Maserati at Milano AutoClassica 2017

Maserati A6GCS-53a

Modena, 24 November 2017 – The Milano AutoClassica weekend began today at the Rho Exhibition Centre, and Maserati is present in Hall 18, on a stand of 260 m2 that includes a selection of classic cars, a new Ghibli GranLusso MY18, a Lounge zone and the Maserati Store for the sale of Maserati Official Merchandising. Maserati Classiche has chosen three cars for display on its stand: A6GCS-53, 3500GT, Bora and new Ghibli GranLusso MY18

A6GCS-53. The A6GCS-53, directly evolved from the famous A6G.CS “monofaro”, was also the basis for one of the most thrilling Coupés of the period. On the inspired suggestion of Guglielmo Dei, owner of the famous Scuderia Centro Sud, the Pininfarina coachworks built a compact Berlinetta, with distinctive outsize wheels and large, external exhaust pipes, still admired today for its aggressive look. The Pininfarina Berlinetta, presented on the coachworks’ stand at the 1954 Turin Motor Show, represented the watershed between the worlds of racing and road-going cars. Only 4 cars of this model were built.

Maserati 3500GT

3500 GT. The 3500 GT, launched in 1957, was Maserati’s first “standard production” car and was presented at the Geneva International Motor Show in the version created by the Touring coachworks, which built an extremely elegant, refined classical coupé. Updated over the years with disc brakes, 5-speed transmission and indirect injection system, the model remained in production until 1964 and more than 1,400 were built during its seven-year lifetime. In 1959 the convertible version, designed by Vignale, joined the Coupé.

Maserati Bora

The Bora made its debut at the 1971 Geneva International Motor Show: a Coupé with a mid-mounted rear engine, it was intended to take over from the Ghibli as the top-performing car in the Maserati range. Designed by Giulio Alfieri and styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it was initially equipped with a 4.7 litre 90° V8 engine, which was joined two years later by the 4.9 litre engine producing 330 HP. In spite of its racing temperament, with excellent acceleration and high speed, the Bora delivered a very comfortable ride thanks to the amazing elasticity of its engine and very quiet interior.

Maserati Ghibli GranLusso MY18

On show alongside the three exclusive Maserati models is a new Ghibli GranLusso MY18, which reinterprets the concept of luxury in a sports sedan by underlining some exterior details and improving on-board comfort for both driver and passengers. This most elegant expression of the Ghibli uses exclusive materials and special features in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. Externally, it is distinguished by its adaptive full LED headlights, chrome inserts on the front bumper, GranLusso badge at the base of the front wing, body-colour side skirts, black brake calipers and 19” Poseidone alloy wheels.

Maserati Ghibli Gran Lusso 02

The new Ghibli MY18 is also available in the GranSport trim, inspired by Maserati’s great racing tradition and designed to satisfy the demands of customers in search of a sportier personality in the high-end sedan segment.

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Another Award for Maserati Ghibli Comes from Sport Auto Magazine

Maserati Ghibli Gran Lusso 01

Among the many awards Maserati Ghibli has received since its launch in 2013, the premium business sedan has now added another significant trophy: the “sport auto AWARD 2017”. This year’s readers voting of the specialist magazine sport auto (sister magazine of auto motor und sport published by Motor Presse Stuttgart) took place for the 24th time. More than 200 vehicles were selected in 29 categories.

Maserati Ghibli Gran Lusso 02

The Maserati Ghibli collected 43.7 percent of the readers’ votes and won overwhelmingly in its segment. It won the award in the “sportiest diesel standard vehicle (importer)” category for the second year running – a testament to Maserati’s decision to expand its great sports car tradition to diesel engines. Since the end of 2013, the Maserati Ghibli Diesel is an important pillar of the Maserati and Ghibli success story – especially in Germany.

Maserati Ghibli GranSport

“sport auto AWARD is a well-received trophy for us”, confirms Achim Saurer, Maserati Managing Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland: “It’s a testament to Maserati’s strength in innovation and its efficiency.”

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Maserati GranTurismo & GranCabrio MY2018

Maserati GranCabrio

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 GranCabrio 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 GranCabrio 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-litre V8 engine, which was hand-crafted by Ferrari in Maranello and produces 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm peak torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse.

Maserati GranTurismo e GranCabrio MY2018

 

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 GranCabrio. 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 GranCabrio 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 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.

 

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Maserati Levante. Natural Ability….VIDEO

 

Maserati Levante offroad

Design, Exclusivity and Performance are the key characteristics. The technology installed on every Levante is designed to offer outstanding performance both on- and off-road: the sophisticated suspension, combined with electronically controlled damping and four corner air-springs with 5 different ride levels (as well as an extra-low level for parking) put the vehicle’s handling in a class of its own.

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

The Levante is fitted with a 3-litre V6 Twin-Turbo petrol engine with either 350hp or 430hp, both engines are combined with the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system – which can transfer torque between the axles instantaneously when required – and an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with integrated Start&Stop System.

In terms of performance, the Levante S (430hp) covers 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, has a top speed of 264 km/h, and provides combined NEDC-cycle consumption and emission figures of 10.9 l/100 km and 253g CO2/km respectively. The Levante (350hp) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds and achieves a top speed of 251 km/h, with combined cycle consumption and emission figures of 10.7 l/100 km and 249g CO2/km respectively.

The human-machine interface on board, based on an evolution of the Maserati Touch Control system, has also been completely updated to offer additional functions and convenience, thanks to the 8.4” high-resolution screen and rotary control on the central tunnel.

 

 

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Maserati Levante : Awaken Your Soul (VIDEO)

Maserati Levante 04

As with many Maseratis from the past, the new car’s name is inspired by a wind: the Levante is a warm Mediterranean wind that can change from a light breeze to an irresistible natural force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV.

The Levante is the ideal complement to the Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market. Design, Exclusivity and Performance are the key characteristics for describing this new Maserati. Distinctively Italian in style, with breathtaking and iconic Maserati design features.

Maserati Levante 03

The interior has been created with the finest materials, most 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, is combined with coupé-sleek external lines and the best aerodynamic efficiency in its category with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31.

Maserati Levante 00

The new Maserati SUV is based on the Quattroporte and Ghibli architecture, further evolved and refined to meet the expectations of this market segment, in which Maserati will compete for the first time.

The Levante is fitted with a 3 litre V6 Twin-Turbo petrol engine with either 350hp or 430hp, and a 275hp 3 litre V6 Turbo Diesel. All engines are combined with the “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive system – which can transfer torque between the axles instantaneously when required – and an 8-speed automatic gearbox, with integrated Start&Stop System.

 

 

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Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition Concept Debuts in Paris

Ghibli R

The Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition is the natural evolution of an all-Italian partnership between the Trident emblem manufacturer and the Trivero-based Maison. In the Centennial year for the brand, and after the success of the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition, released in only 100 units, Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna chose Ghibli as the natural evolution of their partnership, presenting an absolutely unique concept car.

Maserati Ghibli S Q4, designed in collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna, offers a new, exclusive product style interpretation; with its dynamic, contemporary look, it targets a luxury bracket of precious detail lovers and has been created with a renewed product range in mind for the future. The bodywork has a tri-coated paint finish in a new colour shade and the 20” wheels also come in a specially developed colour; the interior has been designed as the ultimate expression of style and exclusivity, with a contrasting colour scheme created by combining the finest leather and valuable Zegna yarns.

A substantial representation of the Maserati model range will also be on display at the stand, including the Quattroporte GTS, characterised by a new exterior and MY15 richer selection of standard equipment, and also available in a Diesel version. Two more Ghiblis will be present in their S Q4 and Diesel versions, alongside the Centennial Editions of the GranTurismo MC Stradale and GranCabrio MC.

If the traditional sports nature of Maserati is embodied by the GranTurismo and GranCabrio Centennial Editions, the future is unquestionably represented by the Maserati Alfieri Concept, recent winner of the “Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes” during the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance last May. Created for this year’s Maserati Centennial, Alfieri explores the stylistic heritage of the brand and anticipates its future design trends.

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The Maserati Centennial International Gathering Officially Starts in Modena

Maserati China Modena Rally 3

After the prologue in Bologna on Wednesday, 17 September the event will officially start in Modena on Thursday, 18 and conclude in Turin on Saturday 20 September. The three-day event includes an exciting combination of exhibitions and parades, a regularity competition, track practice session, guided tours of the two Maserati factories and a Concours d’Elegance, with cars and collectors from all over the world taking part.

More than 200 Maseratis of all periods, both classic and modern, will be the stars of an unforgettable celebration as they parade through Italian towns along the route. A full complement of road models from the Trident marque’s history will take part including the A6GCS/53, 3500 GT, 5000 GT, Sebring, Mistral, Mexico, examples of the original Ghibli and, Quattroporte, Bora, Indy and Khamsin. The stunning Boomerang prototype will also be in attendance, along with cars from the current model range.

The Gathering will feature cars from across the globe. Current Maserati owners will come from the United States, China, Korea, Russia, the Arab Emirates… and Azerbaijan. When it comes to classic cars, there will be representatives from countries as far afield as Australia and, closer to home, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, France, Germany and Greece, highlighting the international affection for the Maserati brand.

Among the cars participating in the International Centennial Gathering, are vehicles forming a special convoy of Maseratis from China. After a month-long tour that began in Beijing in mid-August, crossed the whole of Asia, entered Russia at Ekaterinburg, touched Moscow and passed through Minsk, Warsaw, Prague and Munich, the convoy will arrive in Milan on Sunday and then travel on to Modena.

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