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From Enrico in the UK
 
NICK MASON TO LAUNCH WORLD'S MOST EXCLUSIVE MASERATI BOOK
 

Pink Floyd rock legend and noted Maserati collector Nick Mason will launch the world’s most exclusive and, at £12,950 probably most expensive, motoring book, the Archive Edition of the award-winning Maserati history Maserati, the Family Silver, on 10 April.

Nick will be the guest of honour at an exclusive invitation-only evening reception at Maranello Sales’ iconic Tower Garage in Egham, Surrey for Maranello customers, automotive book collectors and the motoring press.

 

The Archive Edition of the award-winning Maserati history Maserati, the Family Silver
 

Limited to just 26 copies worldwide, the two-volume Archive Edition of Maserati, the Family Silver comes in a bespoke leather ‘tool case’ crafted from dry-milled cow-hide, whilst each of the two museum-quality volumes is hand bound in linen and leather with a solid silver hallmarked Maserati trident plaque inset in its front cover.

Each set comes with an individually numbered hand-lettered vellum limitation page signed by Nick Mason, along with Sir Stirling Moss and the late John Surtees, the latter both winners of World Championship Grands Prix in Maserati powered Formula One cars. Nick-Mason-Maserati-the-family-silver-book.

 

The Archive Edition of the award-winning Maserati history Maserati, the Family Silver
 

The Archive Edition package also includes a specially commissioned original gouache painting, the first of which have been produced by world-renowned automotive artists Michael Turner and Dexter Brown. Both artists will be present at the launch, as will the book’s author, the acclaimed automotive historian Nigel Trow who won a major award from the Guild of Motoring Writers for Maserati, the Family Silver.

For more information, or if you wish to attend the official launch event, please contact:
Chris Laming: chrislamingmedia@gmail.com
Tel: 07736 728744.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati, the Family Silver.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
WORLD PREMIERE FOR MASERATI LEVANTE TROFEO
AT THE 2018 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
 

Top of the line Levante makes waves in New York: one of the most powerful and fastest production Maserati cars ever, storms high-end SUV segment

New Levante Trofeo launch edition shown at NYIAS, a limited series intended for select enthusiasts in the U.S. and Canada

3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine mated to the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system delivers 590 hp and 538 lb.- ft. (730 Nm) peak torque

Outstanding performance and exhilarating driving experience: 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) and a top speed faster than 187 mph (>300 km/h) in absolute style and comfort

New carbon fibre exterior design cues accompany 22-inch forged aluminium wheels and an exclusive interior featuring sport seats wrapped in full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather

Full Matrix LED headlights, a specific “Corsa” Driving Mode with Launch Control and the Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system for improved driving dynamics

 

New York, 29 March 2018 – Maserati reveals the first Levante built around a V8 engine at the New York International Auto Show. It is the Levante Trofeo, the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating in style from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds) and reaching a top speed of over 187 mph (>300 km/h).

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The Levante Trofeo is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati. A 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine that has been engineered to perfectly mate with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and delivers an astounding 590 hp at 6,250 rpm and 538 lb.-ft. (730 Nm) of peak torque at 2,250 – 5,000 rpm.

The engine boasts the highest output per litre (156 hp/litre) of any Maserati powerplant ever produced and, like all Maserati petrol engines, is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The chassis of the fastest Levante ever has been tuned to handle the higher power output and provides an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of comfort. This tuning ensures the Levante Trofeo continues to embody the essence of the Maserati GranTurismo philosophy with supercar performance.

“It’s proof that when you play with the elements you end up in a storm”, says Maserati CEO Tim Kuniskis. “In the case of Trofeo, the engineers and designers in Modena knew that the driveline parameters were more than able to cope with additional power and they also knew that Maserati had access to the finest engines on earth. So, they were up to the challenge of making the finest luxury SUV also one of the fastest.”

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The unmistakable Levante design has reached new levels of sportiness in this top of the line Trofeo. The elegant restyling was mainly focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper and is underlined by the 22-inch forged aluminium “Orione” wheels – the largest ever fitted on a Maserati – available in both polished and matte finishes.

The side air intakes in the lower fascia feature a new, more aggressive design, defined by two aerodynamic wings that give a sense of further stability, visually “pushing” the weight of the car’s nose towards the massive front wheels. And to help improve the airflow distribution, Trofeo is outfitted with carbon fibre side bezel blades and a carbon fibre splitter.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The rear end also looks wider and more muscular with a sharper carbon fibre horizontal element and body-colour lower extractor that embrace the oval quad exhaust tips.

In front, the Levante Trofeo has Full Matrix LED headlights, a front grille with double vertical bars in a piano black finish and lower honeycomb mesh fascia, as well as body colour door handles, oval exhaust tips in a dark finish and performance painted brake calipers in red, blue, black, silver or yellow. And to cap it off, specific “Saetta” Trofeo logos adorn the iconic c-pillars of the coupé styled SUV.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Specific details, like the lower splitter, the blade side bezels in the front air intakes, the side skirt inserts and the rear extractor are made of ultralight, high-gloss carbon fibre, giving the Levante Trofeo a polished racing look. Even the bonnet is new, featuring two aggressive vents for better cylinder head cooling. And under the bonnet, the engine cover is also made of high-gloss carbon fibre featuring a V8 inscription and the iconic Trident logo, while cylinder heads and intake manifolds are painted red.

Interior designers have come up with elegant ways to create a distinctive environment within the Levante Trofeo cabin. The sculpted sport seats feature a premium full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather available in black, red and tan, all with contrast stitching and “Trofeo” logo stitched on the headrests. “Pieno Fiore” is like no other leather used in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and for the unique character it develops throughout the years.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

A new matte carbon fibre trim and paddle shifters, specific instrument cluster graphics, floor mats with metal Trofeo badges and a Maserati clock with a unique dial elegantly underline the exclusive sporty character of this extraordinary Levante, which is outfitted with a standard 1,280-watt, 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium surround sound audio system for exceptional listening enjoyment.

The production of the Levante Trofeo starts this summer at the refurbished Maserati plant in Mirafiori (Turin), Italy. The fastest Levante in Maserati history is initially intended for overseas export markets, including the U.S. and Canada.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Power under control

Maserati engineers developed the mighty 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine to accommodate the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, providing it with a new crankcase design, specific crankshaft assembly, new oil pump and auxiliary belt and a different wiring layout.

New turbochargers feature increased flow, while redesigned cylinder heads with specific camshafts and valves, different pistons and new connecting rods allow the ability to reach the maximum power targets in combination with specific engine calibration mapping.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The Levante Trofeo is one of the fastest SUVs ever built with a top speed of over 187 mph (>300 km/h). Thanks to its remarkable weight/power ratio of 8.1 lbs./hp (3.6 kg/hp) the Trofeo needs only 3.7 seconds to reach 60 mph (3.9 seconds for 0-100 km/h) and only 113 feet (34.5 metres) of braking distance to get back to a complete stop.

The ideal 50:50 weight balance and the low centre of gravity - common to all Levante models - in combination with the finely tuned double-wishbone front / Multi Link rear suspension and the larger tyres fitted to the 22-inch forged aluminium wheels, provides the new Trofeo with remarkably balanced handling and lateral stability.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

The new “Corsa" Driving mode with Launch Control functionality in addition to the existing Normal, I.C.E., Sport and Off Road modes has been adopted to enhance the athletic character of the ultimate Maserati SUV. “Corsa” driving mode further improves engine response and opens exhaust valves in acceleration, as well as provides faster gear shifting, lower air suspension height levels, sportier Skyhook damping and optimized Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive settings and interacts with Traction Control and ESP systems to maximize driving pleasure.

The Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system has been incorporated for the first time in a Levante, for impressive driving dynamics, better performance and a genuine Maserati driving experience, by helping to prevent vehicle instability, instead of correcting “driver mistakes” as a traditional Electronic Stability Program (ESP) system does.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Limited series Levante Trofeo launch edition

As an introduction to its upcoming new model, Maserati is showcasing a limited Levante Trofeo launch edition at the Javits Center in New York. The show car is in the special matte Grigio Lava paint with matte finished 22-inch wheels and red brake calipers. This limited series Trofeo is exclusively intended for a small number of Maserati customers in the U.S. and Canada.

The Levante Trofeo launch edition will be available in eight unique exterior colours including the following exclusive exterior features: 22-inch forged aluminium wheels with three-season performance tyres or new 21-inch wheels with all-season tyres, in a gloss finish and dark details, like black window surround trim (DLO) and fog light rings, as well as Black Chrome Maserati badges, Trofeo “Saetta” logos, side air vents and boot accent.

The Trofeo launch edition interior is even more individual, featuring natural “Pieno Fiore” leather sport seats available in black, tan or red with contrast stitching. Black leather with blue or yellow stitching is exclusive to the launch edition and all feature the new matte carbon fibre wave interior trim. A serialized badge integrated on the centre console featuring the customer’s name, has also been added to underline the unique character of the Levante Trofeo launch edition.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Other Maserati models showcased at NYIAS 2018

Besides the new Levante Trofeo, the following Maserati models are showcased at the 2018 New York International Auto Show that will be open for the public from March 30th to April 8th at the Javits Center.

 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Maserati Levante Trofeo 2018
 

Ghibli S Q4 GranSport, the sportiest expression of the Maserati sports sedan featuring the Nerissimo Carbon package.

Ghibli S Q4 GranLusso, the epitome of luxury in the premium sedan class.

Levante S GranLusso, the 424 hp Maserati of SUVs in its more luxurious trim.

Quattroporte GTS GranSport, the 523 hp Twin Turbo V8 Maserati flagship sedan with the Nerissimo Carbon Package.

GranCabrio Sport, the iconic Italian four-seat convertible featuring Bianco Birdcage exterior paint.

Text and photo courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI CHOOSES 88TH GENEVA MOTOR SHOW FOR EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF
GHIBLI, QUATTROPORTE AND LEVANTE NERISSIMO EDITION
 

The Nerissimo Edition - available for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante - is a key focal point of the Maserati stand.

The entire 2018 range will be on display in a variety of trims.

The Ghibli and Quattroporte feature Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC): this prevents rather than corrects car instability, ensuring greater active safety, better driving dynamics, and more exciting performance.

“Officine Maserati” – the new brand dedicated to Maserati’s Certified Pre-Owned programme.

 

Modena, 5 March 2018 – Maserati unveils the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante in captivating “total black” at the 88th Geneva Motor Show. Black is synonymous with elegance, but also with extreme sportiness, so it perfectly captures the dual personality inherent in the Maserati DNA. From this concept, Nerissimo was born - a special edition of Maserati cars that emphasises their assertive sporting prowess and high-performance capabilities.

Designed for the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante - and available in GranSport trims - the Nerissimo Edition envelops each car in black. The exteriors of the three cars stand out thanks to seductive, deep black body paint. This is combined with a contrasting Black Chrome trim on the upper part of the grille frame and the Trident, the side air vents, the boot, and the iconic Maserati badging on the C-pillars and at the rear. The grille bars, door handles, exhaust tips and window trim, meanwhile, are in an exclusive black finish.

For the Ghibli and Quattroporte, a dark finish on the LED headlights and a choice of either 20” Urano or 21” Titano alloy wheels – both in glossy black – complete the picture. The Levante offers additional features such as front and rear underbody protection and black fog light rings. It is available with a choice of 20” Nereo, 20” Efesto or 21” Anteo alloy wheels – all in dark finishes.

As for the interior, the Ghibli sports sedan is fitted out with heated front and rear Sport seats, a heated sport steering wheel and Dark Mirror interior finishing - although Black Piano and Carbon fibre trims are also available. Tinted windows and a power rear sunblind are additional features. The flagship Quattroporte executive sedan can be finished in either Black Piano or Carbon fibre trims. It is equipped with tinted windows and a rear-view camera with dynamic gridlines, and also adds the practicality of a power boot lid, the HomeLink system and Keyless Entry extended to include the rear doors. The Levante SUV features heated front and rear Sport seats, four-zone automatic climate control, power foot pedals and the Easy Entry system.

Other models on show in Geneva

The Marque of the Trident’s other models will also be present in Geneva in a variety of trims and colours. This includes a Ghibli S Q4 GranLusso Bianco Alpi with 20” Urano Diamond wheels, polished aluminium brake calipers, a luxuriously elegant Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior with red leather, 100% natural fibre Mulberry silk inserts and a high-quality Ebony trim. The Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso is presented in Blu Passione, with 21” Titano wheels and black brake calipers. The exquisite beige leather interior with wooden inserts perfectly matches the exterior, and the two rear seats ensure maximum comfort for executive use. The sports cars are represented by the GranCabrio MC. Painted in Bianco Birdcage, the cabriolet features 20” wheels, black brake calipers, a leather and Alcantara interior, and contrasting white stitching that embellishes the passenger compartment. The carbon detail also reinforces the car’s strong racing look.

The range

The 2018 Maserati range has been thoroughly overhauled. All five models, including the GranTurismo and GranCabrio, have been significantly restyled, with new features also added.

In line with the new range strategy, the most significant updates for the Ghibli and Levante MY18 relate to the introduction of the GranLusso and GranSport trims, which initially were only available with the Quattroporte. The GranLusso is an expression of exclusive, refined luxury – made clear with the Ermenegildo Zegna silk or fine-grain stretched leather interiors – while the GranSport was designed to add an extra sporting dimension to the car.

The Ghibli is the highest-selling car in Maserati history, with over 84,200 models delivered since 2013. The MY18 has Adaptive full LED Matrix headlights with “Glare Free” technology, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting. The Quattroporte MY18 has also introduced Adaptive full LED headlights on all trims, with standard L-shape “Glare Free” technology that provides longer-lasting, more natural light with substantially improved visibility compared to Bi-Xenon technology.

A particular highlight from among the important technical innovations is Electric Power Steering (EPS). This facilitates the active functions of the new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), which include Highway Assist (HAS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR). EPS has replaced hydraulic steering on the two Maserati sedans and on the Levante, improving the cars’ handling and comfort, while maintaining the excellent manoeuvrability typical of every Maserati.

There is no end in sight for the success of the Quattroporte, with the MY18 once again confirming its place at the apex of the flagship sedan segment.

 

Maserati Quattroporte Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Quattroporte Nerissimo Edition
 

Maserati Quattroporte Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Quattroporte Nerissimo Edition
 
In 2016, the launch of the Levante - the first SUV produced by Maserati in its 100-year history - represented a turning point for the Marque of the Trident as it entered the largest segment in the global luxury automotive market. In Geneva, Maserati is showcasing the Levante MY18, which has adopted EPS for an even more exciting driving experience, both on and off the road.
 

Maserati Levante Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Levante Nerissimo Edition
 

Maserati Levante Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Levante Nerissimo Edition
 
The “Maserati of SUVs” was designed to excite sports car enthusiasts, and it accomplishes this goal with its extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50:50 weight distribution and the lowest centre of gravity in the segment. The Levante boasts incomparable agility in the luxury SUV segment, as well as extraordinary comfort on rough terrain and excellent road-holding on low-grip surfaces.
 

Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo Edition
 

Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo Edition

Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo Edition
 
Adaptive full LED headlights are another stand-out feature of Levante. An additional element characterizes this model to provide the best customization and exclusivity options. The Maserati Genuine Accessories range introduces for the very first time an exclusively designed 21-inch wheel rim Eracle. It will be available from March in matt grey colour with diamond trim that enriches the captivating design.

The GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 have been the subject of an elegant restyling that has improved their aerodynamics, while the upgrading of their interiors includes the introduction of a brand-new driver interface and a comprehensive infotainment system.

At a global level, 51,500 cars were delivered in 2017. Maserati is present in 77 markets, the largest of which is China. followed by North America.

Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC)

The Ghibli and Quattroporte contain a more powerful 3.0-litre V6 engine and also make use of the new IVC system developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati. This important technical development prevents - rather than merely correcting - vehicle instability, ensuring greater active safety, better driving dynamics, and more exciting performance.

IVC forms part of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) software that brings aerospace technology to the road. It uses an effective feed-forward control system that anticipates driving conditions, then adjusts the braking system and engine in advance. The system operates more regularly and smoothly than the traditional ESP, allowing the car to be better balanced and improving traction in extreme conditions. It also uses smart torque vectoring to optimise lateral dynamics naturally, even when the ESP is disabled.

“Officine Maserati” – the new brand dedicated to Certified Pre-Owned programme by Maserati

The “Officine Maserati” Certified Pre-Owned programme will be launched across the globe in 2018, guaranteeing maximum safety for anyone who buys a previously registered Maserati.

To qualify for “Officine Maserati” status, each car must pass a rigorous 121-point testing process. The programme also includes unlimited mileage and roadside assistance. The initiative involves the Maserati network more closely in its activities by allowing authorised dealers to enhance the fleet of Maserati cars available, offering a wider range of services and increasing customer loyalty.

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari

The prestigious collaboration between Maserati and Bulgari continues with the Octo Maserati watches. The Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are exclusive timepieces designed exclusively for Maserati owners. The spectacular watch face features a retrograde minute and jumping hour display that evokes the rev counter of a real Maserati, while the stitched leather strap is reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.

Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna

Inspired by the GranLusso trim, the signature Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna will be on display at the Maserati stand in Geneva. The sophisticated collection of micro-woven travel clothing – complete with micro-nubuck detailing - and luxury leather accessories is a concrete expression of the craftsmanship and elegance that have united the two Italian brands since they began their prestigious partnership in 2013.

Text and photo courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
A WARNING from Enrico in the UK
 
BEWARE: SCAM EMAIL
 

"Dear Friends,

It has come to my attention that some of you may have received this email, purporting to come from me. I have NEVER and will NEVER send unsolicited emails to anyone.

The email appears to have originated from Brazil, so please ignore it, delete it and DO NOT click on any contact details.

 

THE SCAM EMAIL
 

Thank you,

Enrico."

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
BRITISH SNOWBOARDER JAMIE BARROW BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
FOR FASTEST SPEED ON A SNOWBOARD TOWED BY A VEHICLE
 

British snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a snowboard towed by a vehicle.

 

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record
 

Record breaking feat took place on the frozen lake of St Moritz in Switzerland, with Barrow and the Maserati Levante SUV hitting a maximum speed of 151.57 km/h.

St Moritz, 19th February 2018 - Britain's fastest snowboarder Jamie Barrow has broken his own Guinness World Record, clocking a new fastest speed on a snowboard while being towed by a vehicle on the frozen lake of St Moritz.

 

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record
 

Barrow previously broke the same record in February 2016, when he was clocked at a speed of 99.87 km/h while being towed behind a car across the same frozen lake in St Moritz. Despite breaking the record in 2016, Barrow was always confident that an even greater speed was possible, due to the track in 2016 being slightly shorter than originally planned and the soft snow not allowing the grip needed.

This time he returned to the lake with a powerful Maserati Levante SUV, a much faster car than the one used in his last record attempt, fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Winter tyres. The special studded tyres have 474 studs per tyre and are 4 mm long to allow the best grip possible on the frozen lake.

 

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record
 

Maserati’s luxury SUV offers an array of high-tech features including the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System and the recently developed EPS producing a highly capable SUV. With its variable torque control, the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is always active and responds immediately to any variation in the driving conditions, providing premium performance for Barrow’s Guinness World Record.

In conjunction with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System, EPS improves the car’s handling and comfort, better supports the driving modes, and enables the newly-introduced active ADAS functions. The advanced technology allowed the Levante to perform on the frozen lake surface, without losing the razor-sharp steering feel expected of any Maserati.

 

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record
 

With the record attempt taking place on a frozen lake, safety and preparation were a major factor when planning the project. The track was closed, fenced off and piste-bashers groomed the snow especially for the Guinness World Record attempt.

Strict criteria had to be met for the record to meet Guinness World Record guidelines. These included completing a timed run in both directions with specialist recording equipment, set at 100m by a Guinness World Records official. With 400m needed either side so that the Maserati Levante could accelerate and slow down safely on the snow, a total run of approximately 900m was prepared.

 

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record

Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record
 

On the morning of Monday 19th February, the very first out run was recorded at 151.57 km/h. Due to the Guinness World Record stipulations, a return run back was recorded at 147.72 km/h. The two runs were then averaged to give the final Guinness World Record speed of 149.65 km/h.

About his newly set Guinness World Record, Jamie said, “I’m absolutely delighted to have broken my own record. I always knew there was much more speed possible with the right conditions and crucially the right car to tow me. The Maserati Levante made light work of the icy and snowy conditions, giving us the grip to really hit top speed. The adrenalin rush is always amazing when you hit those speeds – I’m just happy I was able to hold my nerve, keep the snowboard in line and ultimately smash the World Record.”

Jacob Nyborg, Head of Marketing for Maserati SpA commented, ‘What a fantastic effort from Jamie to break the World Record. As soon as we spoke to him about this attempt, we knew it was something we had to be involved with. The new Maserati Levante SUV has performance at its heart, so this was the perfect way to show its off-road capabilities, while helping Jamie break a new Guinness World Record. We are excited to see what the future holds for Jamie and hope we can help him reach even greater speeds in the future – what an incredible athlete.”

The Maserati Levante was supplied by Kessel Auto, the official Maserati dealer in Lugano, with a showroom in Saint Moritz.

Guinness World Record – “Fastest speed on a snowboard being towed by a vehicle”

Event Date: Monday 19th February 2018
Location: St Moritz, Switzerland
Vehicle: Maserati Levante
Speed: Out run – 151.57 km/h
            Return run – 147.72 km/h
            Average of 2 runs for record – 149.65 km/h

About Jamie Barrow

Jamie Barrow, aged 25, is officially Britain’s fastest snowboarder. Forced to retire from the British Snowboard Cross team in 2013 with a serious back injury, Jamie has been pushing the limits of speed snowboarding ever since.

Jamie is also famous for his viral internet videos including being towed by an aircraft across a runway and speeding across St Moritz’s frozen lake using a jet-powered backpack.

www.jamiebarrow.com

Text and photo courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Hisato in Japan
 
"Dear Enrico,

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

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

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

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

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

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

The event was held at Maserati China Academy in Shanghai.

 

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

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

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

The Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

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

Mirko Brdiga addresses the Maserati China Academy in Shanghai

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

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

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

Hisato."
 
 
 
 
 
From Hisato in Japan
 
Dear Enrico,

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

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

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

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

Best Regards,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 premiere in Japan.

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

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

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

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

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

Sig. Cozza signing my copies of his new book at the offices of the Candini Workshop in Modena
 
If you haven't yet ordered your copy of this book, I suggest you waste no time as it's selling fast !!!
 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
MONTANTE CICLI AT EICMA 2017
 
Vintage and Sport Proposals in Collaboration with Maserati.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 

MASERATI 3500 GT (1957)

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

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

 

LA MASERATI 3500 GT by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 3500 GT (1957)

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

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

 
 

MASERATI 250S (1957)

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

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

 

LA MASERATI 250S by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 250S (1957)

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

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

 
 

MASERATI 450S (1957)

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

 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli

LA MASERATI 450S by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI 450S (1957)

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

 
 

MASERATI GHIBLI (1967)

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

 

LA MASERATI GHIBLI by Montants Cicli
 

MASERATI GHIBLI (1967)

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

 
 

IL NOSTRO MOTORE: LA PASSIONE

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

OUR ENGINE: PASSION

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

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

 
 

MODENA SPORT

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

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

 

LA MODENA SPORT by Montants Cicli
 

MODENA SPORT

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

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

 
 

MODENA

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

 

LA MODENA by Montants Cicli
 

MODENA

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

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

 
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Con la Maserati nel Cuore

by Ermanno Cozza

Published by Giorgio Nada Editore 2017

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

Text in Italian
 

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

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

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

This book is priced at around 30 EURO.

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand
 

Padua 2017 - Maserati Stand

Padua 2017 - Maserati A6 1500 by Pinin Farina
 

Padua 2017 - Maserati A6G-54 by Allemano

Padua 2017 - Maserati 5000GT by Allemano
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 
REGISTRO FOTOGRAFICO MASERATI STORICHE
 

Hi Maseratisti,

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

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

Regards,

Enrico.

 
 
 

255 cars listed so far *

3500 GT
 
 

72 cars listed so far *

3500 GT Spyder Vignale
 
 

106 cars listed so far *

Sebring
 
 

33 cars listed so far *

5000GT
 
 

112 cars listed so far *

Quattroporte I
 
 

138 cars listed so far *

Mistral Coupe
 
 

39 cars listed so far *

Mistral Spyder
 
 

155 cars listed so far *

Mexico
 
 

358 cars listed so far *

Ghibli Coupe
 
 

57 cars listed so far *

Ghibli Spyder
 
 

199 cars listed so far *

Indy
 
 

133 cars listed so far

Bora
 
 

245 cars listed so far *

Merak and Merak SS
 
 

152 cars listed so far

Khamsin
 
 

37 cars listed so far

Kyalami
 
 

124 cars listed so far

Quattroporte III and Royale
 
 
 
 

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