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All things 'Maserati'. News of forthcoming models, owner's cars, tips, 'Marque' reunions and the odd touch of humour! In fact anything of interest to the 'Maseratista'.

So if you have any news about Maseratis or have anything owners and enthusiasts should know, send details to

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From Bart J. in The Netherlands


I have just finished my 3+ years 125cc restoration project. This 125cc was made to order as a motocross bike for the first owner in Northern Italy by motorcycle dealer Guido Borri. Modifications from the standard 125cc include heavier gears and chain, larger front brake, GTS shocks, bigger gas tank, short single seat saddle and non-standard black/white paint finish.

I finished it just in time to get it displayed at the Interclassics Topmobiel show in Maastricht, The Netherlands in January for the Maserati 100 Years History celebration.

Merry Christmas,


Bart's exciting Maserati 125cc Motocross motorcycle...

...having just completed a 3+ year restoration.






Here's a picture of how I found the bike.


Bart's exciting Maserati 125cc Motocross motorcycle.

From Bart W. in The Netherlands

"Dear Enrico,

It has been a while that we communicated but I want to thank you for your fantastic site and the energy you put in to keep it up!

I enclose some pictures on my X-mas tree pick up yesterday; I took my most appropriate means of transport out to get our X-mas tree: the Khamsin !

The cars are holding up nicely, plan to bring at least one to Modena in 2014 !

Are you coming to the Classic Car show in the MECC at Maastricht, the Netherlands : 18-19-20 January. Between all the other makes on display we will have 32 different Maserati models on our MCH club stand. We are even getting some Panini cars there! A good start of the Centennial celebrations of MASERATI !

Please keep up the good work and I wish you a Merry X-mas and a great 2014 !

Christmas Greetings from Bart !



Bart's Christmas tree shopping trip...

..but will the tree fit inside ?

No problems, not when you own a Maserati Khamsin !!

"Dear Bart,

Glad to hear all is well and I wish you and your family all the best for Christmas and the New Year !

Thank you for the kind words and excellent photos, a very apt mode of transport if I may say so.

Reminds me of a comment made to me by an American gentleman back in the Sixties, who was passing by as I delivered a small pair of steps to one of my shops in my Jaguar E-Type 2+2. His comment "Gee, that's a fancy pick-up truck !".

I won't be able to make Maastricht, but, if it's not too much trouble, I would appreciate a few photos of the Maseratis on display.

I'm finding it difficult getting about at the moment, but hope to make it to Modena in September for the International.

Saluti e un abbraccio,


From Masato in Italy

Christmas Greetings from Masato !

From the Biturbo Club Italia

Christmas Greetings from the Biturbo Club Italia !

From Enrico in the UK

"Dear Friends,

I hope you can help !!!

Next year, during Maserati's centenary year, I am putting together a simple photographic register of all classic Maseratis; from the 3500 GT to the Maserati Quattroporte III.

The register will consist of the chassis number, a photo of the car, and either a photo of the interior, engine bay, or the identification plate housed in the engine bay.

I will be devoting a page to each model; namely, the 3500 GT, 3500 GT Spyder Vignale, 5000GT, Sebring, Mistral, Mistral Spyder, Quattroporte, Mexico, Ghibli, Ghibli Spyder, Indy, Bora, Khamsin, Quattroporte II, Merak, Kyalami and Quattroporte III.

There will be NO PERSONAL INFORMATION or VEHICLE HISTORY published on these pages.

An example of each possible entry may be seen below.

If you would like to assist, please send photos and details of your classic Maserati to me at

Looking forward to your co-operation during 2014 !!

Thank you !


From Paul in the UK


"Hi Enrico,

My 2003 Spyder is having ignition problems. Ignition will not switch off. Stays in the electrics on mode OR sometimes it does switch off then comes back on a minute or so later.

Paul's Maserati Spyder

The ignition is off and the key taken out, but light's still on.

Has anyone come across this problem before ?

Thank you,


From Newspress in the UK

the Cape2Rio crewed race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, casting off on January 4th, with Pierre Casiraghi on board as tailer.

The 2014 racing programme of Giovanni Soldini and the VOR70 Maserati was presented today at the Yacht Club de Monaco, welcomed by the General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri.

The Maserati team, skippered by Giovanni Soldini, is prepared and ready to go for the yacht’s latest ocean challenge. Having set a new record on the notoriously difficult Gold Rush Route between New York and San Francisco in 2013 (47 days and 42 minutes), the Italian yachtsman and his crew will tackle two high-profile ocean challenges aboard the VOR70 Maserati in 2014.

Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco (L) and skipper Giovanni Soldini

Giovanni Soldini with a model of the Maserati VOR 70

The first, the 14th edition of the Cape2Rio, gets underway on January 4th 2014. A 3,300-nautical mile dash from Table Bay, Cape Town (South Africa), to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), it is the longest race between the two continents in the southern hemisphere.

Launched in 1971 to encourage South African sailors to attempt ocean passages, and organised by the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the Cape2Rio immediately attracted huge international interest because it re-traces the historic routes of legendary Portuguese navigators, such as Pedro Cabral who discovered Brazil 500 years ago when attempting to sail to the Indies. Over the decades, sailors of the calibre of Eric Tabarly and Robin Knox-Johnston have competed in the Cape2Rio.

Giovanni Soldini (L) and Pierre Casiraghi

Giovanni Soldini (L) and Pierre Casiraghi with a Maserati Ghibli

Soldini will be joined aboard Maserati by a tried-and-tested international crew of nine: Italians Guido Broggi, Corrado Rossignoli and Michele Sighel, Boris Herrmann from Germany, Carlos Hernandez from Spain, Gwen Riou and Jacques Vincent from France, Martin Kirketerp from Denmark and, on his first outing with the yacht, Pierre Casiraghi who will be wearing the colours of the Yacht Club de Monaco.

Giovanni Soldini said, “I have been dreaming about participating in this historic race since I was a child. The crew is ready and very competitive. We also have two new entries: French Jacques Vincent and Danish Martin Kirketerp Ibsen”.

Pierre Casiraghi added, “It is a great honour to take part in a race that represents an amazing challenge. I’ve never raced with such an experienced team and I feel ready for the Cape2Rio race”.

The second challenge is taking place from May 2014, when Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati crew will be on stand-by in New York awaiting a weather window for a second attempt on the ambitious North Atlantic Speed Sailing Record from New York to Lizard Point.

The monohull record is currently held by Robert Miller’s Mari-Cha IV, a 140’ maxi schooner (double the size of Maserati) which completed the 2,925-mile passage in 6 days, 17 hours, 52 minutes and 39 seconds, at an average speed of 18.5 knots. Soldini and the Maserati crew’s previous attempt on the record was in 2012.

Updates with video footage, static photographs from the boat and a chart showing Maserati’s position can be found at and on the following social networks: Facebook (Giovanni Soldini Pagina Ufficiale, over 26.600 friends), Twitter @giovannisoldini (over 121.000 followers) and Instagram @giosoldini where the crew will tweet and post images from on board.


The Maserati VOR 70

Maserati is a VOR 70 which took part in the 2008-2009 round-the-world race. An ultra-technological boat of over 20 metres, it makes a case to be the world's fastest monohull yacht thanks to a carbon-fibre mast more than 30 metres high, a canting keel, mobile water ballast tanks, forward canard fins, extremely sleek waterlines and structures in composite materials.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


A year-long celebration beginning today will mark Maserati’s Centenary, a century lived in the name of sportsmanship, innovation and luxury.

Monday, December 2, 2013 – With the month of December, Maserati officially enters the hundredth year of its history. It does so in a period of unprecedented health and unparalleled growth. More than 23,000 orders to date worldwide are propelling Maserati into a new dimension. Today Maserati is amongst the fastest growing brands in the United States and a concrete reality in nearly 70 markets in the world, starting with China, Maserati’s second largest commercial reality.

A company that is one hundred years young, Maserati recently showcased its new brand look and marketing communication campaign at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Both are inspired by “The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary” concept, a testament to the company’s first 100 years and a guideline for the next century to come.

It is with great pride that Maserati introduces the Centennial Logo. Maserati’s world famous Trident was inspired from the sculptures of Italy itself, therefore it seemed fitting to sculpt a new image to represent our first 100 years of passion in car-making. The Maserati Centennial Logo is more medallion than graphic, living as a forged symbol of our racing heritage but, even more importantly, it is unique amongst other luxury brands. It serves as a constant reminder of our core belief that everything we build for the next 100 years, will always be—The Absolute Opposite of Ordinary.

Maserati was founded in Bologna, Italy, on December 1, 1914 and officially started operation on December 14, 1914. The nucleus of the company was then represented by Alfieri Maserati and two of his brothers, Ettore and Ernesto. They all had an interest in mechanics and a love for speed. Though predominantly engaged in technical and commercial matters of their new enterprise, they all, at one point, sat behind the steering wheel of their racing cars in the golden days of motor racing. A fourth brother, Bindo, joined the company when Alfieri died in 1932 and a fifth brother, Mario, is credited with designing the famed Maserati logo, taking inspiration from the Neptune fountain in the historic centre of Bologna.

Maserati produced its first car in 1926 – a race car named Tipo 26. It debuted with a victory in the 1926 Targa Florio, the first of an endless string of wins which include two editions of the Indianapolis 500, 9 wins in Formula One and the 1957 F1 World Championship. In 1947 Maserati stunned the world with its first passenger car, the A6 Grand Tourer and in 1963, with the first generation Quattroporte, Maserati gave the automotive market a car that didn’t exist previously – the world’s first sports luxury saloon.

The Maserati Tipo 26B (produced 1927-1930)

The Maserati Tipo 26B (produced 1927-1930)

In terms of product range, the Centenary could not have come at a better time, with models such as the brand-new Quattroporte and Ghibli drawing inspiration from a long tradition of successful automobiles which have each redefined Italian sports cars in terms of style and performance, as well as comfort and elegance – and are now taking the world by storm.

Maserati is planning a series of activities to celebrate its first 100 years as events will be organised in all major Maserati markets in the world. The zenith of the year-long activity will be the official Maserati gathering in Modena from September 19 to 21, 2014. An estimated 250 Maserati models will convene in Modena from all over the world. The three-day programme will include driving routes on scenic Italian roads tied to Maserati’s history and multiple sessions on racetrack. A full and detailed programme of the event will be released at a later date.

Also in the second half of 2014, Modena will play host to an extraordinary exhibition of some of the most evocative models in Maserati’s history. The Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari will show a special display of the many iconic Maserati models, including both passenger and race cars, all brought together because they hold special significance in the history of Maserati.

The Maserati factory - engine assembly line (1956)

The Maserati factory (1965)

The first tangible sign of the celebration for Maserati’s 100 years is the official Centennial book, to be released in the first week of December and formally presented at the Maserati HQ showroom in Modena on Friday, December 6. “Maserati – A Century of History” has been written by four highly qualified authors and chronicles the Maserati century along three main themes: company history, model range and motor sports.

A dedicated Maserati Centennial website – – will keep Maserati friends, fans, clients and collectors informed of all the activities planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary. The dedicated website is online from today, December 2.

As Maserati's Centennial celebrations get underway, the special section to mark the occasion makes its debut on The section provides exhaustive details on the legendary Maserati marque, from its establishment in 1914 to the present day, while #Maserati100 is the official hashtag through which visitors can keep track of all the Centennial news, events and content. The new section will allow visitors to learn about Maserati's history through a captivating voyage that takes in unforgettable cars, famous names, a timeline of the most important events, the biggest projects, the innovations and the many achievements in the world of racing. The content is enhanced with downloadable materials and users can even vote for their favourite Maserati of all time.

The year-long journey from December 2013 to December 2014, will be frequently updated with new content, events, downloadable material and a section where users can upload content related to events taking place around the world to mark Maserati's Centenary. In order to receive the regular updates and relive Maserati's history, visitors will need to sign up for the monthly newsletter.

The Maserati Centennial year will officially end with a dedicated event on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


November 2013 - The new Maserati Ghibli has been awarded two prestigious and internationally recognised ratings for passive safety.

In Europe, the Ghibli has achieved a Euro NCAP five star rating with a score of 86/100, while in the Top Safety Pick ratings, issued by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), it emerged in the highest possible class for each area of safety analysed.

Maserati Ghibli achieves five star Euro NCAP rating

Maserati Ghibli achieves five star Euro NCAP rating

The Ghibli gained the Euro NCAP five star rating thanks to its numerous on-board safety systems, and scored 95% for adult protection, 79% for child protection, 74% for pedestrian protection and 81% for safety and driver assistance systems.

The Ghibli shares many of the design features of its big sister and Maserati flagship, the Quattroporte. Right from the start of the development process, technical and design solutions were chosen to satisfy the toughest international standards and achieve the highest possible level of safety, precisely with a view to winning Euro NCAP's most prestigious rating.

Maserati Ghibli achieves five star Euro NCAP rating

Maserati Ghibli achieves five star Euro NCAP rating

Thousands of hours of computer simulation went into ensuring that the Ghibli's structure conforms to the highest standards for safety. The excellence of the virtual design was then verified on production cars. Some 200 tests were performed on components and sub-systems, along with over 100 HYGE sled test simulations and more than 100 crash tests covering all possible types of collision: front, side, rear, rollover, and pedestrian impact.

The five star rating is an even greater achievement considering that since 2013 Euro NCAP introduced new test methods for evaluating child and pedestrian protection. A major accolade, the Euro NCAP rating confirms Maserati’s special commitment to all aspects of safety for all road users.

The IIHS' Top Safety Pick award was based on an analysis of four different aspects of safety (front impact, side impact, low speed rear impact and roof crush resistance). Test results are classified in four bands: Poor, Marginal, Acceptable and Good. The Maserati Ghibli emerged as 'Good' in all four areas, earning it an automatic Top Safety Pick rating.

The Ghibli is homologated for all world markets.


An innovative chassis with a strong sporting characteristic has been designed thanks to its combination of double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art, multi-link rear suspension with the option of the active Skyhook system, part-time all-wheel drive, firm suspension damping and powerful braking system.

Like the Quattroporte, its chassis design is based around a rigid and extremely secure steel safety cell that employs an array of different steel and aluminium alloys to deliver precise strengths and minimal weight.

The chassis/body subsystem has been designed around a rigid and extremely secure steel safety cell, to maximize strength retaining the sports saloon’s perfect 50:50 weight distribution in its rear-drive models.

The front of the chassis is based around an aluminium casting, with a reinforced cross-strut which helps deliver outstanding rigidity in all directions, while the rear of the chassis is made from rolled steel.

The choice of aluminium for the bulk of the Ghibli’s body panels was based around the delivery of the maximum possible occupant safety for the lowest possible weight. Accordingly, all four doors and the bonnet are all made from aluminium.

Along with the freedom it allowed Maserati’s designers, the choice of aluminium has also had a positive impact on reducing weight, reducing its fuel consumption and lowering its emission.

Other materials are also used in the Ghibli’s body, including ultra-light weight magnesium, which is used in the dashboard’s cross strut.


Developed in the most extreme of test circumstances, the MSP uses a wide array of sensors to detect any need to intervene on the driver’s behalf.

MSP adds a layer of security on top of the Ghibli’s inherent chassis stability that helps drivers enjoy anxiety-free handling under all driving conditions.

MSP constantly measures the car’s handling and grip and combines a host of safety and performance systems to maintain the car’s ideal handling stance.

Two of the bigger keys to the MSP’s operation are the engine and the brakes. If skidding is detected, the MSP reduces the engine’s torque output and can actuate the brakes with minute, finely varied inputs to restore the car’s stability within milliseconds.

The other key systems that make up MSP include:

ABS, which stops the wheels locking up when braking, thereby maintaining steering control at all times.

EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution), to distribute braking force between the front and rear axles to prevent rear-wheel lock up.

ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation) stops the driven wheels from spinning in low-grip situations.

MSR prevents the driven wheels from locking up when downshifting on low-grip surfaces.

BAS uses a variety of sensors to recognise panic or emergency braking situations and increases the pressure in the braking circuit.

Hill Holder. Automatically connects to the braking system to prevent roll back when the car moves away from rest on hills.


The new Ghibli’s passive safety equipment has been designed to achieve both maximum peace of mind for its occupants and to achieve five stars on the Euro NCAP crash test regime, all without compromising its weight or fuel consumption.

Maserati has balanced these demands by using hot-formed steels in critical areas of the passenger compartment for added occupant safety, while using aluminium in other areas to save weight.

In particular, the front of the passenger compartment (the pillars and under-door mouldings) features hot-moulded steel components, with a magnesium dashboard strut, while the rear is stiffened with high strength steel.

The crash bars at the front and rear of the car are made of extruded aluminium, while the doors, engine compartment, mudguards and luggage compartment are in aluminium.

Maserati engineers added a third crash load path to the front structure of the car to help dissipate load and distribute the forces on the car to guarantee the stability of the body structure in frontal impacts.

The new Ghibli is equipped with a seven-airbag system and anti-whiplash front headrest to provide maximum occupant safety.


At the front, two-stage airbags are concealed from the occupants inside the steering wheel and dashboard to protect the head in frontal accidents, while a knee airbag protects the driver’s legs and reduces the femur load in crash situations.

The chest and hips of the front occupants are further protected by the side airbags under the seat leather.

The sides of the occupants’ heads are protected by two head “curtain” bags mounted in the roof of the car, next to the B-pillar. The “curtain” bag protects the heads of the front and rear occupants against lateral impact.


The front seats are fitted with the latest safety equipment designed to reduce trauma to the occupant's cervical vertebrae.

If the car is involved in a rear-end accident, its headrests automatically reduce the distance between their surface and the passenger's head.

The front three-point seatbelts are equipped with load-limiting pyrotechnic pre-tensioners, which trip in a collision to hold the passengers securely and prevent or minimise injury.

The front seatbelts are fitted with height adjusters; properly adjusting the height of the seatbelts to the occupant's height, which is not only more comfortable but also improves the safety function of the device.


The rear-view parking camera on the new Ghibli makes manoeuvring and reversing safer and more comfortable.

Installed next to the luggage compartment’s release button, it views the area behind the car, and shows the resulting colour image on the 8.4” MTC display. The system works together with the standard parking sensors and sounds an acoustic warning as it approaches obstacles behind the car.


While the Ghibli and the Ghibli Diesel are fitted with bi-xenon headlights as standard, the Ghibli S and the Ghibli S Q4 add an Advanced Frontlighting System (AFS, available as an option also on Ghibli and Ghibli Diesel), which actively adjusts the headlight depth to provide optimal visibilty with very low glare for oncoming traffic. The bi-xenon headlights combine technology and style, with all of its secondary functions entirely provided by LED.

Each headlight includes LED daytime running lights, with a light shape that provides instant recognisability in both day and night running. Each light also contains direction indicators, LED side position lights and a side reflector.

With a video camera mounted in front of the rear-view mirror, the lighting system offers a beam control specifically for motorway driving which increases the depth of the light beam without the need for manual high beam activation.

Sensors monitor the driving style and speed and, if the road is clear, the beam offers the greatest depth and width, combined with directional rotation of the headlights themselves.

In addition, there are four different automatic lighting setups: for city/town driving, motorway conditions, low visibility and driving on the opposite side of the road in applicable countries. Each of these modes automatically activates a strategy to best illuminate the road surface.

When driving in town, at speeds below 28mph, the beam is wider and shallower, giving a better view for turning and for peripheral danger zones, while causing minimum disturbance for fellow road users.

There is also a specific setting for rain and poor visability conditions, which is activated when the windscreen wipers operate. The individual beams are set to different levels to minimise reflections, while the outer beams are set wider and higher to make the Ghibli more visible to other road users.

Note: In the USA and Canada, cars are not equipped with the AFS function. They retain the automatic depth and rotation control functions. The beam rotation function and the four AFS functions may be deactivated via the menu in the European Union, while in the USA, only the beam rotation function may be deactivated in this way.


¦The Ghibli is available in the UK with two twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engines, the 330hp Ghibli and 410hp Ghibli S.

The Ghibli is also available with a state-of-the-art V6 turbo diesel, the first in Maserati’s history, which has been designed with the European market primarily in mind.

The Ghibli S accelerates to 0-62 mph in 5 seconds and reaches 177 mph.

Traditional handling excellence is assured through 50 : 50 weight distribution, a double wishbone front suspension and a five-link rear suspension.

Cabin features include 8.4” Maserati Touch Control screen as standard and optional WiFi WLAN hotspot, Bowers and Wilkins premium sound system with 15 speakers.

The Ghibli has been designed and engineered by Maserati and is the second model (after the Quattroporte) to be manufactured to new benchmark quality standards in Maserati’s refurbished facility in Turin.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


"Hello Enrico,

I just send you some pictures of my Ghbili, shot by the young up and coming car photographer Dennis Noten.

We had some time off during the Curbstone Track day season finale on November the 1st.

As the mist was too thick to enter the track in the morning, we took the Ghibli into the Woods surrounding the Francorchamps track for a quick shoot with stunning results.

(Photo by Dennis Noten)

"If you go down to the woods today..."
(Photo by Dennis Noten)'re sure of a big surprise !"

(Photo by Dennis Noten)

"If you go down to the woods today..."
(Photo by Dennis Noten)'ll hear a magnificent sound !"

(Photo by Dennis Noten)

"If you go down to the woods today..."
(Photo by Dennis Noten)'ll see a spectacular sight !"

"And, speaking of the Ghibli sound, here it is":, shot on the same morning.

(Photo by Dennis Noten)

Because Onno is taking his Ghibli out for a drive !

Dennis can be found on Facebook:

The folks at Curbstone Track Events are looking back on an extremely succesful trackday season and 2014 promises to be even better.

Keep an eye on for more info.


From Newspress in the UK


The Trident Marque consolidates its relationship with the world of Cinema.

November 23, 2013 - The opening ceremony of the 31st edition of the Turin Film Festival was held yesterday at the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli Lingotto in Turin. The 31st Turin Film Festival is being held from 22 to 30 November 2013 and throughout these dates Maserati is holding an exclusive courtesy car service and ensuring a constant presence of the Trident cars on the red carpet.

(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

John Turteltaub (R) and Amy Eldon attend the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace
(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Paolo Virzi (R) and Micaela Ramazzotti attend the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace

Maserati, the main sponsor of the event, consolidates its relationship with the world of cinema by hosting an exclusive space in the central Piazza Castello dedicated to meetings, events and press conferencesof the national and international stars expected in Turin for the TFF.

(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Greta Gerwig attends the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace
(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Luciana Littizzetto attends the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace

The opening ceremony, presented by newly appointed Festival Director Paolo Virzi and multifaceted comedienne Luciana Littizzetto, was enhanced by spectacular performances by circus artists and music by 'The orchestrino' band, that accompanied the talents on the red carpet escorting them with live music as they got out of the elegant Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli cars.

(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Maru and Guillermo Arriaga attend the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace
(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Paolo Virzi attends the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace

The American film director Jon Turteltaub, whose latest film Last Vegas, inaugurated the Turin Film Festival, is a great lover of luxury sports cars and of the Quattroporte in particular and thus displayed due reverence as he arrived on the red carpet.

(Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Elliott Gould attends the opening ceremony
of the 31st Torino Film Fest at Lingotto Palace

The Maserati Press Lounge came to life today, opening its doors to a Festival that promises to be an extremely interesting one. First on the Maserati Press Lounge podium was director Jon Turteltaub, who made his debut in Italian, saying: 'I have two dreams: to win a festival and to win a Maserati. So thanks Maserati '. Turteltaub presents his hilarious comedy 'Last Vegas', greatly received by the audience at the Lingotto Auditorium, with an exceptional cast that includes Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


Los Angeles, 21 November 2013 - Maserati celebrates the North American roll out of the all-new Ghibli at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, following the highly successful worldwide launch of the Quattroporte in January. Also making its North American debut is the exclusive Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept featuring a unique colour scheme, special mirror polished rims on tone and an elegant interior upholstered in fabrics made in cooperation with the prestigious Italian fashion house.

The complete Ghibli range graces Maserati’s all new display, and simultaneously begins deliveries to the vastly expanding Maserati retail network. The four-seat GranTurismo MC Stradale, first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, also takes its bow in North America. All models will bridge Maserati towards the real challenge within the next few years in terms of product range expansion, production volumes and commercial and marketing strategy.

As Maserati embarks on its one hundred years of automotive history in 2014, the overriding promise for the next one hundred years is to continue to carve its own unique path, it will always be the absolute opposite of ordinary.

Maserati chose to unveil its new brand look and marketing communication in Los Angeles because of the inspiration it takes from this modern, trend-setting, ever-changing and artistic city. It inspires us to continue to be the absolute opposite of ordinary.

And while the all-new Maserati stand is an artistic interpretation of our brand image and its future, this art also stems from us tackling modern world efficiencies, technologies and quality manufacturing, head on.


The all-new Ghibli marks a turning point in Maserati’s history; for the first time ever Maserati simultaneously presents two four-door saloon models.

Maserati at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013

Maserati at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013

The Ghibli's design emphasises its more dynamic driving characteristics and expresses an altogether more aggressive personality, while still maintaining clear links with the larger Quattroporte.

The outline of the body gives this four-door saloon a coupé-like appearance, and the sinuous grill and headlights hint at feline aggression. The grill takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo but traces its origins back to the classic A6 GCS of the 1950s.

The Ghibli also maintains Maserati's distinctive C-pillar, which delivers much of the car's coupé-like stance and carries the classic trident logo, carrying on a tradition dating back to 1963.

The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the traditional Maserati air intakes behind the front wheels and finishes at the rear lights.

Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte. Its unique dashboard design perfectly matches its sportier and more youthful character without losing any of the luxury expected from Maserati. The Ghibli succeeds in combining its sporty nature with the typical spaciousness of an executive model.


The Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and on display in Los Angeles features a unique new look in colour scheme, materials and finish. The car, presented as a limited edition concept, is intended for development into a production version with the same personality and quality of the current range, yet enhancing its exclusivity.

Maserati at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013

Maserati at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013

Ermenegildo Zegna's concept is the result of close collaboration between two companies that are linked by history, tradition and the spirit of exclusiveness.

The exterior of the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car features a special effect paint finish that simulates the fluidity and purity of metal, by using ultra-fine aluminium pigments. A gloss black primer amplifies the brilliance of aluminium pigments and creates a sensation of depth. The platinum metal colour effect finish is warmly nuanced to express the car's classic and sophisticated, yet technically advanced character. The impressive liquid effect of the paint finish emphasises the sinuous lines of the body and accentuates the way in which one section flows into the next.

Maserati at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2013

This special paint also applies to the 20” Mercurio rims, with an elegant mirror-polished finish that creates a chromatic contrast, both technical and sporty.

The material and chromatic research concept of the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is based on a play between the classical and the contemporary.

A leading role in this concept car is played by its interior. Classical warm hues like Moka and Greyige (Grey & Beige) are re-interpreted in a modern key to emulate Zegna's latest men's fashion collections, conveying a formal, sophisticated character. Interior components such as seats, door panels and roof lining are finished in genuine soft leather, in addition to a velvet-smooth, bright fabric that, due to Zegna's vast experience and know-how, guarantees the level of performance needed for automotive applications.

The most interesting challenge posed by the project was to develop a fabric by “Zegna” for automotive applications, with the look of formal men's wear. The fabric therefore had to have a typical masculine herringbone pattern and traditional weave, and also needed to have the feel, softness and prestige typical of Zegna cloth. Thanks to the unique fabric, created especially for the Quattroporte and offered in a warm Greyige colour and soft Moka and Greyige leather, and also to a new warm titanium treatment and antique look matt walnut finish, the car's exclusive, harmonious and balanced interior is certain to satisfy the most refined and sophisticated customer.

Two precious plates obtained from aluminium ingot, bearing the words “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati”, announce and promote the collaboration between the two companies. One plate is located on the outside of the pillar while the other, personalised with a limited series number, is applied to the central console. Hidden behind the sun visor, a real fabric label, made exactly like those sewn into the linings of Zegna suits, provides the customer with another discreet but distinctive indication of the level of care and attention dedicated to the design and finish of every aspect of this car.

The Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is equipped with V8 twin turbo engine with 523 hp and a torque of 524 lb-ft, capable of a top speed of 191 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph, in just 4.6 seconds.


Maserati shipped a total of 3,953 vehicles during the third quarter, more than double the 1,492 units shipped in Q3 2012. That significant result was entirely attributable to the performance of the new Quattroporte. The brand posted significant year-over-year gains in nearly all markets. At the end of September, Maserati had 7,900 orders for the Ghibli, launched in September, and 9,900 for the new Quattroporte.

Revenues totalled €444 million for the quarter, more than double the Q3 2012 level. Trading profit and EBIT came in at €43 million, representing a €30 million year-over-year increase. The significant year-over-year improvement was primarily driven by the sales result for the new Quattroporte.

For the nine months to September, brand shipments were up 63% over the same period in 2012 to 7,548 vehicles and revenues were 58% higher at €883 million. Trading profit and EBIT were €48 million, up €4 million over the nine months to September 2012.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


Tuesday 19 November 2013: Last night the suspense was broken as the eighth and final episode of “The Face” aired on Sky Living and the winner was revealed. Crowned ‘The Face’ of the UK, the striking Emma Holmes, member of Naomi Campbell’s team and star of the Maserati online PR campaign, recorded during episode five of the series.

The Face’ winner Emma Holmes (left) fronts Maserati PR campaign

The Face’ winner Emma Holmes (front)
fronts Maserati PR campaign

The aim of the series, produced by Princess Productions and fronted by the stunning Naomi Campbell, was to find The Face - the model who could best represent world-renowned make-up giant Max Factor. Starring as mentors alongside Naomi were supermodels Caroline Winberg and Erin O’Connor, as all three fashion icons competed against each other with their teams of aspiring young models in a series of real life fashion industry challenges for some of the world’s best known brands.

In the fifth episode of the exciting entertainment series, the client was luxury Italian car manufacturer Maserati, whose challenge for the teams was to shoot an online PR campaign for the all-new Maserati Quattroporte. With the Trident Marque’s flagship model representing style, elegance, technology and power, the brief was for the teams to embody and reflect all of these core values in their performance. Not surprisingly, with a mentor as stylish, elegant and powerful as world-renowned supermodel Naomi Campbell, Emma Holmes and Racquel Smith received invaluable advice and were pushed to their limits to represent such qualities in the commercial alongside the Maserati Quattroporte, securing them an outstanding win.

In the final edit of the campaign, wearing a stunning couture dress by Iris van Herpen, Emma Holmes proves why she was the last model standing and overall winner, as she shows undeniable star quality taking centre stage alongside the Maserati flagship model. The unique, half Dutch, half Jamaican beauty takes the lead part in the commercial, against ex-team member, Racquel Smith. As the girls begin running faster and faster towards the luxury four door saloon, racing each other to reach it first, Emma snatches the lead as the car compels her towards it and ‘demands to be driven’.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From Newspress in the UK


Wednesday, 13 November, 2013 – The target of the first 10,000 Maserati produced in the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant in Grugliasco (Turin) was reached yesterday. Opened on January 30 of this year, in the Turin plant – Maserati’s other plant in addition to the historic Modena site – the two new sports luxury saloon of Maserati are currently being produced: Quattroporte and Ghibli.

With two daily shifts, the plant, with a huge production ramp up, is now capable of a daily production of about 140 cars of both models. Since the start of production, which coincided with the unveiling of the new Quattroporte, the plant has produced about 8,200 units of Maserati’s flagship saloon. Just as impressive is Ghibli which, since production started at the end of July of this year, has already produced over 1,800 units.

First 10,000 Maserati produced in Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant

The 10,000th car, a Ghibli destined for Canada !!

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati

From David in Australia


"Hi, and thanks for your time.

I have a 1999 Maserati 3200 GT and both the electric windows intermittently don’t drop down that little bit when opening the door handle.

It happens on both doors and when it happens I have checked all the micro switches on the inner and outer door handles but they check okay. I have even replaced the control module in the kick panel but still no luck.

Have you ever come across this or would you have a copy of the electrical wiring diagram for the windows and module.

Thanks kindly,


David's Maserati 3200 GT

Nice colour, nice car !!

Hi Dave,

Thank you. Nice car, nice colour, complimenti !!

Check out the link I sent you in my previous email.

Hope it helps,


"Dear Enrico,

Thank you so much for your help.

I worked out the problem. It was the adjustment of the micro switches on both window regulators. Once the door trim is off there is some black tape that covers a hole in the middle of the door. Behind that is a micro switch with an adjustable stopper in the shape of a “Y” once adjusted properly everything has sorted itself out.

I hope me sharing this information can help someone else just as you have helped me.

Once again your time and all information that you have kindly given me is greatly appreciated here in Australia.



From Philippe in Belgium

Celebrations at Grigliasco for car number 10,000 !!!!

12/11/2013 - This morning at the Avvocato Gianni Agnelli di Grugliasco (TO) factory near Turin there were celebrations for the 10,000th vehicle commissioned (i.e. ordered, produced and attributed to a customer). Greeting the Maserati Ghibli, in metallic grey with 20-inch wheels destined for a customer in Canada, at the end of the production line were the workers and management of the Piemontese factory.

The factory initiated this project in July of last year, to be officially inaugurated last January. Presently the new Quattroporte, Ghibli and the long awaited previously announced third model are being built at the Grugliasco factory.

From Newspress in the UK


The partnership between Maserati and the world of cinema continues. The House of the Trident confirms its participation as official sponsor of the 31st Turin Film Festival taking place from 22 to 30 November 2013, after the recent debut as main sponsor of the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

A unique soundtrack, composed by the roar of the engines of the new Quattroporte and Ghibli, will accompany the actors and directors in their connections between the prestigious Agnelli Auditorium in Lingotto, theatre of the inaugural ceremony, and the eleven venues provided for projections of over one hundred films that will be presented in Turin.

The new Quattroporte, flagship of the Trident Marque, represents the sixth generation of the model born in 1963. The executive saloon is bigger and lighter than its predecessor and combines unquestionable luxury and sportiness.

The Ghibli is the first model in the history of Maserati in the Premium Executive E segment, as well as the first car of the Trident brand to feature a diesel engine, designed by former Head of Engines of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 Team, Paolo Martinelli. It is also available with twin turbo V6 petrol engines of 330 and 410 HP.

With an exclusive lounge, focal point of meetings with press, TV and business delegates that will welcome national and international stars, Maserati will also be visible to the general public in Piazza Castello, where a display of its latest models will be on show.

By sponsoring the 31st Turin Film Festival, Maserati consolidates its historical relationship with the world of cinema, which started with “Cronaca di un amore” (Story of a love affair), the 1950 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Protagonists of the film were the wonderful Lucia Bosè and an equally elegant Maserati A6 1500, the first granturismo of the House of the Trident.

Just a few months from the start of celebrations for its Centenary, Maserati is a company in rapid expansion. With presence in 65 markets worldwide, its role is clearly confirmed as an international ambassador of Italian excellence. This excellence is conveyed every day with passion through products of great allure and outstanding performance seen in the new Quattroporte and Ghibli that will accompany the VIP guests of the 31st Turin Film Festival.

Text courtesy of Maserati.




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