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From Newspress in the UK
 
SEVEN ICONIC CARS TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS OF MASERATI GT MODELS
AS MY18 MASERATI GRANTURISMO AND GRANCABRIO ARRIVE IN UK
 
Restyled MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio are now available in the UK

GranTurismo starts at £94,285 OTR, while GranCabrio is priced from £108,340 OTR

Maserati celebrates 70 years of GranTurismo, with seven iconic images from seven decades of GT

27 September 2017 – Luxury Italian automotive manufacturer, Maserati, sees the eagerly anticipated MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio arrive in the UK, with prices starting from £94,285 OTR.

 

Maserati GranCabrio Sport MY18 and GranTurismo MC MY18

Maserati GranCabrio Sport MY18
 

To celebrate the latest GranTurismo and GranCabrio, Maserati looks back at 70 years of Maserati GTs with seven iconic Maserati cars:

 

Maserati A6 1500 (1947)
 

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.

 

Maserati 3500 GT (1957)
 

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.

 

Maserati 5000GT (1959)
 

The object of desire. This Maserati GT was produced purely to meet the desires of the Shah of Persia, who wanted a more exclusive version of the 3500 GT. With a potent V8 engine, the 5000GT was famous for its performance and exclusivity.

 

Maserati Ghibli SS Coupe (1970)
 

In 1967 Maserati added a sports coupe to their line-up, named after a Saharan wind and designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who was seen as a challenger to the establishment. The Ghibli SS was introduced in 1970 with a larger, 4.9-litre V8 engine with 335hp.

 

Maserati Khamsin (1974)
 

The successor to the Ghibli and named after a desert wind, was designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone. Pure 1970s Italian exotica featuring a 4.9-litre V8 engine with 320hp.

 

Maserati 3200GT (1998)
 

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

 

Maserati GranTurismo (2017)
 

The original GranTurismo was designed by Pininfarina, debuted in 2007 and was joined by the GranCabrio in 2010. Both cars have now been restyled to reflect the pioneering spirit of the original GranTurismo concept, a thrilling pairing of race car derived performance with uncompromising luxury.

GranTurismo is at the heart of every single Maserati. The original concept was enticingly simple; It involved fitting a sophisticated race car engine into a luxurious, handcrafted saloon. Seamlessly combining these two worlds was, of course, far from simple. Yet it is exactly what Maserati did in 1947 with the A6 1500. Styled by Pininfarina, such power had never been so beautifully packaged and delivered – opening up all kinds of new, long-distance possibilities.

Today’s GranTurismo models are direct descendants of this breakthrough innovation. They embody the irresistible allure of exotic Italian style thanks to the Maserati Design Centre team restyling the MY18 models with the timeless Pininfarina design in mind, combined with hard-edged, race-bred performance.

Peter Denton, Region Manager, Maserati North Europe commented: “As Grand Tourer pioneers, Maserati has produced some of the most iconic GTs over the past 70 years as these seven iconic classics demonstrate. The latest GranTurismo and GranCabrio are no exception, offering an empowering combination of race-bred power and grand touring luxury.”

Available in two highly specified Sport and MC trim levels, the GranTurismo and GranCabrio both feature a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. Developed jointly by Ferrari and Maserati and hand-crafted by Ferrari in Maranello, the engine produces 460hp at 7,000rpm, 520Nm peak torque at 4,750rpm and with the unique cross-plane crankshaft, provides unrivalled throttle response, free-revving characteristics and the thrilling Maserati signature sound.

The GranTurismo starts at £94,285 OTR and the GranCabrio is priced from £108,340 OTR.

For more information visit www.maserati.co.uk.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI REVEALS NEW GHIBLI AND PRESENTS
LEVANTE, QUATTROPORTE, GRANTURISMO AND GRANCABRIO MY18 AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW
 
Maserati presents its most complete line-up ever in Frankfurt, introducing the restyled new Ghibli and the Levante MY18 in new GranLusso and GranSport trims.

  • New Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte MY18 ultimately refined with significant high-tech contents.

  • GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 with exterior restyling and interior upgrades.

    Modena, 12 September 2017 – Maserati presents its most complete and ultimately upgraded product portfolio at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt. Starting from the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.

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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati Stand

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati Stand
     

    The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power upgraded 3.0L V6 petrol engines and with the new, performance enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

     

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati Stand

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati Stand
     

    For the first time Maserati introduces Electric Power Steering (EPS), enabling new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions. EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on both Maserati sedans, as well as on the Levante MY18, providing better handling and comfort, while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel that is typical to every Maserati.

    The iconic GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 have been elegantly restyled for improved aerodynamic performance, while featuring an upgraded interior with brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.

    TWO SOULS OF GHIBLI

    The new Ghibli sports sedan - the best-selling vehicle in the history of Maserati with over 70,000 cars delivered in 70 countries since 2013 – makes its European Premiere at IAA Cars 2017 featuring a significant exterior restyling and a rich array of hi-tech contents. Two new distinctive trims, GranLusso and GranSport, have been included in the model range, following a strategy inaugurated by the Quattroporte in 2016. Each trim uses its own voice to bring out the elegance and sporty performance unique to Maserati.

     

    Frankfurt Motor Show - Maserati New Ghibli Diesel GranLusso MY18

    Frankfurt Motor Show - Maserati New Ghibli S Q4 GranSport MY18
     

    The Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and a luxurious interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s racing heritage displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents. The Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport are available for all powertrain versions and feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free Matrix high-beam, a first for Maserati.

    The Maserati Design Centre in Turin has given a clear identity to each of the newly-introduced trims, primarily by restyling the front and rear bumpers. These aerodynamically optimised changes accentuate the original’s sporty yet luxurious style. The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7%, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31.

    The top-range Ghibli S and S Q4 versions now deliver 430 hp and 580 Nm peak torque, 20 hp and 30 Nm more than the previous model year. The increased power output gives the Maserati sedan a top speed of 286 km/h and even better acceleration. The new Ghibli S accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, while the Ghibli S Q4, with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.7 seconds (MY17 respectively in 5.0 and 4.8 seconds).

    The new Ghibli has adopted the Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), which helps to prevent vehicle instability, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more thrilling performance.

    The introduction of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) is another first for Maserati. This improves the car’s handling and comfort, better supports the driving modes and enables the newly-introduced active functions of the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), while retaining the classically Maserati razor-sharp steering feel.

    The new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are available as an option in the Ghibli. In addition to the existing features, they now include active functions like Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR, based on Mobileye technology).

    Faithful to its DNA, the new Ghibli range offers unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a stylish yet comfortable driving experience.

    THE MASERATI OF SUVs

    In 2016, the launch of the Levante, the first ever SUV in the over 100-year history of Maserati, was a turning point for the Trident, introducing it into the world’s largest luxury segment. At IAA Cars 2017, Maserati presents the Levante MY18 that has adopted a new range strategy with two distinct new trims: the luxury-orientated GranLusso and the red-blooded GranSport.

     

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati Levante S Q4 GranSport
     

    The Maserati of SUVs was engineered to excite the sport-focused drivers by making extensive use of lightweight materials, as well as boasting an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and the segment’s lowest centre of gravity. These features delivered unparalleled agility in the high-end SUV class as well as remarkable comfort on rough roads and great handling on low-grip surfaces.

    The Levante MY18 has also adopted Electric Power Steering (EPS) that provides an even more thrilling driving experience – both on- and off-road. EPS enables an enhanced Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) package, which includes new active functions such as Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

    ULTIMATELY REFINED QUATTROPORTE

    The Quattroporte MY18 makes its debut in Frankfurt with significant upgrades and new high-tech contents, aiming to carry on its success story for the years to come. The headlights have adopted Adaptive full LED technology that provides remarkably better visibility, cooler light, glare-free high beam functionality and double extended lamp life.

    The Quattroporte MY18 retains its top status in the high-end saloon segment featuring power upgraded 3.0L V6 petrol engines, the new Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) that enables active ADAS like Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

    In terms of outright performance, the Quattroporte S & S Q4 are further improved, delivering now 430 hp power output and 580 Nm peak torque, respectively 20 hp and 30 Nm more than in the previous model year. The increased power output grants the Maserati flagship sedan a top speed of 288 km/h and even better acceleration. The Quattroporte S accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.0”, while the Quattroporte S Q4, with the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.8” for the same sprint (MY17 respectively in 5.1 and 4.9 seconds).

    ICONIC GRANTURISMO AND GRANCABRIO

    The brand-defining GranTurismo and GranCabrio models have received a substantial refresh for MY18, introducing an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, improved ergonomics and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

    The timeless Pininfarina design was treated with the utmost respect by the Maserati Design Centre in the restyling process, benefiting the aerodynamic efficiency of the four-seater coupe and cabriolet. As a result, the aerodynamic drag has been reduced from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranCabrio.

     

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati GranTurismo MC

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 - Maserati GranCabrio Sport
     

    The streamlined range of each model comprises two distinct versions, Sport and MC, both equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7L V8 engine, producing 460 hp, 520 Nm peak torque and breathtaking Maserati-signature sound.

    The interior of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio offers unparalleled comfort for four adults thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated headrests. 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 combined with standard Harman Kardon Premium Sound system and the interior features a redesigned lower console accommodating a user-friendly double rotary knob.

    OCTO MASERATI GRANLUSSO AND GRANSPORT BY BULGARI

    Continuing its prestigious partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models and reveals them officially at IAA Cars 2017. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are firmly focused on exclusivity and reserved for Maserati owners.

     

    Octo Maserati GranSport by Bulgari

    Octo Maserati GranSport by Bulgari
     

    They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hours displays with a spectacular dial effect intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati, along with topstitched leather strap reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.

    MASERATI CAPSULE COLLECTION BY ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

    Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna are pleased to present at Frankfurt Motor Show the new Maserati Capsule Collection inspired by the GranLusso trim, featuring a dedicated Ermenegildo Zegna fabric, now available for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models.

     

    Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna
     

    The sophisticated collection of travel-oriented clothing in microfabrics with micro nubuck details, together with the luxurious personal leather bags and accessories, are tangible representations of the craftsmanship and elegance that characterize the two Made in Italy brands. The collection also demonstrates another concrete result of the long-term partnership that was inaugurated in 2013.

    FINANCIAL SERVICES

    FCA Bank is a financial institution engaging mainly in car financing, with the objective of meeting all Maserati clients’ mobility requirements.

    The bank operates on the main European markets with a sole mission: supporting the sales of prestigious European brands with innovative financial loan and leasing programmes completed with high added value services specifically designed for the sale networks, for private customers and corporate fleets.

    Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

     
     
     
     
     
    From Newspress in the UK
     
    MASERATI HIGHLIGHTS AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2017
     

    11 September 2017 - This weekend, Maserati’s spirits were high at the glamorous Goodwood Revival as the iconic marque celebrated 70 years of the Maserati GT and 60 years since Maserati’s Formula 1 World Championship win with the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio.

     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Maserati celebrated 70 years of the GT together with its contemporary range in Goodwood’s art deco Earls Court Motor Show exhibition hall. Maserati’s future and past appeared in perfect harmony, as Maserati showcased the new Levante S, the marque’s first SUV, and the Ghibli executive saloon alongside a 1960 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. In keeping with the Revival theme, the 3500 GT display in the Earls Court hall was inspired by Maserati’s stand at the Geneva Motor Show in 1957, when it was first launched to the public.

     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Elsewhere, outside the Jackie Stewart Pavilion, the pits were transformed into those from the 1957 German Grand Prix, creating a unique tribute to the Nurburgring race. The iconic Maserati 250F, which was driven to a legendary victory by Fangio before the formidable pairing later won the 1957 Formula 1 World Championship, took to the track again over the weekend with avid fans witnessing the roar of the V12 engine once more. On Sunday, Formula One great and three-time Formula One World Drivers' Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, experienced the power of the 250F, taking to the circuit in a rare exclusive for the attending public.

     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Weekend racing continued, as a number of legendary Maserati cars also took to the circuit competing in the Goodwood Trophy, Sussex Trophy, Freddie March Memorial Trophy and Richmond Trophy. Highlights from the weekend races include the Maserati 6CM, which crossed the line third in the Goodwood Trophy, as well as the iconic 250F which came seventh in the Richmond Trophy.

     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Guests of Maserati were able to experience old world glamour at the Revival, enjoying hospitality at Goodwood House on Sunday, and being chauffeur driven to and from the Revival in a fleet of Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli models.

     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Maserati at Goodwood Revival 2017
     

    Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

     
     
     
     
     
    From Mark in The Netherlands
     
    PROBLEM WITH COOLING FANS
     

    "Hello Enrico.

    You have a task on your hands talking to all of us.

    Well, I’ve got a logic problem over the cooling fans on my 1989 222 Biturbo 2-litre 18-valve car.

    Here’s the prologue.

    Biturbo 2000cc, 1989.

     

    Mark's 1989 222
     

    Air-Con got filled, no leaks, everything is ice cold, so far, so good. Auto system inside the car works fine, that story is finally completed.

    Now I am still having issues with the twin cooling fans and how they are meant to be wired. I've searched the various wiring diagrams offered, but still, nothing makes sense. All I get is hundreds of numbers, starting at one point and ending at another, but truly this is Double Dutch. There must be a handful of people around the world who have the answers. Here's the question.

    1. I have two fans behind the radiator and there are two relays to operate them, but whatever I do, I can only get one fan to operate, air/con on, or off and the same fan also uses the temperature sensor in the bottom of the radiator. There is a third relay that operates the clutch on the air/con, works perfectly.


    3. If the air/con is OFF, but the engine is hot, the air/con fan switches itself on, but the engine requires both fans to run, otherwise (even with the air/ con off), she struggles to keep to 90°C and the wires to the fan get rather hot. Under these circumstances, both fans should be running. Both fans btw are working fine, because if I swap the plugs around, one fan goes off, the other on, so we know they are both working.

    4. Logic would say, that with the air/con off both fans will click in when the engine is over 90°C, and when the air/con is on, one fan will run continually while the compressor is running (which is most of the time) and then the second fan would cut in if the engine temperature gets again to over 90°C. As soon as the engine temperature reduces, the engine cooling fan should switch off leaving the air co fan running (again if the air/con is switched on……….…

    What I am looking for is a wiring diagram of the cooling fans and air/con fan wiring only. I do know that the car is fitted with the later uprated fan systems, but clearly they don't work as they should. This problem has been with me since the last months. I have made a temporary switching system so both fans are running when needed (air co on or high engine temperature), but this (although OK) is not correct.

    Hopefully someone out there in Biturbo land has had the same issues to deal with. Many thanks in advance....

    Your name came up in the Maserati forum as the man who really knows all this stuff.

    Is there a wiring diagram for the 1989 222 Biturbo, because the only ‘large’ and thus readable wiring maps (with all those unbelievable number to and from are not for the 222, but for a similar model, a 4???………, which seems to be a four door version of the same thing ?

    I’d really like to sort this out or modify the system to work in a logical way.

    I hope I am not disturbing your weekend too much.

    Many thanks……. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Mark."

     
     
     
     
     
    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 REVEALS THE NEW GHIBLI GRANLUSSO AND GRANSPORT AT CHENGDU MOTOR SHOW 2017
     
    Maserati adopts a new range strategy with two distinct trims, Ghibli GranLusso and Ghibli GranSport.

    Stylistic restyling for the best-selling Maserati vehicle in history.

    Adaptive full LED headlights, power upgraded V6 twin-turbo engine, Electric Steering and new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems.
     

    29 August 2017 – The star of the Maserati stand at the Chengdu Motor Show 2017 was the new Ghibli, in the GranLusso and Gransport trims, each with its distinct character and exclusive contents, inaugurating the trim strategy that was introduced in the Quattroporte model a year earlier.

     

    The Maserati stand at Chengdu Motorshow 2017
     

    After four years of unparalleled success on all the international markets, the Italian sports sedan has benefited from large-scale exterior restyling, specific for each trim, to accentuate its elegance and sportiness. The meticulous design work on the front, and the changes to the rear, bumpers, have substantially improved aerodynamic efficiency, giving the two trims a strong identity in line with the Maserati brand positioning.

    The new Ghibli GranLusso underlines the luxury and elegance of the Maserati sports saloon featuring enhanced exterior finish and a rich interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s sports heritage featuring a more aggressive exterior design and unique interior contents.

     

    The New Ghibli GranLusso & GranSport

    Maserati new Ghibli GranSport at Chengdu Motorshow 2017
     

    Both GranLusso and GranSport trims are available as an upgrade for all Ghibli four powertrain versions and feature adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free Matrix high-beam for even better illumination and a distinctive look.

    Two more features introduced by Maserati on the new Ghibli are the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) and the Electric Power Steering (EPS). The Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) is a new function of the ESP that further enhances the car’s driving dynamics and offers an even more unique, thrilling driving experience.

     

    Maserati Quattroporte MY17 at Chengdu Motorshow 2017

    Maserati new Ghibli GranLusso at Chengdu Motorshow 2017
     

    EPS has replaced the hydraulic steering system to allow the integration of new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) like Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist; together with Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, these features are all available in the Driver Assistance package.

    The Maranello built Ferrari 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo engine fitted on Ghibli S and S Q4 now delivers 20 hp more power and 30 Nm more torque than the previous unit. With 430 hp power output and 580 Nm peak torque, maximum speed is increased for both versions to 286 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h has been improved by 0.1” to as low as 4.7” for the Ghibli S Q4 with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system.

     

    Maserati new Ghibli GranLusso at Chengdu Motorshow 2017

    Maserati Levante at Chengdu Motorshow 2017
     

    The Chengdu Motor Show 2017 will be open to the public until September 3rd. More than 700,000 visitors are expected to visit CDMS in the vibrant city of 10 million inhabitants, in western China.

    Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

     
     
     
     
    From Newspress in the UK
     
    MASERATI RELEASES THE FIRST IMAGES OF THE NEW GHIBLI GRANLUSSO VERSION
     

    Maserati releases the first images of the new Ghibli GranLusso version, which is restyled and enriched with additional high-tech features.

    24 August 2017 – The new Ghibli GranLusso, as shown in the first images revealed by Maserati, will make its debut at the Chengdu Motorshow, in China, on August 25th. After four years of unprecedented success in all the international markets, the Italian sports sedan gets an important upgrade in terms of design and technological contents.

     

    The new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso

    The new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso
     

    The new Ghibli GranLusso showcases a new front bumper with dedicated chrome inserts and new front grille with chrome bars, in line with the latest Maserati models style signature. In profile, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the front fenders and body colour side skirts, identify the specific version. The new rear bumper, together with the body colour rear extractor, is elegantly redesigned to give a sharper look to the model compared to the previous version.

     

    The new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso

    The new Maserati Ghibli GranLusso
     

    The new Ghibli GranLusso design isn’t just about the look: the restyling contributed to a substantial improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency. Together with the exterior restyling, the new Ghibli GranLusso introduces important features such as Adaptive full LED Headlights with glare free Matrix High-Beam for a distinctive look and even better illumination. New active ADAS functionalities are also available in the Ghibli GranLusso, allowing Maserati to enter the world of autonomous driving.

    Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

     
     
     
     
     
    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
     
    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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