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From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MC20 WINS THE "PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR" AT THE EUROPEAN PRODUCTS DESIGN AWARD 2021
 

Modena, September 15th 2021 ̵ The MC20 has received the award for "Product Design of the Year" 2021 from the European Product Design Award. The new Maserati super sports car also was honoured with "Top Design Winner" in Transportation/Auto/Truck/Mobile Home and "Winner" in Transportation/Other Transportation Design categories.

The European Product Design Award is a design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. Thousands of design projects from every corner of the globe are vetted and evaluated by the jury panel to select the most aesthetically exciting, functional, and innovative products.

 

Maserati MC20 wins 2021 Product Design of the Year
for the European Product Design Awards

Maserati MC20 wins 2021 Product Design of the Year
for the European Product Design Awards
 

Klaus Busse, Maserati Head of Design, said: "Our mission was to design a car that would be remembered in the future as the model that launched the Maserati New Era. And I think we've achieved our goal with MC20. We are honoured to receive this coveted accolade, which recognises the work of an entire team, who have made a whole̵hearted commitment to this unique project."

MC20, designed by the Centro Stile Maserati in Turin, is a mix of elegance and sporting prowess. The super sports car is a genuine masterpiece of style, the first of its kind, and the halo car with which the Brand inaugurated its new Era.

 

Maserati MC20 wins 2021 Product Design of the Year
for the European Product Design Awards

Maserati MC20 wins 2021 Product Design of the Year
for the European Product Design Awards
 

Maserati MC20 is innovative by nature, and every design detail is functional: the butterfly doors, for example, are not only stunningly beautiful, but they also improve the car's ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The new super sports car represents the pure form of speed, in true Maserati̵style: a work of sculptural engineering previewing the direction of the Brand's aesthetic future. In fact, the focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, refined aerodynamics and unmistakable lines that render it unique.

A car whose superb looks conceal an uncompromisingly sporty soul, with the new 630 hp V6 Nettuno engine that delivers 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in 2.88 seconds and a top speed over 326 km an hour. The patented engine was conceived, developed, designed and built entirely by Maserati, and uses a pre̵chamber combustion technology derived from Formula 1 engines.

Maserati MC20 super sports car is genuinely a 100% made in Italy car, developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab and built at the historic Modena plant.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI TO SHOWCASE MC20 AS PART OF INOVATIVE RETAIL EXPERIENCE AT SITU LIVE, WESTFIELD
 

14 September 2021 ̵ Maserati is set to be part of an exciting new retail experience opening at Europe's largest retail destination, Westfield London, in Autumn. Alongside other innovative consumer brands, Maserati will be the sole automotive brand at Situ Live.

Maserati's involvement in Situ Live marks a new approach to both physical as well as automotive retail experiences and has been designed to allow visitors the opportunity to connect in a more personal way than ever before.

Visitors to Maserati at Situ Live will be able to immerse themselves both physically and digitally in the brand at their own pace, alongside other like̵minded lifestyle brands.

Located on the first floor of Westfield in White City, West London, Maserati will launch the marque's retail space at Situ Live with the all̵new MC20 super sports car alongside a space dedicated to Fuoriserie, Maserati's distinctive personalisation programme.

The MC20 is powered by Maserati's own V6 engine, Nettuno, producing 630 HP, reaching 62mph in less than 2.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 200mph. Only making its UK dynamic debut earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, shoppers at Westfield will now be amongst the first to see and interact with the car up close and in the flesh.

Peter Charters, General Manager, Maserati North Europe says: "Being part of Situ Live is a really exciting step in Maserati's retail experience, it complements our existing retail network, and marks a unique way for a car brand to engage with audiences in a shared and immersive way.

Being alongside other like̵minded innovative brands, it felt only right that we should launch at Situ Live with our all̵new MC20 super sports car. Visitors to our highly engaging space will also be able to deep dive into our Fuoriserie personalisation experience, and over time will see our space evolve as we launch new Maserati models."

The MC20 is priced from £190,275 OTR, and is available to order through the Maserati dealer network.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MISTRAL "Best in Show" AT THE CONCORSO ITALIANO 2021
 

Maserati starred at the 36th edition of the international event for enthusiasts and connoisseurs held at the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course at Seaside, California.

 

Modena, 25 August 2021 ̵ The names of the winds are good luck charms for Maserati: in California, George and Bobbie Andreini's 1965 Mistral Spider has won the "Best in Show" class at the Concorso Italiano 2021.

 

1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
 

Vettura presentata nel 1964 offerta con tre diverse motororizzazione, tutte in sei cilindri in linea: 3485, 3694 e 4013 cm.

The Maserati convertible was a big draw at the beauty parade that every year attracts enthusiasts and connoisseurs from all over the world to the fine turf of the Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course at Seaside, during the event dedicated to Italian-built cars during Monterey Car Week.

 

Maserati Mistral

Maserati Mistral
 

The event also celebrated the 50th birthday of another iconic Maserati model: the Bora, the first road car with mid̵mounted rear engine in the Brand's over a century of history.

It was with Mistral, in 1963, that Maserati began the tradition of naming its cars after famous winds. This was followed by Ghibli, Bora, Merak and Khamsin. Not to mention, in 2016, Levante, the first SUV in the Trident's history. Now, once again, the name of a new model is borne by the wind, as Grecale is to be presented in November.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Werner in Germany
 
MASERATIDAY 2021
 

"Hello Enrico,

I hope you and your family are doing well in this crazy time? Fortunately, we share a passion for cars with the trident. This passion makes it easier for us to get through many problems.

And that's why Mathias Landau and I organized the MaseratiDay in Frankfurt (Germany) for the 7th time in August. After the corona-related break in 2020, Maseratisti came to the classic city of Frankfurt on August 1st with over 100 Maseratis. From the 3500 to the new MC 20, models from many eras were represented. It was a pleasure to experience such a meeting again after a long time. Here are some photos that our photographer Alexander Wissgott took.

Best Regards

Werner.

 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
 
©Alexander Wissgott

MaseratiDay 2021
©Alexander Wissgott

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From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MC20 DAZZLES ON PEBBLE BEACH CONCEPT
LAWN AS MONTEREY CAR WEEK RETURNS FOR 2021
 

Monterey, Calif., 16 August 2021 ̵ Maserati's MC20 made its Northern California debut this weekend during the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event, where the vehicle appeared before crowds of fans on the Concept Lawn. The MC20, marking a new era for the Trident brand, was greeted with adulation by VIP spectators who took in the sleek lines of the mid̵engine, two̵seater sports car.

The Pebble Beach Concept Lawn is considered one of the highlights of Monterey Car Week in California, and the MC20 was there to impress with eyes watching from all over the globe as the event returned for 2021. The Concept Lawn showcases forward thinking design and innovation, which was more than evident in the striking aerodynamics of the MC20. Boasting a top speed of over 326 km/h, the MC20 is the first Maserati with a carbon fiber monocoque and, weighing less than 1500 kg, the super sports car also features the powerful new Maserati Nettuno engine. The Nettuno engine is a V6 that incorporates F1̵derived technology to create an exceptional power̵to̵weight ratio and delivering 0̵100 km/h acceleration in 2.88 seconds.

The new Maserati MC20 is a car with racing DNA and a worthy successor to the legendary MC12. In fact, the MC in the name stands for "Maserati Corse", the Italian word for "racing". The 630 CV Nettuno engine ensures the racing heritage of Maserati is felt by the driver, and it is also a return to Maserati producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years. Built in Italy, the Maserati MC20 is 100% Made in Modena.

 

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021
 

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021
 

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021

MC20 at Pebble Beach 2021
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI GRECALE: The countdown begins

The name of the new model has been hoisted on the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran mainsail.

 

Modena, 5th August 2021 ̵ Maserati Grecale sets sail on the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: the name of the new SUV has been showcased and the countdown for its debut on the world stage has begun. This November, the spotlight will turn on as the new car is unveiled.

Once the new mainsail was hoisted and the name of Grecale appeared, Giovanni Soldini and his crew became standard-bearers of the next phase of the new era of Maserati. Just like the wind moves the sails and leads the trimaran to victory, it is once again a wind to carry a new model into the range.

 

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70
 

Naming cars after the most famous winds in the world is a tradition at Maserati. Starting in 1963, with the legendary Mistral, the brand followed this practice with the Ghibli, Bora, Merak and Khamsin. In 2016, the Brand's first SUV was named Levante. Now it's Grecale's turn, a strong north-east wind of the Mediterranean.

 

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70
 

Technological innovation, uncompromising performance, the desire to compete and win, this is what link Grecale and Maserati Multi 70, the "laboratory boat" on which the engineers of the Innovation Lab in Modena have transferred their know-how in aerodynamics and performance. The same values that guide the Maserati Family every day in developing all the new models of the brand.

 

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70

Maserati Grecale sets sail on Maserati Multi 70
 

In the next months, the Maserati Multi 70 will be engaged in various sporting adventures with its special mainsail dedicated to Grecale.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
UEFA EURO 2020
 

Congratulations to Italy for their success in the UEFA EURO 2020.
 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MC20 TO MAKES ITS UK DYNAMIC DEBUT
AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2021
 

London, 9 July 2021 ̵ Maserati's MC20 super sports car made its UK dynamic debut at Goodwood's 27th Festival of Speed, taking on the famous hill climb in the Supercar Run. Over the four̵day motoring event, taking place at Goodwood in West Sussex from 8 ̵ 11 July, Maserati MC20 has been put to the test on the 1.16 mile course.

 

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

The MC20 is the Trident brand's first mid̵engine two̵seater super sports car boasting a top speed of over 202mph, and is the first Maserati with a carbon fibre monocoque, meaning the whole car weighs in at a feather̵light 1500kg. Paired with its powerful F1-derived engine, this combination ensures an exceptional power to weight ratio, for a jaw̵dropping acceleration and top speed, achieving 0-62mph in 2.8 seconds. The Maserati Nettuno engine is on display alongside the MC20 in the Supercar Paddock.

 

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

The Ghibli Trofeo, in Nero Ribelle, Maserati's performance saloon, also made an appearance on the iconic hill climb as part of First Glance, showcasing its 580 hp V8 engine that can reach 62mph in 4.3 seconds.

 

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

For the remainder of the Festival, both the MC20 and the Ghibli Trofeo will be thrilling spectators twice a day on the Goodwood hill climb and will be on display in the Supercar Paddock and the First Glance Paddock respectively.

 

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati MC20 at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo at Goodwood Festival of Speed
 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MC20 TO MAKE DEBUT
AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
 

London, 2 July 2021 ̵ Maserati MC20, will be one of the headline appearances at this year's much-anticipated Festival of Speed, which is taking place at Goodwood in West Sussex from the 8th-11th of July.

Visitors to this year's Festival of Speed, a celebration of motorsport and car culture, will be able to see the MC20 make its UK dynamic debut in the Supercar Run, as it takes on the iconic hillclimb over the four day event. Renowned GT1 world champion in the MC12 and Maserati's test driver, Andrea Bertolini, will be showcasing the MC20 on the 1.16 mile hillclimb course.

 

Maserati MC20

Maserati Nettuno Engine
 

The MC20, which heralded the start of Maserati's new era, is a super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury. With its mid̵mounted 630 hp twin turbocharged V6 Nettuno engine, featuring Formula 1 derived technology, it can achieve 0-62mph in 2.88 seconds and a top speed of over 202mph. The innovative Nettuno engine will be on display next to the MC20 in the Supercar Paddock and available for enthusiasts to see up close.

MC20 was designed by the Centro Stile Maserati and developed by the Maserati Innovation Lab. The new super sports car is produced at the historic plant in Modena, it is 100% made in Italy and is a combination of elegance, sporting prowess and personality. As spectators will see, while the upper part of the super sports car is a sculptural masterpiece, complemented by the MC20's breathtaking butterfly doors, the lower section is where the technical components take control.

 

Maserati MC20

Maserati Nettuno Engine
 

The Ghibli Trofeo will also make an appearance at this year's Festival, and will be showcased in the First Glance Paddock, giving Festival of Speed visitors the opportunity to see Maserati's fastest saloon car ever up close and personal. With a 580 hp twin-turbo V8 engine and a top speed of 203mph, the Ghibli Trofeo's exhaust notes will make sure all eyes are on it.

Both the MC20 and the Ghibli Trofeo will be expected to thrill spectators twice a day on the Goodwood hillclimb and will be on display in the Supercar Paddock and the First Glance Paddock respectively.

For more information on the Maserati MC20, visit here.

For more information on the Maserati Ghibli Trofeo, visit here.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MEETS MASSIMO BOTTURA

Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Massimo Bottura: an explosion of creativity.

 

Modena, 1 July 2021 ̵ Tradition is an ingredient that drives us into the future. This idea brings together Maserati with Massimo Bottura, born and raised in Modena, Trident Brand Ambassador and protagonist of Italian cuisine, with a genius for taking the best of the past and bringing it into the future. Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Massimo Bottura, presented on 1st July, is the outcome of a partnership between the company and a chef, both originating from Italy's Emilia region and, both capable of reaching beyond all expectations. The car is the sum of this collaboration, an explosion of creativity, a rare display of freedom of expression and the visual impact of a life lived in vivid colours.

 

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura
 

Levante, the first Maserati SUV, is a car that accepts no boundaries, making it the ideal blank sheet for a powerful burst of energy. In the top̵of໭the̵range Trofeo trim, with a 580 horsepower V8 engine, it unites performance, fun to drive and speed. This Fuoriserie Edition's Blu Stradale exterior is painted with multi̵coloured splashes, also featured on the interior inserts, the central console and the dashboard, creating a Maserati that is an explosion of creativity from every point of view.

 

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura
 

In Massimo Bottura's imagination, the experience of driving off̵road, Levante's natural habitat, is like a work of action painting. Growing up in the Motor Valley, he loved racing through the Emilian countryside in vintage cars with his older brothers. At the end of these adventurous days, the cars' bodies were covered with splashes of mud, or "racing scars", as the chef affectionately calls them. Life is very similar in that each one of us is the protagonist of an adventure: we are transformed by experiences lived, shaped by encounters, moulded by victories and defeats, and contaminated by the vibrant colours of culture. In the end, while still remaining ourselves, we have also become something different. To remember the value of this lesson, after his off̵road races Massimo Bottura habitually did not wash the mud off the car for days.

 

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura
 

This special Levante Trofeo belongs to the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation program, with its various alternatives allowing customers to have a Maserati tailored to their tastes. The car is viewed as a garment, to be worn proudly on the world's roads in a gesture of self̵expression, and as a symbol of the concept of contemporary luxury.

Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank sheet of paper and the Brand offers a wide range of drawing tools and colours, leaving everything else to the inspiration of the customer, allowing them to take on the role of trendsetters and express their own, personal creativity

 

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura

Maserati meets Massimo Bottura
 

To help customers to find their way around the thousands of possible combinations, Maserati has created three basic collections as starting̵points: Corse, Unica and Futura. They are three clusters that express the brand's power and represent its values, uniting sportiness with elegance and innovation. The program offers a lavish set of contents on the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante range. New external paints and liveries, wheel and brake caliper colours, are now available for order, as well as specific cabin combinations with different stitching colour schemes and interior layouts. The new MC20 supercar can also be customised, characterising the exterior with a rich selection of colours and paintworks. The Fuoriserie collections are to be enriched and renewed over time, and the program also features the additional "Sartoria" level, for even more bespoke tailor made requirements.

Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Massimo Bottura, presented during Motor Valley Fest 2021 in Modena, embodies a concept of creativity that the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation program and Massimo Bottura share: the creativity to be open to experience, vulnerable to beauty, and willing to discover your true self through encounters with others along life’s journey.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI INTRODUCES THREE NEW TRIMS:
GT, MODENA AND TROFEO -
AVAILABLE FOR GHIBLI, QUATTROPORTE AND LEVANTE
 

Modena, 30 June 2021 ̵ Maserati introduces exclusive new trims for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante as part of the range's renewal for Model Year 22 (MY22).

The three new trims - GT, Modena and Trofeo - have been developed not only to fulfill all customers' demands and expectations, but also to fully express the different yet complementary souls of innovation, performance and design of the Maserati range

The Brand's DNA is expressed through unique trims created by the synergy between Centro Stile Maserati and the Product Development Team, with in̵depth research into dedicated materials, details and characterisations.

GT Trim. GT highlights Maserati's character, charm and elegance and embodies the Brand's more urban, minimal, and contemporary spirit, suitable for the dynamic and curious global citizens who are fashion̵conscious but with their own sophisticated, original style.

The Ghibli GT and Levante GT are equipped with a 330 hp 4̵cylinder mild hybrid powerplant. *

The Quattroporte GT, on the other hand, is powered by a 350 hp V6 engine.

On the exterior, this trim enhances the models in the range with chrome inserts, while the wheel rims in 18" (for Ghibli and Levante) or 19" (for Quattroporte) are in alloy. The interior look is completed by leather comfort seats with a Dark Mirror Trim for Ghibli GT, a radica trim for Quattroporte GT, and Levante GT features a Black Piano Trim.

 

Maserati Quattroporte GT MY22
 

Maserati Quattroporte GT MY22

Maserati Quattroporte GT MY22
 

Modena Trim. Modena is for customers who are sports enthusiasts as a means to enjoying their time and the context to the full. For people looking for a balance of innate elegance, dynamism and fun̵to̵drive.

Ghibli Modena and Levante Modena are equipped with the 350 hp V6 gasoline engine.

Modena S trims with 430 hp are also available for Ghibli and Levante.

Quattroporte Modena features the 430 hp V6 powerplant. **

The trim enhances the cars' athleticism through sport bumpers with Black Piano inserts and 20" alloy wheel rims. In the interior, every detail evokes the Brand's typical driving pleasure, with sporty wraparound leather seats and Black Piano Trim interiors for Levante and Quattroporte or Dark Mirror Trim interiors for Ghibli.

The Modena S trim features the Nerissimo Pack and red brake calipers.

 

Maserati Levante Modena MY22
 

Maserati Levante Modena MY22

Maserati Levante Modena MY22
 

Trofeo Trim. Trofeo represents the maximum performance of Maserati's personality: the focus is firmly on performance, without sacrificing comfort. This trim is the top of the range in terms of package and, above all, performance. This is thanks to the powerful 580 hp V8 Twin Turbo engine. A carbon fibre trim, 21" alloy wheel rims and red brake calipers complete the exterior. The interior is luxurious, with sport seats in full-grain "Pieno Fiore" natural leather.

Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante Trofeo move into an extreme dimension, even higher̵performing and faster, but always unquestionably elegant and safe.

In terms of styling, the exterior three new trims (GT, Modena and Trofeo) have the new Maserati logo (introduced with the launch of the MC20) on the bonnet, new Trident logo on the C pillar and updated rear lettering. The badges of the specific trim (with the names GT, Modena or Trofeo) will also appear just above the three iconic side air ducts. The interior also features the new Maserati lettering on the central screen and the new "Trofeo" logo on the headrests.

 

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo MY22
 

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo MY22

Maserati Ghibli Trofeo MY22
 

The GT, Modena and Trofeo trims for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante are available to order for MY22 from 1 July 2021.

* In the USA and in markets where Ghibli Hybrid and Levante Hybrid are not on sale, the GT trim is equipped with the 350 hp V6 engine.

** In the American market, Ghibli Modena, Quattroporte Modena and Levante Modena are equipped with the 430 hp V6 engine, and Levante is also available in the Modena S trim with 550 hp V8.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI AT THE MOTOR VALLEY FEST 2021

Locations, premières and events with the Trident Brand at Modena's open air festival.

From racing roots to a new future on the track with MC20.

 

Modena, 29 June 2021 ̵ Maserati will participate with premières, conferences and dynamic events at the third edition of the Motor Valley Fest, the great open air festival celebrating Italy'ss "sMotor Valley"s, to be held in Modena from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th July.

 

Maserati HQ Modena
 

The second edition due to be held as a live event, after the digital version in 2020, will take over the iconic locations and piazzas of the city in Italy's Emilia̵Romagna region that has been home to Maserati for over 80 years. Once again, the event celebrates the alliance between the Trident Brand, its native area, innovation and passion, factors that have always been central to the Brand and are still at the heart of its new Era.

Maserati's participation in the Motor Valley Fest will get under way at 09:00 hrs on 1 July at the city'ss Military Academy (Piazza Roma), with the traditional opening conference.

The opening ceremony will conclude with the global unveiling of a special Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition created exclusively with Massimo Bottura.

The Motor Valley Fest 2021 will also mark the start of the new Factory Tours, organised for enthusiasts who wish to visit the historic Modena plant, recently modernised to house the MC20 supercar production line, the new painting line and the innovative Engine Lab, which builds the Nettuno, the engine designed and developed by Maserati and covered by a patent 100% owned by the company itself.

The following is the detailed program of the events, round table discussions and dynamic tests in which Maserati will take part on the streets and in the squares of the city of Modena.

Corollary events and round table discussions

The Brand's values of innovation, passion and design will again be in the spotlight at the Motor Valley Fest, with a series of specific talks and events. Maserati's experts will be participating in the following round table discussions:

Thursday 1 July | 11:00 - 12:30 hrs | Military Academy Motor Valley Top Table featuring Francesco Tonon, Head of Product Planning, Maserati FuoriSerie & Maserati Classiche

Friday 2 July | 09:00 - 09:45 hrs | Law Faculty - Via S. Geminiano, 3 "Sustainability and Electrics" featuring Davide Danesin, Maserati GT Line Program Executive

Friday 2 July | 11:00 - 11:45 hrs | Law Faculty - Via S. Geminiano, 3 "Social changes: how consumers change ?" featuring Paolo Tubito, Maserati CMO

Friday 2 July | 14:00 - 14:45 hrs | Law Faculty - Via S. Geminiano, 3 "Design" featuring Klauss Busse, Maserati Head of Design

Friday 2 July | 16:15 - 17:00 hrs | Law Faculty - Via S. Geminiano, 3 "Heritage" featuring Enrico Billi, Maserati Head of Product Management & Go̵To̵Market

Friday 2 July | 16:30 - 17:00 hrs | Law Faculty - Via S. Geminiano, 3 "Maserati Talent Talk", a 40̵minute presentation of the company and its key professionals and a 15̵minute question and answer session with students. Featuring Marco Magnanini ̵ Maserati Global Brand Manager.

Modena's Old Town Centre provides an open air stage

Ghibli Hybrid, the Brand"s first electrified car, will be on show in the Courtyard of the Military Academy, while Piazza Roma is the backdrop for an original display in the colours of the Italian flag, created in the bodywork of the MC20 (in Bianco Audace colour), Quattroporte Trofeo (green) and Ghibli Trofeo (red), the most extreme, powerful trims of the Maserati sedans.

Dynamic event in the Novi Sad Park area

On Friday 2 July, the Novi Sad Park will become an arena, where two MC20 supercars, one dark blue and one white, will be put through their paces from 11:30 and at 15:45 hrs, highlighting the stunning performance of the Nettuno engine on the straights and corners of a new temporary city-centre circuit certified by ACI Sport, called the "Motor Valley Arena".

Maserati Modena plant Factory Tour

Coinciding with the Motor Valley Fest, Maserati reopens the doors of its history plant on Viale Ciro Menotti, recently modernised and dedicated solely to the production of the new MC20 super sports car.

 

Maserati: Before canopy assembly monocoque and frames

Maserati: Butterfly doors assembly
 

Maserati: Paintshop blowing cab

Maserati: Metrology area component scanning
 

The Modena plant is a magical location that combines the Brand's "made in Italy" DNA and its Heritage with an irrepressible drive towards the future and innovation: the plant has been updated with production, engine assembly and painting facilities to house the production of the MC20 and its future electric version.

From Thursday 1 July the plant will be open for tours from 09.00 to 17:30 hrs, offering a first̵hand view of how an icon is born; booking is required at motorvalley.it/partner/maserati̵automobili.

The public will also be able to visit the Showroom, which during the Motor Valley Fest will host an installation dedicated to the Maserati 250F, the Formula 1 single̵seater that carried Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in the 1954 and 1957 F1 world championships. Also on show will be the Quattroporte Fuoriserie Unica One̵Off car built to represent and identify the Unica collection of Maserati's customisation program.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MEETS FRAGMENT

Ghibli Operanera and Ghibli Operabianca, a Special Edition originated from the partnership between Maserati and street culture pioneer Hiroshi Fujiwara.

From racing roots to a new future on the track with MC20.

 

Tokyo, 24 June 2021 ̵ Maserati and Hiroshi Fujiwara, the Japanese godfather of street culture, come together for a partnership that crosses geographical and disciplinary borders into the unexplored territories of audacity, in a realm beyond which music is embodied in the form of a car and rule̵breaking is allowed. Born from this collaboration and presented in an exclusive global première in Tokyo, an artwork in the form of a melodic duet, Operanera and Operabianca, two contrasting evocations of a Special Edition of the Maserati Ghibli.

 

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring
 

The partnership is fruit of the capabilities of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation program, which permits customers to create their own Maserati, tailored to their unique tastes. The car is more than a simple object, it becomes a tailor̵made garment, to be proudly worn on the road and along the streets of the world as an extension of oneself, and a symbol of contemporary luxury. Hiroshi Fujiwara is a revered trendsetter, a maverick. Pioneer of the streetwear culture of Tokyo in the 1980s, he was one of the first DJs to import hip hop into the Land of the Rising Sun, and as a producer and musician he has worked with international recording stars. As a visual artist he specialises in expressing aspects of an urban atmosphere. Like Maserati, he has the ability to break down barriers and be audacious. In the spirit of 'itanji' which means 'non-conformist' two audacious brands have come together uniting Italian design and Japanese perfection to generate an unexpected limited edition car.

 

Fragment Meets Maserati Capsule Collection

Fragmen _Meets Maserati Capsule Collection
 

Maserati's style and Hiroshi Fuijwara's character share a universal recognisability. Today, the encounter between the visual codes of Maserati and the street style of Hiroshi's brand, Fragment, gives birth to a creative partnership which is a duet in the truest sense of the term: Maserati meets Fragment.

 

Maserati Meets Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara

Maserati Meets Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara
 

A song on wheels, based on the Ghibli sports saloon in GranLusso trim and created in two exclusive looks. A total of 175 cars for global distribution: Ghibli Operanera and Ghibli Operabianca. They are a bitonal duo, one in a glossy/opaque black and the other in glossy white and opaque black.

 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

The uniformity of colour applies not only to the exteriors but also to the body̵colour wheels and door handles. The interiors, on the other hand, are in premium leather and Alcantara, with contrasting silver inserts for the vertical stitching and the Trident on the headrests. The seat belts are dark blue. The front grille is the iconic detail of this partnership: Fujiwara's metropolitan style is reflected in a specific grille and in the logo, adapted uniquely for this edition. To complete the exteriors, Ghibli Operanera and Ghibli Operabianca are fitted with 20" Urano matte black wheels and a specific badge with the Fragment logo on the C pillar.

 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

Last but not least, the code M157110519FRG appears underneath the three iconic side air ducts. This alphanumeric tag seals the partnership: the first four characters are the Ghibli ID code, the next six numbers record the date of the first meeting (5 November 2019) between Hiroshi and the Centro Stile Maserati, and the final three letters are the acronym of Fragment.

 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

The launch of the car is accompanied by a capsule collection in limited quantities that will be available via the official Maserati channels. Iconic items designed in association with Hiroshi Fujiwara in the same unconventional spirit as the car itself.

 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition

Maserati Meets Fragment Ghibli Special Edition
 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI TIPO 61:
the 60th anniversary of its triumph at the Nürburgring

An anniversary to remind us that good sporting DNA will always be victorious.

From racing roots to a new future on the track with MC20.

 

Modena, 28 May 2021 ̵ On 28th May, Maserati celebrates a significant anniversary; exactly 60 years ago, the Tipo 61 achieved an amazing victory at the seventh edition of the Nürburgring 1,000 kilometres, the great endurance classic held at the Nordschleife in Germany which reached the height of its splendour and popularity in those very years.

 

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring
 

With this success, the Maserati Tipo 61 driven by Masten Gregory and Lloyd Casner recorded a memorable double, winning again just one year after the victory achieved in 1960, with Stirling Moss at the wheel alongside Dan Gurney.

The cars were customised with white and blue paintwork, the colours which inspired the Maserati MC12 Stradale, as a tribute to these victories. This supercar, which dominated the early 2000s, recently handed over the torch to the new MC20, renewing the racing spirit that has always been integral to Maserati's DNA, and which is preparing the way for the Trident's motorsports comeback.

 

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring
 

The Tipo 61 was the best known of the series of five models designed by Giulio Alfieri, nicknamed "Birdcage" for its unusual chassis, an intricate structure containing about 200 tubes, combined in a complex assembly that resembled a birdcage. This construction method provided a more rigid chassis that was also lighter than the other racing cars of the time, making this two-seater barchetta the ultimate and best solution for front̵engined, rear̵wheel drive racers.

Maserati began building the Tipo 60 in March 1959, but by November of the same year it was already being transformed into the Tipo 61, to comply with the technical regulations required to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The displacement of the four̵cylinder engine was modified to 2,900 cc, while its power output became 250 hp at 7,000 rpm. Otherwise, the car retained the layout and solutions already adopted for the Tipo 60. Moreover, its weight increased from 570 to 600 kg and its top speed from 270 to 285 km/h.

In spite of its massive power output, fuel consumption was still fairly low, and this was vital in endurance races, where the Tipo 61 was able to reduce the number of refuelling stops.

 

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring

Maserati Tipo 61 at Nürburgring
 

In just three years of production, from 1959 to 1961, the Tipo 60 and the Tipo 61 reigned supreme on the international racing scene, with power and speed that led to a series of extraordinary wins, continuing the victorious tradition of Maserati which now, at the start of its new Era, is once again planning a future in motorsports, under the banner of the MC20.

Key technical features of the Tipo 60 - Tipo 61:

Engine: vertical straight four
Displacement: 1,990 cc - 2,890 cc
Power output: 200 - 250 hp
Gearbox: Mechanical five speed + reverse en-bloc with the differential casing
Chassis: birdcage
Weight: 570 kg - 600 kg
Top speed: 270 km/h - 285 km/h

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERAT MULTI 70 and GIOVANNI SOLDINI CONQUER THE RECORD ON THE FASTNET ORIGINAL COURSE

Triple victory for the Italian trimaran in the English Channel

595 miles in 23 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds

 

Modena, May 09th 2021 ̵ Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini crossed the finish line of the Fastnet original course on May 8th at 19:14:11 GMT (21:14:11 Italian time), conquering a new record: 595 miles from Cowes to Plymouth in 23 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds, with an average speed of 24,94 knots. The previous time, 25 hours, 4 minutes and 18 seconds, with an average speed of 23,73 knots, was set by Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay only a month ago.

 

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini
conquer the record on the Fastnet original course

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini
conquer the record on the Fastnet original course
 

The Italian trimaran crossed the starting line off Cowes on May 7th at 19:22:55 GMT heading west. The first part in the Solent was slow, but shortly after the wind got stronger. Soldini said: "It was tough, sailing to Lizard Point the wind was very strong: we sailed with average speeds of 34/35 knots for a few hours and it was great. From there we sailed on a beam reach to the Fastnet with 25/30 knots of wind. This morning we passed the Fastnet and while we were sailing back towards the finish line we caught some unexpected light winds, but we built up a nice advantage during the night. We're very happy, this window was not perfect, but we wanted to try anyway and we did it!"

It's a triple victory for Soldini and his crew, who are closing the record season in the English Channel with a rich haul. The Italian Team arrived in Cherbourg, north of France, on April 11th, ready to set sail whenever ideal weather windows arrived and, in just four weeks, they were able to conquer all three records they had their eyes on: from Plymouth to La Rochelle (12 hours, 15 minutes, 21 seconds), from Cowes to Dinard (4 hours, 30 minutes, 49 seconds) and the Fastnet Original Course (23 hours, 51 minutes, 16 seconds).

For this record, 5 skilled sailors raced aboard the trimaran alongside Giovanni Soldini: among them, for the first time aboard Maserati Multi 70, was Gerardo Siciliano, who was already part of Soldini's crew on ORMA60 TIM and part of Luna Rossa's team. With them also Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez and Matteo Soldini.

With three new records, Maserati Multi 70 proves itself as "laboratory boat" devoted to innovation, on which the engineers from the Maserati Innovation Lab of Modena work hand in hand with Giovanni Soldini's Team to closely analyse the trimaran's performances to find avant̵garde solutions to reach even higher speeds. Soldini commented: "We took advantage of this record attempt to test a new rudder that we studied and developed in the past few months, and it turned out to be fantastic!"

The same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance was applied by the Maserati's engineers on the new MC20 halo car, that shares with Maserati Multi 70 the vocation to sports performance with no compromise: just in these days the International Driving Experience is happening, with the super sports car driving on road and on track, while the trimaran sets sail towards the Mediterranean, from where the Team will prepare for the next races planned for the summer.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
CLASSIC ADDITIONS
 
 

"Dear Maseratisti,

When I started my business back in 1966, deals were often done on a handshake or by word of mouth. Alas the same cannot be said of today, so it was a refreshing change when I recently dealt with Classic Additions.

In October 2020, I ordered and paid for an interior cover for my son's classic car. He decided to wait to cover his car until circumstances arose when he could give his car a deep clean before fitting the cover.

Due to the circumstances of today, he was unable to clean his car until March this year (2021), some five months after the delivery of the cover. Having washed and polished his car he returned it to the garage and fitted his new cover. Alas the cover was too small as the cover was suitable for a saloon, and not for an estate car as I had ordered.

I immediately contacted Classic Additions explaining the circumstances that had led to our discovery of the fault, (please bear in mind that this is some five months after purchase), and ensured them that the cover had not been used prior to our our discovery.

I am delighted to tell you that Classic Additions were very understanding, apologised for their mistake and have now exchanged the unsuitable cover for one large enough to cover his car.

It's a great pity that there aren't many companies around like Classic Additions !

By the way they make great interior and exterior car coves !

Enrico."

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI F TRIBUTO SPECIAL EDITION

Maserati commemorates Fangio's victories in the 250F with a special edition:

 

Modena, 23 April 2021 ̵ Motorsports in its genes, power rooted in the spirit of pure competition, unprecedented wins and unrivalled achievements, Maserati celebrates its racing past with F Tributo Special Edition.

 

Maserati F Tributo Range
 

Maserati's racing debut was exactly 95 years ago; it was on 25 April 1926 that the first racing car to bear the Trident on its bonnet, the Tipo26, won the 1,500 cc class at the Targa Florio with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.

28 years later, on 17 January 1954, Maserati made its debut in F1 and entered the pinnacle of world motorsports with the 250F driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. An iconic partnership, crowned by many victories, which Maserati is commemorating today in a fitting tribute.

 

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli

Maserati F Tributo Levante
 

The Brand's history in competition and its connection with the racing world inspired the new F Tributo Special Edition, which received its world premiere at Shanghai Auto Show 2021.

F for Fangio, the driver who made his mark on an Era. Tributo, in clear homage to the glorious victories of the past.

The special series is available on Ghibli and Levante in two exclusive colours ̵ Rosso Tributo and Azzurro Tributo ̵ and evokes Maserati's audacious spirit in this sporty version alluring in both looks and details.

 

Maserati Ghibli F Tributo Special Edition
 

Maserati_Ghibli_F_Tributo_Special_Edition-01a The reference to the glorious past is obvious even from the exterior. Red is the colour of Italian motorsports, and historically Maserati cars always raced in paintwork of this hue, which represented Italy in motor racing in the early years of the last century.

The bright, vibrant blue of Azzurro Tributo, on the other hand, reminds us that blue is one of the colours (together with yellow) of the City of Modena, the Brand's historic home.

There are further references to Fangio's 250F, which had a distinctive red and yellow livery, in the yellow brake calipers and the wheel trims.

To complete the exterior look, Levante F Tributo is fitted with Anteo 21" wheels in Black and Ghibli F Tributo with 21" Titano wheels in glossy black. There is a specific badge in glossy black on the wheel arch and the trident logo in body colour on the C̵pillar.

Finally, the shades of the exterior details are reflected on the interior in the red or yellow stitching combined with the Black full-grain "Pieno Fiore" leather.

 

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli
 

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli
 

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli

Maserati F Tributo Ghibli
 

Maserati F Tributo Levante

Maserati F Tributo Levante
 

Maserati F Tributo Levante

Maserati F Tributo Levante
 

Maserati F Tributo Levante

Maserati F Tributo Levante
 

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 !

Regards,

Enrico.

 
 
 

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