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From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI: BACK TO RACING
 

The First Italian Brand to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from 2023

 

Modena, January 11th 2022 - Maserati today announces the first step in its motorsport strategy and will make its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023.

With motorsport in its genes and rooted in the spirit of pure competition, Maserati is the first Italian brand to compete in Formula E. The return to the track renews the racing spirit in Maserati's DNA.

 

Maserati back to racing
 
 

Davide Grasso CEO Maserati
 and Alejandro Agag Founder Chairman Formula E
 at Modena Plant
 

The combination of Maserati's unrivalled racing heritage - a brand intrinsically linked with high-performance, and its innovative attitude towards electrification - aligns perfectly with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the world's first all-electric road-racing motorsport series.

Maserati's commitment to electric mobility is powered by a lightning surge of new energy, now accelerating to run at top speed with Folgore, the full electric range. All new Maserati models will also be available in 100% electric solutions including Maserati Grecale, Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio and the Maserati MC20 super sportscar.

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship provides Maserati with a perfect platform to showcase the unprecedented brand racing heritage and Folgore in an environment where high performance and innovation powerfully co-exist.

Maserati will debut on the grid from Season 9 with the new Gen3, the fastest, lightest, most powerful Formula E racing car ever. The Gen3 is the world's most efficient racing car featuring a series of industry-leading design, production and technological innovations.

Since inception, Formula E's dramatic racing on the streets of the world's most iconic cities including New York, Monaco, Berlin, Mexico City, London and Rome has led to electric cars exported around the world today going further on every charge through increases in energy efficiency, enhancements in battery range and advances in powertrain development.

Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO, commented: "We are very proud to be back where we belong as protagonists in the world of racing. We are powered by passion and innovative by nature. We have a long history of world-class excellence in competition and we are ready to drive performance in the future." Grasso continued: "In the race for more performance, luxury, and innovation, Folgore is irresistible and it is the purest expression of Maserati. That's why we decided to go back to racing in the FIA Formula E World Championship, meeting our customers in the city centers of the world, taking the Trident forward into the future."

Jean-Marc Finot, Senior VP, STELLANTIS Motorsport, added: "It is a great pleasure for STELLANTIS Motorsport to play a part in getting Maserati back in the Race. Beyond this piece of history, Maserati Formula E will be our technological laboratory to accelerate the development of high-efficiency electrified powertrains and intelligent software for our road sports cars. Formula E is the perfect Championship for this purpose and we are very proud to be the first Italian brand to join in.".

Alejandro Agag, Founder & Chairman, Formula E, said: "We are proud to welcome Maserati to their new home in world-class motorsport. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the pinnacle of electric racing. It provides the perfect environment for the most dynamic and innovative high-performance car brands to showcase their technological capabilities alongside their sporting ambitions."

Mohammed Ben Sulayem, FIA President: "I am delighted to welcome Maserati to Formula E for Season 9. For such an iconic manufacturer with a tremendously proud and successful heritage in motor sport to pledge its commitment to the series is testament to the overwhelming faith in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship's future as we prepare to usher in the next era. The new Gen3 single-seater will represent the pinnacle of sustainability, technology and performance."

Maserati was born on the track from audacity, first of the Maserati brothers, then of its drivers.

Its racing debut was 96 years ago. The first racing car to bear the Trident logo on the bonnet was the Tipo 26, which debuted at the Targa Florio in 1926, winning first place in the class up to 1.5 L, with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.

 

The Maserati Tipo 26

Juan Manuel Fangio and the Tipo 250F
 

Thirty-one years later, Juan Manuel Fangio won the F1 World Championship with Maserati in 1957.

The last time Maserati was seen in a single seater was with Maria Teresa De Filippis, the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, on board of a 250F.

Its very last appearance in racing was with the unprecedented MC12, which won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors' Championships, Drivers' Championships and Teams' Championships in the FIA GT, from 2004 to 2010.

 

Maria Teresa De Filippis and the Maserati Tipo 250F

The Championship-winning Maserati MC12
 

Racing has always been Maserati's natural habitat. Even now, with its new era in Formula E, Maserati is starting from its roots as it builds its future.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
A NEW "FIRST OF A KIND" PROTOTYPE BENEATH THE MODENA SKIES

Modena, December 21st 2021 An early prototype of the new MC20 convertible has exited the gates of the historic Modena plant. This time, Maserati has selected a new look for its camouflage, featuring a play of clouds; after all, it is a convertible.

 

The new MC20 convertible

The new MC20 convertible
 

Like the MC20 coupé, the new model remains one of a kind, daring in every way and designed for perfection. The body is made of carbon fibre and composite materials in its entirety, an identical solution studied for all the configurations to come: coupé, convertible and, in the future, electric.

 

The new MC20 convertible

The new MC20 convertible
 

The new MC20 convertible

The new MC20 convertible
 

The new MC20 convertible

The new MC20 convertible
 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From the BIturbo Club Italia
 
"Cari Amici,

il 14 dicembre di 40 anni fa veniva presentata in anteprima a Modena, presso la sede Maserati di viale Ciro Menotti, la Biturbo.
 

Happy Birthday Biturbo !!
 

Da quattro decenni questa vettura ci appassiona e ci unisce.

E' quindi con grande piacere che possiamo dire: Buon Compleanno Biturbo !!

Il Presidente Claudio Ivaldi - Il Segretario Antonio Scarpetta."

"Dear Friends,

on the 14th December 40 years ago, the Biturbo was premiered in Modena at the Maserati headquarters in Viale Ciro Menotti.

For four decades this car has fascinated us and unites us.

It is therefore with great pleasure that we can say: Happy Birthday Biturbo !!

Claudio Ivaldi - President and Antonio Scarpetta - Secretary."

 

Text and photo courtesy of The Biturbo Club Italia.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MEETS DAVID BECKHAM
 

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham: a love letter for the Magic City of Miami

 

Modena, December 15th 2021 - A letter written to the magical city of Miami: this is how MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham was born. The ambassador of the Italian automotive brand becomes a designer with the help of the Maserati Centro Stile. Thanks to this union, the passion of the British champion for his second home city takes shape in a customized car that exemplifies the concepts of performance and sportiness: the MC20.

 

See film clip as David Beckham drives the MC20 Fuoriserie Edition

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham
 

This project is part of Maserati's Fuoriserie customization program, which in its various styles allows customers to create their tailor-made Maserati. The car, intended as a symbol of true luxury in the third millennium, shows the world its unique nature and personal character. Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank canvas and the House of the Trident truly offers an array instruments to create with. The rest is left to the clients taste and inspiration, giving them the opportunity to set their own trends and express their personality.

After a personalized and collaborative design process, Beckham and the designers of the Maserati Centro Stile created the MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham. This car translates true passion into a carbon fiber monocoque, entirely Made in Italy, and powered by a patented V6 petrol engine derived from Formula 1 technologies.

 

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham
 

In this story, the starting point is Miami, the home of Beckham's US soccer club, while the end result is black and pink, a chromatic dichotomy, as well as the interplay between glossy and matt surfaces. The team colors are, black and pink, and the uniforms are characterized by contrasting glossy-matt treatments.

Starting from this as an inspiration, the bodywork features a glossy black tone which contrasts with the Trident logos on the grille and on the C-pillar, in black, but with an opaque finish. The Maserati lettering on the rear is also opaque, while the MC20 badge on the door is pastel pink, as are the Brembo brake calipers.

The interior, in leather and Alcantara, is black with contrast-stitching in pink. The backrests, in Alcantara, are worked with a tone-on-tone laser engraving method and the headrest features a three-dimensional pastel pink embroidery.

 

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham
 

Finally, in the center tunnel between the two seats, a personalized nameplate with a glossy-matte effect: at the top, next to the Trident, the Maserati Fuoriserie lettering is pastel pink, at the bottom the italics "For David" appears with an aluminum effect.

Klaus Busse, Head of Maserati Design, commented: "As car designers, our mission is to offer a holistic experience. This value guides our Brand's stylistic research, making each Maserati uniquely recognizable. Our customization program is another example of our brand's goal to create singular experiences for our customers: Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank canvas, on which Maserati clients can write their own stories and unleash their creativity, making their dreams come true. Designing this special edition MC20 with David, as with all our Fuoriserie projects, is also an ode to the Brand's past, taking us back to a time when every car was hand-built to the client's requests, giving life to a one-off, a true "fuoriserie."

 

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham

MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham
 

David Beckham said: "I have always been a car enthusiast, so to be part of designing and creating my MC20 through the Fuoriserie customisation programme has been an amazing experience. Cars are about individual taste whether it's the model, colour or small personal details on the inside. It has been incredible to collaborate with the Maserati team and designers to create this one-off car that is inspired by my second home, Miami and my football club there. It is a joy to be behind the wheel."

Miami is a land of magical nights and delicate sunsets. MC20 Fuoriserie Edition for David Beckham seems designed to cross this subtle line between day and night, between pink, the color that greets and bids a farewell with each sunset, and black, that rocks us into the realm of dreams: a realm in which space and time become relative concepts, and you can express yourself through a completely customized car.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI CERTIFICATION OF AUTHENTICITY:
the new Maserati Classiche programme begins
 

Modena, 14 December 2021. Maserati Classiche has officially begun, following the announcement made last year at the "MMXX: Time to be Audacious" event which inaugurated the brand's new era. The first road car to receive the Maserati certification of authenticity is a Mistral 3700.

 

Maserati Classiche programme begins
 

Maserati Classiche is the department that protects and promotes the preservation and originality of the company's automotive heritage. An exclusive assistance service - dedicated to the Brand's customers and collectors - now also includes a process to certify authenticity.

The first road car certified by the Maserati Classiche program is a Mistral 3700, built in March 1969, with the silver Auteuil livery.

This Maserati Mistral received a certificate of originality after a thorough verification of the car (with over 300 checks made), matched against all the documents held by the Historical Archive.

 

Maserati Classiche programme begins

Maserati Classiche programme begins
 

The Certification process is guaranteed by a committee of experts and is offered for Maserati cars from more than 20 years ago plus the special series, including those from the recent past such as the MC12 and the Quattroporte limited editions. Also included in the programme is a maintenance service for in-house minor repairs and routine maintenance, as well as an on-demand Car Detailing service.

 

Maserati Classiche programme begins

Maserati Classiche programme begins
 

Alongside Collectors and Customers, the programme provides a service to support the preservation of the cars and the restoration of every detail to match the original. A dedicated service plan offers owners of Classiche, Youngtimer and Speciali cars follow-up in the various stages of the maintenance or restoration work done.

The next step in the Classiche Programme consists of a series of major assistance services, scheduled for 2022 and to be taken care of by Maserati itself, with the inclusion of the "Classiche" spare parts management and both assistance and support with restoration.

 

Maserati Classiche programme begins

Maserati Classiche Capsule Collection
 

The primary tasks of Maserati Classiche include the manufacture of spare parts no longer available on the market, following indications taken from the original designs. The process uses the best technology there is to improve the reliability and functionality of the components, with no changes to their aesthetic appearance.

On the Maserati Classiche website, you can book your request for Maserati Certification of Authenticity and discover all the services and details of the programme, made especially for Trident-brand enthusiasts.

 

Maserati Classiche Capsule Collection

Maserati Classiche Capsule Collection
 

In addition, to accompany the launch of the Maserati Classiche programme, a new Capsule Collection is also available, for fans of the Brand's heritage. The collection combines style with tradition and includes garments for men, women and "mini-me" versions. The design pays attention to the smallest details, and to customisations that reflect the hallmarks and traditional colours of Maserati Classiche.

Innovative by nature, Maserati looks to the future yet never forgets its DNA of over 100 years of history, packed with sporting successes and cars that still make you dream today.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI:
a new era for sales. The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off.
 

Modena, 29 November 2021 ̵ Maserati is inaugurating a new era for sales by integrating virtual and traditional experiences in the purchase process, resulting in the OTO Retail project ('OTO' stands for "online to offline", and vice versa).

 

The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off
 

OTO Retail is a new commercial proposal in close collaboration with dealerships, which offers an innovative customer experience.

The project adds digital tools to support sales, maintains the centrality of dealerships' role and enables customers to personalise their purchase experience by deciding which aspects should be worked on in a Maserati showroom and which others can be completed digitally.

Bernard Loire, Chief Commercial Officer at Maserati, noted: "The focus at Maserati is always on the customer, continuing the brand's history of innovation and tradition, quality and exclusivity. We have therefore revamped our sales processes to arrive at an evolution of the customer journey."

"The Brand wants to meet and exceed the expectations of customers, who will now be able to take advantage of an Omni-Channel experience", Loire continued. "We believe that this type of offer - utilising the Maserati Fuoriserie programme to customise our cars - is the right response to the wishes of the new luxury consumer".

 

The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off

The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off
 

The Omni-Channel approach and online customer journeys have changed purchasing behaviour, especially in the luxury segment where digital services have become key elements.

However, e-Commerce is only one part of the Maserati response.

The boundaries between online shopping and physical points of sale are blurring to a greater and greater extent: Maserati is ready with a new retail model, where the new customer journey is seamlessly integrated, regardless of the customer's location.

The digital approach is not only at home in front of a computer screen, but is also coming into physical stores more and more. On the one hand, virtual assistants are offering increasingly complete online services; on the other, physical sales space is being extended and enhanced with services, to reach customers anywhere.

 

The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off

The Maserati OTO Retail project kicks off
 

Maserati stores around the world will be gradually adopting this new design, starting next year with newly developed showrooms in Milan and Shanghai.

The personalisation of the customer journey is also becoming even more exclusive, with the option to sign up for the Maserati Fuoriserie programme, an integral part of the brand's new retail concept. Launched in 2020, the customisation programme is designed to meet luxury consumers' requirements, and makes each Maserati the perfect expression of their personal taste.

OTO Retail has recently been launched as a pilot project in the North American market.

Using this service, the Trident brand's customers can take advantage of a series of digital touch points. These include "My Maserati Showroom" to make an online booking for your car, "My Maserati Expert" to request details or information, "Remote Test Drive" and "Multi-channel Service Booking".

Customers can now configure and book their Maserati online, then complete the transaction at their chosen dealership.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Enrico in the UK
 

"Hi,

What about this for a fine selection of Biturbo Workshop Tools. All you need to sort out your Maserati Biturbos.

Enrico..

 

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools
 

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools
 

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools

Maserati Biturbo Workshop Tools
 
 
 
 
 
From Christophe in Japan
 

"Hello,

I quite admire your site and how exhaustive it is for all what is about Maseratis.

There are 2 news that I would like to report and that could be of interest for your readers =

(1) Maserati Day Japan 2021

 

Maserati Day
 

After the cancellation of the event last year for cause of Covid, the Maserati Club of Japan could organize on the week-end of Nov. 20th-21st in Yokohama the 27th Maserati Day, celebrating the anniversaries of the launch of the Bora and the Biturbo, but also, in collaboration with Maserati Japan, the first presentation of the MC20.

Over 50 cars of all ages where present at the event. Please feel free to use the pictures below.

 

Maserati Day
 

Maserati Day

Maserati Day
 

Maserati Day

Maserati Day
 

(2) Maserati 143

I do not think that you ever echoed in your pages the existence of the world largest, but also smallest Maserati collection = www.maseraticollection143.com/home.

It is a collection built by a French passionate of Maserati models at the 1/43 scale. There are currently more than 300 models of Maserati listed in 8 sections, each model presented with a short history, and many with an engine sound recording !

 

Some examples of the magnificent Maserati dioramas at Maserati Collection 143
 

Christophe B. - Tokyo."

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI GRECALE:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world
 

Modena, today 16 November 2021 ̵ The energy of Grecale does not stop, it starts from the home of Maserati, runs through streets of the city of Milan and then conquers the world.

 

Maserati Grecale:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world
 

The Grecale prototypes have formed a huge Trident, which took shape in a record-breaking shot. The outline was over 100 metres long and was made up of 80 cars.

 

Maserati Grecale:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world

Maserati Grecale:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world
 

There are currently over 250 development models distributed across Japan and the United States, the United Arab Emirates and China, Finland and Italy. Theres no stopping the energy of Maserati Grecale.

 

Maserati Grecale:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world

Maserati Grecale:
the energy does not stop. The Trident takes over the world
 

The new model will be unveiled to the world in 2022, when Maserati will be in the spotlight on the stage of the mobility of the future, in an event to take place in Milan, with the whole world involved.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
THE MASERATI GHIBLI:
 

A powerful car named for a powerful wind celebrates 55 years

 

Modena, 3 November 2021 ̵ Maserati is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the Ghibli. On 3 November 1966, the Maserati Ghibli made its debut on the world stage, at the Ghia stand at the Turin Motor Show. A new interpretation of the concept of a gran turismo car, the two̵seater coupé was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The name recalled a wind, a tradition that continues to this day with the Grecale, part of the Trident brand's new era.

 

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´
 

The Ghibli is a powerful, warm wind in North Africa that carries with it a great deal of sand; the decision to take its name was no coincidence, given the car's speed and the 'warmth' of its technical and stylistic specifications.

In its presentation of the Ghibli, Maserati proposed a car with a sporty yet unostentatious impression: the engine was newly designed, based on the experience of the well̵known 8̵cylinder used in the Mexico. It could deliver an output of 330 hp in the 4,700̵cc version, and was followed by an even more powerful 4,900̵cc version.

To leave more room for style by lowering the height of the hood, the engine was equipped with a dry sump ̵ a solution used solely in racing, and was mounted on the tubular chassis, very low down. This solution gave the car its typically assertive and slender appearance, one of the cornerstones of its success.

 

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´
 

The design was entrusted to Ghia, which then had Giorgetto Giugiaro on its creative design team. The most significant design cue ̵ the marker of a decisive change from the Ghibli's predecessors ̵ was the integration of the volumes: there was no distinction between the car's body and the passenger compartment; they were neither separate nor overlapping, rather they were joined together as a single surface. While the lines were geometric and taut, Giugiaro's hand ensured that the sense of stiffness could be smoothed out.

The most obvious new stylistic feature was the front, definitely an original for Maserati: the headlights were retractable and the very slim grille occupied the car's entire front. The Trident logo remained in the middle, albeit smaller than before.

The side view enhanced the slender line of the Ghibli: a long, low bonnet, a heavily inclined windscreen, perfect proportions with no superfluous decoration. The triangular rear pillar took on its own identity, becoming an iconic component later taken up in other successful models from the Trident brand.

 

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´

The 1966 Maserati Ghibli Coup´
 

The changes from the past could also be seen in the conception of the two̵seater interior, where the instruments were built into an overall design that prevailed over the individual components.

The result was a gran turismo car that remained true to the exclusive, luxury style, power and comfort ̵ yet with an over̵arching theme of racing ̵ for which Maserati cars have always stood out.

After it was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show on 3 November 1966, the Ghibli was launched onto the market in 1967. The following year, its interior was restyled and could also be fitted on demand with automatic transmission, as well as a 5̵speed manual gearbox. From 1969, the Spyder version also became available, which could be equipped with a hard top; one year later, both models were also offered with a 4,900̵cc engine, taking the name Ghibli SS. In this configuration, the car further strengthened its solid market position.

In all, between 1967 and 1972, 128 Ghibli Spyder and over 1,200 Ghibli coupé models were produced: one was purchased by Henry Ford (the founder's grandson), who would place it in the lobby of the Ford Product Development Center in Detroit, as an example to follow and a source of inspiration.

An inspiration that has never ceased at the Trident brand: the Ghibli has always been considered an iconic car. In 2013, Maserati decided to unveil a new model, bringing back the Ghibli name for a sports sedan and thus starting another success story.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI PARTNERS WITH THE G20 ROME SUMMIT
 

Modena, 29 October 2021 ̵ From the 29th to 31st of October, Maserati partners with the G20 Rome Summit by supplying 40 cars to transport the Heads of State and Government during this important diplomatic event.

 

The fleet of Maseratis at the Quirinale Palace in Rome

The fleet of Maseratis at the Quirinale Palace in Rome
 

Maserati represents genuine "Made in Italy" excellence and its partnership with the G20 Rome Summit once again proves the Brand's status as an ideal ambassador for the values of Italy worldwide. The Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports saloon and the Levante SUV will carry the G20 guests on their transfers around Rome.

 

The Maserati MC20 at the Rome Convention Centre - "La Nuvola"
 

The working meetings will take place at the Rome Convention Centre - "La Nuvola" designed by Studio Fuksas - in the EUR district. A Maserati MC20 super sports car will also be on display at this location, symbolising the Trident's unique sporting credentials.

Maserati CEO Davide Grasso commented: "The Maserati Family is honoured to partner an event of such international importance with innovation, passion and unique style. Maserati embodies all the intrinsic qualities of Italian excellence, which we are committed to promoting. We are a global Brand, open to the world, which looks to the future guided by the constant desire for renewal."

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
FRAGMENT MEETS MASERATI
 

Maserati and Hiroshi Fujiwara present their capsule collection

 

Modena, 25th October 2021 ̵ The partnership between Maserati and the Pioneer of Streetwear, Hiroshi Fujiwara kicked off last June with the global launch in Tokyo of Maserati meets Fragment.

Stars of the launch: Operanera and Operabianca, two contrasting versions of a Special Edition of Maserati's Ghibli re-imagined by Fragment's Creative director Hiroshi Fujiwara under the auspices of Maserati's high-end personalisation program Fuoriserie.

This fall, the scripts are flipped with the launch of Fragment meets Maserati, a limited edition capsule collection of streetwear staples co-created by Fujiwara and Maserati with a visionary spirit that reshapes the conventions of pop culture. Two styles of hoodies, oversized t-shirts and a baseball cap emblazoned with the signifiers of these two iconic brands.

In his continuous quest as a cultural disrupter, the global godfather of street wear further develops his collaboration with the house of the Trident, merging his sensitivity to contemporary street culture with Maserati's boldness towards a new era.

The capsule brings together Fujiwara's rebellious style and Maserati's audacious spirit. Two iconic brands unafraid of being different, maverick and both relentlessly driven to challenge the status quo.

The Fragment meets Maserati capsule collection is available worldwide at Maserati Store and on Hypebeast's e-commerce platform www.hbx.com.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MEETS ALAJMO
 

Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Chef Alajmo:
the tradition of Italian excellence illuminated by the brightness of the future

 

Modena, 21st October 2021 ̵ "Made in Italy" is a value that unites Maserati and Chef Massimiliano Alajmo. From deep-rooted traditions, to re-writing the rules as they race towards the future, these two icons of Italian culture embody the courage it takes to be a maverick, and give shape and movement to this spirit with the Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Alajmo.

 

Maserati meets Alajmo

Maserati meets Alajmo
 

Massimiliano Alajmo, the youngest chef in the world to receive three Michelin stars, joins forces with the House of the Trident, in creating an exclusive vehicle under the guidance of the Maserati Fuoriserie customisation programme. As we move forward in the third millennium the purest expression of luxury is the possibility to simply be yourself: a car becomes an extension of our unique identity. Trendsetters give shape to their self-expression combining elements from nature with the know-how learned over time. This methodology, shared by Maserati and Alajmo, is now available to those audacious enough to express their personality by entering into the world of Maserati Fuoriserie.

 

Maserati meets Alajmo

Maserati meets Alajmo
 

This customisation programme, presented last September by Maserati, offers two different customisation routes. To use a culinary metaphor: Maserati Fuoriserie offers clients the choice of an empty plate on which they can create a singular, unrepeatable, one-off car; or, if they prefer, a menu of ingredients to choose from - including materials, colours and details - to be mixed and matched to suit their taste. The final recipe gives shape to the client's personal creativity, offering them the choice from 23 exterior colours, ten liveries, five dreamlines, five colours for brake calipers, three types of wheel finishes, five colours of Fuoriserie stitching, and three colours of leather, with the choice of monochrome or bi-colour seats.

 

Maserati meets Alajmo

Maserati meets Alajmo
 

The Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie for Alajmo sports the colours of the chef's logo: black for exteriors and gold for interiors. For Alajmo gold is the maximum expression of brightness, in fact in the kitchen, gold has always been associated with saffron, which with its colour, texture and taste, recalls the warmth and vital energy of the sun, bringing the diner one-step closer to it. Fully designed and engineered in Italy, like all Maseratis, this custom Maserati Fuoriserie edition is characterized by soft gold coloured interiors in Pale Terracotta, with contrasting grey stitching and matching embroidered Trofeo Trident stitching on the headrests. The exteriors, on the other hand, are in Nero Luce, a glossy black finish, accentuated with dreamlines in Mistic Gold, and 22-inch Orione wheel rims with black brake calipers.

 

Maserati meeta Alajmo

Maserati meeta Alajmo
 

Maserati meeta Alajmo

Maserati meeta Alajmo
 

According to Chef Alajmo, when adherence to the rules lead us away from our original goals and ideas, we must break these rules so to reaffirm the true essence of what we are doing, be it cooking, or automotive engineering.

 

Maserati meeta Alajmo

Maserati meeta Alajmo
 

Maserati meeta Alajmo

Maserati meeta Alajmo
 

For Massimiliano Alajmo, doing away with the tablecloth, eating with our hands and 'playing elegantly' with food helps us regain a long-lost appreciation for the poetic beauty of sharing a meal with others. In the same way, Maserati Fuoriserie allows its clients to regain a long-lost passion: infinite beauty of driving, exploring our most authentic self and discovering new roads.

 

Maserati meeta Alajmo

Maserati meeta Alajmo
 

Levante Trofeo Fuoriserie Edition for Alajmo was unveiled at the Alajmo family's three Michelin star-restaurant, Le Calandre in Padua, on 20th October, where guests enjoyed a unique "Golden Dinner", a 'Fuoriserie' culinary experience created to celebrate the colours and flavours of this unique collaboration.

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
THERE'S NO STOPPING THE ENERGY OF MASERATI GRECALE
 

Modena, 18 October 2021 ̵ The Global Premiere of Grecale, originally scheduled for November 16th of this year, has been postponed to spring 2022 in view of the background problems that have caused interruptions in the supply chains for the key components necessary to complete the car's production process.

In particular, due to the shortage of semiconductors, the quantity of production would not allow us to respond properly to the expected global demand. In fact, the new Grecale features ground-breaking contents, particularly in the connectivity and human-machine interface areas.

The Trident is synonymous with innovation, passion and unique style. Driven by these values, Maserati is still hard at work in spite of the component supply problems hitting the entire transportation industy, and is determined to guarantee the continuity of its business.

Maserati is a brand dedicated to growth, and this will never change. The Grecale energy is not stopping: stay tuned from November 16th onwards.

 

Text courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI MEXICO
THE 55th ANNIVERSARY OF A PURE ITALIAN STYLE ICON
 

Modena, 6 October 2021 ̵ The 6th October in 1966 saw the opening of the 53rd edition of the "Mondial de l'automobile de Paris", where the new Maserati Mexico ̵ considered one of the finest Italian GT cars of all time ̵ made its debut.

 

1961 Maserati Mexico
 

The Mexico, designed by Vignale, was an exquisite car with sleek and immaculate lines: it was an elegant 2+2 coupé in pure Maserati style, but with a powerful sporty heart. In fact, underneath its bonnet it concealed the road version of the racing engine derived from the 450 S.

It was the third Maserati model to use this propulsion unit, after the Quattroporte and the 5000 GT.

 

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris
 

Among the hypotheses on how this car came to be named as the Central American country, it is said that a major Mexican customer had purchased a 5000 GT Allemano which formerly belonged to Mexican President Adolfo López Mateos in 1961, and brought it to Modena to be repaired after an accident. While visiting the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant, the customer was apparently so impressed by the Vignale-designed prototype that he absolutely insisted on buying it, to the point where the bodywork was transferred to the chassis of his 5000 GT. This series of coincidences is said to have led to the choice of the name "Mexico" for the future model.

 

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris
 

>Right from its launch, the car was equipped with a 4.2 L V8 of 260 HP and a top speed of 240 km/h and a 4.7 L V8 of 290 HP, able to propel it to a top speed of 255 km/h.

 

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris
 

The Maserati Mexico impressed with both style and equipment, which included ̵ as standard ̵ leather seats, electric windows, wooden dashboard, air̵conditioning and servo̵assisted ventilated front disc brakes. Automatic transmission, power steering and radio were available as optionals. The interior was described as "an Italian-style lounge", expressing Italian identity and Maserati's trademark craftsmanship.

 

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris
 

Today, just as 55 years ago, Maserati continues to build iconic cars that shape the history of motoring and set benchmarks for the luxury segment. The Mexico represented excellence, design and power, values still found in all Trident models.

 

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris

Maserati Mexico Mondiale de l&;39;automobile de Paris
 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
LUCA DELFINO IS THE NEW HEAD OF MASERATI EMEA
 

Modena, 4 October 2021 ̵ Luca Delfino is assigned responsibility for Head of Maserati EMEA. In his role, Delfino leads Maserati operations for the EMEA Region, in addition to his current responsibility for FuoriSerie Program, and reports directly to Bernard Loire, Chief Commercial Officer of Maserati.

 

Luca Delfino, the new Head of Maserati EMEA
 

Bernard Loire said: "I am happy there's an internal turnover and now I'm convinced that Luca, who has a wide international experience, will drive Maserati to success in the EMEA Region".

Delfino joined Maserati in 2007. His expertise in the automotive industry has included recently the position of Managing director in Asia̵Pacific, as well as increasing responsibilities in the sales and aftersales fields at international level.

Luca Delfino replaces Guido Giovannelli, who assumes other responsibilities at Maserati HQ.

 

Text and photo courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MASERATI AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI
 

Exhibits and initiatives with the Trident marque at the Italian Pavilion from 1 October 2021

 

Maserati at Expo 2020 Dubai
 

Dubai, 30 September 2021 ̵ The official opening of Expo 2020 Dubai is taking place on 1 October 2021, and Maserati is a partner of the Italian Pavilion: beauty and sustainable mobility travel on board the Trident's cars.

The co̵operation between Maserati and the Italian Pavilion enriches the storytelling of our country and its wonders for a global audience, and promotes the values of sustainable mobility and development central to the Expo itself. In fact, Maserati is a Brand that is innovative by nature, unique in its style and led by passion, and these same core values provide the main theme at the international exhibition, with the aim of highlighting the excellence of Italian Design and Manufacturing.

From 27 October to 6 November, the exhibition "Maserati: a story of luxury performance supercharged" will take centre stage with a special artistic installation created by the Centro Stile Maserati.

The installation will give a fresh interpretation of the Brand's values, linked to its Italian homeland through technological innovation and its unique design: in the centre, the MC20 supercar, presented as a work of art, with a series of three̵dimensional metal objects. The objects vary in colour, with modulations from natural aluminium through to copper, the keynote shade of Folgore (the Maserati strategy for electrification), evoking the Brand's evolution and its constant focus on the future.

There will also be two showcases on the topic of sustainability, not just of the engine but also of the materials used in the vehicles' development, such as Econyl, and colourful "real material" installations to describe Italian biodiversity.

The Brand's values will be in the spotlight with three specific Digital Talks. Influencers and Storytellers will take part in talks focusing on beauty, the "human touch" and performances.

To further investigate all the many aspects of the "Made in Italy" linking concept, the programme will be completed with a round table discussion on sustainable mobility on Wednesday 3 November.

Official delegates of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will travel by Maserati Quattroporte, a classic example of authentic Italian design, which has skillfully combined the virtues of elegance and sportiness.

 

Text and image courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Newspress in the UK
 
MILAN, 16th NOVEMBER 2021:
NEW MASERATI GRECALE GLOBAL PREMIERE
 

Modena, 22 September 2021 - Maserati announces the date: the Global Premiere of Grecale will be 16th November in Milano.

 

Maserati Grecale Global Premiere
 

An explosion of colours anticipates the power of a new breeze. Grecale is a wind that turns the every day into something exceptional and will blow across the Maserati range.

The countdown to the discovery of the new model bearing the name of an intense, revolutionary and exceptional wind has therefore officially begun.

Maserati has a long̵standing practice of naming its cars after the world's most famous winds. It all started in 1963, with the legendary Mistral. This was followed by Ghibli, Bora and Khamsin. And, in 2016 with Levante, the Brand's first SUV.

Now Grecale, which will play a key role for the Brand and transform the everyday driving experience into something outstanding and extraordinary.

 

Text and image courtesy of Maserati.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

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

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

 

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

 

1965 Maserati Mistral Spider
 

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

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

 

Maserati Mistral

Maserati Mistral
 

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

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

 

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati.

 
 
 
 
 
From Werner in Germany
 
MASERATIDAY 2021
 

"Hello Enrico,

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

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

Best Regards

Werner.

 
©Alexander Wissgott

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