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From Enrico in the UK
 
'AUTO ALBUM' ON EBAY.CO.UK
 

Just spotted this interesting item on eBay.co.uk.

It's a newspaper article known as the 'Auto Album' by Tad Burness' Auto Album, a nationally syndicated newspaper feature seen by millions since 1966, that transported readers to the autos of yesteryear. This edition featured an article on a 1957 Maserati by Tad Burgess.

 
©News America Syndicate 1987

1957 Maserati by Tad Burgess
 

And the accompanying text reads: "Sleek and sporty as this 1957 Maserati may appear, it wouldn't be practical in traffic without bumpers. But then this one was built as a sportscar and racer, so bumpers would simply have increased the wind resistance.

Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati are three long famous builders of Italian luxury cars, and because they have each produced so many different models and variations within those models, there is no "typical" example of each !

In the case of Maserati, the reader may think of a luxury touring sedan, as that is what Maserati has chiefly exported to the United States during the 1980s. In 1981, for example, the Maserati "Quattroporte" (four door) was sellling in America for over $50,000 and would go 125 mph in third gear. This was later joined by the Maserati two-door "Biturbo", priced just below $27,000.

Othere may remember some of the sportier vehicles Maserati was sending to the United States in the late 1970s, such as the Khamsin, the Merak, and the Bora.

Maserati's trident insignia was inspired by the traditional symbol of Bologna, Italy, the city where the Maserati originated in 1926. Company founder was the late Alfieri Maserati.

In addition to Ferrari and Lamborghini, other Italian cars sold in the United States in recent years include Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Fiat. The latter has been withdrawn for a time from the American market, but don't be surprised if it returns in the near future, as Fiat is Italy's greatest selling car and is doing OK elsewhere.

Maserati, over the years, has built cars with four cylinder engines,as well as straight-6, V-6, V-8, V12 and even V-16 engines ! The first Maserati V-16 was the mighty "Tipo V4" (don't let the model name fool you !), and though the multi cylindered powerhouse had a relitively small displacement for its 16 cylinders (just 221.4 cid), it boasted 305 hp at 5,500 RPM."

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
MASERATI GENESI PROJECT
 

This strikingly beautiful design may never go into production, But I for one hope it does !

Digitally penned by Italian artist Sergey Dvornytskyy, the Genesi Concept's looks take some influence from the Maserati Alfieri concept that had our mouths watering at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014.

Alas very little has been heard of that project since then, apart from a series of projected production dates which have come and gone.

It would be nice to see Maserati produce it as a successor to the fabulous MC12.

 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
©Sergey Dvornytskyy

Maserati Genesi Concept
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
GIOVANNI SOLDINI’S MASERATI MULTI70 OCEAN GOING FLYING TRIMARAN
SETS OFF FOR HAWAII ON TRANSPAC RACE
 

A light wind start – but fast trade wind sailing is not far away

07 July 2017 - Giovanni Soldini’s flying ocean racing trimaran, MaseratiMulti70, together with four other multihulls, crossed the start line of the 2017 Transpacific Race from Los Angeles, California to Honolulu, Hawaii off the Point Fermin headland at 13.30 local time yesterday (22.30 in Italy).

 
Joe Scarnici © Getty Images

Team Maserati Multi70
Joe Scarnici © Getty Images

Maserati Multi70 Transpac Race 2017
 

Ahead of Soldini and his handpicked six-man crew of skilled offshore sailors lies 2,225 miles of open ocean sailing before they reach the finish at the Diamond Head navigation buoy off Hawaii.

The light winds at the start penalized Maserati Multi70 and handed the advantage to their closest rivals, the two high-performance American trimarans, Phaedo3 and Mighty Merloe – neither of which are set up for foiling.

 
Joe Scarnici © Getty Images

Maserati Multi70 Transpac Race 2017
Joe Scarnici © Getty Images

Giovanni Soldini
 

Immediately after the start gun, Soldini’s men found themselves in the wind shadow of the two American boats but managed to tack into clear wind of around 8 – 10 knots and on a layline to the western tip of Catalina Island, some 35 miles away. Once around that point, the crew will look to turn their bows towards Hawaii.

“It will be hard in the beginning,” Soldini said before leaving the dock today. “When the wind is light, the other two are faster than us. Our goal is to stay as close as we can to avoid them getting too far ahead by the time we reach the trade winds.”

The trade winds for the course are forecast to be in the range of 13 – 16 knots, good conditions for Maserati Multi70 to take flight on its hydrofoil dagger boards.

Fans of MaseratiMulti70 can follow the boat’s progress on the team’s website here: maserati.soldini.it.

The challenge is supported by Maserati which, as main sponsor, gives the boat her name, while UnipolSai Assicurazioni is sponsor.

The official suppliers to the challenge are Ermenegildo Zegna for clothing and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. for hull enamels and paints.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Gareth in the UK
 
ITALIAN AUTO MOTO CLUB OXFORD
 

"Hi Enrico hope you and yours are well.

I have been the organiser of the Oxford Area meet for the Italian Auto moto Club for around four years and have built up a nice little monthly meet.

However I have failed to attract many Maserati owners to my meet so I appeal to you for help.

I realise that your site has a worldwide audience but I am assuming that most Maserati owners from Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties frequent your site fairly often so would it be possible for you to put a little mention for us in your enthusiasts section.

We have a monthly meet at The Boot Inn Barnard Gate near Eynsham, Oxon OX29 6XE every first Monday of the month between April and October.

The details can be found at the main site www.italianautomotoclub.co.uk which also has a Facebook page or on my area Facebook page which can be found by searching Italian auto moto Club Oxford Area Italian cars and bikes.

Alternatively I can be contacted directly at gdkerry@googlemail.com.

Many thanks in advance.

It would be great to see more Maseratis at the meet.

Kind Regards,

Gareth."

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
HIGHLIGHTS: MASERATI AT THE 2017 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
 

MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio made global dynamic debut in Supercar Run

Levante S featured in ‘First Glance’ class

70 years of Maserati Grand Tourers celebrated with rare historic display

04 July 2017 – Over the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, Maserati celebrated 70 years of making some of the world’s most acclaimed grand tourers with the global dynamic debut of the legendary GranTurismo coupé and the world premiere of the GranCabrio.

 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Crowds of automotive enthusiasts visited the Maserati stand in their thousands as they admired the refreshed GranTurismo and GranCabrio, alongside four vintage grand tourers – representing Maserati’s GT history. Completing the line up on the stand was the Maserati Levante SUV, Ghibli and Quattroporte.

The legendary GTs spanning 70 years displayed on the stand included:

A6 1500: the original GranTurismo model was launched at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show featuring a 1.5-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with 65hp under a revolutionary body designed by Pinin Farina.

3500 GT: the first “mass-produced” Maserati made its debut in 1957, the year Fangio took the F1 title in his 250F. Its aluminium body was designed by Touring around a 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine with 230hp.

Ghibli SS Coupé: named after a Saharan wind, the 1967 Ghibli was designed by Giugiaro and is considered one of the greatest Italian grand tourers. The Ghibli SS was introduced in 1970 with a larger, 4.9-litre V8 engine with 335hp.

3200GT: designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it returned the GranTurismo concept to its former glory in 1998. The predecessor of the current GranTurismo featured a Twin Turbo 3.2-litre V8 engine with 370hp.

Goodwood Moving Motor Show ticket holders on Thursday were offered the opportunity to enjoy a ride up the famous hillclimb with one of Maserati’s pro-drivers in the Levante SUV and Ghibli executive saloon.

Maserati was also present on the exclusive Cartier Style et Luxe lawn over the weekend, where classic cars are displayed before being judged on Sunday by a panel of experts. Amongst the cars represented in Class 5, Trident Tested - Intercontinental Maserati GT was the iconic 1953 Maserati A6GCS Pininfarina Berlinetta, a 1997 Maserati Khamsin as well as the class winning 1959 Maserati 3500 GT.

Elsewhere at Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Future Lab, the Maserati Ghibli was involved in a unique display with its “digital twin”. The display, courtesy of Siemens, demonstrated the digital-industrial innovation that is shaping the future.

 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Maserati at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
AN ITALIAN-SPANISH CREW TO RACE WITH GIOVANNI SOLDINI ON MASERATI MULTI70 FOR THE TRANSPAC RACE
 

The team is training in Los Angeles ahead of the multihull start on July 6

Modena 4 July 2017 - A skilled and experienced crew of Italian and Spanish sailors will race alongside renowned Italian offshore yachtsman Giovanni Soldini on the Maserati Multi70 trimaran in the Transpacific Yacht Race – a 2,225-mile open ocean race from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Six sailors will join Soldini aboard the Italian trimaran. Spaniards Carlos Hernandez and Oliver Herrera, and Italians Guido Broggi, Vittorio Bissaro, Francesco Malingri, will be joined by Italian industrialist John Elkann, who returns to the Maserati Multi70 crew.

 

Maserati Multi70

Maserati Multi70
 

“It takes a strong crew to race a boat like ours in a tough race like the Transpac,” Soldini said. “I’m confident we have the right people on board and we will do our best, as always”.

In a yacht racing career spanning 25 years Giovanni Soldini has racked up victories in many of the world’s most prestigious ocean races, including the Around Alone, Transat Jacques Vabre, OSTAR, and Quebec to Saint-Malo races.

Racing aboard the Maserati VOR70 monohull, he also set new reference times for the Cadiz to San Salvador route (2012), the New York to San Francisco Gold Route course, and the San Francisco to Shanghai Tea Clipper Route.

Guido Broggi has worked with Soldini since 1998, as both an on-shore ‘préparateur’ and a crew member on almost all of Soldini’s fully-crewed campaigns. An expert in high-performance yacht rigging, as the Maserati Multi70 boat captain, Broggi is responsible for keeping the boat’s complex systems working smoothly.

After a successful first outing in the RORC 600 Race earlier in the year, Italian multihull virtuoso Vittorio Bissaro returns to the Maserati Multi70 crew for the Transpac. As well as multiple multihull national and European championship titles, Bissaro finished fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 catamaran class. Aside from his obvious sailing prowess, a degree in aerospace engineering gives him a unique perspective on how to get the best out of Maserati Multi70’s hydrofoils and towering sail plan.

 

Maserati Multi70

Maserati Multi70
 

Spaniards Oliver Herrera and Carlos Hernandez are both in-demand sailors on the professional yacht racing circuit. A regular on the winner’s podium at top flight regattas around the Mediterranean, Herrera raced as bowman on board the Maserati VOR70 monohull and fulfils the same role on the Maserati Multi70 trimaran. Hernandez also raced with Soldini aboard the Maserati VOR70 and was part of the Spanish MAPFRE crew in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race around the world.

As well as his regular sailing duties, Francesco Malingri is also the team’s longstanding media man. Malingri has sailed around the world twice – the first time at the age of 13 with his family – and has raced in most of the world’s high profile yacht races.

A keen yachtsman, John Elkann is chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the group which owns the Maserati organisation. Elkann has sailed extensively with Soldini since 2009 and was on board the Maserati VOR70 for the 2012 Miami to New York record attempt, the 2013 Transpac Race and the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 race.

The crew recently arrived in Los Angeles aboard the Maserati Multi70 trimaran and this week will train on the water and make final preparations to the boat ahead of the Transpac multihull start on July 6.

The challenge is supported by Maserati which, as main sponsor, gives the boat her name, while UnipolSai Assicurazioni is sponsor.

The official suppliers to the challenge are Ermenegildo Zegna for clothing and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. for hull enamels and paints.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MY18 GRANTURISMO AND GRANCABRIO STAR AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
 

World debut for the restyled Maserati GranCabrio and European premiere for the GranTurismo at Goodwood Festival of Speed, on 29 June – 2 July 2017.

Maserati tells the story of “70 years of GranTurismo” by displaying a collection of iconic GT cars at the Maserati stand.

Modena, 29 June 2017 – Maserati has chosen the most prestigious car culture event in the world to unveil the MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The iconic four-seater coupé makes its European premiere two days after it was revealed at the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), while the GranCabrio makes its world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Maserati stand at Goodwood makes its mark this year by celebrating 70 years of GranTurismo. Alongside the newly introduced GranTurismo and GranCabrio, a collection of classic GT Maserati cars will tell the GranTurismo story to the public.

 

Maserati classics at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati GranCabrio Sport MY18 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

GranTurismo is a genuinely Italian car concept pioneered by Maserati and remains the purest expression of the Modena based marque. The following legendary Maserati GT models will be on display at Goodwood: A6 1500: the original GranTurismo model was launched at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show featuring a 1.5-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with 65hp under a revolutionary body designed by Pininfarina.

3500 GT: the first “mass-produced” Maserati made its debut in 1957, the year Fangio took the F1 title in his 250F. Its aluminium body was designed by Touring around a 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine with 230hp.

Ghibli SS Coupé: named after a Saharan wind, the 1967 Ghibli was designed by Giugiaro and is considered one of the greatest Italian grand tourers. The Ghibli SS was introduced in 1970 with a larger, 4.9-litre V8 engine with 335hp.

3200GT: designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it returned the GranTurismo concept to its former glory in 1998. The predecessor of the current GranTurismo featured a Twin Turbo 3.2-litre V8 engine with 370hp.

 

Maserati GranTurismo MC MY18 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017

Maserati GranTurismo MC MY18 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

The restyled and further refined GranTurismo and GranCabrio models will also take on the Goodwood Hillclimb to make their global dynamic debuts in the Supercar Run. The 1.16-mile uphill stage is considered to be the most iconic feature of the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Maserati runs starting today, 29 June, and continuing through to Sunday 2 July.

There will be two GranTurismo MC models at the Maserati stand, one in “Rosso Magma” with a black leather/Alcantara interior and one in “Grigio Lava” with “Rosso Corallo” leather upholstery. A GranCabrio Sport will be on display in “Blu Assoluto” with a “Bianco Pregiato” interior.

On display alongside the new GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the flagship Quattroporte Diesel in “Blu Passione”, the Ghibli Diesel executive sports sedan in “Rosso Energia” and the Levante Diesel in “Grigio Maratea”. The Levante S recently announced for right hand markets, will be at the “First Glance” paddock.

Alongside these iconic models, Maserati has collaborated with several renowned partners to craft the perfect GranTurismo experience of style, comfort and performance at Goodwood. As part of its partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has designed the GranTurismo owner’s watch Exclusive Edition and will unveil it at the Maserati lounge at Goodwood. Every Maserati customer who orders a MY18 GranTurismo or GranCabrio during the Festival of Speed will be presented with one of the exclusive watches.

Maserati will also begin its partnership with Caviar House & Prunier at Goodwood Festival of Speed. To celebrate, the renowned gastronomy brand will offer an exclusive Beluga Caviar tasting experience to Maserati guests throughout the event.

MY18 GRANTURISMO & GRANCABRIO

The GranTurismo is the latest Maserati designed by Pininfarina and since its launch in 2007 it has evolved into one of the most iconic GT cars ever built. The GranCabrio made its debut in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as a 2010 model. Both are considered to be the ultimate expression of Maserati’s passion, technology and craftsmanship and each one is unique in the supercar segment thanks to their timeless design and comfortable 4-seat interior.

Maserati has produced more than 37,000 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models in the historic factory of Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena and relaunches the two iconic models for 2018 with an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, refined interiors and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

 

The Maserati Stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
 

The streamlined range of each model comprises two distinct versions, the Sport and the MC. Both are equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine, which was hand-crafted by Ferrari in Maranello and produces 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm peak torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse.

The Maserati Design Centre team in Turin approached the MY18 restyling by treating the timeless Pininfarina design with utmost respect. The car’s new “sharknose” hexagonal grille is inspired by the Alfieri Concept and adds a three-dimensional effect to the frontal view. Together with the new, lower air ducts, the grille helps improve the airflow distribution and reduces aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranCabrio. The rear bumper has also been redesigned with an emphasis on the natural elegance of the iconic GT coupé and cabriolet, featuring a neater design with twofold layout for the Sport and MC versions.

The interior of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio offers unparalleled comfort for four adults thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated armrests. For 2018, the sumptuous interior features a new, high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen and refined ergonomics. The state-of-the art infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. The lower console is redesigned to accommodate a user-friendly, double rotary dial made of forged aluminium and the repositioned button cluster for the car’s driving modes. The new Maserati double dial clock at the centre of the dashboard and the Harman Kardon Premium Sound system are standard on both Sport and MC versions.

For more information on Maserati, visit: www.maserati.co.uk.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
GRANTURISMO MODEL YEAR 2018 MAKES ITS WORLD DEBUT IN NEW YORK
 

27th July 2017: Maserati reveals the restyled GranTurismo at New York Stock Exchange today.

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland will ring the closing bell of the NYSE at 4pm EST.

Modena, 27 June 2017 – Maserati has chosen the New York Stock Exchange as the venue to unveil the model year 2018 GranTurismo. With its restyled exterior in “Grigio Granito” colour and refined black leather interior, the GranTurismo MC (short for Maserati Corse) makes its world debut today at the Experience Square, right at the main entrance of the NYSE.

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland will ring the closing bell of the stock market at exactly 4:00pm EST (10:00 pm CET) today.

 

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland at New York Stock Exchange 2017

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland at New York Stock Exchange 2017
 

Maserati will line up its entire range next to the restyled GranTurismo MC in front of the New York Stock Exchange building: a black Ghibli SQ4 Nerissimo Edition with a black/red interior (an exclusive version for the US and Canada markets, which debuted in the New York Auto Show last April), a blue “Passione” Quattroporte GTS GranLusso with a Zegna Silk interior and a white 350hp Levante with a black/red interior, the first SUV in Maserati’s century-long history.

Alongside the modern Maserati cars, busy New Yorkers will have the unique opportunity to admire a sensational sports coupé representing Maserati’s racing heritage: the blue Maserati Tipo 151 – one of three ever built – that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1962.

 

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland at New York Stock Exchange 2017

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland at New York Stock Exchange 2017
 

MY18 GRANTURISMO: REFINED INSIDE OUT

GranTurismo is a genuinely Italian car concept pioneered by Maserati. The GranTurismo model is the latest Maserati designed by Pininfarina and since its launch in 2007 it has evolved into one of the most iconic GT cars ever built. The 4-seater coupé is considered the ultimate expression of Maserati’s passion, technology and craftsmanship and remains unique in the supercar segment thanks to its timeless design and comfortable 4-seat interior.

Maserati has produced more than 37,000 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models in the historic factory of Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena and relaunches the iconic model for 2018 with an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, refined interiors and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

 

Maserati GranTurismo MC MY18 at New York Stock Exchange

Maserati GranTurismo MC MY18 at New York Stock Exchange
 

The streamlined GranTurismo range comprises two well defined versions, the Sport and the MC – the latter on display in New York. Both versions are equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine, hand-built by Ferrari in Maranello and capable of producing 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse.

The Maserati Design Centre team in Turin approached the MY18 restyling by treating the timeless design with utmost respect. The car’s new ‘sharknose’ hexagonal grille is inspired by the Alfieri Concept and adds a three-dimensional effect to its frontal view.

Together with the new, lower air ducts, the grille helps improve the airflow distribution and reduce the aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32. The rear bumper has also been redesigned with an emphasis on the natural elegance of the iconic GT coupé and cabriolet, featuring a neater design with twofold layout for the Sport and MC versions.

The performance figures of the MY18 GranTurismo have been improved compared to the previous model year. The GranTurismo Sport accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 299km/h while the lighter MC version makes it to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 301km/h.

The interior of the GranTurismo offers unparalleled comfort for four adults, thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated headrests. The iconic Italian coupé is also available with Alcantara and leather upholstery.

For 2018, the GranTurismo features a new, high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen and Harman Kardon Premium Sound system. The state-of-the art infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions, while the redesigned central console accommodates a user-friendly, double rotary knob, made of forged aluminium. The button cluster for the car’s driving modes is repositioned on the lower central console, next to the gearshift lever.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI ROYAL CHARITY POLO TROPHY:
THE UK LEG OF THE MASERATI INTERNATIONAL POLO TOUR IN COLLABORATION WITH LA MARTINA.
 

Sunday 11 June 2017, Beaufort Polo Club: Today, the UK round of Maserati’s International Polo Tour saw a thrilling match for the second year running at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club.

 

HRH Duke of Cambridge in play
 

HH Maharaja of Jaipur and Narendra Singh
attend the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 at Beaufort Polo Club.
 

Playing in the match at the historic British ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team alongside England International star player, Malcolm Borwick, as well as Bruce Merivale-Austin and Henry Porter. His Royal Highness took part in the game in aid of the charities Child Bereavement UK and Fields in Trust, of which The Duke is Patron.

 

Malcolm Borwick

The Podium
 

Playing on the opposing Dhamani 1969 team was HH The Maharaja of Jaipur, Karan Thapar, Nina Clarkin and Olly Tuthill.

Today’s victory was secured by Dhamani 1969, whose powerful performance saw a final score of 7-6½. After an impressive showing, the Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was presented to Henry Porter.

 

The Parade

Ricky and Sheena Kothari with Levante
 

2017 is the fourth year Maserati and its polo apparel partner, La Martina, have hosted a global polo tour, with the UK match being the third of five matches on the calendar. The 2017 season spans nine months, covering two global continents.

 

Malcolm Borwick with Levante

Malcolm Borwick in play
 

To celebrate the prestigious tournament, La Martina has designed a luxurious and completely unique polo shirt worn by the Maserati Team players. Made from 100% pure Italian silk from the region of Como, only four of these shirts have been made– one for each player on the Maserati team.

 

Malcolm Borwick and HRH Duke of Cambridge in play

Levante with team line-up
 

Alongside the exclusive shirts worn by Team Maserati, La Martina has produced a special Beaufort Edition polo shirt which has been released to celebrate the UK leg of the Maserati Polo tour. The shirt features La Martina and Maserati logos embroidered in a Lurex thread, with a textured Union Jack flag printed in an iridescent gun metal effect on the front.

 

Levante at start of play

HRH Duke of Cambridge in play
 

Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe, commented: “We’re delighted to be back at Beaufort Polo Club for the second year, celebrating another thrilling leg in our annual International Polo Tour. The power and agility displayed in today’s match encapsulates the spirit of our cars; none more so than the Levante SUV which is the perfect partner in equestrian lifestyle.”

 

Kitty Spencer with Ghibli

Lady Violet Manners with Ghibli
 

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina Europe, commented: “We find it hard to describe the thrill we get from contributing to such a special tournament. Each leg represents an occasion to emphasise our passion for the sport and further strengthen La Martina’s roots, celebrating our closeness to home on account of the deep history we share with Britain.”

 

HRH Duke of Cambridge in play

Henry Porter in play
 

Showcased alongside the star-studded line-up of polo players was the entire Maserati line-up including Maserati’s newest model; the luxury Levante SUV.

The Maserati Polo Tour continues on 22 July with the start of the “46° Torneo Internacional de Polo” at the Santa Marìa Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain.

 

Andreea Panciuc with Ghibli
 

The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 can be followed on www.maseratipolo.com, where there will be access to photos, exclusive content and regular updates.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI: FINAL STAGE OF THE 2017 PARIS-MODENA FUNDRAISING TOUR
 

The Cycle Tour, which left Paris on 3 June, ended at the Maserati headquarters in Modena yesterday.

London, 8 June 2017 – The Paris-Modena fundraising tour organised by Maserati's French subsidiary ended yesterday at the headquarters of the famous Trident brand in viale Ciro Menotti, Modena.

The fourth edition of the Paris-Modena Tour started from Disneyland Paris on Saturday 3 June with 35 riders including several famous names such as Paul Belmondo, former F1 driver Ukyo Katayama, Italian national cycling team coach Davide Cassani, and former professional cyclists such as Miguel Indurain, Alessandro Ballan and Marco Velo. Participants also included former Spanish national basketball team captain Jose Miguel Antúnez, Italian alpine skiers Manuela and Manfred Moelgg, Maserati Japan General Manager Guido Giovannelli, and Matteo Panini, owner of the Panini Museum, which houses one of the world’s most important collections of historic Maserati cars.

 

Maserati: Final Stage of the 2017 Paris-Modena Fundraising Tour

Maserati: Final Stage of the 2017 Paris-Modena Fundraising Tour
 

With a route made up of five stages, with cycling sections alternated with sections covered by car, the group travelled across France, passing through Reims and stopping off at Tours sur Marne for a visit to the Laurent Perrier estate winery. On reaching Italy, the group stopped off at San Vigilio di Marebbe and then proceeded to Moena and Lake Como to reach Monza, where the riders were given a tour of the famous F1 circuit. The group then proceeded to Milan, where the participants received the hospitality of the Pirelli foundation.

The night of the fourth stage was spent at Milan’s Hotel Gallia Excelsior, and the next morning, after riding through Cremona and Brescello, the Tour reached Modena in time for lunch at Azienda Hombre.

 

Maserati: Final Stage of the 2017 Paris-Modena Fundraising Tour

Maserati: Final Stage of the 2017 Paris-Modena Fundraising Tour
 

The cyclists reached the finish line on 7 June at the historic headquarters of the ‘House of the Trident’, where the riders were welcomed by Giovanni Luise, Maserati CFO and Mike Biscoe, Chief Marketing Maserati Europe.

Continuing with past tradition, the initiative, which was created to support the Rêves charitable association (www.reves.fr), raised a total of 15,000 Euro this year. The money collected will be used to help fulfil the dreams of seriously ill children and improve their quality of life.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
PETROL POWERED LEVANTE S, THE MASERATI OF SUVS, NOW AVAILABLE IN UK
 

London, Friday 28 April 2017 – Maserati GB is pleased to announce the arrival of the petrol engine Levante SUV to the UK, joining the Diesel version which was launched last year.

 

The Levante S - The Maserati of SUVs
 

The Maserati Levante, the brand’s first luxury SUV, is now available in the UK with a V6, 430hp, 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol engine built by Ferrari that boasts a top speed of 164mph and 0– 62mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The petrol unit joins the V6, 275hp, 3.0-litre turbo diesel powertrain already available on the Levante in the UK. Featuring active air suspension as standard, which offers five varying ride heights, the Levante boasts the lowest centre of gravity in its class.

The Levante which features the intelligent Q4 AWD system as standard on all versions is the ideal complement to the existing Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market.

Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe commented: “Following the launch of the diesel-powered Levante in the UK, it became clear there is also a demand for the luxury SUV in a petrol-powered version. With the Levante now available in the UK with our V6, 430hp petrol engine, we can offer the performance synonymous with Maserati along with the great off-road capabilities and sophistication we designed when creating the Levante.”

The Levante S, will start at £ 70,755.00 OTR and can be further personalised with a wide range of optional equipment including a Zegna Mulberry Silk interior.

The Levante S will be available in the UK from September, with more information available at www.maserati.co.uk.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
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