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1 - Maserati Levante GTS named "SUV of Texas" and best "Full-Size Luxury SUV" by the Texas Auto Writers Association

Modena, October 19, 2018 -  At the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA), the Maserati Levante GTS was named “SUV of Texas” and best “Full-Size Luxury SUV.” 
This year’s Rodeo was especially challenging with muddy conditions and wet roads – an environment where the “Maserati of SUVs” particularly excelled. A total of 57 pickups, SUVs, crossovers and commercial vehicles were entered in the competition and 69 TAWA members attended the event.

Members cast their votes after two days of on- and off-road vehicle evaluations. Consideration is given to everything from exterior/interior styling and off-road capability to the entrant’s overall utility, value and performance.

The Levante GTS is the latest in Maserati innovation: a powerful twin-turbo V8 on a finely tuned chassis combined with an elegantly restyled exterior and an exclusive interior, deliver the quintessential SUV in terms of outright performance, road handling and sporty pedigree.

The Levante GTS is equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine is a re-engineered, upgraded version of the power unit fitted in the flagship Quattroporte GTS, delivering 550hp at 6,250 rpm and 538 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 2,500 – 5,000 rpm. Like any other petrol Maserati engine, this V8 has been developed by Maserati Powertrain in cooperation with Ferrari and is manufactured in its state-of-the art factory of Maranello. The Levante GTS surges from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 181 mph.

The adoption of the V8 engine has resulted in a curb weight increase by only 132 lbs. when compared to the V6 versions. Given the dramatic power increase – by no less than 120hp compared to the Levante S – the GTS boasts an impressive power ratio.

The chassis of the Levante GTS has been meticulously tuned to handle the higher power output, providing an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of long distance comfort and active safety.

The Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive has been designed to deliver a typical Maserati rear-wheel drive experience and has been updated to suit the requirements of the Levante GTS. In normal driving conditions, the Q4 distributes 100 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels. On slippery or loose road surfaces, or in the event of loss of traction at the rear, the system can alter the front/rear torque split from 0:100 percent to 50:50 percent in a matter of 150 milliseconds.

The unmistakable Levante design has reached new levels of sportiness in the GTS version. Thanks to an elegant restyling focused on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, the Levante GTS boasts a sportier and even more sophisticated presence.

Interior designers have come up with elegant ways to create a distinctive environment within the Levante GTS cabin providing it with standard Full Premium Leather upholstery, sport pedals and Harman Kardon Audio system with 14 speakers. The human-machine interface has been further improved featuring updated display graphics and improved climate system ergonomics.

The Maserati Levante GTS is built at the refurbished Maserati plant in Mirafiori, Turin (Italy).
 
About TAWA
The Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc. was founded in 1985 by automotive journalists who wanted to provide an avenue of professional growth, development and networking.

These professionals sought to create an automotive event that was unique to Texas and the result was the TAWA Truck Rodeo.

Since 1992, Truck Rodeos have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury and Spring Branch, and now Dripping Springs.

In 2003, TAWA created an event for sedans, sports cars, and other vehicles not eligible for the Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Roundup, as the event is called today, is also held annually. For more information, visit www.texasautowriters.org.
 
About Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a full range of unique motor cars immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality.

Thanks to their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most exacting, refined tastes and are a constant point of reference in the automobile industry.

The current line-up includes the flagship Quattroporte sedan, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante “Maserati of SUVs” and the sporty GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

The range has never been more complete, offering a choice of petrol and diesel engines, rear- or All-Wheel drive, a selection of sophisticated materials and outstanding technical solutions.

With its tradition of successful automobiles, Maserati continues to redefine the concept of Italian sports motoring on an ongoing basis through design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

2 - Maserati introduces the all-new V8 Levante GTS and the full 19MY product lineup at Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK

  • The newest V8 edition to the Maserati of SUVs starts at $119,980 MSRP
  • 550 hp 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine assembled in Maranello, Italy by Ferrari
  • Standard Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system
  • 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 181 mph

Modena, July 12th, 2018 – Maserati has chosen the 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom for the world premiere of the all-new 550-horsepower Levante GTS. This quintessential V8 Maserati of SUVs is the sibling version to the top-of-the-line 590-horsepower Levante Trofeo, which makes its European debut today at the most prestigious car culture event in the world.

With the arrival of the GTS, Maserati now offers the Levante in four distinct versions for North America, two featuring the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine and two featuring the new Ferrari-assembled 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, two of the most powerful and exclusive SUVs ever built.

The Levante GTS’ 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8, one of the most powerful engines ever in a Maserati, is a retuned version of the unit fitted in the super-sport Levante Trofeo, delivering 550 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and peak torque of no less than 538 lb.-ft. in a wide range between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm. Like all Levante’s, it is mated to Maserati’s Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive System and as with all Maserati gas engines, is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.

The new Levante GTS is also equipped with the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox used on all Levante SUVs, a unit acclaimed for its performance and smoothness. As shown on the Trofeo, all Levante models for 2019 model year feature a redesigned gearshift lever with a more intuitive shift pattern, shorter travel and improved operation. The driver has the option to use it in either automatic (RND) or manual mode, simply by shifting the lever from right to left, while a new ‘P’ button effortlessly sets the transmission in parking mode.

Thanks to its remarkable weight to power ratio of 8.6 lbs/hp, the Levante GTS needs only 4.0 seconds to reach 60 mph and achieves a top speed of 181 mph. These figures fairly describe a modern supercar, but are disguised in a high-end SUV body thanks to the Levante chassis, which ensures outstanding levels of rigidity while providing a very low center of gravity. And as with all Maserati’s, an ideal 50:50 weight balance between the front and rear axle. In addition, the chassis has been tuned for the GTS to effortlessly handle the immense power output of its twin-turbocharged V8 engine and provides an exhilarating driving experience with no compromise in terms of long-distance comfort and active safety – two essential elements of the GranTurismo philosophy.

The Levante’s unmistakable design reached new levels of sportiness in the Trofeo version and the new GTS has adopted a similar styling theme, which focuses on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, providing a sporty yet sophisticated presence. Available 21 & 22-inch wheels along with five different caliper colors cap off the bold Italian styling.   

Interior designers created a distinctive environment within the Levante GTS cabin providing it with standard Full Premium Perforated Leather seats, Alcantara headliner, unique instrument cluster graphics a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system and available Pieno Fiore natural leather seating for the ultimate in comfort.

Alongside the two V8 models, the Levante lineup has inherited new content, such as the Adaptive Full LED Matrix headlights as an option and standard Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC), which is already available on the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. Rather than simply correcting vehicle instability, the IVC function helps prevent it, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more exciting performance.

Subtle upgrades and new content for both Maserati sedans and the Levante.

All Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante versions have adopted the redesigned gearshift lever previously introduced in the Levante Trofeo, featuring a more intuitive shift pattern, shorter travel and improved operation. The driver now has the option to use the eight-speed ZF gearbox in automatic or manual mode simply by shifting the lever from right to left, while a new ‘P’ button effortlessly sets the transmission in parking mode.

The MTC+ infotainment system on all three models has been enhanced with updated display graphics and improved climate control system ergonomics. In their sumptuous interiors, Maserati introduces for the first time the full-grain Pieno Fiore leather, which is incomparable to any other material in the automotive industry for its natural, soft feel and the unique character it attains throughout the years.

Pieno Fiore is standard in the Levante Trofeo and available as an option on all Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte GranSport and GranLusso models – as well as Levante GTS – in three colors with specific stitching on the seats and double stitching on the door panels. Maserati also offers two brand new high-gloss interior veneers for the Ghibli and Quattroporte and three for the Levante.

Exterior color options have also been refreshed for MY19: There is a choice of ten colors for the Quattroporte and eleven for each of the Ghibli and Levante models. Two new tri-coat colors are now available, born to enhance the design of each, the iconic Rosso Potente and the deep dark Blu Nobile. The Maserati Design Centre has also created a specific front grille and side skirts exclusively for the Quattroporte GTS GranSport.

In the wide collection of alloy wheels designed specifically for every single Maserati model, there are five brand new designs in the MY19 catalog in 20 and 21-inch sizes, two for each of the Levante and Quattroporte models and one for the Ghibli. The 22-inch Orione forged aluminum wheel – the largest ever created by Maserati – is exclusively available for the new top-of-the-line Levante GTS and Trofeo.

As for the recently introduced Nerissimo package, it has been updated for MY19. It is now available in a wider range of new model-specific colors, combining black elements with dark LED headlights, tail lights and exhaust tips, black chrome detail finishing and new wheels with dark finish.

Maserati stand and activities at Goodwood FOS 2018

Maserati, as Automotive Partner of the Festival of Speed, makes its mark this year in several locations around the Goodwood Estate and has invited both customers and journalists to attend the thrilling event. Selected Maserati models will take on the 1.16-mile Goodwood Hillclimb, offering the experience of supercar runs to journalists, social influencers and brand partners.

The Goodwood Festival, which since 1993 provides an inebriating mix of glamorous cars and motorsport stars, is expected to attract more than 200,000 visitors over a 4-day spectacular program.

The brand new Levante GTS and the Levante Trofeo, which makes its European debut at Goodwood, welcome the visitors to the Maserati stand, where the GranLusso and GranSport trims take center stage. The iconic Maserati MC12 in its racing blue livery is also on display. The thunderous V12 engine in the MC12 GT1 Centenario will come to life on the hill, taking part in the iconic Goodwood Hillclimb on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The MC12 Versione Corse will also take a place of pride in the Festival of Speed’s Silver Jubilee display.

The GranTurismo MC, GranTurismo Convertible Sport and MY19 Levante will also thrill the crowds during the Michelin Supercar Run over the event.

Besides the world premiere of the new Levante GTS, the European debut of the Levante Trofeo and the official launch of its MY19 lineup, Maserati, in collaboration with renowned partners, offers an unforgettable experience of Italian style, comfort and high performance to its Goodwood guests. Moreover, at the Maserati stand Bulgari displays the Octo Retro Maserati GranLusso & GranSport watches, which feature a unique dial with retrograde minute hand and jumping hour display, genuinely resembling the instrument cluster of a modern-day Maserati.

Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante SUV, all available in GranLusso and GranSport versions and the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. The most comprehensive range Maserati has ever offered; with petrol and diesel engines, rear-wheel and all–wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding expert engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

3 - Maserati Joins Cash & Rocket Tour 2018

  • A fleet of 40 cars, with 80 high-profile women on board, depart from San Francisco for a charity tour to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
  • Five teams of influential women in five red Maserati Levante SUVs join their forces to raise funds and global awareness for three charitable projects.
  • In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour aims to break the previous fundraising record of 1.6 million dollars.

 

New York (June 8th, 2018) – Maserati is proud to be an official partner of the Cash & Rocket Tour 2018, which started yesterday in San Francisco, along with other luxury brands.

Five Levante SUVs in GranLusso and GranSport trims in red (the official color of this unique event) are enlisted in the glamorous convoy of 40 cars. The four-day adventure unites the efforts of 80 influential women from all over the world for a single cause: raising funds and global awareness. This year, C&R Tour will support three charity projects: The Art of Elysium, Shine on Sierra Leone and Sumbandila.

We welcome prominent figures from the worlds of fashion, cinema, music, art and business to this stunning event. Through female solidarity, our aim is to raise money for charities around the world, which will make a huge difference in the lives of many,” says Julie Brangstrup, Founder and CEO of Cash & Rocket Tour and proud mother of seven.

In its fifth edition, Cash & Rocket Tour makes its debut in the United States, aiming to break the record of 1.6 million dollars fundraised in the previous event that was organized in 2015. Since the inaugural tour in 2012, Cash & Rocket has raised over four million dollars with every single cent donated going directly to the selected charities. 

Among the celebrities who will drive the five Maserati SUVs from San Francisco to Las Vegas are: the American model and body activist Ashley Graham; the Californian – of Iranian origins – Stylebop.com Fashion Director Leila Yavari; the American fashion model Arizona Muse; the Russian Supermodel and Instagram sensation Lena Perminova; the Founder of Majorelle, Creative Director of Alliance Apparel and influencer from Los Angeles, Rachel Zeilic; the model, fashion designer, blogger and DJ from Spain, Gala Gonzalez; and the Spanish top model and television presenter Nieves Alvarez.

 

Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 Program

Following the “Gold and Glamorous” cocktail party yesterday night at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, the convoy of red cars gets on the road today heading to Monterrey. After a lunch break, the next stop is Santa Barbara, where the participants will enjoy a yoga beach evening and will attend a dinner party, all dressed in white.

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 9th, all cars will be on display at the iconic Malibu pier. A Press Call will follow in the afternoon at Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and the day’s activities conclude with an Auction Gala Dinner at Petersen Museum of Los Angeles.

On Sunday, June 10th, Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 will arrive at its final destination, Las Vegas. The five Maserati Levante SUVs and all the other wrapped in red cars will be on display at the Encore Beach Club in the afternoon. The culminating event will be the closing party of Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 in the Encore Wynn Hotel, featuring famous DJ Kygo, with all in red outfits.

You can follow the Cash & Rocket Tour 2018 on the official website www.cashandrocket.com. For donations, please visit http://www.cashandrocket.com/donate/.

 

Cash & Rocket Chosen Charities  

The Art of Elysium is using art as a catalyst for social change. Emerging artists in the fields of fine arts, fashion design, music, theatre and more, are engaged in its programs and share their creativity with distressed people, in special needs education centers, homeless shelters, elder care homes and hospice care facilities.  

Shine on Sierra Leone currently supports nearly 500 students in Sierra Leone through programs that integrate sustainable healthcare, education, microfinance and development to ultimately create the future of an inner-dependent country.

Sumbandila is currently focused on Limpopo, the poorest province in South Africa, aiming to transform the lives of exceptional children from backgrounds of extreme poverty and help them become leaders who will one day make significant contributions to their own communities and to Africa in general.

4 - Maserati Showcases GranLusso and GranSport Range Strategy at Auto China 2018

  • Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante MY18 in GranLusso and GranSport trims, designed to meet unique customer needs.
  • New personalization lounge showcases a rich array of interior and exterior configurations.
  • Dazzling array of wheels, brake callipers, seats and steering wheels fully express Maserati’s luxury and sports DNA.
  • Bowers & Wilkins Premium Surround Sound System, Ermenegildo Zegna Silk and full premium Italian leather interiors.

 

Modena, 25 April, 2018 – Maserati introduces its 2018 range with three significantly restyled models at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing and proudly showcases its GranLusso and GranSport trim strategy. The two distinctive trims represent the proposition of every Maserati which resonates with the philosophy of GranTurismo, the ultimate combination of sportiness and luxury.

A celebration of GranLusso and GranSport

Maserati has always pursued luxury and sportiness to the fullest and continues to put the customer at the center accommodating individual needs with exclusive models, designed to meet each one’s unique personality and taste.

Maserati has unveiled a brand-new Personalization Area at Auto China 2018 to showcase its rich array of configurations for exterior and interior design. This area also displays a fleet of MY18 Maserati models in the highly customized GranLusso and GranSport trims.

The Levante GranSport showcased at the lounge fully embodies the racing heritage of every Maserati. It is immediately recognizable for its front grille, skid plates and roof rails in Piano Black, for the red brake callipers and the 20” Nereo wheels. 12-way power sport leather seats, power-adjustable Sport steering wheel, elongated gearshift paddles, carbon trims and Soft Close Doors are blended to create an exciting, sport-oriented interior.

The Quattroporte GranLusso redefines the concept of luxury. The elegantly restyled exterior has adopted a more imposing, Alfieri-shaped front grille, 20” Mercurio rims and black-painted brake callipers. Exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Silk interiors with open-pore Radica wood trim and wood-finished leather steering wheel are combined with additional comfort equipment such as power foot pedals, power rear and rear side sunblinds, four-zone automatic climate control and heated rear passenger seats.

The Ghibli is another Maserati highlight in Beijing. The premium sports sedan that perfectly combines class topping performance and elegance. On show there is a 345hp Ghibli GranLusso and a 424hp Ghibli S Q4 GranSport, both equipped with the mighty 3.0 liter Twin Turbo V6 engine.

The Personalization Area

This new area showcases numerous options including five distinctive wheels, the iconic grille with carbon fibre material, and a variety of seat and steering wheel designs exclusive to the GranLusso and GranSport trims, as well as rich exterior colors, numerous interior leather options, and Alcantara upholstery.

“Luxury brands have always been pioneers in automobile personalization and Maserati continues to focus on personalization for enhancing our customer experience,” said Alberto Cavaggioni, Managing Director of Maserati China.

“China has a growing number of ‘connoisseurs’ seeking to express their personalities and tastes through exclusive cars. Faced with increasing demands for more personalized options, Maserati stands out for its unique luxury and sports heritage, thanks to which it is capable to offer premium and exclusive options that genuinely satisfy the most discerning customers.”

With refreshing designs of alloy wheels, brake callipers and steering wheels, the unmatched luxury and comfort of its full premium Italian leather and Zegna Silk interiors, the hand stitching, and the wood and carbon finishes, Maserati offers abundant configuration alternatives that scream luxury and sportiness, bringing delight to all senses.

Unique Options for Great Performance

Maserati provides various wheel options in different designs and in sizes varying from 18 to 21 inches. Five distinctive rim options are showcased at the personalization area including the classic 21” Eracle alloy wheels and the elegant 21” Titano forged alloy wheels.

The brake callipers are offered in a variety of color options, including elegant black, passionate red, dynamic yellow and iconic blue. Maserati uses six-piston fixed alloy Brembo callipers which provide remarkable braking performance.

The Radica wood trim, the leather steering wheel with wood insert and the carbon fibre sport steering wheel respectively underline the luxury and sportiness of Maserati. In homage to its sports heritage, Maserati also offers the racing-inspired carbon package, as well as elongated gearshift paddles in polished aluminium.

The newly introduced Electric Power Steering (EPS) provides better accommodation to the car’s different driving modes, while ensuring improved comfort and a smooth, razor-sharp handling experience typical of every Maserati. EPS enables the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems package. Alongside active functions like Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Highway Assist, it provides an extremely comfortable and safe driving experience.

Both Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans are fitted with the new, performance enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati. IVC is capable to prevent rather than simply correct loss of control, providing enhanced active safety and better dynamics in terms of driving performance and driver satisfaction.

Tailor-made Luxury

Every Maserati comes standard with a powerful engine producing a uniquely rumbling soundtrack. The optional Bowers & Wilkins Premium Surround Sound system is designed to provide an exhilarating auditory experience to the driver and passengers.

As for the interior, Maserati offers ventilated and power-adjustable seats in various premium Italian leather options, whose unique smell and soft-feel further enhance the refinement and comfort of the cabin. Maserati is the only brand in the world to provide a tailor-made interior such as the Ermenegildo Zegna Silk, which combines fine-grain leather with 100% natural-fibre Zegna mulberry silk, accomplishing extraordinary design and skilled craftsmanship.

On top of this, Maserati also offers a variety of exterior colors, including the high-end Tricoat and Mica paintwork. Instead of metal powder coating, the latter option uses mica plates, which reveal different hues and shades under different lighting conditions.

5 - World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York International Auto Show

World Premiere for Maserati Levante Trofeo at the 2018 New York International Auto Show

  • Top of the line Levante makes waves in New York: one of the most powerful and fastest production Maserati cars ever, storms high-end SUV segment
  • New Levante Trofeo launch edition shown at NYIAS, a limited series intended for select enthusiasts in the U.S. and Canada
  • 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8 engine mated to the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system delivers 590 hp and 730 Nm peak torque
  • Outstanding performance and exhilarating driving experience: 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed faster than 300 km/h in absolute style and comfort
  • New carbon fibre exterior design cues accompany 22-inch forged aluminium wheels and an exclusive interior featuring sport seats wrapped in full-grain “Pieno Fiore” natural leather
  • Full Matrix LED headlights, a specific “Corsa” Driving Mode with Launch Control and the Maserati Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) system for improved driving dynamics

Modena, 27 March 2018 – Maserati reveals the first Levante built around a V8 engine at the New York International Auto Show. It is the Levante Trofeo, the ultimate Maserati of SUVs, capable of accelerating in style from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of over 300 km/h.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Levante Trofeo is definitely one of the fastest SUVs ever built with a top speed of over 300 km/h. Thanks to its remarkable weight/power ratio of 3.6 kg/hp the Trofeo needs only 3.9 seconds to reach 100 km/h and only 34.5 metres of braking distance to get back to a complete stop.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Levante S GranLusso, the 430 hp Maserati of SUVs in its more luxurious trim;   

Quattroporte GTS GranSport, the 530 hp Twin Turbo V8 Maserati flagship sedan with the Nerissimo Carbon Package;

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

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a full range of unique motor cars immediately recognizable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most exacting, refined tastes and are a constant point of reference in the automobile industry. The current line-up includes the flagship Quattroporte executive sedan, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante “Maserati of SUVs” and the sporty GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The range has never been more complete, offering V6 and V8 engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, a selection of sophisticated materials and outstanding technical solutions. With its tradition of successful automobiles, Maserati continues to redefine the concept of Italian sports motoring on an ongoing basis through design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

6 - The record WSSRC has ratified the sailing record between Hong Kong and London established by Giovanni Soldini and the team Maserati Multi 70

Modena, 9 March 2018 - The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the sailing record from Hong Kong to London established between January 18th and February 23rd 2018 by the trimaran Maserati Multi 70. The skipper Giovanni Soldini and his crew (Guido Broggi, Sébastien Audigane, Oliver Herrera Perez and Alex Pella) took 36 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 12 seconds to complete the 12.948 miles of the theoretical course of the Tea Route, maintaining an average speed of 14,94 knots. According to the cartography, Maserati Multi 70 sailed 15.083 miles on the ground, at an average speed of 17,4 knots.

The previous record of 41 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes had been established between August and September 2008 by Lionel Lemonchois and a crew of nine people aboard the 100-foot maxi catamaran, Gitana 13, which had crossed the finish line after 15.312 miles sailed on the ground at an average speed of 15,23 knots.

Giovanni Soldini comments: ''We are very satisfied with the result. Even if at the end of the route in the North Atlantic he played some jokes on us, Neptune was on our side, Maserati Multi 70 and the crew delivered a good performance. Our record will not be easy to beat. "

To follow the challenge live, visit the cartography on maserati.soldini.it/cartography/

The challenge is supported by Maserati, the main sponsor that gives the name to the trimaran and Aon as co-sponsor, along with the official supplier for the clothing, Ermenegildo Zegna.

A special thanks also to Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. and Contship Italia Group.

For news and updates follow:
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Twitter @giovannisoldini 
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7 - Maserati chooses 88th Geneva Motor Show for European premiere of Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante Nerissimo Edition

  • The Nerissimo Edition − available for Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante − is a key focal point of the Maserati stand.
  • The entire 2018 range will be on display in a variety of trims.
  • The Ghibli and Quattroporte feature Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC): this prevents rather than corrects car instability, ensuring greater active safety, better driving dynamics, and more exciting performance.
  • “Officine Maserati” – the new brand dedicated to Certified Pre-Owned programme by Maserati

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

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

For the Ghibli and Quattroporte, a dark finish on the LED headlights and a choice of either 20” Urano or 21” Titano alloy wheels – both in glossy black – complete the picture.

The Levante offers additional features such as front and rear underbody protection and black fog light rings. It is available with a choice of 20” Nereo, 20” Efesto or 21” Anteo alloy wheels – all in dark finishes.

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

Other models on show in Geneva

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

The range

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

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

The Ghibli is the highest-selling car in Maserati history, with over 84.200 models delivered since 2013. The MY18 has Adaptive full LED Matrix headlights with “Glare Free” technology, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting. The Quattroporte MY18 has also introduced Adaptive full LED headlights on all trims, with standard L-shape “Glare Free” technology that provides longer-lasting, more natural light with substantially improved visibility compared to Bi-Xenon technology.

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

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

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

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

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

The GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 have been the subject of an elegant restyling that has improved their aerodynamics, while the upgrading of their interiors includes the introduction of a brand-new driver interface and a comprehensive infotainment system.  The new Gran Cabrio uses Pirelli P Zero tyres both in traditional guise and in the Color Edition, with sidewalls that can be customised in different colours (the base colours are red, white, silver and yellow). Like all other Pirelli-equipped Maserati models, the P Zero tyres fitted to the Gran Cabrio have been made to measure, based on the specific characteristics of the car, in order to optimise performance and safety.

At a global level, 51.500 cars were delivered in 2017. Maserati is present in 77 markets, the largest of which is China, followed by North America.

Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC)

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

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

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

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

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

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari

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

Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna

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

Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a full range of unique motor cars immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most exacting, refined tastes and are a constant point of reference in the automobile industry. The current line-up includes the flagship Quattroporte executive sedan, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante “Maserati of SUVs” and the sporty GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The range has never been more complete, offering a choice of petrol and diesel engines, rear- or four-wheel drive, a selection of sophisticated materials and outstanding technical solutions. With its tradition of successful automobiles, Maserati continues to redefine the concept of Italian sports motoring on an ongoing basis through design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety

8 - British Snowboard sensation Jamie Barrow breaks Guinness World Record for fastest speed on a snowboard, towed by a vehicle (Maserati Levante)

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Notes to Editors:

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

Event Date:    Monday 19th February 2018 

Location:         St Moritz, Switzerland

Vehicle:           Maserati Levante

Speed:            Out run – 151.57 km/h
                       Return run – 147.72 km/h
                       Average of 2 runs for record – 149.65 km/h

About Jamie Barrow

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

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

https://www.jamiebarrow.com

Maserati

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognisable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV, and the legendary GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, which have recently been restyled. The most comprehensive range Maserati has ever offered; with petrol and diesel engines, rear-wheel and all–wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding expert engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

www.media.maserati.com

9 - MASERATI SHOWCASES 2018 UPGRADES WITH FULL LINEUP AT CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW IN TORONTO

February 15, 2018 (Toronto) – Maserati Canada is bringing its full model lineup to the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre beginning today. A display that highlights the breadth of Maserati’s vehicles in 2018 will feature sports cars including the legendary GranTurismo, as well as the Ghibli sport sedan, the flagship Quattroporte executive sedan, and the Levante sport utility vehicle – the “Maserati of SUVs.”

As auto show press previews begin today, Maserati Canada is also celebrating the recent bestowing of the Maserati Quattroporte with the 2018 ALG RV Award in the Premium Executive segment. ALG’s Residual Value Awards (RVA) recognizes vehicles in 26 segments that are forecasted to retain the highest percentage of MSRP after a three-year period.

On the show’s display floor, audiences will experience Maserati’s range in an assortment of palettes and trims. The award-winning Quattroporte model will be present in a Bianco Alpi exterior complemented with Q4 all-wheel-drive, and in GranSport trim. Two 2018 Ghibli S Q4 sport sedans will be shown to Canadian audiences in Toronto, as well, one in GranLusso trim in a Blu Passione color, and another as a GranSport example, in dark Nero Ribelle. In addition, a 2018 Levante GranLusso with a stunning Cuoio Ermenegildo Zegna interior and Blu Passione exterior will join a white Levante S GranSport. Rounding out the lineup will be a 2018 GranTurismo MC in Rosso Trionfale.

All four model lines have received upgrades for 2018. Updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Customers now have the option to choose between one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian upholstery and includes upgrades such as Radica open-pore wood trim and a leather steering wheel.

In addition, new for 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 engines as well, with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

Canadian pricing for the 2018 Ghibli starts at an MSRP of CAD $88,500, with the Levante available for a base price of CAD $92,900. The Quattroporte starts at CAD $127,500, and the GranTurismo begins at CAD $157,000. All prices are excluding taxes.

The 2018 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto will be open to the public from February 16-25.

 

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Images available for download at: www.media.maserati.com

 

ABOUT MASERATI CANADA:

Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range includes now the brand new SUV Levante, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with V6 Twin-Turbo engine from 345 up to 424 hp, equipped with the All-Wheel-Drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte for 2018 are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition-bred twin-turbo 424 hp V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across Canada. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.ca or 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November  2013.

10 - COMPLETE MASERATI PORTFOLIO TO BE SHOWCASED AT 110TH EDITION OF CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Vehicle Display in The Windy City to Feature Varied Segments and Maserati Versatility

 

February 8, 2018 (Auburn Hills, Michigan) – Maserati North America is bringing its full 2018 vehicle lineup to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show at the expansive McCormick Place complex. Two Levante vehicles, the “Maserati of SUVs,” will be joined by the Ghibli sport sedan, the flagship Quattroporte executive sedan, and the legendary GranTurismo sports car. The show stand display will highlight the breadth of Maserati vehicle choices in 2018, from sports cars to sport utility vehicles.

Audiences will experience the House of the Trident’s portfolio in a range of palettes and trims. The 2018 Ghibli S Q4 sport sedan will be featured in a striking Grigio Maratea color, along with a 2018 Ghibli S Q4 in a Blu Emozione hue. Two Quattroporte vehicles will be on display. A 2018 Quattroporte S Q4 with a Bianco Alpi exterior and luxurious Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior will join a 2018 Quattroporte GTS in dark Nero Ribelle. In addition, there will be a black 2018 Levante S and a grey 2018 Levante S, alongside a red 2018 GranTurismo MC.

All four distinct model lines have received upgrades for 2018. Updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Customers now have the option to choose between one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian upholstery and includes upgrades such as Radica open-pore wood trim and a leather steering wheel. The Ghibli and Levante vehicles on display in Chicago will be shown in GranLusso and GranSport examples.

In addition, new for 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 engines as well, with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

Pricing for the 2018 Ghibli starts at an MSRP of $73,780, with the Levante available for a base price of $74,790. The Quattroporte starts at $106,660, and the GranTurismo begins at $134,300. All prices are excluding taxes.

The 110th edition of the Chicago Auto Show will be open to the public from February 10-19. Press previews are scheduled to begin February 8.

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Images available for download at: www.media.maserati.com

 

ABOUT MASERATI:

Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range now includes the brand-new Levante SUV, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with a V6 Twin-Turbo engine producing 345 horsepower up to 424 horsepower, equipped with the all-wheel-drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 hp twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with all-wheel-drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 424 hp V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maseratiusa.com for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November 2013.

Follow Maserati North America, Inc. @MaseratiUSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

11 - The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicks off at the legendary "Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz" in collaboration with La Martina

Modena, January 29th 2018 - The Maserati Polo Tour 2018 kicked off with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz”, taking place in the spectacular setting of the frozen lake St. Moritz from January 26th – 28th. In a breathtaking final, Team Cartier claimed victory over Team Maserati by a score of 4.5 to 4.

Throughout the three days, four polo teams played entertaining and high-class matches to the delight of over 15,000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. Among the guests were a number of VIP personalities including England polo star Malcolm Borwick and Slalom World Champion Giorgio Rocca.

"We are proud to have kicked off in the breathtaking environment of St. Moritz for this year’s Maserati Polo Tour, a wonderful event presenting both social and sporting highlights to our guests," said Alberto Cavaggioni, Head of Maserati Europe. “Today’s match highlighted why we look forward to our annual International Polo Tour. The thrill of the competition, alongside the power and agility of the horses, are intrinsic values of our cars DNA.”

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, adds “La Martina has been part of the Snow Polo Tournament since its beginning, over thirty years ago, and our excitement remains unchanged. Our brand is built on a genuine passion for polo and all of the components that make it a uniquely compelling sport: vigor, fair-play, discipline, hard work and a level of entertainment that never ceases to amaze us. Every year, we are delighted to be a part of the unmissable event in the breathtaking frame of St. Moritz.”

The ‘Maserati Polo Team,’ comprised of Zhanna Bandurko/Raya Sidorenko (Handicap +0), Gerardo Mazzini (Handicap +6), Hissam al Hyder (Handicap +6) and Robert Strom (Handicap +4), played in St. Moritz for the first time and received thrilling support and cheers from the audience throughout their performance.

Maserati had a fleet of vehicles that offered a different kind of horsepower on display in the polo village. Spectators could take a closer look at the new Ghibli MY18, which performed a record number of test drives during the weekend, as well as the Quattroporte and the Levante MY18 with GranLusso and GranSport trims and advanced driving assistance systems.

Maserati aficionados were also able to enjoy exclusive weekend packages ranging from a Maserati Snow&Ice Experience with the Maserati Team, to an exclusive Gala dinner.

The “Snow Polo World Cup St. Mortiz” emphasized the long-lasting involvement of Maserati in the sport, and also underscored it’s partnership with the world's leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina. The official polo worn by Team Maserati is available for purchase on the La Martina e-commerce website.


Detailed information on the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz can be found at: www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com

To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from the global events, please follow the Maserati Polo Tour 2018 on www.maseratipolo.com.

12 - GIOVANNI SOLDINI AND TEAM MASERATI ATTEMPT WORLD RECORD SAIL FROM HONG KONG TO LONDON

After four days, the Maserati Multi70 Trimaran is less than 300 nautical miles from Sunda Strait with a 468-nautical-mile lead over previous record

 

Auburn Hills, Michigan, 22 January 2018 – Maserati’s sailing team is approaching the Sunda Strait of Indonesia in their record-breaking attempt to sail from Hong Kong to London in less than 41 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes. Legendary skipper Giovanni Soldini, who has more than 25 years of ocean racing to his credit, including two single-handed round the worlds, is continuing his relationship with sponsor Maserati through a fearless journey aboard the Maserati Multi70 trimaran retracing the 13,000-mile “Tea Route” from Hong Kong to London.

To beat the record set in 2008 by Lionel Lemonchois, the 21.20-meter trimaran Maserati Multi70 must cut the finish line under the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge on the Thames in London before March 1.

The Maserati Multi70 is now located between the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, with the Sunda Strait, gateway to the Indian Ocean, now less than 300 miles away. They are ahead of schedule with a 468-nautical-mile lead over the previous record.

Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi70's crew – Guido Broggi, Oliver Herrera Perez, Alex Pella and Sébastien Audigane – crossed the Equator late last night at 10:13 p.m. ET. After almost four days of navigation, today at 2:04 a.m. ET, the cartography indicates they travelled the first 1,408 miles of the theoretical route at an average speed of 16.2 knots. On the ground, they really sailed 1,635 nm at an average speed of 18.9 knots, gaining a 468 nm lead over the reference time set by Lionel Lemonchois, Gitana 13's skipper.

“The spirit is high on board. We are all concentrated and motivated,” says Giovanni Soldini, skipper of Maserati Multi70. “Compared to the routing simulations we made at the start, we gained about fifteen hours. We passed the worst area of the light winds bubble yesterday. Then, in order to stay in the pressure, we had to keep on jibing towards the Sunda Strait where we should arrive in about 15 hours (around 5:00 p.m. ET on January 22).”

“Then, after the Strait, we will have to see how we will manage to catch the South East trade winds in the Indian Ocean,” explains Soldini. “We know the route is still very long but it would be an ideal situation to get there with a lead on the record, because we also know that Lionel Lemonchois pushed hard on the first four days across the Indian Ocean.”

Alex Pella explains: “Navigation on board Maserati Multi70 is going on in this incredible sea of China. It is a real slalom between islands, reefs, atolls, merchant ships and fishing vessels not always well marked. It's fun from the point of view of pure navigation but it's not always easy. We have still two difficult passages to do before entering the Indian Ocean. We crossed the equator last night and we are going on with super conditions, stable wind from the north, flat sea and summer heat.”

To follow the challenge live, visit the cartography on maserati.soldini.it/cartography/

The challenge is supported by Maserati, the main sponsor that gives the name to the trimaran and Aon as co-sponsor, along with the official supplier for the clothing, Ermenegildo Zegna.

13 - MASERATI DEBUTS NEW 2018 VEHICLES AT MONTRÉAL AUTO SHOW ON HEELS OF RECORD-BREAKING CANADIAN SALES

Maserati Leads Automotive Brands in Canada With More Than 80 Percent Sales Increase in 2017

 

Montréal, Quebec, 18 January 2018 – Maserati Canada has achieved an all-time sales record as a top sales change leader from 2016 to 2017, with a more than 80 percent increase compared year over year, delivering a total of 1246 units in 2017. It is upon this success that Maserati brings its full 2018 all-wheel- drive (AWD) line-up to the Montréal Auto Show this week, in order to highlight the brand’s Q4 intelligent AWD system. On display at the Quebec event will be the Ghibli sport-sedan, the flagship Quattroporte executive sedan, and the new Levante, the “Maserati of SUVs.”

Audiences will experience the 2018 Ghibli S Q4 sport sedan in a stunning Blu Passione color palette, along with a 2018 Quattroporte S Q4 in Nero Ribelle and luxurious Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior. In addition, a white 2018 Levante S, the top of the line Maserati SUV with 424 horsepower, makes its way to Montréal.

All three distinct model lines on display have received upgrades for 2018. Significant updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. With the new Maserati range strategy, customers can now choose one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian upholstery and includes upgrades such as Radica open-pore wood trim and a leather steering wheel. The Ghibli on display in Montréal comes fitted with GranSport trim, while the Quattroporte and Levante are both GranLusso.

In addition, new for 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 engines as well, with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

Pricing for the 2018 Ghibli starts at CAD $88,500, with the Levante available for a base price of CAD $92,900 and the Quattroporte starting at an MSRP of CAD $127,500, all prices excluding taxes.

There are currently nine Maserati dealerships in Canada, including Maserati Quebec in the city of Montréal. A dealership locator is available online at http://www.maserati.ca

The Montréal Auto Show, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, will be open to the public from January 19-28 at Palais des congrès de Montréal. Press previews are scheduled for January 18.

 

ABOUT MASERATI CANADA:

Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range includes now the brand new SUV Levante, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with V6 Twin-Turbo engine from 345 up to 424 hp, equipped with the All-Wheel-Drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte for 2018 are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition-bred twin-turbo 424 hp V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found   at   authorized   retailers   across Canada.   Information   on   Maserati   can   be   found at www.maserati.ca or 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November 2013.

14 - MASERATI PARTNERS WITH ESQUIRE FOR GOLDEN GLOBES CELEBRATION AT THE MEDAVOYS' RESIDENCE

The House of the Trident joined Esquire to kick off the Golden Globes weekend

Los Angeles, CA ( January 6, 2018) – Last night, Maserati proudly supported Esquire as they celebrated the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes with Editor-in Chief Jay Fielden at the home of legendary Hollywood producers Mike and Irena Medavoy.

In addition to the stunning 2018 Ghibli sports sedan on display, the complete range of vehicles, including the model Ghibli, the new Levante SUV, the flagship Quattroporte and the powerful GranTurismo, were made available for the evening’s attendees to experience.

Guests in attendance included Golden Globes nominees and other notables, including Joan Collins, Laura Dern, Alexandre Desplat, Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Feig, Eiza Gonzalez, Lukas Haas, Ashley Judd, Kyle MacLachlan, Tobey Maguire, Alessandra Mastronardi, Edgar Ramirez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kelly Rohrbach, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Jimmi Simpson, Darren Star, Milo Ventimiglia, Gregg Sulkin; as well as Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden.

The 2018 Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, airs on Sunday, January 7 at 5:00 PST/8:00 PM EST on NBC.

For more information about Maserati, visit: http://www.MaseratiUSA.com.

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Maserati
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities, which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV - and the legendary GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. A range complete as never before, with rear or allwheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

Esquire
Esquire creates engaging conversations that drive the culture, with a unique mix of intellectual showmanship, hilarity, impeccable style, visual punch and extraordinary writing. Esquire is the most-honored monthly magazine in America, with 26 National Magazine Awards, including one for its iPad app, and 88 nominations. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 27 editions around the world. Follow Esquire on Instagram and Twitter at @Esquire.

15 - MASERATI SPONSORS THE PNC FATHER/SON CHALLENGE GOLF TOURNAMENT

The House of the Trident Brings New 2018 Vehicle Test Drive Opportunities and Hole-In-One Competition to Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes for PGA Tour Event

 

Orlando, Fla., December 14, 2017 – From today until Sunday, December 17, Maserati is sponsoring the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge, a golf tournament pairing professional golfers and their family members, which began today at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Maserati will be offering test drive opportunities from a VIP area located in close proximity to the putting green and the Ritz-Carlton Club House. Guests attending the exclusive event will be able to get behind the wheel of an assortment of Maserati’s new 2018 vehicles, including the stunning Levante sport-utility vehicle – “The Maserati of SUVs.” Test drive experiences will take place on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17.

In a thrilling addition to the event, Maserati is also giving participants a chance to win a Levante through a hole-in-one competition. A Levante will be on display at the 17th green in honor of the prize that one lucky golfer could win if they successfully get a hole-in-one on the 172-yard, par-3 hole. All professionals and amateurs will be eligible to win the Levante.

Like the competitors of the PNC Father/Son Challenge, Maserati is committed to excellence, with a passion to build today’s most coveted automobiles. With the recent expansion of Maserati’s line-up to include the Levante SUV and other 2018 models, including the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli sport sedan and the powerful GranTurismo, there is now a Maserati for every type of driving enthusiast.

This year the tournament will be headlined by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, who will participate with his grandson, Gary “G.T.” Nicklaus, Jr. The event will also feature for the first time a father playing with his professional-athlete son, as 1997 Open Champion Justin Leonard tees up with his dad, Larry.

Spectators can watch the tournament either by purchasing tickets to the Challenge or tuning into NBC television as well as the Golf Channel to watch the broadcast on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about Maserati, visit: http://www.MaseratiUSA.com

Maserati

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV - and the legendary GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

16 - Maserati debuts Nerissimo Package for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte at Los Angeles Auto Show

  • New Nerissimo “black” package now available for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models
  • 2018 Ghibli and Levante now available in new GranLusso and GranSport trims
  • GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 receive exterior restyling and interior upgrades

 

Modena 30 November 2017 – Maserati’s groundbreaking Nerissimo package will be shown for the first time this week on the Levante SUV, Ghibli sport executive sedan and flagship Quattroporte at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Nerissimo “black” option, will stun West Coast audiences with its edgy and dark palette in both sedans and SUV at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from December 1-10.

The Nerissimo package embodies the excitement of urban night and enhances the aesthetic sportiness of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte vehicles. Breathtaking Nero paint combines with Black Chrome finishing on the grille upper bezel trim, rear trunk accent, side air vents, trident logo on the front grille, Maserati badges on the c-pillars and the Maserati logo, model, engine and vehicle version name on the rear of car to create a truly unique statement. Also getting clothed in black are the window surrounds, exhaust tips and vertical grille bars. Two additional paints, Nero Ribelle and Grigio Maratea, are offered on Ghibli and Quattroporte in combination with the Exterior Carbon Package.

Complementing the debut of these new Nerissimo vehicles, the ‘House of the Trident’ also proudly brings their entire luxurious portfolio to the City of Angels, with the full 2018 Maserati model year lineup planned for display during the auto show. Maserati’s product range now includes the Ghibli sport sedan, flagship Quattroporte executive sedan and Levante SUV, along with the new GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars.

All four distinct model lines have received upgrades for 2018. Significant updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. With the new Maserati range strategy, customers can now choose one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian leather upholstery, and includes upgrades such as wood trim and wooden/leather steering wheel.

For 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and L-shape technology for Quattroporte. In addition, both Maserati sedans can be fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 424hp engine with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

For the iconic GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, 2018 brings an elegant restyling for improved aerodynamic performance, and an upgraded interior with a brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.   

Other notable announcements for the Los Angeles Auto Show include, for the first time, the introduction of Electric Power Steering (EPS) by Maserati, enabling new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions. EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on both Maserati sedans, as well as on the Levante, providing better handling and comfort, while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel that is typical to every Maserati. 

 

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari
Continuing its prestigious partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models, which will be officially displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are firmly focused on exclusivity and reserved for Maserati owners.

They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hour displays with a spectacular dial effect intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati, along with topstitched leather strap reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.

Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna
Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna are pleased to present at the Los Angeles Auto Show the Maserati Summer –Spring 2018 Capsule Collection, inspired by the GranLusso trim, featuring a dedicated Ermenegildo Zegna fabric, now available for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models.

The sophisticated collection of travel-oriented clothing in microfabrics with micro nubuck details, together with the luxurious personal leather bags and accessories, are tangible representations of the craftsmanship and elegance that characterize the two Made in Italy brands. The collection also demonstrates another concrete result of the long-term partnership that was inaugurated in 2013.

17 - Maserati debuts Nerissimo Package for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte at Los Angeles Auto Show

  • New Nerissimo “black” package now available for Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models
  • 2018 Ghibli and Levante now available in new GranLusso and GranSport trims
  • GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 receive exterior restyling and interior upgrades

 

Modena 30 November 2017 – Maserati’s groundbreaking Nerissimo package will be shown for the first time this week on the Levante SUV, Ghibli sport executive sedan and flagship Quattroporte at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Nerissimo “black” option, will stun West Coast audiences with its edgy and dark palette in both sedans and SUV at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from December 1-10.

The Nerissimo package embodies the excitement of urban night and enhances the aesthetic sportiness of the Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte vehicles. Breathtaking Nero paint combines with Black Chrome finishing on the grille upper bezel trim, rear trunk accent, side air vents, trident logo on the front grille, Maserati badges on the c-pillars and the Maserati logo, model, engine and vehicle version name on the rear of car to create a truly unique statement. Also getting clothed in black are the window surrounds, exhaust tips and vertical grille bars. Two additional paints, Nero Ribelle and Grigio Maratea, are offered on Ghibli and Quattroporte in combination with the Exterior Carbon Package.

Complementing the debut of these new Nerissimo vehicles, the ‘House of the Trident’ also proudly brings their entire luxurious portfolio to the City of Angels, with the full 2018 Maserati model year lineup planned for display during the auto show. Maserati’s product range now includes the Ghibli sport sedan, flagship Quattroporte executive sedan and Levante SUV, along with the new GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars.

All four distinct model lines have received upgrades for 2018. Significant updates to the Ghibli and Levante MY18 include the addition of GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. With the new Maserati range strategy, customers can now choose one of two distinct trims for the Levante and the Ghibli: GranSport or GranLusso. GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of a sportier expression of the high-end lifestyle, while the sophisticated and luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian leather upholstery, and includes upgrades such as wood trim and wooden/leather steering wheel.

For 2018, the Ghibli and Quattroporte now also feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and L-shape technology for Quattroporte. In addition, both Maserati sedans can be fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 424hp engine with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

For the iconic GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, 2018 brings an elegant restyling for improved aerodynamic performance, and an upgraded interior with a brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.   

Other notable announcements for the Los Angeles Auto Show include, for the first time, the introduction of Electric Power Steering (EPS) by Maserati, enabling new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions. EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on both Maserati sedans, as well as on the Levante, providing better handling and comfort, while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel that is typical to every Maserati. 

 

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari
Continuing its prestigious partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models, which will be officially displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are firmly focused on exclusivity and reserved for Maserati owners.

They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hour displays with a spectacular dial effect intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati, along with topstitched leather strap reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.

Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna
Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna are pleased to present at the Los Angeles Auto Show the Maserati Summer –Spring 2018 Capsule Collection, inspired by the GranLusso trim, featuring a dedicated Ermenegildo Zegna fabric, now available for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models.

The sophisticated collection of travel-oriented clothing in microfabrics with micro nubuck details, together with the luxurious personal leather bags and accessories, are tangible representations of the craftsmanship and elegance that characterize the two Made in Italy brands. The collection also demonstrates another concrete result of the long-term partnership that was inaugurated in 2013.

18 - MASERATI JOINS HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES IN NEW YORK CITY WITH LEVANTE SUV DISPLAY

The Shops at Columbus Circle will Showcase Maserati’s Luxury SUV from November 13 – January 1

 

New York, Monday, 13 November 2017 – As millions of Manhattan shoppers turn up their collars to the winter wind, Maserati offers a warm holiday treat in the form of the Levante SUV, as an exclusive vehicle display at The Shops at Columbus Circle opens to the public today to celebrate the magic of the season.

The Levante will be on display in Time Warner Center’s The Shops at Columbus Circle from Monday, November 13 through New Year’s Day.

Whether packed with presents, loaded with suitcases, or mounted with a ski rack, the Maserati Levante is the ultimate expression of luxury utility. And with standard all-wheel-drive courtesy of Maserati’s intelligent Q4 system, as well as sumptuous interior accoutrements, the Levante has earned its place as a leader in the luxury SUV segment since its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016.

“The Levante is the Maserati of SUVs and it’s just as at home shopping on Fifth Avenue as it is climbing the snow-capped mountains of New England,” said Steven Beahm, Chief Executive Officer of Maserati North America. “New York City is one of the most festive places in America during the holidays, and the Maserati Levante SUV represents both seasonal aspirations and discerning accessibility, reflecting the gift-giving season in an environment known for world-class product displays.”

For 2018, the Levante has been further improved and enhanced with a range of new features for an even more thrilling driving experience – both on- and off-road. With the new Maserati range strategy, customers can now choose one of two distinct trims: GranSport or GranLusso. The Levante GranSport was conceived to meet the demands of sportier expression of a high-end SUV, while the uniquely luxurious GranLusso cabin combines a choice of Ermenegildo Zegna silk or full premium Italian upholstery with a Radica open-pore wood trim and a leather steering wheel.

Two versions of the Levante’s powerful 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine are also available, a standard 345 horsepower motor or an upgraded 424 horsepower version as the Levante S. Both powertrains are available in GranSport or GranLusso trims. Pricing for the 2018 Levante begins at an MSRP of $74,050.

 

Maserati

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV - and the legendary GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

 

About The Shops at Columbus Circle

The Shops at Columbus Circle, located in Time Warner Center in the heart of Manhattan, is an iconic indoor and public destination that attracts millions of people a year. It’s the place to dine, shop, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. From more Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof to Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mandarin Oriental New York, Whole Foods Market, Equinox Fitness Club and more than 50 retail stores, boutiques and pop-up experiences, The Shops at Columbus Circle is an “only in New York experience" ideal for residents and visitors alike.

19 - The Petersen and Maserati Offer a Behind the Scenes Look at Italian Design

New exhibit titled “Made in Italy” offers an inside look at the creative process of legendary manufacturer, Maserati, with the focus being on the new Levante

 

Los Angeles, 13 October 2017 – The Petersen Automotive Museum has teamed with Maserati for an interactive new exhibit that will provide guests with an opportunity to examine how an elite Italian automobile is manufactured. Set to debut on Saturday, October 14, “Made in Italy” will detail the process of bringing the Maserati Levante luxury SUV to market—from concept to creation.

The exhibit will include five rooms, each representing a different stage in the production line: raw materials, bare body shell, drivetrain, trims and finishes, and the final product. By utilizing the interactive tools available in each room, museum visitors will find themselves immersed in a captivating educational experience. Cutaways located throughout the exhibit will offer mechanical details, and describe the undertaking of research, manufacturing, and logistics required to develop the vehicle.

Founded in 1914 in Bologna, Maserati is internationally acclaimed for designing and manufacturing sports and luxury cars that exude Italian style and signature agility.  The Petersen’s new “Made in Italy” exhibit will follow the success of the extremely popular “Design the Line” display in 2015, which featured the 2016 Quattroporte S Q4.

Named after the Mediterranean wind, the Levante is the Maserati of SUVs and marks the luxury sports car manufacturer’s entrée into the SUV sector. Available in North America since September 2016, the mid-size SUV has already surpassed segment standards with the usage of lightweight materials, 50:50 weight distribution, and the lowest center of gravity among competitors. 

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, please visit www.petersen.org. For more information about Maserati craftsmanship, visit www.maseratiusa.com.

 

Maserati

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV - and the legendary GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety. www.maseratiusa.com

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $15 for general admission adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.petersen.org

20 - Maserati reveals new Ghibli and presents Levante, Quattroporte, GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 at Frankfurt Motor Show

  • Maserati presents its most complete line-up ever in Frankfurt, introducing the restyled new Ghibli and the Levante MY18 in new GranLusso and GranSport trims.
  • New Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte MY18 ultimately refined with significant high-tech contents.
  • GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 with exterior restyling and interior upgrades.

Modena, 12 September 2017 – Maserati presents its most complete and ultimately upgraded product portfolio at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt. Starting from the new Ghibli, which has adopted a new range strategy and features a significant exterior restyling, all Maserati models have been thoroughly upgraded, adopting additional high-tech contents.

The new Ghibli as well as the Levante MY18 are now available in GranLusso and GranSport trims, previously introduced in the Quattroporte range. Ghibli and Quattroporte now feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free high-beam, based on Matrix technology for Ghibli, developed in collaboration with Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, and on L-shape technology for Quattroporte. Both Maserati sedans are fitted with power-upgraded 3.0L V6 engines with the new, performance-enhancing Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), developed by Bosch in collaboration with Maserati.

For the first time Maserati introduces Electric Power Steering (EPS), enabling new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) with active functions. EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on both Maserati sedans, as well as on the Levante MY18, providing better handling and comfort, while retaining the razor-sharp steering feel that is typical to every Maserati. 

The iconic GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible MY18 have been elegantly restyled for improved aerodynamic performance, while featuring an upgraded interior with brand new driver interface and state-of-the art infotainment system.   

Two souls of Ghibli
The new Ghibli sports sedan – the best-selling vehicle in the history of Maserati with over 70,000 cars delivered in 70 countries since 2013 – makes its European Premiere at IAA Cars 2017 featuring a significant exterior restyling and a rich array of hi-tech contents. Two new distinctive trims, GranLusso and GranSport, have been included in the model range, following a strategy inaugurated by the Quattroporte in 2016. Each trim uses its own voice to bring out the elegance and sporty performance unique to Maserati.

The Ghibli GranLusso is distinguished by enhanced exterior finish and a luxurious interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s racing heritage displaying sportier exterior design and interior contents. The Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport are available for all powertrain versions and feature Adaptive full LED headlights with glare free Matrix high-beam, a first for Maserati.

The Maserati Design Centre in Turin has given a clear identity to each of the newly-introduced trims,

primarily by restyling the front and rear bumpers. These aerodynamically-optimized changes accentuate the original’s sporty yet luxurious style. The aerodynamic efficiency of the new Ghibli has improved by 7%, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.29 from 0.31.

The top-range Ghibli S and S Q4 versions now deliver 424 hp and 428 ft-lb of peak torque, 20 hp and 22 ft-lb of peak torque more than the previous model year. The increased power output gives the Maserati sedan a top speed of 178 mph and even better acceleration. The new Ghibli S accelerates from 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, while the Ghibli

S Q4, with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.7 seconds (MY17 respectively in 5.0 and 4.8 seconds).

The new Ghibli has adopted the Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC), which helps to prevent vehicle instability, providing enhanced active safety, improved driving dynamics and an even more thrilling performance.

The introduction of the Electric Power Steering (EPS) is another first for Maserati. This improves the car’s handling and comfort, better supports the driving modes and enables the newly-introduced active functions of the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), while retaining the classically Maserati razor-sharp steering feel.

The new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are available as an option in the Ghibli. In addition to the existing features, they now include active functions like Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR, based on Mobileye technology).

Faithful to its DNA, the new Ghibli range offers unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a stylish yet comfortable driving experience.

The Maserati of SUVs
In 2016, the launch of the Levante, the first ever SUV in the over 100-year history of Maserati, was a turning point for the Trident, introducing it into the world’s largest luxury segment. At IAA Cars 2017, Maserati presents the Levante MY18 that has adopted a new range strategy with two distinct new trims: the luxury-orientated GranLusso and the red-blooded GranSport. 

The Maserati of SUVs was engineered to excite the sport-focused drivers by making extensive use of lightweight materials, as well as boasting an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and the segment’s lowest centre of gravity. These features delivered unparalleled agility in the high-end SUV class as well as remarkable comfort on rough roads and great handling on low-grip surfaces.                                            

The Levante MY18 has also adopted Electric Power Steering (EPS) that provides an even more thrilling driving experience – both on- and off-road. EPS enables an enhanced Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) package, which includes new active functions such as Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

Ultimately refined Quattroporte
The Quattroporte MY18 makes its debut in Frankfurt with significant upgrades and new high-tech contents, aiming to carry on its success story for the years to come. The headlights have adopted Adaptive full LED technology that provides remarkably better visibility, cooler light, glare-free high beam functionality and double extended lamp life.

The Quattroporte MY18 retains its top status in the high-end saloon segment featuring power-upgraded 3.0L V6 engines, the new Integrated Vehicle Control system (IVC) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) that enables active ADAS like Highway Assist (HA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Active Blind Spot Assist (ABSA) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

In terms of outright performance, the Quattroporte S & S Q4 are further improved, delivering now 424 hp power output and 428 ft-lb of peak torque, respectively 20 hp and 22 ft-lb of peak torque more than in the previous model year. The increased power output grants the Maserati flagship sedan a top speed of 179 mph and even better acceleration. The Quattroporte S accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5.0 seconds, while the Quattroporte S Q4, with the intelligent Q4 All-Wheel Drive system, needs only 4.8 seconds for the same sprint (MY17 respectively in 5.1 and 4.9 seconds).

Iconic GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible
The brand-defining GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible models have received a substantial refresh for MY18, introducing an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, improved ergonomics and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

The timeless Pininfarina design was treated with the utmost respect by the Maserati Design Centre in the restyling process, benefiting the aerodynamic efficiency of the four-seater coupė and cabriolet. As a result, the aerodynamic drag has been reduced from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranTurismo Convertible.

The streamlined range of each model comprises two distinct versions, Sport and MC, both equipped with the naturally-aspirated 4.7L V8 engine, producing 454 hp, 384 ft-lb of peak torque and breathtaking Maserati-signature sound.

The interior of the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, offers unparalleled comfort for four adults thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated headrests. For 2018, the sumptuous interior features a new, high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen and refined ergonomics. The state-of-the art infotainment system is combined with standard Harman Kardon Premium Sound system and the interior features a redesigned lower console accommodating a user-friendly double rotary knob.

Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari
Continuing its prestigious partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has created two new Octo Maserati watch models and reveals them officially at IAA Cars 2017. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are firmly focused on exclusivity and reserved for Maserati owners.

They feature retrograde minutes and jumping hours displays with a spectacular dial effect intended to recall the rev counter of a real Maserati, along with topstitched leather strap reminiscent of Maserati upholstery.

Maserati Capsule Collection by Ermenegildo Zegna
Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna are pleased to present at Frankfurt Motor Show the new Maserati Capsule Collection inspired by the GranLusso trim, featuring a dedicated Ermenegildo Zegna fabric, now available for Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte models.

The sophisticated collection of travel-oriented clothing in microfabrics with micro nubuck details, together with the luxurious personal leather bags and accessories, are tangible representations of the craftsmanship and elegance that characterize the two Made in Italy brands. The collection also demonstrates another concrete result of the long-term partnership that was inaugurated in 2013.

 

Maserati
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with individual personalities which are instantly recognizable anywhere. Their style, technology and innately exclusive character, delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and remain an automotive industry benchmark. The brand's current line-up comprises the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the Levante - Maserati’s first SUV - and the legendary GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

21 - Maserati at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

Maserati, Official Car of the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival, joins in festivities with a range of test drives, media events with Giovanni Soldini and exclusive presentations.

Modena, 11 September 2017 – As the Official Car of the Cannes Yachting Festival, Maserati is celebrating the historic festival’s 40th anniversary in style this week, putting on a range of special events – and bringing the full fleet in tow.

The complete Maserati range is available for test drives around the historic marina throughout the week –with the new Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport, Levante S, Quattroporte Diesel and GranTurismo Sport.

Journalists can reserve a timeslot on 12 September, with the driving experience widening to include VIPs and clients between 13 and 17 September. VIPs can also enjoy a Maserati courtesy car service between 12 and 17 September – with either a Levante SUV or a flagship Quattroporte.

Throughout the festival, Maserati will be based at its 230-square-metre Maserati Lounge at the entrance to the marina, where hospitality will be provided for journalists and VIPs. The Lounge will also display two of the marque’s current models: the Levante, a powerful yet graceful SUV featuring Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery, and the Quattroporte GranSport, the quintessence of the Italian sports sedan.

Giovanni Soldini – who recently sailed the Maserati Multi70 trimaran in the Transpac race in Honolulu – will make an appearance in the Lounge on 12 September to field questions from the press and take part in a video interview with Boat Show and Sky.

The Maserati Lounge will also feature the latest creations from our partners Bulgari and Ermenegildo Zegna. Bulgari celebrates its partnership with Maserati with two exclusive new timepieces: the Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport. Set to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on 12 September, the beautiful chronographs perfectly encapsulate the commitment to elegance and excellence that unites the two brands. Ermenegildo Zegna, meanwhile, will be displaying its ZZ Capsule collection of high-quality nautical sportswear, popular with sailing devotees.

As the Official Car of the Yacht Club de Monaco, Maserati will also be showcasing an historic Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder (1961) at the “Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe”, the iconic exhibition that brings the full spectrum of the world’s most prestigious yachts together on the club’s Quai.

22 - Maserati reveals the new Ghibli GranLusso and GranSport at Chengdu Motor Show 2017

  • Maserati adopts a new range strategy with two distinct trims, Ghibli GranLusso and Ghibli GranSport.
  • Stylistic restyling for the best-selling Maserati vehicle in history.
  • Adaptive full LED headlights, power upgraded V6 twin-turbo engine, Electric Steering and new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems.

29 August 2017 – The star of the Maserati stand at the Chengdu Motor Show 2017 was the new Ghibli, in the GranLusso and Gransport trims, each with its distinct character and exclusive contents, inaugurating the trim strategy that was introduced in the Quattroporte model a year earlier.

After four years of unparalleled success on all the international markets, the Italian sports sedan has benefited from large-scale exterior restyling, specific for each trim, to accentuate its elegance and sportiness. The meticulous design work on the front, and the changes to the rear, bumpers, have substantially improved aerodynamic efficiency, giving the two trims a strong identity in line with the Maserati brand positioning.

The new Ghibli GranLusso underlines the luxury and elegance of the Maserati sports saloon featuring enhanced exterior finish and a rich interior with Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery. The Ghibli GranSport was conceived to reflect Maserati’s sports heritage featuring a more aggressive exterior design and unique interior contents.

Both GranLusso and GranSport trims are available as an upgrade for all Ghibli four powertrain versions and feature adaptive full LED headlights with glare-free Matrix high-beam for even better illumination and a distinctive look.

Two more features introduced by Maserati on the new Ghibli are the Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) and the Electric Power Steering (EPS). The Integrated Vehicle Control (IVC) is a new function of the ESP that further enhances the car’s driving dynamics and offers an even more unique, thrilling driving experience.

EPS has replaced the hydraulic steering system to allow the integration of new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) like Highway Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist; together with Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, these features are all available in the Driver Assistance package.

The Maranello built Ferrari 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo engine fitted on Ghibli S and S Q4 now delivers 20 hp more power and 30 Nm more torque than the previous unit. With 430 hp power output and 580 Nm peak torque, maximum speed is increased for both versions to 286 km/h and acceleration from 0-100 km/h has been improved by 0.1” to as low as 4.7” for the Ghibli S Q4 with the Q4 Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system.

The Chengdu Motor Show 2017 will be open to the public until September 3rd. More than 700,000 visitors are expected to visit CDMS in the vibrant city of 10 million inhabitants, in western China.

23 - Maserati releases first images of the new Ghibli GranLusso

Maserati releases today the first images of the new Ghibli GranLusso version, which is restyled and enriched with additional high-tech features.

Modena, 23 August 2017 – The new Ghibli GranLusso, as shown in the first images revealed by Maserati today, will make its debut at the Chengdu Motorshow, in China, on August 25th.

After four years of unprecedented success in all the international markets, the Italian sports sedan gets an important upgrade in terms of design and technological contents.

The new Ghibli GranLusso showcases a new front bumper with dedicated chrome inserts and new front grille with chrome bars, in line with the latest Maserati models style signature.

In profile, the GranLusso badge at the bases of the front fenders and body colour side skirts, identify the specific version.

The new rear bumper, together with the body colour rear extractor, is elegantly redesigned to give a sharper look to the model compared to the previous version.

The new Ghibli GranLusso design isn’t just about the look: the restyling contributed to a substantial improvement of the aerodynamic efficiency.

Together with the exterior restyling, the new Ghibli GranLusso introduces important features such as Adaptive full LED Headlights with glare free Matrix High-Beam for a distinctive look and even better illumination.

New active ADAS functionalities are also available in the Ghibli GranLusso, allowing Maserati to enter the world of autonomous driving.

24 - MASERATI WINS THE PENINSULA CLASSICS 2016 BEST OF THE BEST AWARD

1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina Announced as Winner During California Gala

Modena, Wednesday 16 August 2017 – A legendary Maserati has been chosen the winner of The Peninsula Classics 2016 Best of the Best Award, which was announced last night during a gala dinner in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. The winning vehicle, a pristine 1954 example of Maserati’s A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, was selected from a group of eight competitors, all of which have won top international Concours events. A panel of 24 distinguished judges, including entertainer Jay Leno, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, and Goodwood Festival of Speed founder Charles, Earl of March, took part in the voting. They ultimately crowned Maserati the champion during last night’s gala event at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club.

The A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina was voted “Best in Show” at the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, making it eligible to ultimately win The Peninsula Classics 2016 Best of the Best Award. The incomparable and stunning red coupe is owned by Destriero Limited as part of The Destriero Collection.  

The announcement of the award during the week leading up to Monterey’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend showcases Maserati’s rich heritage of more than 102 years during a vibrant time of growth. With last year’s debut of the Italian brand’s first SUV, the Levante, as well as the recent release of the new MY18 GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, all eyes are on The House of the Trident in celebration of Maserati’s timeless design and performance.

In addition to displays at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn and at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Maserati will also highlight their full line-up with vehicle test-drives from Villa Maserati, a pop-up installation at Seventh and Dolores in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Vehicles available at Villa Maserati will be the Levante SUV, flagship Quattroporte, sport sedan Ghibli and the new MY18 GranTurismo coupe and convertible. Villa Maserati is now open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily through Sunday, 20 August.

 

Maserati

Maserati: cars that are immediately recognizable for their extraordinary personality. Their style, technology and innate exclusivity – guaranteed to appeal to even the most discerning tastes – have made them an industry benchmark. The brand’s ambassadors are the Levante (Maserati’s first ever SUV), the flagship Quattroporte in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sport sedan and the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars. With the option of gasoline and diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering, this is the brand’s most comprehensive offering yet. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining the concept of the Italian sports car and setting new standards in style, performance, luxury and safety.

25 - Maserati Multi70 finishes the Transpac Race in Honolulu in third place. Giovanni Soldini’s crew finished at 11.18 and 55 seconds Italian time on July 11.

Modena. 12 July 2017 - Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 crossed the Transpac Race finish line off Honolulu under a full moon at 11.18 and 55 seconds Italian time on July 11 (23.18 and 55 seconds, on July 10 in Hawaii).

Wind conditions during the 2,225-miles long race were in the 13 – 21 knot range – excellent for fast multihull sailing. Soldini’s men made good use of Maserati Multi70’s capability to fly above the water on its hydrofoil dagger boards and on the second day at sea they edged ahead of their main rivals – the non-foiling American trimarans Phaedo3 and Mighty Merloe.

However, the situation changed on Sunday when Maserati Multi70’s starboard rudder assembly was destroyed by a collision in the dark with an unseen solid chunk of ocean debris. The crew stopped the boat and despite strong winds and choppy seas they managed to retrieve the snapped off rudder blade remained attached to the boat by a control line.

We were lucky to be able to save the rudder,” Soldini said. “It took a long time for two of us to pull it in near to the boat. It was jumping around behind us in the waves like a big fish. Eventually, we got it close enough to attach a halliard and wrestle it on board.”

It took a little over an hour before the Italian boat was back in the race and although limited by the missing rudder on port gybe, Maserati Multi70 could sail at full speed on starboard gybe. The sailors pushed the boat to its limits to try to claw back some of the miles lost to their rivals and at one point looked to be gaining ground. Ultimately though, they had to settle for a third-place arrival in Hawaii.

Soldini said the crew was tired but happy to have made it safely to Hawaii, but also disappointed to have lost so much time and distance with their broken rudder. 

We are a little sad to have lost out so much because of the rudder,” he said. “I think we had sailed a good race up until then and we were enjoying the battle with the other two. We lost an hour retrieving it – that is 25 miles in these multihull boats”.

Afterwards, we were at least four knots slower without the rudder on that side and when the central rudder loses its grip, the boat spins out and you have to completely ease all the sails to get going again. It takes about 20 minutes to recover and it happened at least 15 times.”

Although they did not get the result they were looking for, the Maserati Multi70 crew sailed a total of 2,636 miles on the four-and-a-half day crossing and were able to gather lots of valuable performance data that will help with their quest to fully master the art of offshore foiling.

It was our first time sailing the boat when we could fly on both sides,” Soldini explained. “We learned a lot of new things about how to sail the boat and now we have a ton of data to analyse on the computer. Our goal is to build an accurate table that will help us better determine when are the best times to fly and when it is better not to.”

We are committed to the concept of an ocean-going flying boat and more than ever convinced that this is where the future of ocean racing lies. We need to put some thought into how we deal with the risk of ocean debris damaging the rudders and we have some innovative ideas to consider.”

The challenge is supported by Maserati which, as main sponsor, gives the boat her name, while UnipolSai Assicurazioni is sponsor.

The official suppliers to the challenge are Ermenegildo Zegna for clothing and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. for hull enamels and paints.

26 - MY18 GranTurismo & GranTurismo Convertible star at Goodwood Festival of Speed

World debut for the restyled Maserati GranTurismo Convertible and European premiere for the GranTurismo at Goodwood Festival of Speed, on June 29  – July 2, 2017.

Maserati tells the story of “70 years of GranTurismo” by displaying a collection of iconic GT cars at the Maserati stand.

Modena, Thursday 29 June 2017 – Maserati has chosen the most prestigious car culture event in the world to unveil the MY18 GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible. The iconic four-seater coupé makes its European premiere two days after it was revealed at the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), while the GranTurismo Convertible makes its world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Maserati stand at Goodwood makes its mark this year by celebrating 70 years of GranTurismo. Alongside the newly introduced GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, a collection of classic GT Maserati cars will tell the GranTurismo story to the public.

GranTurismo is a genuinely Italian car concept pioneered by Maserati and remains the purest expression of the Modena-based marque. The following legendary Maserati GT models will be on display at Goodwood:

  • A6 1500: the original GranTurismo model was launched at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show featuring a 1.5-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with 65hp under a revolutionary body designed by Pininfarina. 
  • 3500 GT: the first “mass-produced” Maserati made its debut in 1957, the year Fangio took the F1 title in his 250F. Its aluminium body was designed by Touring around a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine with 230hp.     
  • Ghibli SS Coupé: named after a Saharan wind, the 1967 Ghibli was designed by Giugiaro and is considered one of the greatest Italian grand tourers. The Ghibli SS was introduced in 1970 with a larger, 4.9-liter V8 engine with 335hp. 
  • 3200GT: designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it returned the GranTurismo concept to its former glory in 1998. The predecessor of the current GranTurismo featured a Twin Turbo 3.2-liter V8 engine with 370hp.  

The restyled and further refined GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible models will also take on the Goodwood Hillclimb to make their global dynamic debuts in the Supercar Run. The 1.16-mile uphill stage is considered to be the most iconic feature of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Maserati runs start today, June 29, and will continue through to Sunday, July 2.

There will be two GranTurismo MC models at the Maserati stand, one in “Rosso Magma” with a black leather/Alcantara interior and one in “Grigio Lava” with “Rosso Corallo” leather upholstery. A GranTurismo Convertible Sport will be on display in “Blu Assoluto” with a “Bianco Pregiato” interior.

On display alongside the new GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, at the Maserati stand will be the flagship Quattroporte Diesel in “Blu Passione”, the Ghibli Diesel executive sports sedan in “Rosso Energia” and the Levante Diesel in “Grigio Maratea”. The Levante S recently announced for right hand markets, will be at the “First Glance” paddock.

Alongside these iconic models, Maserati has collaborated with several renowned partners to craft the perfect GranTurismo experience of style, comfort and performance at Goodwood. As part of its partnership with Maserati, Bulgari has designed the GranTurismo owner’s watch Exclusive Edition and will unveil it at the Maserati lounge at Goodwood. Every Maserati customer who orders an MY18 GranTurismo or GranTurismo Convertible during the Festival of Speed will be presented with one of the exclusive watches.

Maserati will also begin its partnership with Caviar House & Prunier at Goodwood Festival of Speed. To celebrate, the renowned gastronomy brand will offer an exclusive Beluga Caviar tasting experience to Maserati guests throughout the event.

  

MY18 GRANTURISMO & GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE

The GranTurismo is the latest Maserati designed by Pininfarina and since its launch in 2007 it has evolved into one of the most iconic GT cars ever built. The GranTurismo Convertible made its debut in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as a 2010 model. Both are considered to be the ultimate expression of Maserati’s passion, technology and craftsmanship and each one is unique in the supercar segment thanks to their timeless design and comfortable 4-seat interior.  

Maserati has produced more than 37,000 GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible models in the historic factory of Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena and relaunches the two iconic models for 2018 with an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, refined interiors and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

The streamlined range of each model comprises two distinct versions, the Sport and the MC. Both are equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine, which was hand-crafted by Ferrari in Maranello and produces 454 horsepower at 7,000rpm and 384 ft-lb of torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse. 

The Maserati Design Centre team in Turin approached the MY18 restyling by treating the timeless Pininfarina design with utmost respect. The car’s new “sharknose” hexagonal grille is inspired by the Alfieri Concept and adds a three-dimensional effect to the frontal view.

Together with the new, lower air ducts, the grille helps improve the airflow distribution and reduces aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranTurismo Convertible. The rear bumper has also been redesigned with an emphasis on the natural elegance of the iconic GT coupé and cabriolet, featuring a neater design with twofold layout for the Sport and MC versions. 

The interior of the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible offers unparalleled comfort for four adults thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated armrests. For 2018, the sumptuous interior features a new, high-resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen and refined ergonomics. The state-of-the art infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. The lower console is redesigned to accommodate a user-friendly, double rotary dial made of forged aluminium and the repositioned button cluster for the car’s driving modes. The new Maserati double dial clock at the centre of the dashboard and the Harman Kardon Premium Sound system are standard on both Sport and MC versions.

Maserati  S.p.A.

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognizable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been an automotive industry benchmark. The Brand's current ambassadors are the Quattroporte flagship in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible sports cars and the Levante, the first Maserati SUV. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

 

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27 - Maserati GranTurismo model Year 2018 makes its world debut in New York

Maserati reveals the restyled GranTurismo at New York Stock Exchange today.
Maserati CEO Reid Bigland will ring the closing bell of the NYSE at 4pm EST.

Maserati has chosen the New York Stock Exchange as the venue to unveil the model year 2018 GranTurismo. With its restyled exterior in “Grigio Granito” colour and refined black leather interior, the GranTurismo MC (short for Maserati Corse) makes its world debut today at the Experience Square, right at the main entrance of the NYSE.

Maserati CEO Reid Bigland will ring the closing bell of the stock market at exactly 4:00 pm EST (10:00 pm CET) today.

Maserati will line up its entire range next to the restyled GranTurismo MC in front of the New York Stock Exchange building: a black Ghibli SQ4 Nerissimo Edition with a black/red interior (an exclusive version for the US and Canada markets, which debuted in the New York Auto Show last April), a blue “Passione” Quattroporte GTS GranLusso with a Zegna Silk interior and a white 350hp Levante with a black/red interior, the first SUV in Maserati’s century-long history.

Alongside the modern Maserati cars, busy New Yorkers will have the unique opportunity to admire a sensational sports coupé representing Maserati’s racing heritage: the blue Maserati Tipo 151 – one of three ever built – that participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1962.      


MY18 GRANTURISMO: REFINED INSIDE OUT  
GranTurismo is a genuinely Italian car concept pioneered by Maserati. The GranTurismo model is the latest Maserati designed by Pininfarina and since its launch in 2007 it has evolved into one of the most iconic GT cars ever built. The 4-seater coupé is considered the ultimate expression of Maserati’s passion, technology and craftsmanship and remains unique in the supercar segment thanks to its timeless design and comfortable 4-seat interior.
 
Maserati has produced more than 37,000 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models in the historic factory of Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena and relaunches the iconic model for 2018 with an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, refined interiors and a state-of-the art infotainment system.

The streamlined GranTurismo range comprises two well defined versions, the Sport and the MC – the latter on display in New York. Both versions are equipped with the naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine, hand-built by Ferrari in Maranello and capable of producing 454hp at 7,000rpm and 384 ft-lb of peak torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse.

The Maserati Design Centre team in Turin approached the MY18 restyling by treating the timeless design with utmost respect. The car’s new ‘sharknose’ hexagonal grille is inspired by the Alfieri Concept and adds a three-dimensional effect to its frontal view.

Together with the new, lower air ducts, the grille helps improve the airflow distribution and reduce the aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32. The rear bumper has also been redesigned with an emphasis on the natural elegance of the iconic GT coupé and cabriolet, featuring a neater design with twofold layout for the Sport and MC versions.  

The performance figures of the MY18 GranTurismo have been improved compared to the previous model year. The GranTurismo Sport accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 186 mph while the lighter MC version makes it to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 187 mph.

The interior of the GranTurismo offers unparalleled comfort for four adults, thanks to the individual Poltrona Frau® leather seats with integrated headrests. The iconic Italian coupé is also available with Alcantara and leather upholstery.

For 2018, the GranTurismo features a new, high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen and Harman Kardon Premium Sound system. The state-of-the art infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions, while the redesigned central console accommodates a user-friendly, double rotary knob, made of forged aluminium. The button cluster for the car’s driving modes is repositioned on the lower central console, next to the gearshift lever.


Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been an automotive industry benchmark. The Brand's current ambassadors are the Quattroporte flagship in GranLusso and GranSport versions, the Ghibli executive sports sedan, the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars and the Levante, the first Maserati SUV. A range complete as never before, with petrol and Diesel engines, rear or all-wheel drive, the finest materials and outstanding engineering. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.

28 - Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy: the UK leg of the Maserati international polo tour in collaboration with La Martina

Today, the UK round of Maserati’s International Polo Tour saw a thrilling match for the second year running at the Gloucestershire-based Beaufort Polo Club.

Playing in the match at the historic British ground was a very special guest; HRH The Duke of Cambridge who played on the Maserati team alongside England International star player, Malcolm Borwick, as well as Bruce Merivale-Austin and Henry Porter. His Royal Highness took part in the game in aid of the charities Child Bereavement UK and Fields in Trust, of which The Duke is Patron.

Playing on the opposing Dhamani 1969 team was HH The Maharaja of Jaipur, Karan Thapar, Nina Clarkin and Olly Tuthill. 

Today’s victory was secured by Dhamani 1969, whose powerful performance saw a final score of     7-6½. After an impressive showing, the Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was presented to Henry Porter.

2017 is the fourth year Maserati and its polo apparel partner, La Martina, have hosted a global polo tour, with the UK match being the third of five matches on the calendar.  The 2017 season spans nine months, covering two global continents. 

To celebrate the prestigious tournament, La Martina has designed a luxurious and completely unique polo shirt worn by the Maserati Team players. Made from 100% pure Italian silk from the region of Como, only four of these shirts have been made– one for each player on the Maserati team.

Alongside the exclusive shirts worn by Team Maserati, La Martina has produced a special Beaufort Edition polo shirt which has been released to celebrate the UK leg of the Maserati Polo tour. The shirt features La Martina and Maserati logos embroidered in a Lurex thread, with a textured Union Jack flag printed in an iridescent gun metal effect on the front.

Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe, commented: “We’re delighted to be back at Beaufort Polo Club for the second year, celebrating another thrilling leg in our annual International Polo Tour. The power and agility displayed in today’s match encapsulates the spirit of our cars; none more so than the Levante SUV which is the perfect partner in equestrian lifestyle.”

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina Europe, commented: “We find it hard to describe the thrill we get from contributing to such a special tournament. Each leg represents an occasion to emphasise our passion for the sport and further strengthen La Martina’s roots, celebrating our closeness to home on account of the deep history we share with Britain.”

Showcased alongside the star-studded line-up of polo players was the entire Maserati line-up including Maserati’s newest model; the luxury Levante SUV. 

The Maserati Polo Tour continues on 22 July with the start of the “46° Torneo Internacional de Polo” at the Santa Marìa Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain. 

The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 can be followed on www.maseratipolo.com, where there will be access to photos, exclusive content and regular updates.


About Maserati
Officine Alfieri Maserati was founded on December 1st, 1914 in Bologna, Italy. Since then, Maserati has played a consistently important role in the history of sports car culture and its development. Every Maserati is like a work of art, its perfection expressing the marque’s proud history. Celebrating over 100 years of unmistakable styling and technological innovation, Maserati is a company in rapid expansion. With presence in over 70 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 outstanding performance seen in the GranTurismo, GranCabrio, Ghibli, Quattroporte and the Levante SUV.

About La Martina
La Martina is a family-based polo lifestyle company with a strategic retail division and a focused philosophy about what this sport represents. By investing in technical equipment, conducting research in laboratories, and developing cutting edge products, La Martina is consistently leading the way in safety and performance on the polo field. Off the polo field, La Martina understands that polo is a passion, a lifestyle choice, and an historic sport with a unique culture that needs to be protected and preserved. La Martina helps in doing just this: supporting clubs, associations, professionals and amateurs through the generations, the “aspiring” and the “aspirational”.?With global offices in north and South America, Switzerland and the UK, La Martina manages an international network that is uniquely positioned to be the market leader in the organization and support of polo.

29 - MASERATI LEVANTE AWARDED “BEST INTERIOR” HONOR FOR 2017 BY WARDSAUTO

Luxury Italian Brand’s First SUV Makes “Ten Best Interior” List Through use of Sumptuous Design and Unparalleled Comfort

May 10, 2017 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) – Maserati’s first SUV in its more than 102-year history, the Levante, has been named one of WardsAuto’s “Ten Best Interiors” for 2017. The Modena-based brand received an award Tuesday from WardsAuto during a ceremony in Detroit, Michigan, to commemorate the honor. Andreas Wuppinger, Head of Interior Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, EMEA Region, was in attendance at the Cobo Center in Detroit to accept the award on behalf of Maserati.

There were 31 interiors eligible this year for the list, which is in its seventh year. The “2017 Wards Ten Best Interiors” focuses not only on comfort, but aesthetics, usage of materials, fit-and-finish, ergonomics and user-friendly ability of electronics packages. Nominees were chosen from vehicles that were all-new for the model year or which had significantly improved elements. This was the brand-new Levante’s first appearance on Wards’ interior list.

The Maserati Levante is a 100 percent made-in-Italy product, known for both its powerful performance and luxurious amenities behind the wheel. The interior is characterized by horizontal tension lines, highlighted by real material elements to create a feeling of absolute harmony between the front and rear passenger compartments. The Levante feels like a first-class lounge thanks to standard leather seats, which can be further enhanced with an optional dual-color leather dashboard and, in line with a long Maserati tradition, there is availability for customers to personalize their vehicle according to their individual taste. To top things off, the Levante can also equipped with the optional Zegna Luxury Package, combining premium Italian leather with bespoke silk from Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the leading fashion designers in the world. The interior has been created with the finest materials using optional premium leather and Ermenegildo Zegna silk made in Trivero by the Zegna wool mill with a patented process.

The Levante is currently available in U.S. dealerships with a starting price of $72,600 for the 345-horsepower Levante and $83,800 for the 424-horsepower Levante S model.

 

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ABOUT MASERATI:

 

Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range now includes the brand-new Levante SUV, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with a V6 Twin-Turbo engine producing 345 horsepower up to 424 horsepower, equipped with the all-wheel-drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 hp twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with all-wheel-drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 hp V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maseratiusa.com for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November  2013.

 

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30 - MASERATI NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICINE MASERATI CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED PROGRAM

New Program Will Offer Unlimited Miles for Two Years of Warranty Coverage

May 2, 2017 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) – Starting last month, aspiring Maserati owners in North America have had the opportunity to purchase a Maserati under the company’s new Officine Maserati Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, announced today. All Maserati models under the new CPO program will receive two years of warranty coverage with unlimited mileage. To qualify for the program, each car is selected from top condition models and subject to a 120 point comprehensive inspection process to ensure the car is in optimal condition and reconditioned to Maserati standards.

Maserati pre-owned vehicles have their vehicle history thoroughly checked, with all services brought up to date, while being expertly certified to meet factory quality-assurance standards before qualifying for CPO status. The Officine Maserati signifies the expertise and capabilities of Maserati Dealers to select, prepare and to exclusively add unlimited-mile coverage to a Certified Pre-Owned Maserati.

In addition to the increased peace-of-mind unlimited miles instills behind the wheel, Maserati North America’s new CPO program will also offer customers a free SiriusXM trial of three months for all CPO and Pre-Owned vehicles.

This year marks important model expansion and subsequent sales growth for Maserati, with the more than 102-year-old company introducing its first-ever SUV, the Levante, along with its current offerings, including the Ghibli sport sedan, flagship Quattroporte, sporty GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible, each of which is available as Officine Maserati Certified Pre-Owned.

The new Certified Pre-Owned Warranties for Maserati’s diverse lineup are available for $2,095, with the GranTurismo Convertible at $2,445.

 

For more information on the benefits of the new Officine Maserati CPO program, please visit us at www.maseratiusa.com/cpo

 

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31 - Maserati no. 100,000, a Quattroporte Gransport sedan, presented to Chinese customer at Auto Shanghai 2017

Maserati celebrated the milestone delivery of its 100,000th car at Auto Shanghai 2017, a Quattroporte produced in the Grugliasco plant of Italy.

China’s distinction as the Quattroporte’s largest market as well as its 91% year-on-year sales growth in 2016 underline the Chinese market’s important role in Maserati’s global performance, which set a new record with 42,100 car deliveries worldwide last year.

Maserati has taken centre stage with a historic moment at Auto Shanghai 2017, presenting its 100,000th car, a 2017 Quattroporte GranSport manufactured at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant in Italy, to the honoured Chinese owner. Featuring a solid-white exterior and an elegant shade of tan inside, this Quattroporte GranSport is fitted with 21" Titano rims and features eye-catching red brake calipers. The colour combination perfectly reflects the brand's legendary heritage of elegance and passion for performance.

Reid Bigland, Head of Maserati, officially unveiled car No. 100,000 at the press conference and announced its honoured owner, a successful and impressive young lady.

"China is Maserati's largest market for Quattroporte in the world," said Mr. Bigland. "Our remarkable performance in China last year was a major contributor to our record-breaking global sales. China's elites are increasingly enamoured by the Italian brand of luxury, exquisite craftsmanship and passion for driving that are poured into every Maserati."

Mirko Bordiga, Managing Director of Maserati China, provided additional context for the brand's recent momentum. "Maserati has been in China for over twelve years," he explained. "Our 2016 sales figures show a significant rise over those of 2015. We attribute this success not only to the fantastic line-up of cars we have launched, but also to Chinese consumers' growing appreciation for Maserati's unique lifestyle proposition."

In 2016, Maserati's sales volume in China broke 12,000, which marks an incredible 120-fold increase over the 100 sales made in 2004, the company's first year operating in China. Today, Maserati has around 30,000 customers in China, 38 percent of whom are women. Maserati's elegant aesthetics, unparalleled craftsmanship, seductive engine sound and thrilling driving experience have truly captured the hearts of China's discerning new generation of business elites.

Over the past 100 years, Maserati has perfected the craftsmanship of super-luxury cars, engineering and producing each car entirely in Italy. Visitors to Auto Shanghai 2017 can take in an impressive line-up, featuring: Quattroporte, Maserati's flagship sedan; Levante, the brand's first-ever SUV; and the always-breath-taking Ghibli sporty sedan.  

Quattroporte

The newly-designed 2017 Quattroporte sports a restyled exterior, further refinement on the interior and additional high-tech features such as an Advanced Driver Assistance System. Offering several innovations in exterior and interior design, included in the GranLusso and GranSport versions; new infotainment system with high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen embedded in a redesigned central console with rotary knob for better ergonomy and customer usability; improved power and reduced drag resistance; multiple technical and technological new contents related to the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems features; increased level of on-board comfort, also due to the Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions: the latest Quattroporte perfectly combines luxury and sporty performance, comfort and up-to-date convenience contents.

Car No. 100,000, a white Quattroporte made to the owner's specifications, is powered by a powerful 3.0-litre Twin Turbo V6 engine with 350 HP and torque of 500 Nm between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in only 5.5 seconds and is capable of a 270 km/h top speed. Thanks to this 3.0-litre engine, the Quattroporte delivers the lowest-ever petrol consumption in its 50-year history, with just 9.1 litres/100 km as well as CO2 emissions of 212 grams/km.

The Quattroporte GranLusso offers a distinctive exterior design with a new front lower fascia incorporating an elegant floating bridge element and a delicate spoiler, detailed by the chrome bumper finish and the body colour bumper profiles. Inside the cabin, style-conscious motorists will be delighted by the elegance of the luxurious Ermenegildo Zegna Silk Edition interior, which now comes standard. The Ermenegildo Zegna-designed interior combines fine grain leather with patented 100% natural fibre Zegna Mulberry Silk, creating ultra-luxurious seats, door panels, roof lining, sunshades and the ceiling light fixture for an unmatched user experience. The silk is further embellished by the hand-stitched macro-chevron weave for added comfort and elegance. The central passenger seat features micro-chevron weaved patterns, while Zegna Silk copiously adorn door panels, rood lining and sunshades.

Evoking the best of Maserati's motor racing heritage, the Quattroporte is also available in GranSport trim for a more dynamic exterior that highlights the model's sporty character: redesigned centre and side air intakes deliver enhanced cooling while showcasing the car’s imposing front end; this aggressive stance is further accentuated in the lower fascia by aerodynamic splits in the front grille. Viewed from behind, the centre fuselage and two flanking side pockets draw attention to the exhausts, while an aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view. Thanks to the high-gloss Carbon interior trim  dashboard, special sports seats, aluminium gearbox paddles on the steering column and the stainless steel sports pedals, the interior of the GranSport Quattroporte exudes dynamism and energy.

Levante
 
Levante, Maserati's first SUV, with its distinctively Italian style and breath-taking iconic Maserati design features, continues to generate acclaim. The car's name is inspired by the warm Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV. Levante delivers outstanding performance both on- and off-road, handling different terrains with extraordinary precision. Levant’s agility is a product of technical features such as Air Springs and electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers , which comes standard, and extensive use of lightweight materials, ideal 50-50 weight distribution and the lowest centre of gravity in its class. Market feedback for Levante has been overwhelmingly positive ever since its launch.

The Levante is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 Twin-Turbo petrol engine that generates 350 HP or 430 HP. All engines are combined with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system, which can transfer torque between the axles instantaneously when required. The Levante S 430 HP accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 264 km/h, providing customers with unmatched sports performance and excellent daily driving experience.

Ghibli

Ghibli is Maserati's first 4-door sports executive sedan. Its sculpted forms and fluid volumes are connected by clean lines to form a unique style that is unmistakably Maserati style, combining performance, control and comfort to give motorists a rewarding driving experience day-in, day-out.

The new 2017 edition Ghibli offers new Luxury & Sport packages, an optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, new carbon package and upgraded infotainment system. Both Ghibli and Ghibli S feature the Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 engine with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. On display at Auto Shanghai 2017 is the Ghibli 350 HP, capable of a top speed of 267 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds.

Since 2013, Ermenegildo Zegna unveils its new Maserati Capsule Collection featuring leather goods, luxury clothing and personal accessories designed to reflect the craftsmanship and elegance synonymous with the two Made in Italy brands. The SS17 Zegna-Maserati Capsule Collection will be available at selected Ermenegildo Zegna’s worldwide stores and via Zegna.com.

The global vision, passion for excellence and uncompromising values shared by Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati provide a strong foundation for brand collaboration to meet discerning consumers’ demand for quality, luxury and exclusivity. The brands’ collaboration began in 2013 with an exclusive collection of 100 Maserati Quattroportes featuring interior fabrics by Lanificio Zegna. This successful project was later followed by special-edition trim packages for Ghibli and Quattroporte – and now for Levante as well. This ongoing partnership, which originally set out to celebrate the brands’ shared Italian heritage leading up to Maserati’s centennial in 2014, has continued to build momentum and remains strong to this day.

Levante Augmented Reality Experience

The Shanghai Motor Show will be the first stage to present the new Maserati Levante Augmented Reality Experience, an interactive and immersive experience for those who want to digitally explore more about Levante.

The new Levante Augmented Reality is developed with the Google's Tango Technology, an Augmented Reality Computing Platform authored by Google, capable to detect the users' position, allowing 3D mapping and physical space measurement.

All-in to provide the Levante Maserati Augmented Reality experience with a life-size virtual car. As a result, visitors have the possibility to virtually interact with a full scale virtual car and customize  elements such as exterior and interior features also thanks to an intuitive light configurator tool. An immersive and Interactive experience, in Maserati style.

32 - MASERATI UNVEILS NEW SPECIAL EDITION GHIBLI “NERISSIMO” AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

House of the Trident to Produce Only 450 “Nerissimo” Black Edition Ghibli Vehicles for United States and Canada

April 12, 2017 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) – Maserati North America has chosen the background of New York City to unveil a new special Ghibli model, the Nerissimo Edition, of which only 450 will be produced strictly for the United States and Canada. The debut of the Ghibli Nerissimo at the New York International Auto Show will showcase an edgier vehicle with a deep black palette. The name Nerissimo is based on the Italian expression for “extremely black.” The Nerissimo will be unveiled for the first time at the Javits Center during the auto show.

The Nerissimo will be available as Ghibli, Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4, and will include Glossy Black finish 20-inch Urano wheels, black door handles, black window trim and black grille features, as well a black extended leather interior featuring red stitching and gear-shift paddles, INOX sport pedals, red brake calipers, Dark Mirror interior trim, Sport Seats and a Sport Steering wheel.  All models will also feature standard blind spot assist, front and rear parking sensors and remote start, while the Ghibli S and S Q4 versions of the Nerissimo will additionally be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo systems.

Each Nerissimo vehicle will have a badge located on the center console highlighting the fact that it is one of only 450 total produced.

For 2017 the Maserati Ghibli takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, enhancing the standard features of every Maserati. The packages are designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes.

In terms of engines, the Ghibli features the acclaimed, Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-liter V6 engine with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, featuring a Start & Stop function.

The Ghibli S Q4 Nerissimo on display in New York delivers 404 horsepower and the handling agility of Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive, gripping the road for maximum performance. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, reaching a top speed of 176 mph.

The Ghibli is the most accessible Maserati, with pricing starting at $71,600. The Ghibli S Q4 is priced beginning at $79,700.

Pricing for the Ghibli Nerissimo will start at an MSRP of $77,250, with the Ghibli S and Ghibli S Q4 available at $84,000 and $86,500, respectively.

Additional new and varied offerings on display at the New York International Auto Show include two S versions of the Modena-based company’s first SUV, the Levante, one of which features the exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior, as well as the Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport and GranTurismo Sport Special Edition.

Levante S

The Levante, Maserati's first SUV in its more than 102-year history, has distinctive Italian style and breathtaking design features. It continues to impress by showcasing Maserati’s key characteristics of design, exclusivity and performance.

Engine-wise, the Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3.0-liter V6 engine. The two versions of the Twin-Turbo engine are acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and for their exceptional performance.

The Maserati V6 engine with twin turbochargers is available in two versions with different horsepower: the top of the range, Levante S, delivers 424 horsepower and the exciting Levante delivers 345 horsepower. The most powerful Levante sprints to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 164 mph, while the figures for the 345 horsepower version are 5.8 seconds and 156 mph, respectively.

The technology applied to every Levante is designed to offer outstanding dynamic performance both on- and off-road; sophisticated suspension - double-wishbone on the front axle and multi-link on the rear, combined with electronically controlled damping, four corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels (plus one additional park-position), play an essential role in the car's handling.

Two Levante vehicles are featured on the show stand in New York, a sport version and a luxury version, the latter of which is epitomized by the black Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior, featuring a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors; the seat tailoring details and the label behind the sun visors highlight the exclusivity of the Zegna interior.

The Levante is currently available in U.S. dealerships with a starting price of $72,600 for the 345 horsepower Levante and $83,800 for the 424-horsepower Levante S model. The two Levante S vehicles on display at the Javits Center feature the stunning colors of Blu Emozione and Bianco Alpi.

Quattroporte S Q4

After three and a half years of unprecedented success in international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling to accentuate its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality. With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati has launched a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options emphasizing the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.

The vehicle on display in New York, the Quattroporte S Q4 GranSport, features the GranSport trim, underscoring the sporty character of the Quattroporte while enhancing the aggressive appearance of the car. Thanks to new exterior design cues and interior content that reflect the legendary racing heritage of the Maserati brand.

On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the center and side air intakes improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back is characterized by an evident composition between a center fuselage and two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts.

With a 404 horsepower V6 engine, the Quattroporte S Q4 can go from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds before reaching its top speed of 176 mph.

The Quattroporte is also available as a two-wheel-drive S version, as well as with a 523-horsepower V8 engine as the Quattroporte GTS, the latter of which has a top speed of 193 mph.

Quattroporte S Q4 pricing starts at $109,500.

GranTurismo Sport Special Edition

Maserati’s GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 3500 GT, the very first GT car that segmented the market in 1957, with a Special Edition. The GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible Sport Special Editions celebrate the 60th anniversary of that important step in Maserati history by commemorating one of Maserati’s iconic vehicles while embodying the entire legacy of the brand.

Only 400 units will be produced of the Special Edition, which is based on GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible Sport versions. The vehicles will be equipped with MC-design 20” alloy wheels with a new Glossy Black finish that matches the Special Edition logo on the wheel center caps.

The interiors have also been reimagined. The new interior design revolves around Poltrona Frau leather or leather/Alcantara upholstery and new interior stitching available in four different combinations. Other distinguishing interior details are the door sills in carbon fiber featuring the Special Edition logo and the dedicated plate on the central tunnel with a carbon fiber holder, commemorating the anniversary and the limited production run of 400 units. Additionally, the front splitter, door handles, side mirrors and rear lip spoiler are designed in carbon fiber, with the paddle shifters, dashboard and door panels featuring carbon finish.

Both the GranTurismo and open-topped version have a 4.7-liter, 460-horsepower V8 engine. Top speed capability reaches 185 mph with a 0-60 mph time of 4.6 seconds.

 

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ABOUT MASERATI:

Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range now includes the brand-new Levante SUV, revealed in Geneva in March 2016, available with a V6 Twin-Turbo engine producing 345 horsepower up to 424 horsepower, equipped with the all-wheel-drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 hp twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with all-wheel-drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 hp V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maseratiusa.com for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November  2013.

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33 - Maserati Polo Tour 2017 in collaboration with La Martina: Team Abu Dhabi wins Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy 2017

The second leg of the Maserati 2017 global Polo Tour, held at the Desert Palm Polo Club from 11 - 17 March 2017,  concluded with Team Abu Dhabi winning the Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy by an outstanding score of 7 to 4 over Team AES International.

Six polo teams, featuring talented professional and amateur players from United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Argentina produced competitive yet entertaining polo. Ali Saeed Juma Albwardy, UAE President of the Polo Association and Founder of Desert Palm Polo Club was among the celebrities, VIPs and special guests that enjoyed the special finale.

Umberto Cini, Managing Director of Maserati Middle East, Africa and Asia commented: “Congratulations to the players of Team Abu Dhabi. I would like to personally thank Ali Albwardy and Desert Palm, the teams and sponsors as well as all of our distinguished guests for being part of this exhilarating ‘horsepower’ filled day.”

Team Abu Dhabi with Captain Faris Al Yabhouni (UAE, Handicap 0), Kian Hall (UK, Handicap 2), Yousef Bin Desmal (UAE, Handicap 0) and Alfredo Capella (Argentina, Handicap 8) won the tournament in a thrilling finale against Team AES International with the end result of 7 to 4. Team Ghantoot won the Subsidiary Trophy.

In addition to the horsepower on the field, guests enjoyed Maserati horsepower from the entire model range that was on display, which included the latest addition to the Maserati family, the Levante SUV, as well as the flagship Quattroporte, the executive sedan Ghibli and the sporty GranTurismo and GranCabrio models.

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina Europe, said: "As for every leg of the tournament, we are thrilled to take part to a one of a kind sports event that celebrates our roots and enhances every time our partnership with Maserati.”

The official polo shirt worn by the Maserati Team on the field is a product of the partnership between La Martina and Maserati.

The Dubai leg of the Maserati Polo Tour saw the official launch of the first of the four “Maserati Polo Tour Special Edition” polo shirts created by La Martina for Maserati as a tribute to each tournament. The “Maserati Dubai Polo Trophy Special Edition Polo Shirt” is made of pure cotton and featuring exclusive detail of the shiny metallic Dubai map print on the back, the shirt comes in black with contrasting details in silver and bright blue. The shirt is now available in La Martina stores across the UAE and on the La Martina online store.

Following St. Moritz and Dubai, the third instalment of the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 will take place in the UK in June. To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from these global events, the 2017 tour can be followed at www.maseratipolo.com.

34 - Baseball Legend Mariano Rivera Visits Maserati Collection in Modena, Test Drives the Brand New Maserati Levante

Baseball legend and 19-season New York Yankees’ pitcher Mariano Rivera test drove a Maserati Levante SUV yesterday, after a visit to the private Maserati collection of the Panini Motor Museum in Modena.

The relief pitcher, born in Panama in 1969, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player from 1995 until his retirement in 2013, having played for the New York Yankees for his entire MLB career.

His many achievements include 5 World Series championships and the record of being the current MLB’s career leader in saves (652).

In the company of Matteo Panini, Rivera visited the Umberto Panini collection, which showcases some of the most iconic historic cars of the Trident House. He particularly enjoyed the Maserati 420M-58 Eldorado (pictured).

Rivera also had the opportunity to test drive a Maserati Levante SUV (pictured).

“It’s been an exciting day,” said Rivera. “Today I’ve had the opportunity to get to know the Maserati brand and appreciate the value of its long history. The cars in this collection are wonderful, and so is the Levante. This is such a great representation of what Italy is all about. I want to thank Matteo Panini and Maserati for having made this day possible.”  

35 - Maserati and Massimo Bottura: Italian excellence on stage at the Geneva International Motor Show

An exclusive meal with Massimo Bottura, the well renowned three-Michelin-starred chef and Maserati brand ambassador, took place at the Maserati stand.
A few select Maserati and Zegna customers enjoyed the spectacle and tasted the culinary delights made by the visionary chef: fast cars and slow food were at the heart of the experience, with a special rice dish inspired by and named after the SUV Levante.

Yesterday evening, Massimo Bottura, the renowned three-Michelin-starred chef and Maserati brand ambassador, joined the first Press Day of the International Motor Show.

During the event, Bottura delighted spectators, sharing his vision, his passion and his journey; as a boy, he grew up with the sound of the engine, as well as with balsamic vinegar and his grandmother’s wisdom in the kitchen.
And it’s thanks to this that today his job is a matter of vision, inspiration, intuition, poetry, executed with passion.

Starting with this philosophical background, he has reimagined the culinary traditions of Italy and Modena, taking an extremely contemporary and sometimes even futuristic approach, coming up with dishes such as the Levante, inspired by the Maserati SUV.

Levante is a wind that blows across Italy from the Adriatic in the east to the Tirreno Sea in the west. It brings with it unexpected aromatic ingredients in the form of citrus infused rice served on top of fresh water fish marinated in fennel and orange.

The chef also prepared other dishes inspired by his origins and his childhood food memories. This is true of “The crunchy part of lasagne”: a taste of the memory of being a child and - like every kid - always trying to pinch the most delicious burnt corner of the lasagna from the roasting dish that his grandmother had lovingly prepared. Today, this edible throwback takes the form of a sheet of crunchy pasta balanced on top of a hand-chopped meat sauce and béchamel so light it is like a bird about to take flight.

Another evocative dish is the “Memory of a mortadella sandwich”: “Can a recipe ever replace a memory?” Massimo Bottura said. “My mother chased me down the street with a mortadella sandwich everyday on my way to school. In honour of her earnest effort to feed me, this memory has been revived with crunchy gnocco and the purest essence of mortadella”.

Reid Bigland, Maserati CEO, also experienced this great moment and commented: “Massimo has shown true genius in expressing a modern or even futuristic vision of this tradition in every flavour, without ever betraying its origins. All this is very close to the Maserati tradition of designing, developing and building cars here in Italy that can excite and delight their drivers all over the world”. Bigland continued: “it’s also a great pleasure to host Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna customers here in Geneva allowing them to appreciate Massimo’s culinary art”.

Maserati and Bottura have been partners since 2015, and, in November, the Modena-based chef received his new Levante, the first SUV in more than 100 years of the brand’s existence. Bottura is the chef patron of the “Osteria Francescana”, which was awarded the title of the World's best restaurant last year by the respected "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016".

36 - Maserati GranTurismo "Special Edition" and Levante Ermenegildo Zegna Show Car debuts at Geneva International Motor Show. Massimo Bottura: Maserati's guest star

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 3500 GT, the very first GT car that segmented the market in 1957, with a Special Edition; the production run will be limited to 400 units.
The SUV Levante Show Car, featuring the new conceptual Ermenegildo Zegna silk fabric, bringing higher levels of luxury to car interiors, will be on show.
Massimo Bottura, three-Michelin-starred chef and Maserati brand ambassador, will appear on the stand as guest star.

After a very successful year of sales, with a record 42,100 cars distributed globally in 2016, Maserati has chosen the 87th Geneva International Motor Show to introduce its GranTurismo and GranCabrio Sport Special Edition versions. A brand new conceptual Ermenegildo Zegna silk interior in beige will also be on show in the SUV Levante.

The first Maserati Grand Touring production car was created in 1957; 60 years ago, the 3500 GT made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, creating a successful market segment, in addition to the more than 2200 units sold in both coupe and cabrio versions afterwards. The GranTurismo and GranCabrio Special Editions celebrate the 60th anniversary of that important step in Maserati history and commemorate one of Maserati’s iconic vehicles, while embodying the entire legacy of this glorious brand.
The Special Edition is based on GranTurismo and GranCabrio Sport versions and only 400 units will be produced. The main unique features of these new and exclusive versions include the New Rosso Italiano three-layer paint for the exteriors, reinterpreting the red of Fangio’s 250F - F1 champion in 1957 - and emphasizing the link with Maserati’s heritage. Not to mention the wheels: MC-design 20” alloy wheels with a new Glossy Black finish that matches the Special Edition logo wheel centre caps.
The interiors have also been reimagined: the new interior design revolves around Poltrona Frau leather or leather/Alcantara upholstery and new interior stitching available in 4 different combinations. Other distinguishing interior details are the door sills in carbon fibre featuring the Special Edition logo and the dedicated plate on the central tunnel with a carbon fibre holder, commemorating the anniversary and the limited production run of 400 units.

The 2017 Geneva Motor Show will also present the Levante Show Car, featuring the new conceptual Ermenegildo Zegna 100% silk fabric in the cockpit. E. Zegna atelier has developed a new silk fabric specially for Maserati, for a heightened soft touch effect, in a new beige colour. The brand new “Chevron” beige silk fabric is coupled with full premium beige leather on the front and rear seats. The same new beige silk fabric with a “Nattè” pattern, is used to enrich the interior door panels, while a “Jersey” pattern has been chosen for the roof lining and sun visors. A dedicated label featuring the E. Zegna logo highlights the luxuriousness of this interior combination, which is paired with the full premium black leather covering the upper part of the dashboard and the ambient beige cabin.
The new E. Zegna beige interior will further enrich the current line-up of luxury interiors, available in 100% silk in anthracite combined with full premium leather in black, red and tan. The Levante on show is based on the Diesel version, equipped with the 275 hp 3.0-litre V6 Turbo, combined with the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system – which can transfer torque between the axles in just 100 ms and, only when necessary, with 50/50% torque distribution – and an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with integrated Start&Stop System.

In the afternoon, Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of “Osteria Francescana” restaurant, named the World's best restaurant by the respected "The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2016" and Maserati brand ambassador, will appear on the stand for a special cooking experience dedicated to a few select Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna customers.

The Maserati stand at Geneva will also display the marque's complete range, including the Ghibli and Quattroporte saloons, as well as the best performing car in the SUV family, the Levante S – all in Model Year 2017.

There are two Quattroporte models on show: the GTS GranSport version and the all-wheel drive SQ4 GranLusso version. The GTS GranSport is powered by the immense 530 hp 3.8-litre Ferrari produced V8 Twin-Turbo, capable of a peak torque of 710 Nm and able to propel the car to 310 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.7 seconds; the exteriors and interiors of the GranSport version underscore the sporty character of the Quattroporte, while enhancing the car’s aggressive appearance. Thanks to its new interior and new exterior design cues, Maserati’s legendary racing heritage is fully present.

The distinctive feature of the Quattroporte SQ4 GranLusso is the Maserati intelligent all-wheel drive system (Q4); with the 410 hp 3-litre V6 Twin-Turbo engine delivering sporty performance with a top speed of 286 km/h and just 4.9 seconds from 0-100 km/h. The GranLusso version reinterprets the concept of luxury in a race-bred, engineered luxury saloon by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for both driver and passengers. It offers a higher level of luxury thanks to exclusive materials such as the E. Zegna 100% silk and special features following the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship.

The Ghibli E High-End segment sports saloon on show is the Diesel-version with a 275 hp 3-litre V6 Turbo engine, providing a top-speed of 250 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 6.3 seconds; it includes the Luxury interior package with full premium extended leather.

The Maserati stand will also feature an additional version of the SUV: the Levante S. This model is equipped with the 430 hp 3-litre V6 Twin-Turbo engine, ensuring sporty performance with a top speed of 264 km/h and going from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. It delivers outstanding performance both on- and off-road thanks to the sophisticated suspension, standard with all versions: double-wishbone on the front axle and multi-link on the rear, combined with electronically controlled damping, 4-corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels (plus one additional park-position).

Ghibli, Quattroporte and the SUV Levante are equipped with the new infotainment system compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions; its standout feature is its 8.4” high resolution screen with multi touch function. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are optional extras that comprise Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking functions.

GranTurismo and GranCabrio Special Editions in detail

In the early 1950s, Maserati enjoyed great success in endurance racing with its legendary barchettas. Based on the mechanic layout of these amazing cars, a new family of special road-use grand touring cars was developed. Thanks to collaborations with famous coachbuilders, who designed iconic bodywork, these cars are now recognized as some of the most characteristic Maseratis of the past (A6 1600, A6 GCS, A6 G/54 etc.). The first Maserati Grand Touring car for series production - the fabulous 3500 GT designed by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Milano - emerged from this backdrop in 1957.
 
The 3500 GT was a ground-breaking vehicle for Maserati. It was the company’s first commercial success with over 2200 units sold in both coupe and cabrio versions. This figure was impressive at the time given the fact that the cars were made completely by hand in the Modena plant. The Special Edition celebrates the 60th anniversary of that important stage in Maserati history and the GranTurismo embodies the entire legacy of this glorious brand.
 
In 1957, Maserati also reached the pinnacle of its racing history: after a memorable season, Juan Manuel Fangio won the F1 championship in his invincible Maserati 250F, creating truly great memories at the 1957 Nürburgring.
As Maseratis always combine grand touring ambition with racing inspiration, the exclusive Special Edition three-layer exterior colour (Rosso Italiano) reinterprets the red of Fangio’s 250F, emphasizing the link with Maserati’s heritage.

GranTurismo & GranCabrio Sport “Special Edition”

  GranTurismo Sport
“Special Edition”
GranCabrio Sport
“Special Edition”
Engine 460 HP 4.7-litre V8 naturally aspirated Ferrari engine.
Max speed: 298 / 300* km/h
?0-100 km/h: 4.8 / 4.7* sec. ?
* with MC Shift transmission
460 HP 4.7-litre V8 naturally aspirated Ferrari engine.?
Max speed: 285 km/h
0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec.
Suspension & Chassis Sport Skyhook for the best sporty sensation combined with increased comfort.
Transmission MC Shift (6-speed electro-actuated gearbox, transaxle layout with longitudinal front engine, located behind the front axle - Rear Wheel Drive) or MC Auto Shift (6-speed automatic gearbox, front transmission in unit with the engine, drive shaft, rear differential - Rear Wheel Drive). MC Auto Shift (6-speed automatic gearbox, front transmission in unit with the engine, drive shaft, rear differential - Rear Wheel Drive).
Transmission modes Five driving modes: Auto-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Normal, Manual-Sport, Ice.
Braking system Dual Cast brake system with drilled and ventilated discs by Brembo. Each disc ID machined with 4 slots and 16 blind holes around the perimeter. The slots keep the brake pads clean, preventing loss of efficiency, and help to break up the flow of water over the surface, while the extra holes ensure uniform wear of the pads and disc to prevent the deterioration of performance over time.
Aerodynamics The hood, made entirely from carbon fibre, produces additional downforce at the front, improving steering feel and driving control at high speed.
Exterior Bodywork The extreme appearance has been reinterpreted to create an elegant sportiness. The details that adorn the lines of the car give its elegance and style a sportier feel; a natural progression, truly following Maserati tradition.

Exhaust System Oval exhaust tips with bypass flaps always open in Sport mode for a full Maserati sound experience.


Exterior Features:
o    3 “extra campionario” paints available (New Rosso Italiano, Bianco Birdcage, Grigio Lava) and 4 typical Maserati range colours (Nero, Bianco Eldorado, Nero Carbonio, Grigio Granito)
o    Alloy wheels: MC-design 20” alloy wheels with a new Glossy Black finish
o    Special Edition logo wheel centre caps in a new finish, matching the wheel colour
o    The distinctive features of the carbon fibre hood, which comes as standard for body colour and available as an optional extra for the carbon look, are its front central air intake and two rear air vents. The internal part of the hood is in matt carbon fibre featuring a large-scale pattern. The hood of the GranCabrio Sport has been specifically modified, starting from the coupe model, and fitted to respect the restrictive regulations concerning pedestrian impact.
o    Standard carbon fibre look (front splitter, door handles, side mirrors, rear lip spoiler).

Interior Features:
o    New Poltrona Frau leather or leather/Alcantara upholstery and interior stitching available in 4 combinations:

  • Bianco Pregiato leather interior with Grigio Chrono insert and Grigio Chrono stitching
  • Black leather/black drilled Alcantara interior with Red stitching
  • Black leather with White stitching
  • Black leather/grey drilled Alcantara interior with Grigio Ghiaccio stitching

o    Standard carbon fibre look (centre console, paddles shift, instrument surround, carbon finish on dash and door panels trim strips)
o    Floor mats with coloured piping matching the interior details
o    Door sills in carbon fibre with Special Edition logo
o    Dedicated plate on central tunnel with carbon fibre holder, paying tribute to the anniversary and the limited 400-unit production run

37 - Maserati Multi70 finishes a close second in the ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race

Maserati Multi70, the state-of-the-art ocean racing trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini, has finished in second place in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race after a race-long high-speed battle with the American trimaran, Phaedo3.

Soldini and his seven-man international crew brought Maserati Multi70 across the finish line off Charlotte Point in Antigua at 21.33.55 local time Tuesday February 21, (02.33.55 on Wednesday 22 February in Italy), 13 minutes behind Phaedo3.

The Italian multihull completed the course in 1 day, 9 hours, 53 minutes and 55 seconds, finishing 13 minutes after phaedo3.

Lighter, less consistent winds than are characteristic of the Caribbean at this time of year meant neither team was able to improve on the race record time of 31 hours, 59 minutes and four seconds, set by Phaedo3 in 2016.

Maserati Multi70 and Phaedo3 were racing in the MOCRA class for multihull boats and finished far ahead of the rest of the record 80 boat fleet of mainly monohull yachts.

The two crews were locked in close combat for virtually the entire race as they matched each other’s every move around the course play for play.

When Maserati Multi70 was slowed by a calm patch on the approach to Guadeloupe, Phaedo3 gained a 13-mile lead – the greatest distance the two boats had been separated by since the start.

The Italian trimaran came storming back immediately and by the next turning point - Iles des Saintes at the southern end of the racecourse - Soldini’s crew were back challenging for the lead.

A freshening breeze for the final 100-miles of the 600-mile racecourse saw Maserati Multi70 speed around the last two legs at over 30 knots as Soldini’s crew tried everything they knew to overtake their rivals before the finish.

But it was not to be. When Phaedo3 was first to make the final turn around the miniscule Redonda Island and point her bows at the finish line, there were no tactical options left for the Maserati Multi70 crew to try to exploit.

After the finish Soldini was quick to congratulate the winning crew on Phaedo3 who he said had made virtually no mistakes during the race. Exhausted but happy, the Italian skipper also paid tribute to his own crew who he said had sailed a great race.

«We are very happy and I think we sailed a good race», Soldini said on the dock in Antigua. «We didn’t have very much time when the conditions suited us. Mostly it was around 10 knots so our foiling gear in the water slowed us down».

Soldini said Maserati Multi70 – which has a standard MOD 70 foil on the right side and a custom L-foil on the left - was only able to fly on two occasions during the race. The most memorable flight, he said, was shortly after the start when they overtook Phaedo3 at speed.

«This has been an important race for us», Soldini said. «Sailing so close to Phaedo3 has allowed us to try things out and I think we have learned a lot about how to get the most out of our boat».

On board Maserati Multi70 with skipper Giovanni Soldini for the RORC Caribbean 600 race were: Guido Broggi, Vittorio Bissaro, François Robert, Oliver Herrera, Carlos Hernandez, Francesco Malingri and Matteo Soldini.

The next outing for Maserati Multi70 will be the Transpacific Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii in July when Soldini hopes to have the boat configured to fly on both sides. Before then the trimaran will make a long passage from the Caribbean to the west coast of the USA via the Panama Canal.

The challenge is supported by Maserati which, as main sponsor, gives the boat her name, while UnipolSai Assicurazioni is sponsor.
The official suppliers to the challenge are Ermenegildo Zegna for clothing and Boero Bartolomeo S.p.A. for hull enamels and paints.

38 - Giovanni Soldini's Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua

The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race set off yesterday from Antigua. The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island with a 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe).

Soldini has seven other crew members on board Maserati Multi70: Guido Broggi, Vittorio Bissaro, François Robert, Oliver Herrera, Carlos Hernandez, Francesco Malingri and Matteo Soldini (a member of the shore team standing in for John Elkann who withdrew after forecast light winds meant the race duration no longer fitted in with his previous work commitments).

Soldini’s team of ocean racing experts are facing much gentler winds than are normal in the Caribbean at this time of year. The unusual weather scenario is the result of a low-pressure storm system to the north that has extinguished the regular trade winds that characterise the classic 600-mile race.

Light breezes do not suit Soldini’s trimaran which is designed to race in much stronger winds when it can fly above the water at high speeds on specially designed hydrofoils.

The RORC Caribbean Race is renowned as one of the most complex and challenging races in ocean racing. This year’s edition has attracted a record fleet of 80-boats including top ocean racing crews from around the world.

Starting and finishing in Antigua, the course weaves its way through the Caribbean taking in no less than 11 island turning points, stretching as far north as Saint Martin and down to the tiny island of Les Saintes off Guadeloupe in the south.

«It will be a tough race», Soldini said before the start. «Accurate navigation is essential and then you have to take into consideration the wind shadows that stretch out from some of the islands that can stop you in your tracks. We will try to sail our boat to the best of our ability».

With average winds for the race expected to be below the level Maserati Multi70 needs to be competitive – it is unlikely that the Italian boat or its main rival, the USA-flagged trimaran, Phaedo3, will challenge for the race record time of 31 hours, 59 minutes and four seconds, set last year by the American boat.

After having crossed the starting line, Maserati Multi70 passed York Island on the east coast of Antigua heading north towards a turning mark in the southwest of the island of Barbuda; Maserati Multi70 is currently at close range and catching up to its rival Phaedo3, near to the western side of the island of Guadeloupe.

39 - High octane start of the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” in collaboration with La Martina

The new Maserati Levante SUV performed a record number of test drives on snow for its first time in St. Moritz

The Maserati Polo Tour 2017 began with a thrilling start at the “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” that took place in the exclusive setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz from 27th – 29th January 2017 and saw Rommy Gianni’s Team Cartier claim victory over Melissa Ganzi’s Team Badrutt’s Palace by 7 to 4.

Over the three days of the tournament, the four polo teams played entertaining and high-class polo matches to the delight of over 15 000 spectators – setting a new tournament record. The spectacularly sunny  weather conditions transformed the polo field on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, with the captivating snow-capped mountains providing a picturesque backdrop. Among the guests of the renowned “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” were a number of VIP personalities such as British Polo Star Malcolm Borwick, Motor Bike Legend Giacomo Agostini and Slalom World Champion Giorgio Rocca. The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz is the only high-goal polo tournament played on snow.

“We are delighted to have kicked off this year’s Maserati Polo Tour with such a unique tournament in a breathtaking environment”, said Giulio Pastore, General Manager Maserati Europe: “It is such an honor to welcome the best polo players from all over the world every year here in St. Moritz and watch their thrilling tournament and all the ‘horse power’ behind it.”

Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, adds “La Martina has been involved in the Snow Polo tournament since the very beginning, thirty years ago. For this reason, we feel St.Moritz is close to the heart of our Brand. The event kick-starts the European Polo season and is a moment you cannot miss. It is an opportunity to create a unique experience with our partner Maserati, endorsing our passion for the sport and enjoying excellent polo performances.”

The ‘Maserati Polo Team’ from Malaysia with James Beh (Handicap +1), Ms Lovy Beh  (Handicap +1), Joevy Beh (Handicap +5) Chevy Beh (Handicap +5) and Gaervy Beh (Handicap +5) played in St. Moritz for the first time and received thrilling support and cheers from the audience throughout their performance.

Besides the horsepower shown on the polo field on the lake of St. Moritz, Maserati had a fleet of Q4 vehicles with a different kind of horsepower on display in the polo village. Spectators could take a closer look at the new Levante, the brand’s first SUV, which was launched in the Spring 2016. The Levante performed a record number of test drives throughout the entire Polo weekend. The guests could furthermore discover the new Quattroporte MY17 as well as the Ghibli MY17 with their new equipment packages and advanced driving assistance systems.

Maserati aficionados were also able to enjoy exclusive weekend packages ranging from a Maserati Snow Golf Tournament and the World-class Snow Polo with the Maserati Team to an exclusive Gala dinner.

The “Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz” marked the exciting kick-off of the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 and emphasized the long-lasting involvement of Maserati in this sport. Accompanied by the successful partnership with the world's leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina, the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 will bring many more highlights to this year’s international polo scene.

The official polo worn by Team Maserati during the competition is a product of the continuing collaboration between La Martina and Maserati. Made in pure cotton with a fleece lining, it can be purchased online from the La Martina e-commerce website.     
?Detailed information on the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz can be found at: www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com

To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from the global events, the Maserati Polo Tour 2017 can be followed on www.maseratipolo.com, where there will be access to photos, extra content and regular updates.

40 - Maserati: car number 100,000 leaves the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant at Grugliasco

The plant's 100,000th car is a white Quattroporte GranSport MY17 destined for China, the Maserati's limousine's biggest market.
Alfredo Altavilla, FCA Chief Operating Officer for the EMEA Region, thanked all the men and women at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant who made the achievement of this major milestone possible.

This morning, at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) where the Ghibli sports sedan and the Quattroporte limousine are built, celebrations were held to mark the production of the 100,000th car. It was a white Quattroporte Model Year 2017, equipped with the 350 horsepower 3.0 litre V6 Twin-Turbo engine built by Ferrari.
This special Quattroporte is destined for China, a strategic market for Maserati and of primary importance for the Brand's limousine

Alfredo Altavilla, FCA Chief Operating Officer for the EMEA Region, thanked everyone working at AGAP, whose dedication has made this plant a centre of excellence not only within the Maserati production organisation but for the entire FCA group.

“The Maserati brand's impressive growth during the last few years has been one of the major developments at the Premium end of the market; the sixth generation of the Maserati limousine, developed here at Grugliasco, is the best-selling Quattroporte of all time and almost 70,000 units of the Ghibli, built here, have now left the production line, meaning that in little more than three years it has become the most successful Maserati of all time," Alfredo Altavilla commented. "With the Levante the Brand has now moved into the SUV segment and the "Maserati spirit" has also reached the Mirafiori plant, where the Levante is produced. The men and women who work here at the Avv. Giovanni Agnelli Plant at Grugliasco are already well aware of this," Mr Altavilla added, "because many of them mentored their Mirafiori colleagues during the production launch and build-up phases for the new Levante SUV, acting as ambassadors for the Brand's craftsmanlike care and attention to detail.”

As well as the AGAP, Grugliasco and Mirafiori, Turin plants, Maserati has a third production location at its historic headquarters on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena, where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars are built.

Today, Maserati is a genuine Italian icon: a symbol of creativity, passion, innovation and style, values all reflected in the range. Thanks to a unique blend of craftsmanship, technology and obsessive attention to details, it produces cars that never fail to thrill and inspire.

With the range-completing Levante SUV, alongside the new Quattroporte, the Ghibli, the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio, Maserati now covers every sector of the global luxury car market.

41 - Maserati Quattroporte on the red carpet at the première of ‘DALIDA’ directed by Lisa Azuelos

Sveva Alviti, Lisa Azuelos, Orlando, Vincent Perez, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jean-Paul Rouve, Haydee Borelli, Valentina Carli and Laurent Bateau were amongst the celebrities who attended the event and arrived on the red carpet on board a fleet of Maserati Quattroportes

The Premiere of the film ‘Dalida’, based on the famous singer with same name, took place yesterday at the Olympia in Paris. The movie directed by Lisa Azuelos tells the story of Dalida, from her birth in Cairo in 1933 to her first concert at L’Olympia in 1956, her wedding to Lucien Morisse, to her worldwide success with the song Gigi L’Amoroso.

Talented Italian actress Sveva Alviti, in her debut in a leading role, made a showstopping arrival in a white New Maserati Quattroporte. Other celebrities in attendance were Orlando, brother, producer and mentor of Dalida, Lisa Azuelos director of the movie and Julien Madon its producer, actors Vincent Perez, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jean-Paul Rouve, Haydee Borelli, Valentina Carli, Laurent Bateau and Manu Payet.

After a cocktail reception and a private screening of the movie, the Maserati Quattroportes accompanied the guests to an exclusive dinner and after party at Club Haussmann.

42 - Maserati Multi70 ready to fly in the trade winds

The Italian trimaran, participating in the 2016 RORC Transatlatnic Race, continues to head for the North Atlantic to catch steadier winds

Storms, unstable winds and peak speeds of 38 knots. That was the situation Maserati Multi70 left in her wake as she emerged from the second night of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Now at the same longitude as Cape Verde, she is continuing her race north to catch the Trade Winds this evening as they finally come into their own.

Aboard there is great satisfaction with how Maserati Multi70 is performing on the ocean in flying trim as Giovanni Soldini confirmed this morning by sat phone (at 09.00 GMT): “The boat is doing really well: last night, we foiled for a couple of hours in complete darkness. Flying between the Atlantic waves at 33/36 knots with not even a sliver of moon was quite stressful  but we’re happy with how the foils are coping with the long ocean waves”.  

The current weather situation in the North Atlantic (12.00 GMT) sees Maserati Multi70 still grappling with a weak N/NE airflow that doesn’t get above 15 knots. The coming hours will be pivotal for the Italian multihull which is now 170 nautical miles from the American trimaran, Phaedo3, which took the southerly route and is sailing in a 15-knot E/SE wind.  

Soldini explained: “We are trying to pass a bubble with very little wind to position ourselves even further north where the Trade Winds will come in good and strong tonight. They will then stay with us for the next 500 miles as we sail west. Unfortunately, we are slower than anticipated and Phaedo3 has more wind than we thought she’d get. But now she’ll have to go north to avoid the dead calm ahead of her. Our paths will cross in a couple of days at around 30°N and 36°W”.  
Maserati Multi70 is currently 2,837 nautical miles from the finish-line at Grenada (at 8.00 GMT).

The RORC Transatlantic Race, now on its third outing, is competed over a 2,865-nautical mile route from Lanzarote (Canary Islands) to Grenada (the Caribbean).

A total of 14 boats are competing in three classes: IRC, Class 40 and MOCRA Multihull. The current multihull record was set by the trimaran Phaedo3 last year in a time of 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds.

43 - Maserati Multi70: the first ocean race for the flying trimaran and its crew has begun

The third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race starts amid light south-westerly winds. The 2865 mile long ocean regatta crosses the Atlantic Ocean from Lanzarote (Canary Islands) to Grenada (Caribbean Sea).
The race record to beat for a multihull was set by Phaedo3 just last year in a time of 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds.

The RORC Transatlantic Race started at 13.00 Italian time (12.00 local time in Lanzarote, Canary Islands). A fleet of 14 craft lined out, including Maserati Multi70 manned by skipper Giovanni Soldini and his team who were extremely eager to embark on this first ocean challenge.

As yet there is no definite picture of weather situation, however, partly because the American and European prediction models are at odds and evolving rapidly.

«The transatlantic crossing we’re facing into is strange: we came here to compete in a Caribbean race – and that means high pressure areas, Trade Winds, steady winds. But the actual weather situation is completely different to that», commented Giovanni Soldini as he sailed out of Marina Lanzarote. «There are various tropical depressions with fronts very far south».

Maserati Multi70, her closest rival Phaedo3 and the rest of the fleet started the RORC Transatlantic Race in an 8-knot SW crosswind. Once they have made their way down the channel to the south of Lanzarote, however, they’ll be sailing upwind and the wind is expected to freshen towards evening.

«We can’t wait to fly on the ocean», concluded Giovanni Soldini. «We are delighted to be in this race because it’s a big step for us: after three months of research and development, it is the first time we’ll be getting to sail on the ocean in our flying trim – on one side at least. We’re hoping that pitting ourselves against this ocean will teach us a lot and help us make progress».

The RORC Transatlantic Race, now on its third outing, is competed over a 2,865-nautical mile route from Lanzarote (Canary Islands) to Grenada (the Caribbean). A total of 14 boats are competing in three classes: IRC, Class 40 and MOCRA Multihull. The current multihull record was set by the trimaran Phaedo3 last year in a time of 5 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 3 seconds.

44 - Maserati to present New Quattroporte Grandsport at Los Angeles Auto Show

Maserati’s Sporting Take On Flagship Quattroporte To Make U.S. Debut

Information and specs in the following Press Release refer to the US market only

Southern California audiences will be able to celebrate their love of luxury vehicles with even greater enthusiasm at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, thanks to Italian automaker Maserati and the company’s upcoming U.S. debut of the new Quattroporte GranSport, along with the display of the entire Maserati product lineup.

Following the success of the new Quattroporte’s global reveal in Paris in September, the new Maserati flagship sedan features additional high-tech content in the area of on-board comfort and driver assistance, as well as exterior restyling and a new dedicated range strategy, introduced with the GranLusso and GranSport trims.

Additionally, the MY17 Ghibli sports sedan remains faithful to Maserati’s heritage while offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience, which means a more desirable premium sedan than ever before.

The scene is also dominated by the Levante SUV set to challenge the premium sport utility segment with its unparalleled luxury pedigree and rugged off-road capabilities. The all-new Levante SUV, which helped propel Maserati North America to record sales during that past two consecutive months, will also highlight the Los Angeles program.

The house of the Trident’s range wouldn’t be complete without the sporty GranTurismo model, which will also be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

“Southern California is a very important market for Maserati’s U.S. sales, so the L.A. Auto Show is the perfect forum to share our entire product line,” said Tom Shanley, Head of Maserati North America. “Maserati’s eye toward the future, coupled with the strength of our dealer network in California, has had a positive impact on the brand and has helped increase our market share throughout North America. Whether you’re looking to drive up PCH in a GranTurismo Convertible, cruise down Rodeo Drive in a Quattroporte or Ghibli, or even venture up to the mountains in a Levante, Maserati now has a lineup of vehicles to meet your needs.”

Quattroporte Model Year 2017

After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.

The restyled Quattroporte, now available, represents the quintessence of Italian sport sedans and is destined to continue a success story that started in 2013.

The exterior of the restyled Quattroporte is recognizable with a new bumper design with matte black profile at the front and the matte black extractor at the rear. The front grille is more pointed and imposing, and it introduces new vertical chrome elements that contrast with the deepness of the shark nose effect. Other distinguishing details of the new Quattroporte are the matte black side skirts and the exterior mirrors, which have been slightly restyled to incorporate new technical elements.

An electrically adjustable Air Shutter has been fitted in the front grille between the air vents and the engine’s radiator. The Air Shutter provides optimal control of the engine’s fluid temperature and, together with the optimization of the new front and rear bumpers, air conveyor and flat bottom, improves the aerodynamic drag of the car by 10%.

The improvements to the interior were introduced to enhance the purity of the model by underlining only the functional parts. This takes place through the clean integration of the new interface elements with the infotainment area and tunnel console.

Specifically, the redesigned central dashboard now accommodates a capacitive high-resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function.

The new infotainment system is compatible with both the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions.

A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option in the new Quattroporte. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional new Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the Driver Assistance package.

All Quattroporte cars are now equipped with an Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves comfort levels for the occupants on-board. This system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.  

GranLusso and GranSport, Two Distinct New Worlds

Since its beginnings Maserati has represented the perfect blend of luxury and sportiness thanks to its race-bred engineering.  

With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.

Each trim level was conceived to meet the needs of customers that seek a distinctive and unique product in the executive saloon segment.

GranLusso and GranSport are immediately recognizable thanks to their distinct exterior design and unique interiors.

GranSport Trim

The GranSport trim underscores the sporty character of the Quattroporte while enhancing the aggressive appearance of the car. Thanks to new exterior design cues and interior content that reflect the legendary racing heritage of the Maserati brand.

On the front of the Quattroporte GranSport, the dedicated restyling for the center and side air intakes improves the cooling function while showcasing an aggressive front area. The lower fascia is linked to the grille with aerodynamic inspired splits. The back is characterized by an evident composition between a center fuselage and two side pockets that focus the attention on the exhausts. An aggressive black piano spoiler completes the rear view. The Quattroporte GranSport is fitted as standard with 20” Urano rims and features a glossy black finish on the bumpers, red brake calipers and blue inserts in the front Trident and side Saetta badge as well as blue Tridents on the wheel centers. As an option, the front grille of the GranSport can be ordered in a glossy black finish.

The interior of the Quattroporte GranSport includes all-new front and rear sport seats, with their sculptured profiles, to improve sporty driving performances while a new sport steering wheel, in carbon fiber or full leather, creates a strong identity.

Thanks to the standard high gloss Piano Black wood trim on the dashboard, the brand new sport seats, the sport steering wheel fitted with aluminum gearbox paddles and the stainless steel sport pedals, the interior of the Quattroporte GranSport guarantees a truly sporty experience.

A further opportunity for customization is available in the form of the optional Exterior Carbon Pack for the GranSport trim, to further enhance the sporty exterior. This pack features external mirrors, door handles and b-pillar cover plus the profile of the front bumper in carbon fiber.

Engine-wise, the Quattroporte remains faithful to its traditions with a very wide range of engines and transmissions starting with the Quattroporte GTS, powered by the immense 523 hp 3.8 liter Ferrari-produced V8 Twin-Turbo with rear wheel drive, capable of a peak torque output of 524 ft-lb and able to propel the car to 193 mph, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.6 seconds.

The Quattroporte is also available with the 404 hp 3.0 liter Ferrari-produced V6 Twin-Turbo, with rear wheel drive (Quattroporte S) or with Q4, the intelligent all-wheel-drive system available for the Quattroporte S Q4. At the top of the class for both versions are the 406 ft-lb of torque and a 177 mph top speed for the Quattroporte S and 176 mph top speed for the Quattroporte S Q4, with the S Q4 variant accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and the rear-wheel drive Quattroporte S version in 5.0 seconds.

All versions of the Quattroporte are fitted with state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically-controlled Skyhook shock absorbers; with an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and an extensive use of aluminum in the chassis, body and suspension, performance and comfort are again unparalleled.

GranLusso Trim

The GranLusso trim reinterprets the concept of luxury in a race-bred engineered luxury saloon by enhancing the exterior finish and improving in-cabin comfort for driver and passengers. It offers a higher level of luxury using exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship.

GranLusso is distinctive for a new front lower fascia design with an elegant floating bridge element and a delicate spoiler, detailed by the chrome bumper finish and the body color bumper profiles. The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body-colored spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20” Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.

In the cabin, the soul of the GranLusso is epitomized by the Ermenegildo Zegna Edition interior
that features a patented silk fabric, unique in the industry, on the seats, doors, headliner and sun visors; the seat tailoring details and the label behind the sun visors make this version unique and exclusive.

The cabin ambience is further refined thanks to the exclusive open pore Radica wood on the dashboard and the leather steering wheel with wooden inserts. The trim not only integrates comfort-oriented equipment like the power foot pedals and the electric rear sunblind, but also the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking features.

Quattroporte Highlights

Exterior restyling
Cx improved by 10% with the adoption of electric Air Shutter
New GranLusso trim with individual contents
New GranSport trim with individual contents
New infotainment system with high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen
Redesigned central console with rotary knob
Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist
Automated Emergency Braking
Surround View Camera
New Electronic Parking Brake
3.8 liter V8 version with increased top speed (now 193 mph)
3.0 liter V6 versions (177 mph top speed for S and 176 mph top speed for S Q4)
Quattroporte S Pricing Starts at $103,400
Quattroporte S Q4 Pricing Starts at $109,500
Quattroporte GTS Pricing Starts at $145,500

Levante Model Year 2017

Levante, Maserati's first SUV, with its distinctively Italian style, breathtaking and iconic Maserati design features, continues to impress. Design, exclusivity and performance are the key characteristics for describing this new Maserati.

The interior of each Levante has been created with the finest materials, exquisite to the touch, from optional premium leather to Ermenegildo Zegna silk, made in Trivero by the Zegna wool mill with a patented process.

The spaciousness of the interior, enhanced by the panoramic electric sunroof (standard on Levante S), is combined with coupé-sleek external lines and the best aerodynamic efficiency in its category with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.

The technology applied to every Levante is designed to offer outstanding performance both on- and off-road. Sophisticated suspension - double-wishbone on the front axle and multi-link on the rear, combined with electronically controlled damping, four corner air-springs providing 5 dynamic ride levels (plus one additional park-position), play an essential role in the car's handling.  

Furthermore, with the lowest center of gravity in its class, perfectly balanced weight distribution (50-50) between front and rear, high levels of dynamic torsional and flexional stiffness, and a mechanical self-locking rear differential as standard, when driven on-road, the Levante delivers all the performance and emotion typical of every Maserati.

The height-adjustment of the body position is particularly useful in off-road driving, guaranteeing ride comfort at the top of the category; when set to the minimum ground clearance, it enables the car to perform at its sporty best.

Engine-wise, the Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3.0-liter V6 engine. The two versions of the twin-turbo engine are acclaimed for their unique Maserati signature sound and for their exceptional performance.

The Maserati V6 engine with latest GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) and twin turbochargers is available in two versions with different horsepower: the top of the range, Levante S, delivers 424 hp and the exciting Levante delivers 345 hp. The most powerful Levante sprints to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and has a top speed of 164 mph (best in segment), while the figures for the 345 hp version are 5.8 seconds and 156 mph, respectively.

The Levante is currently available in North American dealerships with a starting price of $72,000 for the 345 hp Levante and $83,000 for the 424 hp Levante S model (not including destination and delivery).

Levante Highlights

Based on the evolution of the Maserati sedan platform
Levante name inspired by a warm Mediterranean wind
Manufactured in the refurbished Mirafiori factory
Coupe? style SUV with best-in-class interior space
Cx = 0.31, best-in-class aerodynamic coefficient
Engines manufactured at the Ferrari factory in Maranello
3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine with GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) and output of 424 hp or 345 hp
Best-in-class specific power and torque for the 424 hp engine
0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds and 164 mph top speed for the 424 hp version
Extensive use of aluminum in chassis, body and suspension
Ideal 50:50 weight distribution
Lowest center of gravity in SUV class
Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system with standard Torque Vectoring
Maserati Stability Program developed for on-road and off-road use
Double wishbone front and five-link rear suspension
Standard Adaptive Air Suspension with 5 ride-height levels (plus parking-height level)
Standard Electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers
Best-in-class stopping distance 60-0 mph in 113 ft for 424 hp version
New Human Machine Interface with 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Screen
Sumptuous leather interior as standard
Sport and Luxury specific packages offered from launch
Standard Air Quality Sensor on all variants
Levante Pricing Starts at $72,000
Levante S Pricing Starts at $83,000

Ghibli Model Year 2017

For 2017 the Maserati Ghibli range remains faithful to its DNA, while offering unmistakable class, top-quality performance and a thrilling yet comfortable driving experience in a premium saloon that is more desirable than ever before.

The exterior design stands out for its coupé-like philosophy and several unique features, like the distinctive c-pillar that bears the iconic “Saetta” logo, the frameless doors, the pronounced grille that resembles iconic Maserati cars of the ‘50s and the four exhaust chromium-plated pipes on all versions.

When it was launched, the Ghibli offered the highest degree of customization in its segment. The MY17 takes a further step towards satisfying individual taste with the introduction of two new packages, Luxury and Sport, which enhance the standard features of every Maserati. The packages are designed to appeal to customers with differing tastes.  

The Luxury and Sport packages personalize the exterior finish and create a focused environment for the driver and passengers. With the adoption of the Luxury package, the Ghibli’s cabin is even more refined thanks to the available Zegna edition Silk & Premium Leather upholstery. The Sport package instead reflects the legendary racing heritage of every Maserati and is immediately recognizable thanks to the new sport seats and sport steering wheel, fitted with aluminum gear shift paddles. Two Carbon packages, one with exterior and the other with interior elements, are now available as a further customization option and an upgrade for the Sport package.

The MY17 Ghibli benefits from interior upgrades as well. The central dashboard has been redesigned to accommodate a high-resolution 8.4” screen with multi touch function. The new infotainment system is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. The central, lower console has also been redesigned and now hosts a rotary knob to control volume and functions, a new lid and a new phone storage compartment.

All versions of the Ghibli are now equipped with Air Quality Sensor, a feature that substantially improves the comfort of occupants on-board. The system combines an intelligent sensor and a signal analysis system that calculates the external pollution levels and prevents polluted air and toxic gases from entering the cabin.

A new package of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is available as an option. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Blind Spot Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist and Automated Emergency Braking. An additional Surround View Camera is available as an option in combination with the ADAS package.

In terms of engines, the Ghibli and Ghibli S feature the acclaimed, Ferrari-built, Twin Turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 engine with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, which now features the Start&Stop function.

The Ghibli delivers 345 hp, a top speed of 163 mph and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds. The Ghibli S, with its power output of 404 hp, accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 177 mph. The Ghibli S is also available with the Q4 All Wheel Drive system. The Ghibli S Q4 accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, up to a top speed of 176 mph. The Ghibli shares parts of its core architecture - chassis, suspension layout, V6 engines and ZF 8-speed automatic transmission - with the Quattroporte. It is, however, 11.5 inches shorter and 110 lbs lighter than the flagship Italian saloon.

Dynamic and precise handling is guaranteed by the car’s perfectly balanced 50:50 weight distribution while the sophisticated suspension system and the standard limited slip differential make every ride even more enjoyable.

Ghibli Highlights

New Luxury & Sport packages with individual contents
3.0 V6 petrol version with 345 hp
Top speed of 163 mph for Ghibli 345 hp
New infotainment system with hi-res 8.4” touch screen
Redesigned central console with rotary knob
Standard Air Quality Sensor on all versions
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems optional package
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning with advanced Brake Assist
Automated Emergency Braking
Surround View Camera with front and rear dynamic lines
Ghibli Pricing Starts at $71,600
Ghibli S Pricing Starts at $77,200
Ghibli S Q4 Pricing Starts at $79,700

GranTurismo MC Model Year 2017

The sports car range is emblematically represented on the stand by the GranTurismo MC. The engine mounted in the GranTurismo MC is a 4.7 liter, 454 horsepower, naturally-aspirated gasoline 90° V8 with rear-wheel drive, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds; the top speed is 185 mph. It has 384 ft-lb of torque.

The Maserati GranTurismo combines exceptional performance with pure Italian design. It features attractive sinuous forms and a stylistic concept which harks back to the elegant 1947 Maserati A6 1500GT, the car that gave birth to the GT segment. Its long front, muscular rear and defined lines suggest a forceful forward movement – even at a standstill. Particular attention has been paid to precise adjustments in its shapes to perfect aerodynamics. With a very roomy interior designed to provide spacious accommodation for up to four adults, it offers unrivalled comfort for daily trips and long journeys alike and also keeps driver effort amazingly low even as its performance is pushed to its impressive limits.

The elegant and sumptuous hand-crafted interior blends luxury and space with performance in perfect harmony, highlighting the GranTurismo’s sporting character without sacrificing usability. Maserati also offers an unrivalled customization program, enabling every customer to “create” their own GranTurismo.

The starting price for the GranTurismo MC is $150,570.
                          
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ABOUT MASERATI:
Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati product range includes now the brand new SUV Levante, revealed in Geneva in March 2016,  available with V6 Twin-Turbo engine from 345 up to 424 hp, equipped with the All-Wheel- Drive Q4 system and air suspension standard. The sedan range is based on the full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a 2013 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the
charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic
transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a 6 speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maseratiusa.com for the U.S. or www.maserati.ca for Canada, 1-877-My-Maserati (877-696-2737). *Built after November  2013. Follow Maserati North America, Inc. @MaseratiUSA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

For further information please contact:
Matteo Sardi Head of Communications and Public Relations  MSardi@MaseratiUSA.com

45 - Maserati is sponsor and official car for the Robert Francis Kennedy Human Rights Italia Foundation's gala dinner

Yesterday evening the elegant Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan provided the setting for the annual gala dinner, and 10th anniversary celebrations, of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italia Foundation, which has been promoting and developing the projects of the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights since 2006.

Foundation President Kerry Kennedy, journalist Simona Burattini, who hosted the evening, and well-known political expert Professor Roberto D’Alimonte of the LUISS university, all made their official arrival at the event on board Maserati Quattroporte flagship saloons.

As well as accompanying the three stars of the evening, Maserati, represented by Chief Marketing Officer Jacob Nyborg, had a place of honour in the neoclassical courtyard of the historic Palazzo Serbelloni with the new Levante, the first SUV in the history of Maserati.

Also attending the event were Opera Orchestra of New York conductor Alberto Veronesi, Grandi Stazioni President Riccardo Maria Monti, and entrepreneur Enzo Manes, who received the association’s award to personalities who have made an outstanding contribution in the no-profit sector.

"Maserati is a well-known symbol of Italian excellence all around the world, and this fills us with pride" - said Jacob Nyborg. "Therefore, we believe it is both an honour and a moral obligation to use the best of our capability and wide outreach to give voice to the stories of sacrifice of unknown people, whose contribution has made this world a better place. A place, where equality and solidarity are tangible values. We truly welcome the opportunity to sponsor this event, to give our contribution to the implementation of the RFKennedy Human Rights Foundation projects ".

RFKennedy Human Rights Italia President Maria Lina Marcucci, sets out to raise public awareness of the stories and activities of the defenders of human rights: ordinary people who, in the face of injustices, violations and abuses, have chosen to dedicate their lives to others.

The RFK Association thanks the companies which contributed to the evening, in order to promote and defend human rights: Maserati, Kedrion Biofarma, Fondazione Serbelloni, Bottega Conticelli, Fiat, Intesa San Paolo, Memo’s, Christie’s, Ilooxs, Papillon1990, D’O, Imex, Foglizzo, Dr. Vranjes, Magazzino77, Baglioni Hotel Carlton, Publicis Communications Italy, Grafiche dell’Artiere, Barbara Petrecca, Associazione Italiana Sommelier, Londa and Cantine Ferrari.

46 - Massimo Bottura renews his Maserati ambassadorship

Modena's star Chef and Maserati: the perfect partnership between slow food and fast cars

Maserati and Chef Massimo Bottura have renewed the working relationship which began last year. The association will continue to combine the Brand's automotive excellence with the outstanding gastronomic values of the Modena-based Chef and his “Osteria Francescana” restaurant, recently named as The World's Best Restaurant by the respected "The World's Best Restaurants 2016" rankings.

After driving his Ghibli SQ4 for more than a year, today Massimo Bottura visited the Maserati headquarters to take delivery of his new Levante, the first SUV in the Brand's more than 100 years history.  

The Levante was handed over by Maserati CEO Reid Bigland, who insisted on personally delivering the keys to the famous Chef.

"The Italian culinary tradition is unique," Reid Bigland declared, "and I consider that Massimo has shown true genius in expressing a modern or even futuristic vision of this tradition in every flavour, without ever betraying its origins; all this is very close to the Maserati tradition of designing, developing and building cars here in Italy that can excite and delight their drivers all over the world and, in the case of the new Levante SUV, on all road surfaces, too."

“I fell in love with the Levante at first glance," Chef Massimo Bottura stated, "and I was inspired to express the thrill it gave me by creating a dish that's now on the menu at “Osteria Francescana”. The idea that from today I'll finally be able to drive a Levante on a daily basis is very, very exciting."

Maserati and Massimo Bottura, as Brand Ambassador, will continue to collaborate on various joint projects, both locally and internationally.