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From Daniele in Italy

1st Motor Gallery, Modena 2013

"Ciao Enrico,

da sabato 25 a domenica 26 maggio scorsi presso i padiglioni fieristici di Modena si è svolta la 1^ edizione di Motor Gallery, una esposizione-mercato dedicata alle automobili e alle motociclette d'epoca e sportive italiane.

Nel padiglione espositivo i visitatori hanno potuto ammirare una irripetibile selezione di barchette italiane (e perlopiù modenesi) che comprendeva, tra le altre, una Ferrari 500 TR, una Ferrari 750 Monza, una Ferrari 500 Mondial oltre che le Maserati Tipo 63 e Tipo 61 Birdcage provenienti dal Museo Panini e altre barchette tra le quali OSCA, Stanguellini e Alfa Romeo. Tutte vetture originali e provenienti dalle più importanti collezioni e musei internazionali.

Nello stesso padiglione, una importante selezione di vetture da Rally, tra le quali le più importanti Lancia ufficiali (la Stratos Alitalia di Munari, la Stratos "Marlboro", la 037 Martini, e diverse Delta) che hanno dominato per decenni la scena rallistica mondiale. Presente anche una Maserati 6C 34 del 1934 in condizioni superbe, oltre che alcune importanti vetture provenienti dalla Collezione DeTomaso.

Nel padiglione dedicato agli operatori del settore erano concentrati tutti i più importanti "dealers" specializzati in sport-cars e i migliori riparatori modenesi. Tra i presenti Maserati specialisti Giuseppe Candini (, e lo stand dell'Officina Franco Tralli (, che ha esposto una Maserati 3500 GT in fase di restauro e una Maserati 3500 Vignale Spyder in condizioni da concorso.

Dalla vettura in restauro i visitatori hanno potuto chiaramente ammirare la tecnica utilizzata dalla Touring per la carrozzeria Superleggera e ben percepire l'elevato livello qualitativo dei restauri che l'Officina Tralli è in grado di compiere.

Tra le vetture in vendita, una Maserati Barchetta (telaio LAG) alla Best Auto, una strepitosa selezione di Lancia Aurelia B20 alla Marchioni Auto Storiche (, e diverse altre importantissime e ammiratissime vetture, Lamborghini, Ferrari e Maserati su tutte.

Molto interessanti e futuristiche le creazioni della Ixoost (, presentate da Matteo Panini, che coniugano la passione per i motori e quella per la buona musica, qualità squisitamente modenesi...

Presente anche una esposizione curata dall'ASI ( nella quale erano presenti auto e moto di grande rilevanza storica.

Nel padiglione motociclistico, oltre a diverse bellissime moto della Ducati (anche moderne), si sono potute vedere diverse creazioni modenesi, dalle Moto Maserati alle Moto Villa (, accanto alle quali era esposta l'Aermacchi 250 da GP con la quale il famoso pilota modenese Walter Villa ha conquistato il titolo di Campione del Mondo dal 1974 al 1976.


"Hi Enrico,

From Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th May last, the 1st Motor Gallery Show, a Classic Car Show/ Autojumble dedicated to Italian classic and sprts cars and motorcycles, took place at the Modena Exhibition Centre.

In the show hall vistors could admire an unrepeatable selection of Italian barchettas (and mainly Modenese) that consisted of, amongst others, a Ferrari 500 TR, a Ferrari 750 Monza, a Ferrari 500 Mondial as well as the Maserati Tipo 63 and Tipo 61 Birdcage from the Museo Panini and other barchettas notably OSCA, Stanguellini and Alfa Romeo. All original cars and coming from the most important collections and international museums.

In the same hall, an important selection of rally cars, amonst which the most important official Lancias (the Stratos Alitalia of Munari, the Stratos "Marlboro", the 037 Martini, and various Deltas) which dominated the world rally scene for for ten years.

Also present was a 1934 Maserati 6C 34 in superb condition, as well as a few important cars from the DeTomaso Collection.

In the hall dedicated to the specialists in this sector were concentrated all the most important "dealers" specialising in sports cars and the leading restorers in Modena. Amongst those present were Maserati specialists Giuseppe Candini (, and the stand of the Franco Tralli workshop (, who displayed a Maserati 3500 GT in the process of restoration and a Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder in concours condition.

From the 3500 GT being restored visitors could clearly admire the technique used by Touring for its Superleggera coachwork and fully understand the high level of quality restoration work that the Tralli Workshop is able to achieve.

Amongst the cars on sale, a Maserati Barchetta (chassis No. LAG) from Best Auto, a fabulous selection of Lancia Aurelia B20 alla Marchioni Auto Storiche (, e diverse altre importantissime e ammiratissime vetture, Lamborghini, Ferrari e Maserati su tutte.

Very interesting was the futuristic creation from Ixoost (, audio systems for for iPod® and iPhone®, presented by Matteo Panini, that combine the passion for engines with that of good music, very much a Modenese quality...

Presente anche una esposizione curata dall'ASI ( nella quale erano presenti auto e moto di grande rilevanza storica.

In the hall dedicated to motorcycles, as well as a beautiful selection of Ducatis (also modern), one could see various Modenese marques, from the Moto Maserati to the Moto Villa (, alongside which was displayed the GP Aermacchi 250 on with which the famous Modenese rider Walter Villa became World Champion from 1974 al 1976.


The stunning display of Ferraris and Maseratis


A plethora of mechanical magic from Modena

The 1934 Maserati 6C 34 from the Panini Collection

1934 Maserati 6C 34

The Lancia Stratos Alitalia of Munari

Leonardo with the Lancia Rally 037 (Martini Racing)

Leonardo and Celeste with
the Lancia Delta Evoluzione Martini

Giuseppe Candini surveys the Candini Workshop stand

Marcello Candini stands alongside his magnificent Maserati 320S

Marcello with his recent acquisition, a Merak 3000

Giuseppe with the Maserati Merak 3000

Franco Tralli with his daughter Francesca
and the Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder

A Maserati 3500 GT in the process of restoration

A Maserati 3500 GT in the process of restoration...

at the Franco Tralli workshop in Bomporto, near Modena

A Maserati 3500 GT in the process of restoration

The creative Ixoost audio system
for iPod® and iPhone®

Leonardo and Celeste with the
Aermacchi-Harley Davidson 350

From Francois in France

Help me locate my old Mexico #AM 112*494* !

Unfortunately I have no more photos of the car but I can give you some details.

According to the Thepenier Register it was a French imported car argento auteuil with a black leather interior, and its first owner was M. Valette.

Now the details of my own, in 1972 the car was bought at Thepenier as a used car by an uncle of my wife, M. Bassi. He kept the car until 1975 when he sold it to me when he bought, again from Thepenier, a second-hand Ghibli. At that time the car was registered "9655 YY 75", and as I was living in Paris at that time the registration did not change.

I kept the car until 1977. Two years later I saw the car in a parking bay in Maisons Alfort, a suburb of Paris, it had lost the wire wheels. I left my telephone number but did not received any calls, and never saw it again.

One more detail, there was a laceration on the leather of the right back seat.

That's the story of the car I can never forget, so if you can give me some help I would appreciate it very much.

Best regards,


From Enrico in the UK

Coys Athena Greece 2013


Three interesting Maseratis are coming under the hammer during Coys' hosting of An Important Auction of Rare Collector Motor Cars And Motorcycles to include the Pantheon Collection to be held on Saturday 15th June 2013 at The Westin Astir Palace Resort, 40 Apollonos Str. Vouliagmeni 16671, Athens, Greece.

A 1973 4.7-litre Maserati Indy America, a 1970 4.2-litre Maserati Mexico, and a low mileage 1996 Maserati Ghibli Cup.

With the latest upsurge in the prices of classic Maseratis, the hammer price should prove interesting !

Lot 322 - 1973 Maserati Indy America - Ex-Peter Monteverdi

Estimate: €40,000 - €50,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: AM 116/47*1780*

SOLD FOR EURO 47,380.-

The Indy was launched in 1969 in answer to a strong demand in The United States for a four seater version of the Ghibli. The name was in recognition of the two consecutive wins by Maserati at the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940, and was changed to Indy America to denote improvements and evolution to the design. The Indy was styled by the renowned Carrozzeria Vignale and features elegant, yet highly practical two-door coachwork, whose all enveloping design proved to have excellent aerodynamic properties resulting in low wind noise and economical fuel consumption.

As part of the Peter Monteverdi collection from new, AM 116 47 1780 has been extremely well looked after and is only now on its third owner. The car comes with bills of 5,000 Swiss Francs for recently completed work which, together with the fastidious maintenance of the previous owner goes some way to explain the excellent, but highly original condition of this car. Its paint is original blue, its interior is original cream, yet both are as wonderfully preserved as the rest of the car, with a patina that makes this ex-Peter Monteverdi car truly endearing.

The Maserati Indy America 4.7-litre








Lot 404 - 1970 Maserati Mexico

Estimate: €30,000 - €40,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: AM 112*982*

SOLD FOR EURO 37,312.-

The Vignale Maserati Mexico body was first used on a 5000GT chassis which an important Mexican customer had shipped to Italy for repair after crashing it. Thereafter the model became known as the Mexico. By coincidence, the Cooper-Maserati win in the Mexican Grand Prix occurred the following year. It made an appearance at the Vignale stand at the Salon di Torino in 1965 and was so well received that Maserati immediately made plans to put a version into limited production. A year later the production model debuted at the Paris Motor Show, powered by a 4.2 Litre V8 that managed to turn out a top speed between 150-156 mph.

Its luxurious interior included a rich leather seating for four adults, electric windows, wooden dashboard and air conditioning as standard. Automatic transmission, power steering and a radio were available as optional extras. The Mexico was the first production Maserati to be fitted with servo assisted ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels.

Imported to Greece new, the vendor, who is the third owner from new, bought this Maserati Mexico in 1999 and had minor work done, including a repaint into the current colour of 'Rubino' (red) with black leather interior and the car is now described as being in good condition throughout.

With only 485 Maserati Mexico's produced, this is an excellent opportunity to own a very rare Italian grand tourer and one of Vignale's most graceful designs, which will undoubtedly give the new owner a great deal of pleasure.

The Maserati Mexico 4.2-litre


The Maserati Mexico 4.2-litre


The Maserati Mexico 4.2-litre


Lot 413 - 1996 Maserati Ghibli Cup

Estimate: €25,000 - €30,000
Registration Number: EU Registered
Chassis Number: ZAM336B00*00361463*

SOLD FOR EURO 26,059.-

This magnificent Maserati Ghibli Cup was manufactured in February 1996 and delivered new to official Maserati dealer O.Ferasin the same month. Subsequently it was imported to Greece in 2000 by a Greek doctor, from whom the current vendor purchased it in November of 2004 by which time it had just 54,285km recorded.

In 2005, the vendor uprated the two turbos with improved IHI roller bearing ones at the cost of €7,000; further work in June 2006 included an overhaul of the engine which was completed (along with several other items) at a cost of €14,500. In 2008, along with a routine service, a new steering rack and front suspension was installed at a cost of €4,500.

In addition to this the owner informs us the car has been meticulously maintained, changing oil every 3,000 to 4,000 km (and all the fluids almost every year) with new Maserati items used where necessary. From 2009 until now it has only covered some 10,000km. and we are informed its appearance remains completely original, and the original seats are also supplied.

The owner has an Excel file documenting everything from oil changes to larger items with the first two years servicing at a Maserati-Lamborghini specialist, and subsequently at an official Maserati dealer. Finished in black with a black hide interior, this desirable nd exhilarating car is described as remaining in very fine condition throughout as you would expect from a car with such a comprehensive service and maintenance history.

The Maserati Ghibli Cup




Text and photos courtesy of Coys

From Daniele in Italy

LeMans Serias, Imola 2013

"Ciao Enrico,

nel fine settimana del 18 e 19 Maggio sul circuito di Imola si è svolta la seconda gara di Campionato Le Mans Series ( La tappa precedente aveva visto teatro il circuito di Silverstone mentre le tre gare successive si svolgeranno in Austria (Red Bull Ring 18/20 Luglio), Ungheria (Hungaroring 13/14 Settembre) e Francia (Le Castellet 27/28 Settembre).

Numerose le gare di contorno che nell'arco del week-end sono iniziate il sabato e terminate la domenica. Tra queste una gara di F.3 d'epoca e diverse gare valide per il Campionato Francese di Velocità su Pista. Ma la gara che ha riscosso le maggiori attenzioni del pubblico è stata appunto la 3h di Imola, gara alla quale erano ammesse le vetture delle categorie LMP2 LMPC LMGTE e GTC, che preso il via alle 16,00 ed è terminata alle 19,00 con la vittoria assoluta della Oreca 03 Nissan di Thiriet/Beche, seguita alla Alpine Nissan di Ragues/Panciatici e dalla Morgan Judd di Gachnang/Mailleux ( ).

Dominatrici della classe LMGTE le Ferrari 458 Italia che hanno prevalso sulle temibili Porsche 911GT3 RSR e ancora dominatrici le Ferrari 458 Italia anche nella classe GTC che hanno battuto BMW Z4, Lamborghini Gallardo e Audi R8.

Particolarmente sfortunata la gara dell'equipaggio Hartley/Patterson su Oreca 03 Nissan del team ( ), sempre ai vertici della classifica assoluta nella prima parte della gara durante il turno di guida del giovane pilota neozelandese Brendon Hartley, il quale oltre che simpaticissimo e affabile, è anche pilota di riserva e collaudatore del Team Mercedes di F.1.

Durante la sosta ai box per il cambio del pilota, avvenuta al 45° minuto di gara, il malfunzionamento del motorino d'avviamento lasciava di fatto muto il motore della potente e velocissima vettura tra lo sconforto dei tecnici e dei meccanici del Team Murphy Prototypes.

Dopo ripetuti tentativi, improvvisamente il bolide ripartiva ma il ritardo accumulato era ormai incolmabile e gli sforzi di Patterson prima e nuovamente Hartley dopo, non spinsero la loro vettura oltre la 6^ posizione assoluta.

Esaltante invece la gara dell'equipaggio Perazzini/Cioci/Leo che con la loro Ferrari 458 Italia del Team AF Corse ( ) hanno tagliato il traguardo in 2^ posizione di classe LMGTE dietro all'altra Ferrari 458 Italia di Mowlem/Griffitn, vincendo un duello serratissimo e avvincente con l'equipaggio Jeannette/Montecalvo (anch'essi su Ferrari). Quarto classificato l'equipaggio Bertolini/Camathias.

Tutto il resto è classifica...



"Hi Enrico,

The week ending 18 and 19 May, the second round in the Le Mans Series Championship ( ) took place at the Imola circuit. The previous round having taken place at the Silverstone circuit, UK, whilst the remaining three rounds will take place in Austria (Red Bull Ring 18/20 July), Hungary (Hungaroring 13/14 Seeptember) and France (Le Castellet 27/28 September).

Numerous were the selection of races that over the weekend started on Saturday and finished on Sunday. Amongst these a race for classic F.3 cars and various others valid for the FFSA French GT Championship. But the race that drew most of the spectator's attention was the 3 Hours of Imola, a race which drew together classes LMP2, LMPC, LMGTE, and GTC, and started at 16:00 and ended at 19:00 with outright victory going to the Oreca 03 Nissan of Thiriet/Beche, followed by the Alpine Nissan of Ragues/Panciatici and the Morgan Judd of Gachnang/Mailleux ( ).

Dominant in the LMGTE class was the Ferrari 458 Italia who prevailed over the fearsome Porsche 911GT3 RSR and again dominant, the Ferrari 458 Italia also in the GTC class who beat the BMW Z4, Lamborghini Gallardo e Audi R8.

The race proved particularly unfortunate for the Hartley/Patterson team in the Oreca 03 Nissan of Team Murphy Prototypes ( ), always at the forefront of the overall classification in the first part of the race during the stint of the young New Zealander Brendon Hartley, as well as being likeable and affable, he is also reserve and test driver for F.1. Team Mercedes.

During a pit stop for a driver change, in the 45th minute of the race, a malfunction with the starter motor silenced the engine of the fast and powerful car much to the discomfort of the technicians and mechanics of Team Murphy Prototypes.

After repeated attempts, it suddenly started again, but the delay accumulated was unbridgeable and the prior efforts of Patterson and again by Hartley, could only push their car to 6th place overall.

Uplifting instead was the race of team Perazzini/Cioci/Leo who with their Ferrari 458 Italia of Team AF Corse ( ) crossed the finishing line in 2nd place in the LMGTE class behind the other Ferrari 458 Italia of Mowlem/Griffitn, winning a close and compeling duel with the team Jeannette/Montecalvo (also in a Ferrari). The team of Bertolini/Camathias finished fourth.

All the rest is classified...



The Zytek of Dolan/Turvey in Pole Position but will not fisish the race.

The Oreca 03 Nissan of Thiriet/Beche will end up in 1st place completing 108 laps in 3 hours.

Laid bare.

The Lola Judd of Burgess/Hirschi.

Brendon Hartlley in the Oreca 03 Nissan of Team Murphy Prototypes taking its first pit-stop after 45 minutes.

Hartley makes way for team mate Patterson.

A tyre change.

Patterson gets ready to leave after a refuelling.

Patterson starts the engine, but the engine remains silent.

Patterson sits in a thoughtful mood
but the engine remains silent.

The mechanics head down, with their discomfort evident,
meanwhile Patterson cannot start and time passes by.

Pit-stop for the Audi R8 of Bader/Derdaele/Giermaziak
who will not finish the race.

A quick Spring clean.

Pit-stop for the Lamborghini Gallardo of Kox/Pronk
who finish the race, but are not classified.

Hartley who along with his partner Patterson gave their all
and in the end won many duels, but not the race.

It's now 7 o'clock, and the racing's over !

Piergiuseppe Perazzini with Leonardo.

"Daddy, if I pass my exams this term,
I would like you to buy me this one !"

From Onno in Belgium

A Maserati 250S on track

"Hello Enrico,

I thought I'd share these 2 beautiful pics of a Maserati 250S with you. Shot last week by Dennis Noten, an upcoming
and excellent Belgian car photographer on the track of SPA Francorchamps.

The event was organised by Curbstone track events, for whom I handle all the graphics and marketing. Their baseline sez "Probably the best track day organiser in the world" and that's no lie. More info on:

Best regards,


©Dennis Noten

©Dennis Noten


From Philippe in Belgium

A Very Special Moment
with a Very Special Lady

When Philippe kindly informed me of an interesting article that will appear in the June 2013 issue of AUTO BILD Klassik magazine. The article features Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first lady to race in Formula 1, and who piloted the Maserati 250F, and competed in many sports races.

The Maria Teresa de Filippis article... the June 2013 issue of AUTO BILD Klassik magazine.





It reminded me of a very special moment. Back in 2007, a friend and I, decided to make the trip over to Spa Francorchamps in Belgium to attend SpaItalia 2007. It would be a special event for us as we are both passionate about Maseratis, and Maserati was the featured marque.

When I discovered that Maria Teresa de Filippis was to be "Guest of Honour" at the event, I brought along a book about her that I had recently added to my collection, "La Signorins F1" in the hope that I might ask her to sign my copy.

The trip was extra special for me as we would make the trip in my friend's white Quattroporte III, and what an impressive drive it was. I was surprised at how well the Quattroporte handled in spite of its size.

As I had hoped, Maria Teresa visited the area designated for the Maseratis, and I took the opportunity to ask her to sign my book, which she kindly agreed to do. It was then that Julian Appels, the then president of the Belgian Maserati Club introduced me to her husband Theo Huscheck, who then jokingly accused me of being to blame for his loss of sleep, and citing my website as being largely responsible.

Then came the special moment as Maria Teresa proceeded to explain to us in detail the story behind every photograph in the book. You could see the joy in her eyes as she relived every racing moment. Oh! If only I'd had a recorder with me to store this special moment.

Maria Teresa de Filippis, her husband Theo Huscheck, Julian Appels and my goodself.

Maria Teresa describes the action in the photographs...

...from the book "La Signorina F1".









The All-New Maserati Ghibli rendered in MC Stradale style

When I spotted this MC Stradale rendering of the new Maserati Ghibli by

The 4-door Maserati Ghibli MC Stradale

I couldn't resist the temptation of adding a two-door version.

The 2-door Maserati Ghibli MC Stradale

Wouldn't it be nice if Maserati were to offer its customers a two-door version of its new Ghibli. We can only hope !!

From Maserati in Italy

The All-New Maserati Ghibli premiered in Shanghai
Together with a new 330 Hp Quattroporte purposely conceived for the Chinese market.

The Shanghai Motor Show marked three giant steps in Maserati’s march towards its goal of 50,000 cars a year.

The Maserati momentum that began late last year with the all-new V8 and V6 Quattroporte continued in Shanghai with the all-new Ghibli – the first-ever mid-size four-door sports luxury sedan in Maserati’s history.

Both the Quattroporte and the Ghibli sedans will each boast two different power outputs from their turbo-charged V6 petrol engines and both new models will also be offered in with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.

The new 4-door Maserati Ghibli


The Ghibli will additionally be offered with the first diesel engine in Maserati’s history. The turbo-diesel 3.0-litre V6, developed by Maserati engineers under the direction of former Ferrari Chief Motorist Paolo Martinelli, will deliver traditional Maserati high performance and sound but will use less than six litres per 100 km on the NEDC fuel economy cycle.

The new 4-door Maserati Ghibli


Another Maserati making its world debut in Shanghai is a version of the new Quattroporte equipped with a V6 capable of 330 Hp (243kW) and specifically conceived and developed for the Chinese market.


The all-new Ghibli is set to break new ground for Maserati. With its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, it marks the first time in Maserati history that the Italian sports, luxury and prestige maker will have two four-door sedans on sale at the same time.

The Ghibli’s design ethos emphasizes its more dynamic driving characteristics by maintaining visible links with the larger Quattroporte while delivering a more aggressive visual personality.

The outline of the body reflects a coupe-like philosophy for the four-door sedan, while there are strong feline hints around the Ghibli’s grille and headlights. The grille takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo and it can draw a line back to the classic A6 GCS of the 1950s.



It also maintains Maserati’s distinctive C-pillar treatment, which delivers much of the coupe-like stance and carries the classical Saetta Maserati logo, carrying on a tradition dating back to 1963.

The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the traditional Maserati grille vents behind the front wheels and finishes in the rear lights themselves.

Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte with its own dashboard design that perfectly meets the buyer’s need for a sportier and youthful experience without losing any of the luxury expected in a Maserati. The Ghibli also delivers a sporty design combined with the typical roominess of an executive sedan.

The Ghibli will have a more-focused, sportier philosophy than the larger Quattroporte. It will be available with two turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 gasoline engines, an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and the new Q4 all-wheel drive system.



The most powerful of the V6s will be the twin-turbo unit in the Ghibli S, which produces 301kW (410hp) of power at 5500rpm and 550Nm of torque from just 1750rpm. This engine is shared between the rear-wheel drive Ghibli S and the all-wheel drive Ghibli S Q4.

The all-wheel drive Ghibli S Q4 will reach 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds, while the rear-wheel drive version takes just 0.2 seconds longer. The Ghibli S has a quoted top speed of 285km/h, which is just 1km/h faster than the Ghibli S Q4.

The second turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 gasoline engine available on the Ghibli not only has an impressive power of 243kW (330hp) and 500Nm of torque, but delivers a fuel economy figure of just 9.6 litres/100km. It is much more than a fuel saving car, though, because itis capable of accelerating to 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds.



Both of these engines, with their parallel turbochargers, were developed by Maserati Powertrain in partnership with Ferrari Powertrain and will be built by Ferrari in its world-leading engine construction facility in Maranello.

Sharing much of the technology with the Quattroporte’s 3.8-litre V8 engine, the V6 engines use gasoline direct injection technology along with two low-inertia parallel turbochargers, four continuous camshaft phasers and deliver their fuel at around 200 bar of pressure.



This technology means that while the Ghibli S V6 has a rev limiter at 6500rpm, it still delivers 90 percent of its torque from less than 1500rpm.

The Ghibli will also become the first Maserati production car in history to be powered by a diesel engine, with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel. The 3.0-litre turbo-charged V6 develops 202kW (275hp) of power and a crushing 600Nm of torque to deliver 0-100km/h acceleration in just 6.3 seconds. Critically, its NEDC fuel economy figure is less than 6.0 litres per 100km (less than 160 g/Km of CO²).

It uses highly advanced Common-Rail direct fuel injection with 2000 bar of injection pressure and it also features reduced-dwell-time injectors. This helps it to deliver sequential multiple injections for highly responsive performance and cleaner emissions.


Every Maserati is instantly recognizable by its engine note and the Ghibli Diesel is no different from its petrol sisters, thanks to the new Maserati Active Sound system. Two sound actuators, fitted near the exhaust tailpipes, accentuate the engine’s most distinctive tones and modulate them precisely to suit the way the car is being driven. When the driver presses the Sport button on the central tunnel, the sound becomes even more resonant and utterly inspiring.

The Ghibli is set to reveal a character all its own 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.

The Ghibli is the only car in its class to use a standard mechanical limited slip differential in all its versions in order to deliver the best inherent traction in all driving situations.

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 front of its 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 Ghibli’s three ground-breaking engines will be fitted into a wheelbase that is around 20 centimetres shorter than the Quattroporte (2.99 metres) and an overall length that is, at 4.97 metres, 29cm shorter.

The Ghibli S will boast 360mm x 32mm ventilated and cross-drilled dual-cast front brake discs while it has 350mm x 28mm ventilated rear discs. It uses six-piston Brembo fixed brake calipers on the front and four-piston units at the rear to help it stop from 100km/h to zero in just 36 metres.



The Ghibli sits on 18-inch wheels and tyres, while the Ghibli S models ride on 18 -inch staggered tyres; 19-inch, 20-inch and 21-inch wheels are available as option.

The Ghibli is equipped, as its bigger sister Quattroporte with an optional Bowers & Wilkins premium surround system. The choice of components, the layout of the 15 speakers, and the perfect configuration of HARMAN’s QuantumLogic™ Surround Sound processing and system integration is the result of a long and very demanding process of experimentation and countless hours of listening by the best ears in the audio business.

Bowers & Wilkins has close to 50 years experience in the development of drive units and their materials. Materials like Kevlar – introduced as a speaker cone material by Bowers & Wilkins in the 1970s – are the result of decades of commitment to acoustic research and development. For the tweeter aluminium offers a combination of lightness and rigidity that’s ideal, and the sound extends to the very limits of human hearing, unlike lesser fabric domes. For speed, stiffness and unshakable bass, Rohacell, which is normally used for aircraft, rockets and performance cars bodies, is the perfect cone material.

The result is an audio system that perfectly reproduces every nuance of the recording; with crisp, pristine treble, amazing, natural dynamics, and impressive bass. The system’s natural, realistic performance delivers a completely new level of musical enjoyment on the road.

The Bowers & Wilkins premium surround system features:

15 speakers
5 x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
5 x 100mm Kevlar midrange drivers
2 x 165mm Kevlar bass/midrange drivers
2 x 165mm Rohacell bass drivers
1 x 350x200mm racetrack subwoofer
16 channel Class D amplifier, with a combined output 1,280W
QuantumLogic™ Surround Sound processing


With the Q4 all-wheel drive system both Ghibli and Quattroporte are capable of finding traction on the slipperiest surfaces thanks to its state-of-the-art, on-demand engineering.

The Q4 system delivers the responsiveness of a rear-wheel drive combined with the added security that only an all-wheel drive can bring in critical situations, without creating extra fuel consumption.

That is what Maserati has achieved with the Q4. The system leaves the front wheels passive until they are needed to help with traction and then they are instantly and intelligently engaged.

The system architecture is based on an electronically controlled multi-plate wet clutch, installed into a transfer case linked by a drive shaft to the front axle.

When grip is lost through excessive cornering speeds, hard acceleration or very low grip at the rear axle, the system takes just 150 milliseconds to change from delivering 100 percent of the drive to the rear wheels to an equal, 50%-50% split between the axles. The multi-link rear suspension provides so much rear traction, though, that the Q4 rarely needs to send more than 35 percent of the drive to the front wheels.

It is also capable of returning to rear-drive status just as quickly, ensuring at any time the best possible traction without the traditional all-wheel drive penalties of added fuel consumption and poor responsiveness.

Maserati developed its own sophisticated algorithm to oversee in real time an enormous array of vehicle parameters (such as wheel slip, steering and yaw angle, power output, speed, braking action, ESP) as well as wheel grip versus driving style. By processing this data, the Q4 system can maximize a dedicated grip profile for each single wheel, creating the optimal vehicle dynamic management to suit any given road condition, at any time.

The Maserati Q4 all-wheel-drive system is available with the new V6 410hp engine and perfectly matches the grand touring qualities expected of a high performance Maserati sedan, whatever the road conditions.


While the flagship of the Maserati product range became larger, lighter, more luxurious and more practical with the new Quattroporte model late last year, Maserati always planned to offer more variety and a wider price range.

While the 3.8-litre V8 Bi Turbo powerhouse will remain as the Quattroporte flagship , Maserati is about to supplement it with a 3.0-litre, 330 HP V6 Bi Turbo engine variant.

With 500Nm of torque arriving as early as 1750rpm, the new Quattroporte V6 will accelerate to 100km/h in less than six seconds and will deliver an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 9.8 litres/100km, creating the most efficient Quattroporte in history.

Confirming its best-in-class performance, the Quattroporte V6’s lighter V6 engine and rear-wheel drive configuration help it to top out at 263km/h.

Based on the architecture of the Ghibli V6 twin Turbo, the Quattroporte’s 3.0-litre V6 generates 243 kW of power in a flat plateau between 1750rpm and 4500rpm. The engine was developed alongside the V8 by Maserati Powertrain and Ferrari Powertrain engineers.

It is notable for its tremendous specific torque figure of 167 Nm/litre and provides enough energy to accelerate the Quattroporte to 100km/h in just 5.6 seconds.

The engine shares the V8’s bore dimensions, the same variable valve technology, the same engine block technology and almost the same manifold technology, though it has its own specific turbocharging and ECU tuning.

As with the V8, the 3.0-litre V6 is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers increased comfort, faster gear shifting, reduced fuel consumption and reduced NVH compared to the previous Quattroporte.

By delivering two over-driven gears, the transmission alone delivers a six percent fuel economy benefit and also weighs 6kg less than the outgoing six-speed transmission.

This helps to post efficient fuel consumptions, though the rear-wheel drive car claims 228 grams of CO²/km in the combined cycle.

It is also a lighter car than the V8 twin Turbo, weighing 1860kg in its rear-wheel drive configuration.

As befitting Maserati tradition, it is capable of being in five dedicated shift modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the I.C.E. mode (Increased Control & Efficiency), a strategy that activates a series of functions aimed at reducing consumption, emissions and noise in all driving conditions by damping the car's response also when driving on low grip surfaces.

All Quattroportes have a limited-slip differential fitted as standard, with 35% of torque in traction and 45% in release.

The all-new architecture retains the Quattroporte’s traditionally exquisite handling thanks to its 50:50 weight distribution, a double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension, equipped on both axles with Skyhook system (electronically controlled suspensions).

With the longest wheelbase in the class at its core, the Quattroporte’s architecture lends itself both to extreme interior comfort and an exciting handling performance, maintaining in each detail the expected luxury mood.


In 2012, Maserati shipped a total of 6,288 cars, a 2% increase over 2011. In the U.S., shipments totaled 2,904 vehicles, representing the brand’s best volume performance in 8 years and confirming the U.S. as the brand’s number one market.

For the second year, China ranked as the brand’s second largest market with shipments increasing more than 10% over the prior year to 930 vehicles. Excluding China, shipments in the Asia Pacific region were up 21% to 861 units. The Middle East registered the highest percentage increase, with shipments up 37% to 417 vehicles (304 in 2011).

Revenues totaled €634 million for the year, up 8% over 2011 primarily due to higher sales volumes.

Maserati closed the year with trading profit and EBIT of €42 million (trading margin: 6.6%), in line with results for 2011. The positive impact of higher volumes and continued improvements in operating costs were offset by significant costs incurred during the year in connection with the production start-up of new models in 2013.


The fourth season of the Trofeo Maserati is around the corner, the second to boast a global character, thanks to an increasingly international calendar that includes six rounds in three different continents: Europe, America and Asia.

The début is set for the Paul Ricard circuit in France on 28 April with a prologue dedicated to the tests held at the Misano track in Italy on 13 and 14 April. The legendary Nürburgring in Germany will take its turn on 2 June, while the first part of the season will conclude at Silverstone in England on 14 July and the first title will be awarded: the Trofeo Europa, last year earned by the Belgian Renaud Kuppens, who went on to win in the final ranking as well.

The fourth round will open the competition to circuits beyond Europe. It will begin on 8 September in Sonoma in California, near San Francisco. In 2012, this date represented Maserati’s return to racing in America, after the triumphs of the past.

It will then be Asia’s turn, on 27 October, in Shanghai, China, which hosted the grand finale of the Trofeo Maserati last year. The 2013 title, on the other hand, will be awarded at the Abu Dhabi circuit in the United Arab Emirates, concluding the season on 7 December. In fact, the Middle East has already hosted the Trofeo, thanks to the winter championship: the Maserati Trofeo JBF Rak, held from 2011 to 2012.


Timed to coincide with the release of its first official images, the mini-site dedicated to the new, top-of-the-range Maserati saloon has made its web debut.

This latest web special differs from recent mini-sites with its eye-catching cityscape theme that accentuates the car’s overall presentation. The vertical scroll makes the site a pleasure to use on any type of device and presents the content intuitively and engagingly.

Registering to the site will enable users to download exclusive content from the reserved area and stay up-to-date with all the news on Maserati’s top-drawer saloon. The mini-site can be accessed from any kind of device by using the special mobile version; over the coming months the web special, found at, will be added to with new content focused on Maserati’s latest creation.

All photos and text courtesy of Maserati

From Frode in Norway

A Maserati Ghibli GT with a difference !

"Hi Enrico,

I'm starting to finish my Maserati Ghibli GT. These each have a big job.

Purchased Open Cup parts from Neri Daniele. I bought the car in March 2009, and was then attacked by rust, I changed a lot during the car in 2009 and began with bodywork February 2012 and is getting ready now. I got a half body from David Askew, that he had.

Got switched over parts that were rusted on my car ! You've got some pictures from Neri Daniele and I will send you some more.

I painted the car with "Arancio Borealis" from Lamborghini and a black with orange effect. The car is now water sanded with 2000 and 3000 paper and polished (was very smooth).

Motor parts and rims are painted with powder paint. Have made my own diffusers under the rear of the car.

I have also created seperate intakes for the intercoolers and NACA vents for the engine bay.

Interior will be refurbished next winter, with new Recaro front sports seats. Neri insisted that I send you the info!

I'm not planning any work on the engine now, engine feels fine, have covered 100,000km, I have change the timing belt, cam chains and bearings !

And, yes you can add my Ghibli to your register! Shall I send you update when interior is finished ?

My family is planning holiday trip with the Maserati to Modena, Italy when it's finished !

Best Regards,























From Gold Coast News in Australia

Maserati lowered on to AUS $10m superyacht

THE fastest Maserati street car took a slow route to the second deck level of the largest Horizon superyacht in Australia at Coomera yesterday, before sailing to its berth for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.



Organisers looked on apprehensively as the $400,000 car was suspended in the air above the $10 million superyacht, with the insurance cover for the lift an expensive affair in itself.

The Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale was lifted on to the second deck level of Horizon Motor Yachts Australia's P110 Tri-Deck superyacht yesterday ahead of the boat show, which starts next Thursday.

Ferrari and Maserati dealer Greg Willims said he paid $5,500 in insurance premiums just for the morning.

"The insurance premium was a little bit excessive," he said.

"The very people who buy the high-end boats are the very same people we look to buy exotic cars."



Horizon Motor Yachts managing director Russell Wright said he expected people to be in awe of the stunt.

"It's the best of the best, isn't it," he said.

"The waterfront residents at Sanctuary Cove will lift an eyebrow."

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show sales, sponsorship and events manager Johan Hasser said the spectacle would entertain visitors.

"We think it's a spectacular way to join the two brands together," he said.

"It's good fun for the visitors."



Maserati Bora 4900






All images by Jerad Williams

From Enrico in the UK

Maserati Bora 4900

Coming under the hammer at specialist classic and sports car auctioneers Historics at Brooklands is a very desirable left-hand drive 4.9-litre Maserati Bora.

Viewing is on the 31st May, with the auction taking place on the 1st June 2013 at the Brooklands Museum.

The sale times are as follows:

Automobilia - 10:00 am
Motorcycles - 11.30 am
Motorcars - 2:00 pm

Entrance by Catalogue


Registration: ULO 111R
Chassis No: AM117/49*US*1040*
Engine N0: AM117/49US/1040
Odometer reading: 46,987 miles
Estimate: £46,000 - £55,000

The Maserati Bora is a two-seater coupé powered by a 4.7 or 4.9 litre V8 engine mounted amidships and produced from 1971 to 1978 with a top speed of a massive 177mph.

Maserati Bora 4900


Shortly after Citroën took a controlling interest in Maserati in 1968, the concept of a mid-engined two-seat sports car was proposed. Lamborghini and De Tomaso already had the Miura and Mangusta whilst Ferrari were known to be developing their own mid-engined contender. Initially known as Tipo 117, and later the Bora, the Maserati project got underway in October 1968 and a prototype was on the road by the summer of 1969. Shown in its final form at the Geneva Salon in March 1971 and sporting the timeless Giorgetto Giugiaro design.

This Bora, a 1977 model, was an original export to the USA and believed to be one of the last 25 built. The highest car number found in the US was 1048 with this example numbering 1040. 235 of the 524 cars built were fitted, as this car, with the more desirable 4.9 litre engine, however, it seems that this option was only introduced for the European Bora in late 1976.

Maserati Bora 4900


The vendor of this Bora is a chartered engineer and the ex-Chairman of the Maserati Club. He has owned Maserati's since 1974 and in addition to the Bora, his dehumidified garages house another three 'Tridents'. ULO 111R has been in his ownership since 1989 when he imported it directly from the USA. At that time, it had a recorded mileage of 17,847 which is almost certainly correct. Since then it has covered a further 29,500 miles giving a total mileage of c 47,000 at the time of sale.

On arrival in the UK, this car was converted back to European specification with the exception of the silencer location and the rubber bumpers, which were relocated. At this time, new stainless steel manifolds and exhaust were also fitted. These works, and indeed all major servicing work, were undertaken by Bill McGrath Maserati of Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Andy Heywood of Bill McGrath's knows this car well and a full service, fresh MoT test certificate and condition report will be prepared by Andy's team immediately prior to the auction.

Maserati Bora 4900


In 1995/96 the chassis and body were fully restored in the vendor's workshop. He employed a suitably skilled person to do this work, under his supervision with a photographic record documenting this work. Other modifications and improvements carried out included a completely re-designed fuel system to prevent fuel vaporization which had been a constant if intermittent problem. Hatches were made in the firewall behind the seats to provide access to the front of the engine. This Bora is a well cared for and mechanically accomplished motor car. With the 4.9 litre engine, this car not only represents sound investment potential, but is also hugely exhilarating to use.

The factory has certified that the car was built in August 1978, and not in 1977. It is the last but three Boras ever built.

From Philippe in Belgium

The 13th Route Nationale Historique

Our dear friend Philippe has very kindly sent me this image of the spectacular poster, designed by Belgian Illustrator Jean-Luc Delvaux ( ), who has chosen the beautifully crafted Maserati A6G/2000 GT Spyder by Frua at its centrepiece. A wise choice !

1957 Maserati A6G/2000 GT Spyder by Frua #2191

Jean-Luc Delvaux's splendid poster




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