork. A versatile bike, but of great class.

 
 

MODENA

La bici Modena presenta in versione 4.0 tutte le componentistiche del modello precedente. Il suo look è caratterizzato da una livrea color nero opaco accostata a pellami bianchi a contrasto. A contraddistinguere ulteriormente la bicicletta, il richiamo del Tridente incorporato sulla guarnitura/pedivella. Grazie all’innovativo gruppo a 12 velocità, offre un ampio range di rapporti che garantiscono, in ogni occasione e con estrema semplicità, la pedalata più adatta al percorso. Una bici dalle elevate prestazioni e dalla esclusiva eleganza.

 

LA MODENA by Montants Cicli
 

MODENA

The Modena bike presents version 4.0 all the model components previous one. Its look is characterized by an opaque black livery adorned with a white contrasting skirts. To further distinguish the bicycle, the trident embedded on the crank/ crank.

Thanks to the innovative 12-speed group, it offers a wide range of reports that guarantee, in every occasion and with extreme simplicity, the most suitable pedal to the path. A high performance bike and exclusive elegance.

 
 

MONTANTE CICLI vi aspetta, dal 07 al 12 Novembre 2017, ad EICMA - Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e Motociclo, presso il Padiglione 11 stand 131 – FIERA MILANO RHO, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI).

MONTANTE CICLI awaits you, from 07 to 12 November 2017, at the EICMA - International Cycle and Motorcycle Exhibition at Hall 11, Stand 131 – FIERA MILANO RHO, SS. 33 del Sempione 28, 20017 Rho (MI).

 
 
 
 
 
 
Exciting news from Enrico in the UK
 
CON LA MASERATI NEL CUORE by ERMANNO COZZA
 

I have just been informed by Philippe in Belgium of the forthcoming publication of this exciting new book by Sig. Ermanno Cozza, a man who has spent a lifetime with Maserati, and I am sure has many interesting stories to tell of his time at the Casa del Tridente.

Published by Giorgio Nada Editore it should be available soon. Unfortunately for some it is only available with text in Italian, but I'm sure the pressure for an English translation will be so strong as to ensure that an English version will ensue !

We should seriously think about emailing Giorgio Nada Editore demanding an English version !

In the early days when I was putting together this site, I often contacted Sig Cozza, via fax and telephone, and not only did he offer invaluable help but he often added an intersting story of his time at Maserati and the cars and drivers he came across during this time. I always regretted being unable to jot down his stories. I am sure this book will be full of them, and that is why I am so looking forward to its publication. I gather that no firm release date has been fixed, but I'm sure we won't have to wait too long !

 

Con la Maserati nel Cuore

by Ermanno Cozza

Published by Giorgio Nada Editore 2017

"Sono passati 66 anni da quando ho varcato per la prima volta il cancello delle Officine Alfieri Maserati. Era il 1951, e in tutto questo tempo, si può dire che la Maserati mi sia entrata nel cuore: la fabbrica, gli uomini, le automobili, hanno segnato momenti indelebili della mia vita. Ormai molti mi considerano la memoria vivente del Tridente e così, voltandomi indietro, ho cercato di trasferire in questo libro l'emozione di vivere la leggenda Maserati ripercorrendo, passo dopo passo, i momenti salienti di questa mia lunga quanto straordinaria esperienza: le emozioni vissute, le gioie e i dolori, le vittorie e le sconfitte, le ambizioni e le difficoltà professionali. Pur avendo sempre goduto di buona salute, sono stato contagiato, negli anni, da un virus: la "Tridentite", di cui credo di essere anche portatore sano, un virus dal quale non voglio assolutamente guarire." - Ermanno Cozza.

Text in Italian
 

“Over 66 years have passed since I walked through the gates of Officine Alfieri Maserati (the Alfieri Maserati Workshops). It was in 1951, and in all that time I can truly say that Maserati took hold of my heart. The factory, the men and the cars have indelibly marked moments in my life. Today, many people consider me to be the living memory of Maserati and, in that way, take me back to those earlier days. In this book, I have tried to convey the excitement of living the Maserati legend so that, step by step, I cover the most important moments of my long and extraordinary experience: the excitement of participation, the joy and pain, the cars and the defeats, the ambitions and the professional difficulties. While I have always enjoyed good health, over the years I have been infected with the "Tridentite" virus of which I believe I have been a carrier all this time – and it is a virus of which I never want to be cured.” - Ermanno Cozza.

Over 500 pages Ermanno Cozza, the authentic historic memory of Maserati, passionately tells a story packed with behind the scenes truths – right up to today – that have never previously been published. He covers half a century of the company’s life, which he lived in close contact with the great motor racing champions, ingenious technicians, designers and, naturally, company life as well, of course, as the unforgettable cars. A carefully chosen collection of photographs and other illustrations complete this invaluable book.

Printed in hardback portrait format hardback, with dust jacket, (14.0 cm x 22.0 cm), the book contains 500 pages with hunreds of photos in colour and b/w.

This book is priced at around 30 EURO.

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW !

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI AT THE AUTO E MOTO D'EPOCA SHOW IN PADUA
 
Three iconic Maserati cars on show at the Brand's stand:

the A6 1500, the 5000GT Allemano and the A6G-54 Allemano.

Alongside them, the Brand's present is represented by the new Maserati Ghibli GranSport MY18.

Modena, 26 October 2017 – Maserati is exhibiting at the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Show in Padua, Europe’s biggest classic and contemporary car and motorbike fair. The event, in its 34th edition this year, opens today and will welcome visitors until Sunday 29 October.

Maserati Classiche has chosen three cars for display on its stand in hall number 1 at the Show:

A6 1500. The A6 1500 was Maserati's first road model. The project originated in Modena in 1941 and the car's development continued even during the dark years of the Second World War, being officially launched at the Geneva International Motor Show in 1947. The car, featuring not only Pininfarina's design but also the major innovation of a round-section tubular chassis, was an immediate success with the specialist press and the public, encouraging Maserati to put it into production at once. However, the line was revised and the hidden headlamps were replaced with a conventional design with chromed surround. The “Extra Lusso” version was subsequently equipped with a more modern grille and larger side windows.

5000 GT Allemano. The 5000 GT was presented at the 1959 Turin Motor Show and was the undisputed queen of the event. The car, with coachwork by Touring, was nicknamed the "Shah of Persia"; only 3 of this variant were ever built, but they were sufficient to further reinforce Maserati's revered status on the world market. The following year, 1960, the 5000GT was presented at the Geneva Show with some revisions to its engine, which was made more "docile" for everyday use, while retaining impressive performances. As the partnership with Touring drew to an end, other illustrious coachbuilders joined the project: Pininfarina, Monterosa, Ghia, Frua, and Allemano, who eventually monopolised output, supplying Maserati with most of the bodies.

A6G-54 Allemano. The A6G-54 was another high-performance car with medium-sized engine used both in road version and in a more extreme variant destined for the racing scene. Top coachbuilders including Zagato, Frua and Allemano were commissioned to build bodies for the car. Zagato delivered coachwork of aggressive, functional design, hand-crafted with the details different on every unit supplied. Frua chose to adopt a high degree of personalisation of the two models (Coupé and Spyder), expressed in daring colour combinations. Allemano created elegant, streamlined cars, built to the meticulous standards expected of the most luxurious GT models.

 

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand
 

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand

Padua 2017 - Maserati A6 1500 by Pinin Farina
 

Padua 2017 - Maserati A6G-54 by Allemano

Padua 2017 - Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

As well as the three exclusive classic Maserati cars, the Brand is exhibiting a new Ghibli GranSport MY18, inspired by its great racing tradition. The new GranSport trim is designed to satisfy the demands of customers in search of a sportier personality in the high-end sedan segment. As well as the Full LED adaptive headlights, the GranSport's exterior is also characterised by Black Piano inserts on the front bumper (which also carries the “GranSport” name), side skirts coloured to match the car, blue inserts on both the Trident and the Saetta logos, Red brake callipers and 20" Urano diamond wheels.

For lovers of a sporty driving style, the cockpit has all-leather racing seats with 12-way electric adjustment and sport steering wheel. The GranSport's standard outfit is completed by the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel and the steel sport pedals. As an additional customisation, to underline the Ghibli's racing pedigree even more strongly, customers can opt for an optional carbon fibre exterior pack comprising rear-view mirrors, B- and C-pillar claddings and door handles for the basic trim, with the front and rear splitters added for the GranSport trim.

The new Ghibli MY18 is also available in the GranLusso trim, where the sophistication of the car's equipment is reflected in the use of exclusive materials and special contents, in the tradition of the finest Italian craftsmanship.

Representing the prestigious association with Bulgari, the Trident stand displays the two new Octo Maserati watch models, officially presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are exclusive watches specifically intended for owners of the Brand's cars; the spectacular dial (with retrograde minutes and jumping hours) resembles the rpm-counter of a Maserati, while the stitched leather strap recalls the upholstery.

A model of the new limited-edition collection of bicycles designed by Montante Cicli exclusively for Maserati will also be on show for visitors to admire. The project celebrates some of the most famous of all Maserati classic cars, with the creation of 4 models in vintage bike style, inspired by the 250s (1957), the 450s (1957), the 3500GT (1957) and, finally, the Maserati Ghibli (1967), the inspiration for the model on show.

Maserati Store is also present with a wealth of products, especially the “Maserati Classiche” line, inspired by the heritage car world, with the Brand's most iconic historic cars featuring in the patterns and patches which decorate the garments.

The “Maserati Classiche” department, which has curated the Brand’s participation at the Show, is an in-house entity entirely dedicated to classic Maserati cars and the promotion of the company’s immense historic heritage.

Maserati also recently introduced major product upgrades to all its models for the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, making the new MY18 range even more complete and sophisticated.

All Maserati models have been significantly upgraded with the addition of new, high-tech contents. For the first time, Maserati introduces Electric Power Steering (EPS), which enables the active functions of the new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, to provide a higher level of handling and comfort while retaining all the steering precision and "feel" typical of every Maserati.

The GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 models have also undergone major external restyling for even more superlative aerodynamics, while the interior upgrade includes the introduction of a new infotainment system.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
REGISTRO FOTOGRAFICO MASERATI STORICHE
 

Hi Maseratisti,

Thought you'd like to know how I've been progressing with my photographic register.

If you would like to make a contribution to my photographic register, please send photos and details to enricomaserati@btinternet.com. Thank you !

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Enrico.

 
 
 

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