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From Roberto in Italy

To celebrate winning the 2005 FIA GT Manufacturers’ Cup, Maserati launched a new limited edition model of the GranSport.

The Maserati GranSport MC Victory was officially launched at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, and was placed on the market in May of that year, with only 180 uniquely numbered units produced worldwide.

As well as boasting finer standard equipment than the Maserati GranSport from which it derives, the new Maserati GranSport MC Victory offered a variety of new features that clearly link it to the Maserati MC12, celebrating its driving dynamics.

Externally, the Maserati GranSport MC Victory is immediately recognizable for its aerodynamic, blue carbon front and rear spoilers and for the Italian flag embedded in the side panels, another feature taken from the MC12.

Aerodynamic efficiency increased. The enlarged front splitter of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory generates more downforce at high speeds, as do the extended side skirts, modifications which improve the car's high speed stability and dynamic responsiveness. Its agility is further improved by more direct and precise steering, creating driving characteristics more closely matched to those of the Maserati MC12.

Carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara interior trim. The cabin's carbon fibre components are in blue to match the exterior spoilers. They are combined with a selection of leathers and Alcantara trim, which cover the upper dashboard, the door panels, the steering wheel - making it easier to grip - and the centre sections of the carbon fibre racing seats, the overall effect dramatically heightening the interior's sporting ambience.

The upgraded interior, the sharpened steering response and improved high speed stability of the Maserati GranSport MC Victory bring the driving experience closer to the exhilaration enjoyed by the racing drivers of the Maserati MC12, while its distinctive look fittingly celebrates Maserati's victory in the 2005 FIA GT championship.

Year of construction 2006

Two-door front-engined sports coupe

4.2-litre V8 @ 90°

Four overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder

Engine cubic capacity - 4244cc

Bore 92 mm x Stroke 79.8 mm

Compression ratio - 11.0:1

Induction Bosch integrated ignition-injection system, electronic drive-by-wire acceleration control

Power output - 400 bhp @ 7000 rpm

Dry Weight - 1580 kg

Top speed - 290 kph

Limited edition of 180 models


"Ciao Enrico,

ecco le foto della macchina di mio padre. È la prima consegnata a cliente privato.

Giugno 2006 con 13,000km!!!

Esemplare 11/180

Colore: Blu Victory

Interno: Blu Navy

Qui sotto la lista optional.

Vernice met

Sensori di parcheggio ant+post

Specchi elettrocromici

Cruise control

Cerchi 19" grigio mercury

Navi Pioneer versione DVD con frontalino 16/9 estraibile + radio Becker originale.

Antifurto sat

Fari Xeno

Sospensioni Skyhook

Impianto Bluetooth

CD changer


Prezzo: 50,000€

P.s è tagliandata e con tutti i libretti è la mia quindi....



"Hi Enrico,

Here are the photos of my father's car. It was the first example consigned to a private customer.

June 2006 with 13,000km!!!

Number 11/180 (of 180 models produced worldwide)

Colour: Blu Victory

Interior: Blu Navy

Here is a list of the options.

Metallic paint

Front and rear parking sensors

Electro-chromatic rear view mirror

Cruise control

19 inch alloy wheels finished in Grigio Mercury

Navi Pioneer DVD with removable 16/9 screen and original Becker radio.

Satellite tracking and alarm system

Xenon headlights

Skyhook suspension

Bluetooth hands free car kit

CD changer


Price: 50,000€

P.S. Full Maserati service history with service booklets to confirm....


Interested parties should contact Roberto direct

From Hisato in Japan
'Cornes Serie Speciale'

"Dear Enrico,

I found the sales brochure of the Quattroporte Evoluzione Cornes Serie Speciale on my bookshelf.

It shows this model was limited to 50 vehicles, and below are the special details.

1: Classic comfortable seat
2: Maserati new enblem
3: Classic gold analogue clock
4: Colour coded brake calipers (silver)
5: Special dedication plaque with serial number
6: Key ring with special dedication fob with serial number

Best regards,


The sales brochure for the Quattroporte Evoluzione 'Cornes Serie Speciale'

From Maserati in Italy
Ermanno Cozza celebrates a great milestone in Viale Ciro Menotti.

From Fangio and Bertolini to the 3500 GT and the GranCabrio. There isn't a Maserati event or model in the last 60 years that Ermanno Cozza hasn't seen up close.

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Ermanno Cozza and Maserati - Uniti da Passione

It was sixty years ago that Ermanno first set foot in the plant that was to become like home to him. It was October 23, 1951. Maserati was then owned by Adolfo and Omar Orsi. The Maserati brothers had returned to Bologna four years before. At that time Maserati focused mainly on racing but, shortly afterwards, it began producing some of the fastest, most stylish granturismos and sedans in automobile history.

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Ermanno Cozza with the Maserati 3500 GT Spyder Vignale
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Over the years Ermanno held a number of different roles at Maserati; from the experiments department to the racing team, from after-sales to sales. For many years now he has been the much appreciated historical consultant, the guardian of the legend.

Keeping watch over Maserati history, Ermanno has become an iconic figure for vintage car collectors and automobile historians from around the world. On the afternoon of 24th October, the Casa del Tridente celebrated his loyal service with a special toast, attended by all Maserati employees, in the showroom in viale Ciro Menotti in Modena.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati Media Center

From Maserati in Italy
to celebrate 150 years of Italian unification.

And 2012 sees the third season of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC single-make championship.

Maserati is presenting the GranTurismo S Limited Edition at the Bologna Motor Show to celebrate 150 years of Italian unification. With an exclusive limited edition of 12 cars intended for the Italian market, the Granturismo S Limited Edition is characterised by unique trim levels and contents.

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The Sebring Blue Maserati GranTurismo S Limited Edition
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Lapo Elkann with the GranTurismo S Limited Edition

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Maserati at the Motor Show Bologna
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Maserati at the Motor Show Bologna

The model’s exterior sports the exclusive matt Sebring Blue, which shows off its elegant lines yet also highlights its sporting aggression. These characteristics are also emphasised by the use of carbon elements, in particular the front spoilers, side mirrors, door handles and rear spoiler. The brake calipers are made of hand-polished aluminium and stand out beneath the 20-inch rims, the side skirts are painted matt black, as are the headlights, to lend the car a still more aggressive appearance.

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Hand-polished aluminium brake calipers
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The V8 power unit of the Maserati GranTurismo S

As far as the interior is concerned on the other hand, the blend of sport and elegance is perfectly expressed by elements common to the MC Stradale version. In this case too, carbon finishes frame the instruments and the controls on the dashboard and central tunnel.

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The sporty interior of the Maserati GranTurismo S Limited Edition
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Only 12 lucky owners will be behind this steering wheel

Finally, the commemorative Centocinquantenario (“150th Anniversary”) of Italian Unification plate is located at the base of the central console. This bears the official logo as well as the number of units produced, to confirm the sheer exclusivity of this version.

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The central console bearing the 150Th plaque
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the commemorative Centocinquantenario of Italian Unification plaque


The GranTurismo S Limited Edition is accompanied by the entire Maserati range at the stand in Bologna, the very city where Maserati was born in December 97 years ago.

In the stand’s sport section, in addition to the car which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Italian unification, stand the GranCabrio Sport, the GranTurismo, the MC Stradale and the GranTurismo MC Trofeo in racing livery. The GranTurismo S Automatic and the Quattroporte Sport GT S, on the other hand, are to be found in the section of the Maserati stand dedicated to elegance and luxury.


Almost a year on, Maserati and Andrea Bertolini are celebrating again. In 2010, Maserati’s trophy cabinet made space for the FIA GT1 World Champion title, won together with teammate Michael Bartels in the Maserati MC12. Last October, Andrea Bertolini triumphed again, this time in the International Superstars Series with a Maserati Quattroporte Evo, fielded by the Swiss Team private racing stable.

This success is awaiting confirmation, since the response of the National Court of Appeal has yet to be received, following an appeal presented by one of the teams. Bertolini will take to the track with the Maserati Quattroporte Evo for a display at the Motor Show, before receiving the prize from the organisers of Superstars, as champion.


In light of the success of the first two seasons, 2012 will see the third edition of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC, with events on some of the most famous intercontinental circuits.

The second edition of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC in 2011 saw David Baldi emerge victorious in the overall standings. Competition was furious throughout the season-long championship, confirming the competitive spirit and magnetism of a competition able to attract gentleman drivers from all over the world. Taking the lead in the table from the very first race at Imola, without ever losing it, the Tuscan driver triumphed after strenuously clocking up the miles over Europe’s most prestigious circuits: Imola gave way to Monza, Budapest (Hungary), Spa (Belgium), Donington (Great Britain), Valencia (Spain), followed by a return to Italy, to Vallelunga and then Mugello for the grand finale. AF Corse came out on top in the Team standings, with the Italo-Monegasque duo of Alessandro Chionna and Cedric Sbirrazzuoli.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo 2011
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Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo 2011

Adrian Newey, technical director of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, was also among those who signed up for the final round of the Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC, together with his friend Joe Macari. They followed this by taking part in the 21st edition of the 6 Hours of Rome, with a Maserati MC12 fielded by the Vittoria Competizione team.

Finally, the tests on the Dubai circuit on 19 and 20 November last year have led to the Trofeo Maserati JBF RAK Middle East, a single-make Maserati competition to take place exclusively on tracks in the Middle East. The Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeos will contend over six rounds, starting from 3 December in Bahrain, once again on the same track on 7 January 2012, then Yas Marina (27 January), Losail (17 February), Dubai (3 March) and finishing at Yas Marina (23 March).


In line with expectations, 2011 has been a positive year for Maserati.

In the third quarter of 2011, Maserati revenues totalled 142 million euros, an increase of 6% compared to the same period in the previous year. 1,459 cars were delivered to the network over the quarter, a 6.7% increase compared to the units delivered in the same period in 2010. Trading profits stood at 8 million euros at the close of the third quarter, corresponding to 5.6% of revenue, double the figure for the third quarter of 2010.

In the first nine months of 2011, Maserati achieved revenues of 445 million euros, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period in the previous year. 4,672 units were delivered to the sales network, an increase of 9.4% compared to the same period in the previous year. The US and Chinese markets played an important role in this increase, with growth of 20% and 129% respectively. The increase in volumes and efficiency measures enacted contributed to total operating profits of 26 million euros (5.8% of revenue), a dramatic improvement compared to the same period in the previous year, when the profit totalled 16 million euros.

Text and photos courtesy of Maserati Media Center

From Enrico in the UK
at Auto e Moto d'Epoca 2011, Padova

The Biturbo Club Italia were once again in attendance at the Auto e Moto d'Epoca 2011, held at the Padova Fiere in Padova. The Club displayed two Biturbos; an immaculate Biturbo Coupe 1a serie and equally immaculate Biturbo S. Today, these are both rare cars indeed !

The display stand of the Biturbo Club Italia

The driving force behind the BCI
Claudio Ivaldi and Antonio Scarpetta

Biturbo Coupe 1a serie

Biturbo Coupe 1a serie

Maserati Biturbo S

Maserati Biturbo S

Visitors to the BCI stand


From Anthony in South Africa
1990 SPYDER iE by Zagato

"Anthony from Cape Town, RSA,

My 1989/90 Zagato Spider, Mileage 59,000km, has a fixed backrest which does not seem to be adjustable.

However, recently the driver's seat has become upright whereas the passenger seat has remained in its usual (laid back) position.

As you can also see in the photo the seat is back, now it is at 90 degrees! And, I can't return it to its normal position, there is no bezel for adjustment, it only has a forward or backwards bar.

Does anyone out there know how to re-adjust the backrest.



Anthony's Spyder iE









"Hi Anthony,

Thank you for the photos, nice car.

The backrest adjustment is electrcally operated, and I think you will find an operating switch to adjust the backrest as shown in this page from the Spider i Driver's Manual ( see backrest_adjustment-01a.jpg ).

If the backrest does not respond, you maay have a faulty switch, or need to check the automatic thermal switch as per instructions ( see backrest_adjustment-02a.jpg ).

Hope this helps.



The "concealed" operating switch for the backrest adjustment

The fusebox guide with instructions for locating the to check the automatic thermal switch

From Flavio in Italy
in Piaza Bra a Verona


si allega il programma del raduno di auto d'epoca del 18 dicembre 2011, in Piazza Bra a Verona.

Un cordiale saluto,



Attached is the programme for a Classic Car Meeting on the 18th December 2011, in Piazza Bra, Verona.

Best regards,



From the Maserati Club
The Maserati Club in Italy

The Maserati Club, headquartered in Modena at Maserati S.p.A., serves as a point of reference for fans of these vehicles from all eras, as they share their passion for the Trident they are offered opportunities to gather together at national and international events to fully experience the pleasure of driving on some of the world's most fascinating circuits and roads.

Maserati Club Magazine Members who own classic vehicles can enrol in the ASI - Automotoclub Storico ltaliano (The Italian Classic Car and Motorbike Club) through the Maserati Club and take advantage of the benefits it offers to classic car owners.

Heading the association are personalities that have provided important contributions to the growth and reputation of Maserati, such as Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first female F1 driver and today a proud supporter of the Trident.

Each member will therefore have the opportunity to participate in the activities that are developed by the Club: sports and tourism events, international rallies, guided tours of the company headquarters, previews of new models, test drives and Maserati sporting events like the FIA GT races.

The annual membership fee is € 300 (€ 341.32 if applying for registration with ASI). Upon enrolment, each member receives a very special "Welcome Kit" containing a personalised sterling silver Club membership card, a fine pair of leather driving gloves, a top quality polo shirt and a distinctive Club cap.

A yearly colour magazine, edited by Claudio Ivaldi, with contributions from Sig. Ermanno Cozza and other distinguished Maseratisti. Sure to become highly collectable in the future!

A very smart Maserati Club car badge is also available at a very reasonable price!!

Members also benefit from a 10% discount on any items purchased from the Maserati Store - sure to come in very handy when searching for that ideal gift for the Maseratista!!!


The Maserati Club 'Welcome Kit'

The central Maserati Club in Modena have announced a special promotion aimed at existing paid-up members of the following Maserati Clubs:

Club Maserati Australia
Maserati Club Austria
Maserati Classico Belgio
Maserati Club France
Deutscher Maserati Club
Maserati Club Japan
Maserati Club Holland
Norsk Maserati Klubb
The Maserati Club (SA)
Maserati Club of Sweden
Maserati-Club Schweiz (CH)
Maserati Club UK
The Maserati Club USA

Members of the Maserati Clubs listed above will now qualify for membership to the Official Maserati Club at a specially discounted one-time enrolment fee of EURO 200. This special offer represents a saving of approximately 33% off the normal joining-up fee of EURO 300.

This enrolment fee entitles each applicant to one year's membership (the membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December), plus that very special "Welcome Kit".

Members are also entitled to take part in the special events scheduled for 2009.


The solid silver Maserati Club Membership Card ...

... and authentication certificate

"Maserati: storia di un mito" - A DVD given free to members in 2008

"Disco Orario" and silver lapel badge free to members in 2009



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