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1 - Maserati presents Nettuno: the new 100% Maserati engine that adopts F1 technology for a road car

  • Maserati Nettuno: 100% Maserati: 100% Made in Modena
  • A futuristic engine produced by Maserati’s team of technicians and engineers, protected by international patents.
  • Technical specifications confirmed for the new engine.
  • Technological features derived from Formula 1, resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.
  • The MC20 super sportscar, the first Maserati to adopt the new engine, will be presented during the “MMXX:The time to be audacious” event which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Modena

Modena, 01 July 2020 – Maserati’s new era begins with a new engine.

The new engine is the beating heart of the MC20 super sportscar that will make its world premiere in September. The unit was designed at Maserati’s Modena facilities: the Maserati Innovation Lab on Via Emilia Ovest, the workshops on Via Delle Nazioni (Maserati Corse’s historic base) and developed at the Engine Hub, situated at the famous Viale Ciro Menotti address where it will be built. Currently the new production line and new paint shop are being modified to host the much-anticipated MC20.

The new engine is the result of a technical revolution, one protected by international patents. The project was born from the passion and commitment of a team of highly-qualified technicians and engineers. After twenty years, Maserati has once again enthusiastically taken on the challenge of returning to its Modena HQ with the development and production of a new, highly-technological, high-performance engine.

The operation is a strategic one for Maserati, a brand that, today, is preparing to launch the new MC20, a project that is ‘100% Made in Modena’ starting right from it’s engine, the heart of the new car.

An ambitious design, which represents a historic moment for the company, a new era that will officially begin on September 9 and 10 in Modena during the event, "MMXX: The time to be audacious". At the launch, new models will be revealed, which will go into production in the coming years, and innovative propulsion systems as well as ambitious programmes developed by the Casa del Tridente  will be announced.

The new power unit is a V90° architecture, with a 3-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo, and features a dry sump (a classic solution on super sportscars). It delivers 630CV at 7500rpm and 730 Nm of torque from 3000rpm with a specific power output of 210CV/litre.

The compression ratio is 11:1, the stroke is 82 mm and the bore 88 mm.

The soul of the engine is the innovative pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin-spark plugs. This technology is derived from Formula 1 and is now available, for the first time, on an engine destined for the road.

The engine has three main features: 

The pre-chamber: a combustion chamber is set between the central electrode and the traditional combustion chamber and connected by a series of specially-designed holes.

Lateral sparkplug: a traditional sparkplug acts as a support to ensure constant combustion when the engine is operating at a level that doesn’t need the pre-chamber to kick in.

Twin injection system – direct and indirect: linked to the fuel supply pressure at 350bar, the system reduces noise low down on the rev range, lowering emissions and improving consumption.

It is strategically important and supported by the Innovation Lab, which, thanks to virtual analysis, has allowed development and planning times to be notably reduced.

The new “Made in Modena” engine, a traditional 90° V6, has been taken to unheard of power and torque levels and will be used for the first time on the MC20 super sportscar. The MC20 will take Maserati back to the world of racing.

Engine Specs

Manufacturer
Engine Architecture
Total displacement
Bore / Stroke
Compression Ratio
Firing Order
Max Power
Max Torque
Engine Max Revs
Turbochargers
Ignition System
Lubrication pump
Lubrication system
Fuel System
Valvetrain & Timing
Engine Width
Engine Height
Engine Length
Engine Mass (as per DIN GZ)
Emission Level

Maserati
V6 90°
3.0 l
88 x 82 mm
11: 1
1-6-3-4-2-5
630CV @ 7500 rpm
730 Nm @ 3000 – 5500 rpm
8000 rpm 
Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated Waste Gate
Twin Spark with passive prechamber
Fully variable oil pump
Dry sump with scavenge pumps & external oil tank
PDI (Direct Injection 350bar + Port Injection 6bar)
Double Over Head Camshaft with variable valve timing
1000 mm
650 mm
600 mm
<220 kg
EU6D/China 6B/Ulev 70

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

2 - Maserati presents Nettuno: the new 100% Maserati engine that adopts F1 technology for a road car

  • Maserati Nettuno: 100% Maserati: 100% Made in Modena
  • A futuristic engine produced by Maserati’s team of technicians and engineers, protected by international patents.
  • Technical specifications confirmed for the new engine.
  • Technological features derived from Formula 1, resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.
  • The MC20 super sportscar, the first Maserati to adopt the new engine, will be presented during the “MMXX:The time to be audacious” event which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Modena

Modena, 01 July 2020 – Maserati’s new era begins with a new engine.

The new engine is the beating heart of the MC20 super sportscar that will make its world premiere in September. The unit was designed at Maserati’s Modena facilities: the Maserati Innovation Lab on Via Emilia Ovest, the workshops on Via Delle Nazioni (Maserati Corse’s historic base) and developed at the Engine Hub, situated at the famous Viale Ciro Menotti address where it will be built. Currently the new production line and new paint shop are being modified to host the much-anticipated MC20.

The new engine is the result of a technical revolution, one protected by international patents. The project was born from the passion and commitment of a team of highly-qualified technicians and engineers. After twenty years, Maserati has once again enthusiastically taken on the challenge of returning to its Modena HQ with the development and production of a new, highly-technological, high-performance engine.

The operation is a strategic one for Maserati, a brand that, today, is preparing to launch the new MC20, a project that is ‘100% Made in Modena’ starting right from it’s engine, the heart of the new car.

An ambitious design, which represents a historic moment for the company, a new era that will officially begin on September 9 and 10 in Modena during the event, "MMXX: The time to be audacious". At the launch, new models will be revealed, which will go into production in the coming years, and innovative propulsion systems as well as ambitious programmes developed by the Casa del Tridente  will be announced.

The new power unit is a V90° architecture, with a 3-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo, and features a dry sump (a classic solution on super sportscars). It delivers 630CV at 7500rpm and 730 Nm of torque from 3000rpm with a specific power output of 210CV/litre.

The compression ratio is 11:1, the stroke is 82 mm and the bore 88 mm.

The soul of the engine is the innovative pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin-spark plugs. This technology is derived from Formula 1 and is now available, for the first time, on an engine destined for the road.

The engine has three main features: 

The pre-chamber: a combustion chamber is set between the central electrode and the traditional combustion chamber and connected by a series of specially-designed holes.

Lateral sparkplug: a traditional sparkplug acts as a support to ensure constant combustion when the engine is operating at a level that doesn’t need the pre-chamber to kick in.

Twin injection system – direct and indirect: linked to the fuel supply pressure at 350bar, the system reduces noise low down on the rev range, lowering emissions and improving consumption.

It is strategically important and supported by the Innovation Lab, which, thanks to virtual analysis, has allowed development and planning times to be notably reduced.

The new “Made in Modena” engine, a traditional 90° V6, has been taken to unheard of power and torque levels and will be used for the first time on the MC20 super sportscar. The MC20 will take Maserati back to the world of racing.

Engine Specs

Manufacturer
Engine Architecture
Total displacement
Bore / Stroke
Compression Ratio
Firing Order
Max Power
Max Torque
Engine Max Revs
Turbochargers
Ignition System
Lubrication pump
Lubrication system
Fuel System
Valvetrain & Timing
Engine Width
Engine Height
Engine Length
Engine Mass (as per DIN GZ)
Emission Level

Maserati
V6 90°
3.0 l
88 x 82 mm
11: 1
1-6-3-4-2-5
630CV @ 7500 rpm
730 Nm @ 3000 – 5500 rpm
8000 rpm 
Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated Waste Gate
Twin Spark with passive prechamber
Fully variable oil pump
Dry sump with scavenge pumps & external oil tank
PDI (Direct Injection 350bar + Port Injection 6bar)
Double Over Head Camshaft with variable valve timing
1000 mm
650 mm
600 mm
<220 kg
EU6D/China 6B/Ulev 70

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

3 - Maserati presents Nettuno: the new 100% Maserati engine that adopts F1 technology for a road car

  • Maserati Nettuno: 100% Maserati: 100% Made in Modena
  • A futuristic engine produced by Maserati’s team of technicians and engineers, protected by international patents.
  • Technical specifications confirmed for the new engine.
  • Technological features derived from Formula 1, resulting in improved engine efficiency, increased performance and reduced consumption.
  • The MC20 super sportscar, the first Maserati to adopt the new engine, will be presented during the “MMXX:The time to be audacious” event which will take place on 9 and 10 September in Modena

Modena, 01 July 2020 – Maserati’s new era begins with a new engine.

The new engine is the beating heart of the MC20 super sportscar that will make its world premiere in September. The unit was designed at Maserati’s Modena facilities: the Maserati Innovation Lab on Via Emilia Ovest, the workshops on Via Delle Nazioni (Maserati Corse’s historic base) and developed at the Engine Hub, situated at the famous Viale Ciro Menotti address where it will be built. Currently the new production line and new paint shop are being modified to host the much-anticipated MC20.

The new engine is the result of a technical revolution, one protected by international patents. The project was born from the passion and commitment of a team of highly-qualified technicians and engineers. After twenty years, Maserati has once again enthusiastically taken on the challenge of returning to its Modena HQ with the development and production of a new, highly-technological, high-performance engine.

The operation is a strategic one for Maserati, a brand that, today, is preparing to launch the new MC20, a project that is ‘100% Made in Modena’ starting right from it’s engine, the heart of the new car.

An ambitious design, which represents a historic moment for the company, a new era that will officially begin on September 9 and 10 in Modena during the event, "MMXX: The time to be audacious". At the launch, new models will be revealed, which will go into production in the coming years, and innovative propulsion systems as well as ambitious programmes developed by the Casa del Tridente  will be announced.

The new power unit is a V90° architecture, with a 3-litre, 6-cylinder twin-turbo, and features a dry sump (a classic solution on super sportscars). It delivers 630CV at 7500rpm and 730 Nm of torque from 3000rpm with a specific power output of 210CV/litre.

The compression ratio is 11:1, the stroke is 82 mm and the bore 88 mm.

The soul of the engine is the innovative pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin-spark plugs. This technology is derived from Formula 1 and is now available, for the first time, on an engine destined for the road.

The engine has three main features: 

The pre-chamber: a combustion chamber is set between the central electrode and the traditional combustion chamber and connected by a series of specially-designed holes.

Lateral sparkplug: a traditional sparkplug acts as a support to ensure constant combustion when the engine is operating at a level that doesn’t need the pre-chamber to kick in.

Twin injection system – direct and indirect: linked to the fuel supply pressure at 350bar, the system reduces noise low down on the rev range, lowering emissions and improving consumption.

It is strategically important and supported by the Innovation Lab, which, thanks to virtual analysis, has allowed development and planning times to be notably reduced.

The new “Made in Modena” engine, a traditional 90° V6, has been taken to unheard of power and torque levels and will be used for the first time on the MC20 super sportscar. The MC20 will take Maserati back to the world of racing.

Engine Specs

Manufacturer
Engine Architecture
Total displacement
Bore / Stroke
Compression Ratio
Firing Order
Max Power
Max Torque
Engine Max Revs
Turbochargers
Ignition System
Lubrication pump
Lubrication system
Fuel System
Valvetrain & Timing
Engine Width
Engine Height
Engine Length
Engine Mass (as per DIN GZ)
Emission Level

Maserati
V6 90°
3.0 l
88 x 82 mm
11: 1
1-6-3-4-2-5
630CV @ 7500 rpm
730 Nm @ 3000 – 5500 rpm
8000 rpm 
Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated Waste Gate
Twin Spark with passive prechamber
Fully variable oil pump
Dry sump with scavenge pumps & external oil tank
PDI (Direct Injection 350bar + Port Injection 6bar)
Double Over Head Camshaft with variable valve timing
1000 mm
650 mm
600 mm
<220 kg
EU6D/China 6B/Ulev 70

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

4 - The new season of Master Maserati programme gets underway

Modena, 29 June 2020 - The 21st season of the Master Maserati driving courses begins, with a complete offering of sporty driving courses. In fact, this year the Master Maserati calendar includes a total of 7 events (with various  formats) at the Varano de’ Melegari circuit from 3 July to 23 October 2020.

The Master Maserati driving courses have adopted specific preventive measures and  special protocols to minimise any health risks during the activities and to enable customers to enjoy themselves in conditions of the greatest safety.

For more than 20 years, Maserati’s driving courses have been enabling participants to drive the entire model range, from legends like the GranTurismo MC GT4 to the latest offerings like the Levante Trofeo, and gain a personal insight into the secrets of racetrack driving. Each attendee receives individual tuition by a team of professional drivers and a personal instructor, backed up by detailed video analysis and full telemetry support.

Courses are run in partnership with the Scuderia de Adamich, whose pool of instructors has been further expanded this year to over 100 worldwide. Scuderia de Adamich has been a partner and coordinator of the Master Maserati driving courses since 1999, and thanks to this strong, enduring relationship,  has been able to  refine various methodologies and multiple courses over time.

Starting this year, Master Maserati driving courses offer no fewer than five different formats.

Four types of courses focus on circuit driving at the “Riccardo Paletti” track at Varano de’ Melegari. They are tailored for varying levels of proficiency and take place under the watchful eye of fully qualified racing drivers.

To ensure a truly unforgettable experience, the cars include the GranTurismo, Ghibli, Levante and the powerful GranTurismo MC GT4.

Finally, there is a further course specifically for companies seeking to develop and consolidate team spirit, making full use of the fun and ethos of a unique driving course such as the Master Maserati.

The 2020 edition sees the introduction of a special addition for companions, with packages of one or two days (depending on the chosen format) with a customised programme at the nearby Fidenza Village luxury shopping centre.

Since 1999, a total of more than 550 Master Maserati driving courses have been held, with more than 700 days on the circuit. Over 7,000 clients from more than 50 different countries have taken the wheel of the different models, with a particularly large proportion (32%) of non-European Maserati fans, from Asian countries and the United States of America above all.

Over these twenty years, about 30 different Maserati models have been used, and for 2020, the high-performance 580 hp Levante Trofeo V8 will join the pool of vehicles being used.

The 2020 Master Maserati programme offers the following courses:

PRACTICE
The Master Maserati Practice Course lasts half a day and enables attendees to drive the sportiest models in the range and to savour the Brand's trademark power, performance and driving pleasure. The programme includes sessions with an onboard instructor, power oversteering on a low-grip surface, driving performance videos and an end-of-course awards ceremony.

Dates: 3 July, 8 September and 12 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 30

Price: € 790.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

QUALIFYING
The Qualifying Course is a full day, partnered by the latest, sportiest versions of the GranTurismo, Ghibli and Levante. The Qualifying programme is even more intense than the Practice course, with more fast-handling sessions, driver lap tables, video analysis and onboard telemetry, allowing participants to perfect their style and fine-tune their driving talents.

Dates: 23 July and 15 September 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 30

Price: € 1,950.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

Accommodation package: € 150 plus VAT.

RACE
On the Master Maserati Race course, more advanced participants hone their skills still further and discover the true track performance of the Levante Trofeo, Levante S, Levante GTS, Ghibli S Q4, GranTurismo and GT4 during a full day spent at the track. The programme includes in-depth personalised sessions, quick laps, safety car and race procedures, as well as high-precision, high-performance track driving in the awesome GranTurismo MC GT4.

Dates: 8 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 12

Price: € 3,900.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

 Accommodation package: € 150 plus VAT.

MASTER
The top level of driving experience, the Master Course comprises two full days, spent gaining in-depth knowledge of the GranTurismo, Ghibli and Levante in their sportiest versions, as well as the immensely powerful GranTurismo GT4. This course, just like a university Master’s degree, provides specialisation in driving techniques at the wheel of a proper track car, and includes exclusive elements such as a special driver’s kit, laps with four-time world GT champion, Andrea Bertolini, and access to Med-Ex physiotherapists to help with any stresses and strains from the G forces. At the end of Day 1, an exclusive dinner is arranged for all drivers.

Dates: 22 and 23 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 12

Price: € 4,950.00 plus VAT and € 200.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

Accommodation package: € 300 plus VAT.

INCENTIVE COURSES FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
The Incentive courses, intended as corporate events, are specifically designed to bond a team together, through the fun and unique characteristics of a Master Maserati driving course.

The package comprises a motivational programme custom-designed to suit the interests and needs of any business, team or VIP client, with the ability to cater for groups of up to 100 for however many driving days are required.

The Varano de' Melegari circuit nature reserve also features an off-road course that can be used for corporate events. This zone is equipped with artificial wooden obstacles in an off-road area to make the experience even more challenging, and enables participants to improve their techniques in driving across bridges, twists, banked stretches and test benches. 

Last but not least, the driving can also be combined with cultural activities, including a private visit to the Panini Motor Museum in Modena, local gastronomic experiences or a factory tour of the historic Maserati plant in Modena, completely refurbished to house production of the new Maserati MC20 supercar.

 

Further information is available on the website: www.mastermaserati.com 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

5 - The new season of Master Maserati programme gets underway

Modena, 29 June 2020 - The 21st season of the Master Maserati driving courses begins, with a complete offering of sporty driving courses. In fact, this year the Master Maserati calendar includes a total of 7 events (with various  formats) at the Varano de’ Melegari circuit from 3 July to 23 October 2020.

The Master Maserati driving courses have adopted specific preventive measures and  special protocols to minimise any health risks during the activities and to enable customers to enjoy themselves in conditions of the greatest safety.

For more than 20 years, Maserati’s driving courses have been enabling participants to drive the entire model range, from legends like the GranTurismo MC GT4 to the latest offerings like the Levante Trofeo, and gain a personal insight into the secrets of racetrack driving. Each attendee receives individual tuition by a team of professional drivers and a personal instructor, backed up by detailed video analysis and full telemetry support.

Courses are run in partnership with the Scuderia de Adamich, whose pool of instructors has been further expanded this year to over 100 worldwide. Scuderia de Adamich has been a partner and coordinator of the Master Maserati driving courses since 1999, and thanks to this strong, enduring relationship,  has been able to  refine various methodologies and multiple courses over time.

Starting this year, Master Maserati driving courses offer no fewer than five different formats.

Four types of courses focus on circuit driving at the “Riccardo Paletti” track at Varano de’ Melegari. They are tailored for varying levels of proficiency and take place under the watchful eye of fully qualified racing drivers.

To ensure a truly unforgettable experience, the cars include the GranTurismo, Ghibli, Levante and the powerful GranTurismo MC GT4.

Finally, there is a further course specifically for companies seeking to develop and consolidate team spirit, making full use of the fun and ethos of a unique driving course such as the Master Maserati.

The 2020 edition sees the introduction of a special addition for companions, with packages of one or two days (depending on the chosen format) with a customised programme at the nearby Fidenza Village luxury shopping centre.

Since 1999, a total of more than 550 Master Maserati driving courses have been held, with more than 700 days on the circuit. Over 7,000 clients from more than 50 different countries have taken the wheel of the different models, with a particularly large proportion (32%) of non-European Maserati fans, from Asian countries and the United States of America above all.

Over these twenty years, about 30 different Maserati models have been used, and for 2020, the high-performance 580 hp Levante Trofeo V8 will join the pool of vehicles being used.

The 2020 Master Maserati programme offers the following courses:

PRACTICE
The Master Maserati Practice Course lasts half a day and enables attendees to drive the sportiest models in the range and to savour the Brand's trademark power, performance and driving pleasure. The programme includes sessions with an onboard instructor, power oversteering on a low-grip surface, driving performance videos and an end-of-course awards ceremony.

Dates: 3 July, 8 September and 12 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 30

Price: € 790.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

QUALIFYING
The Qualifying Course is a full day, partnered by the latest, sportiest versions of the GranTurismo, Ghibli and Levante. The Qualifying programme is even more intense than the Practice course, with more fast-handling sessions, driver lap tables, video analysis and onboard telemetry, allowing participants to perfect their style and fine-tune their driving talents.

Dates: 23 July and 15 September 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 30

Price: € 1,950.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

Accommodation package: € 150 plus VAT.

RACE
On the Master Maserati Race course, more advanced participants hone their skills still further and discover the true track performance of the Levante Trofeo, Levante S, Levante GTS, Ghibli S Q4, GranTurismo and GT4 during a full day spent at the track. The programme includes in-depth personalised sessions, quick laps, safety car and race procedures, as well as high-precision, high-performance track driving in the awesome GranTurismo MC GT4.

Dates: 8 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 12

Price: € 3,900.00 plus VAT and € 100.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

 Accommodation package: € 150 plus VAT.

MASTER
The top level of driving experience, the Master Course comprises two full days, spent gaining in-depth knowledge of the GranTurismo, Ghibli and Levante in their sportiest versions, as well as the immensely powerful GranTurismo GT4. This course, just like a university Master’s degree, provides specialisation in driving techniques at the wheel of a proper track car, and includes exclusive elements such as a special driver’s kit, laps with four-time world GT champion, Andrea Bertolini, and access to Med-Ex physiotherapists to help with any stresses and strains from the G forces. At the end of Day 1, an exclusive dinner is arranged for all drivers.

Dates: 22 and 23 October 2020

Participants: up to a maximum of 12

Price: € 4,950.00 plus VAT and € 200.00 plus VAT for each non-driving guest.

Accommodation package: € 300 plus VAT.

INCENTIVE COURSES FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
The Incentive courses, intended as corporate events, are specifically designed to bond a team together, through the fun and unique characteristics of a Master Maserati driving course.

The package comprises a motivational programme custom-designed to suit the interests and needs of any business, team or VIP client, with the ability to cater for groups of up to 100 for however many driving days are required.

The Varano de' Melegari circuit nature reserve also features an off-road course that can be used for corporate events. This zone is equipped with artificial wooden obstacles in an off-road area to make the experience even more challenging, and enables participants to improve their techniques in driving across bridges, twists, banked stretches and test benches. 

Last but not least, the driving can also be combined with cultural activities, including a private visit to the Panini Motor Museum in Modena, local gastronomic experiences or a factory tour of the historic Maserati plant in Modena, completely refurbished to house production of the new Maserati MC20 supercar.

 

Further information is available on the website: www.mastermaserati.com 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

6 - Maserati and the Italian tricolor, applied by hand. A project for renewal.

Modena, 26 June 2020 –The Maserati Levante Trofeo and GTS, equipped with the powerful V8 engine, are the stars of the renewal project, and are now displaying a very special livery dedicated to Italy.  A tricolor band of green, white and red stripes, applied by the skilled operatives of the Modena Plant’s Paint Shop, run over the bonnet and on the roof of the car, underlining its Made in Italy excellence.

Performance and an innate Italian identity, combined with a ceaseless commitment to innovation and leading-edge technology are values always at the core of Maserati’s DNA.

From July, five cars – three Levante Trofeo and two Levante GTS - with this special Italian livery will be on display in the main cities of the EMEA market. Subsequently, the livery will be available on all models of the current Maserati range in all international markets.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com 
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

7 - Maserati and the Italian tricolor, applied by hand. A project for renewal.

Modena, 26 June 2020 –The Maserati Levante Trofeo and GTS, equipped with the powerful V8 engine, are the stars of the renewal project, and are now displaying a very special livery dedicated to Italy.  A tricolor band of green, white and red stripes, applied by the skilled operatives of the Modena Plant’s Paint Shop, run over the bonnet and on the roof of the car, underlining its Made in Italy excellence.

Performance and an innate Italian identity, combined with a ceaseless commitment to innovation and leading-edge technology are values always at the core of Maserati’s DNA.

From July, five cars – three Levante Trofeo and two Levante GTS - with this special Italian livery will be on display in the main cities of the EMEA market. Subsequently, the livery will be available on all models of the current Maserati range in all international markets.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com 
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

8 - Maserati and the Italian tricolor, applied by hand. A project for renewal.

Modena, 26 June 2020 –The Maserati Levante Trofeo and GTS, equipped with the powerful V8 engine, are the stars of the renewal project, and are now displaying a very special livery dedicated to Italy.  A tricolor band of green, white and red stripes, applied by the skilled operatives of the Modena Plant’s Paint Shop, run over the bonnet and on the roof of the car, underlining its Made in Italy excellence.

Performance and an innate Italian identity, combined with a ceaseless commitment to innovation and leading-edge technology are values always at the core of Maserati’s DNA.

From July, five cars – three Levante Trofeo and two Levante GTS - with this special Italian livery will be on display in the main cities of the EMEA market. Subsequently, the livery will be available on all models of the current Maserati range in all international markets.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com 
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

9 - SparkTheNext: Maserati Ghibli Hybrid to be unveiled on 15 July 2020

Modena, 15  June 2020 - The spark that hit Maserati’s tower has given way to the brand’s electrification of the future.

The new Maserati Ghibli Hybrid will have its World Première on next 15 July at www.maserati.com.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

10 - SparkTheNext: New Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Modena, 03 June 2020 - Innovation has always been a muse for Maserati’s engineers and designers: it all starts with a spark - a flash of brilliance that catches, that burns, that grows.

The natural world is full of moments where a single spark evolves into something new - an instant where hybridization acts as the catalyst for change, and divergent elements clash and combine; meet and mix; encounter and evolve; giving rise to something better than before.

From this same inspiration comes the all new Ghibli Hybrid: the first in a line of new vehicles at the vanguard of a new era for Maserati.

The signature trident becomes a lightning-rod, channeling the energy from the atmosphere and infusing it with the DNA of the historic Master of Italian Engineering - starting the next chapter in the Maserati story: the first hybrid engine in the history of the marque where innovation and technology meet with high performance automotive engineering, driving Maserati boldly forward towards a more sustainable future.

Curiosity sparked?

#SparkTheNext

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

11 - SparkTheNext: New Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Modena, 03 June 2020 - Innovation has always been a muse for Maserati’s engineers and designers: it all starts with a spark - a flash of brilliance that catches, that burns, that grows.

The natural world is full of moments where a single spark evolves into something new - an instant where hybridization acts as the catalyst for change, and divergent elements clash and combine; meet and mix; encounter and evolve; giving rise to something better than before.

From this same inspiration comes the all new Ghibli Hybrid: the first in a line of new vehicles at the vanguard of a new era for Maserati.

The signature trident becomes a lightning-rod, channeling the energy from the atmosphere and infusing it with the DNA of the historic Master of Italian Engineering - starting the next chapter in the Maserati story: the first hybrid engine in the history of the marque where innovation and technology meet with high performance automotive engineering, driving Maserati boldly forward towards a more sustainable future.

Curiosity sparked?

#SparkTheNext

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible – davide.kluzer@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

12 - Maserati commemorates the American victories of the 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500

Modena, 29 May 2020 – The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars.  With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati's DNA: it was in competition that its myth started to grow.

The two consecutive wins recorded on 30 May 1939 and 30 May 1940 at the Indianapolis 500, one of the world's most important races, with Warren Wilbur Shaw at the wheel, helped to grow the Brand's notoriety in the United States and internationally.

Maserati 8CTF
The 8CTF was another inspired design by Ernesto Maserati, originated in 1938 with the support of the Orsi family, the Modena entrepreneurs who had taken over the business in 1937. Characterised by its 8-cylinder engine with cylinders cast in a monoblock with the head (hence the name "8CTF", or 8 cylinders "testa fissa" - fixed head), the new car was Maserati's bid to return to competitiveness against the other European constructors.

The car which won the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940 was run by the Chicago Boyle Racing Headquarters team owned by Michael Joseph “Mike” Boyle. Therefore, it was entered in the race as a "Boyle Special".

After the first two victories, in 1941 Shaw seemed destined for a historic hat-trick, but a puncture prevented him from winning the American race a third consecutive time. In 1946, after a break due to the Second World War, the same 8CTF which Shaw had driven finished the Indianapolis race in third place, this time with Ted Horne at the wheel. It was followed home by another 8CTF, driven by Emil Andres. Horne repeated his third place in 1947, and went on to finish fourth in 1948. These very impressive results confirm the amazing sporting longevity of the initial design developed by Ernesto Maserati in 1938, which remained competitive at the highest levels for a decade.

Maserati's stunning performances in the Indianapolis oval laid the foundations for the birth of an Italian myth in the USA. Its prestige was so great that in 2014 the United States HVA (Historical Vehicle Association) registered the 8CTF as the first non-American production car to be awarded a permanent place in the annals of the Library of the US Congress. Recorded under the Secretary of the Interior’s "Standards for Heritage Documentation", the documentation has been placed in the NHVR (National Historic Vehicle Register) and HAER (Historic American Engineering Record). What's more, one of the three cars built, the one driven to victory by Wilbur Shaw in the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500 races, has been reconfigured with the original paintwork and is displayed in the Indianapolis Speedway Museum.

However, the 8CTF's racing successes were not restricted to events on the traditional American ovals, since this Maserati model was also victorious in another famous race, the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, where Luis Unser was the winner in 1946 and 1947. The Pikes Peak race was run over an uphill course of about 20 km, mainly on unpaved roads and with 156 bends which posed a severe test for both driver and car. The starting line was at 1,440 metres above sea level and the finish at 4,300 metres. These results were exceptional for an extraordinary car that proved highly competitive in totally different disciplines.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

13 - Maserati commemorates the American victories of the 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500

Modena, 29 May 2020 – The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars.  With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati's DNA: it was in competition that its myth started to grow.

The two consecutive wins recorded on 30 May 1939 and 30 May 1940 at the Indianapolis 500, one of the world's most important races, with Warren Wilbur Shaw at the wheel, helped to grow the Brand's notoriety in the United States and internationally.

Maserati 8CTF
The 8CTF was another inspired design by Ernesto Maserati, originated in 1938 with the support of the Orsi family, the Modena entrepreneurs who had taken over the business in 1937. Characterised by its 8-cylinder engine with cylinders cast in a monoblock with the head (hence the name "8CTF", or 8 cylinders "testa fissa" - fixed head), the new car was Maserati's bid to return to competitiveness against the other European constructors.

The car which won the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940 was run by the Chicago Boyle Racing Headquarters team owned by Michael Joseph “Mike” Boyle. Therefore, it was entered in the race as a "Boyle Special".

After the first two victories, in 1941 Shaw seemed destined for a historic hat-trick, but a puncture prevented him from winning the American race a third consecutive time. In 1946, after a break due to the Second World War, the same 8CTF which Shaw had driven finished the Indianapolis race in third place, this time with Ted Horne at the wheel. It was followed home by another 8CTF, driven by Emil Andres. Horne repeated his third place in 1947, and went on to finish fourth in 1948. These very impressive results confirm the amazing sporting longevity of the initial design developed by Ernesto Maserati in 1938, which remained competitive at the highest levels for a decade.

Maserati's stunning performances in the Indianapolis oval laid the foundations for the birth of an Italian myth in the USA. Its prestige was so great that in 2014 the United States HVA (Historical Vehicle Association) registered the 8CTF as the first non-American production car to be awarded a permanent place in the annals of the Library of the US Congress. Recorded under the Secretary of the Interior’s "Standards for Heritage Documentation", the documentation has been placed in the NHVR (National Historic Vehicle Register) and HAER (Historic American Engineering Record). What's more, one of the three cars built, the one driven to victory by Wilbur Shaw in the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500 races, has been reconfigured with the original paintwork and is displayed in the Indianapolis Speedway Museum.

However, the 8CTF's racing successes were not restricted to events on the traditional American ovals, since this Maserati model was also victorious in another famous race, the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, where Luis Unser was the winner in 1946 and 1947. The Pikes Peak race was run over an uphill course of about 20 km, mainly on unpaved roads and with 156 bends which posed a severe test for both driver and car. The starting line was at 1,440 metres above sea level and the finish at 4,300 metres. These results were exceptional for an extraordinary car that proved highly competitive in totally different disciplines.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

14 - Maserati commemorates the American victories of the 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500

Modena, 29 May 2020 – The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars.  With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati's DNA: it was in competition that its myth started to grow.

The two consecutive wins recorded on 30 May 1939 and 30 May 1940 at the Indianapolis 500, one of the world's most important races, with Warren Wilbur Shaw at the wheel, helped to grow the Brand's notoriety in the United States and internationally.

Maserati 8CTF
The 8CTF was another inspired design by Ernesto Maserati, originated in 1938 with the support of the Orsi family, the Modena entrepreneurs who had taken over the business in 1937. Characterised by its 8-cylinder engine with cylinders cast in a monoblock with the head (hence the name "8CTF", or 8 cylinders "testa fissa" - fixed head), the new car was Maserati's bid to return to competitiveness against the other European constructors.

The car which won the Indianapolis 500 in 1939 and 1940 was run by the Chicago Boyle Racing Headquarters team owned by Michael Joseph “Mike” Boyle. Therefore, it was entered in the race as a "Boyle Special".

After the first two victories, in 1941 Shaw seemed destined for a historic hat-trick, but a puncture prevented him from winning the American race a third consecutive time. In 1946, after a break due to the Second World War, the same 8CTF which Shaw had driven finished the Indianapolis race in third place, this time with Ted Horne at the wheel. It was followed home by another 8CTF, driven by Emil Andres. Horne repeated his third place in 1947, and went on to finish fourth in 1948. These very impressive results confirm the amazing sporting longevity of the initial design developed by Ernesto Maserati in 1938, which remained competitive at the highest levels for a decade.

Maserati's stunning performances in the Indianapolis oval laid the foundations for the birth of an Italian myth in the USA. Its prestige was so great that in 2014 the United States HVA (Historical Vehicle Association) registered the 8CTF as the first non-American production car to be awarded a permanent place in the annals of the Library of the US Congress. Recorded under the Secretary of the Interior’s "Standards for Heritage Documentation", the documentation has been placed in the NHVR (National Historic Vehicle Register) and HAER (Historic American Engineering Record). What's more, one of the three cars built, the one driven to victory by Wilbur Shaw in the 1939 and 1940 Indianapolis 500 races, has been reconfigured with the original paintwork and is displayed in the Indianapolis Speedway Museum.

However, the 8CTF's racing successes were not restricted to events on the traditional American ovals, since this Maserati model was also victorious in another famous race, the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado, where Luis Unser was the winner in 1946 and 1947. The Pikes Peak race was run over an uphill course of about 20 km, mainly on unpaved roads and with 156 bends which posed a severe test for both driver and car. The starting line was at 1,440 metres above sea level and the finish at 4,300 metres. These results were exceptional for an extraordinary car that proved highly competitive in totally different disciplines.

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

15 - 80th anniversary of Maserati's Targa Florio victory. Maserati tests an MC20 prototype on the roads of the world's oldest race

Modena, 22 May 2020 - On 23 May 1940, Maserati celebrated a fantastic four wins in a row at the Targa Florio. In fact, a House of Trident car was first over the finishing line of the prestigious Sicilian race for the fourth consecutive year. The driver who added his name to the winners' board was Luigi (Gigi) Villoresi, at the wheel of the Maserati Tipo 4CL.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this historic victory, Maserati went back to Sicily with an MC20 prototype, and drove it over some of the roads where the history of the Targa Florio was written, such as the stretch where the famous Floriopoli stands are located.

The new supercar's development thus proceeds with tests in different conditions of use, with the aim of gathering data and information for the final fine tuning.
After the first batch of tests performed using the dynamic simulator at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the time has now come for road and circuit test drives.

The MC20 marks the start of a new era for the Italian Brand in terms of both style and technology; it is also the first car to use the new engine, brimming with innovative technological contents, developed and built by Maserati in-house.

Through the new MC20, to be launched in September, the Modena-based manufacturer aims to underline its sporting credentials, and to return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The 4CL
Created in 1939, this single-seater was the brainchild of Ernesto Maserati, youngest of the Maserati's founding brothers, who wanted to design a car that would be competitive in “Voiturette” class racing. The 4CL, with displacement of 1,491 cc, was built on the chassis of the 6CM but with a new four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, the first in Maserati's history. It was an extremely advanced engine for its time, with "square" internal dimensions of 78 x78mm which, with the aid of a volumetric supercharger, developed 220 hp at 8,000 rpm. 

At the car's racing debut in Tripoli, at the 1939 Libyan Grand Prix, Gigi Villoresi took pole position with the aerodynamic version of the 4CL. Its first win came two Grand Prix later, in Naples, when it was driven by Englishman John Peter Wakefield, who went on to achieve two further victories in France, at the Picardie and Albi GPs.

In the second half of the 1930s, the Targa Florio was held at Palermo on a circuit designed within the Favorita Park, over a total of 40 laps. The first to finish was Gigi Villoresi, the pre-race favourite, who also set new records for the race average speed (142.288 Km/h) and the lap time (147.201 Km/h). Also taking part in that edition (the 31st), in his first racing season and at the wheel of another Maserati, was Alberto Ascari.

Villoresi thus won the last race run in Italy and Europe before the Second World War, a result that confirmed the Modena-based constructor's supremacy.

More wins were to come in the postwar period. At the wheel of the 4CL, Villoresi himself was to win the Nice Grand Prix in April 1946, with more victories to follow for French ace Raymond Sommer, English driver Reg Parnell and the great Tazio Nuvolari. Further wins were recorded in 1947, and in 1948 the 4CL was replaced by the 4CLT, featuring the new tubular chassis and intake system with double-stage turbocharger.

 

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

 

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

16 - 80th anniversary of Maserati's Targa Florio victory. Maserati tests an MC20 prototype on the roads of the world's oldest race

Modena, 22 May 2020 - On 23 May 1940, Maserati celebrated a fantastic four wins in a row at the Targa Florio. In fact, a House of Trident car was first over the finishing line of the prestigious Sicilian race for the fourth consecutive year. The driver who added his name to the winners' board was Luigi (Gigi) Villoresi, at the wheel of the Maserati Tipo 4CL.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this historic victory, Maserati went back to Sicily with an MC20 prototype, and drove it over some of the roads where the history of the Targa Florio was written, such as the stretch where the famous Floriopoli stands are located.

The new supercar's development thus proceeds with tests in different conditions of use, with the aim of gathering data and information for the final fine tuning.
After the first batch of tests performed using the dynamic simulator at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the time has now come for road and circuit test drives.

The MC20 marks the start of a new era for the Italian Brand in terms of both style and technology; it is also the first car to use the new engine, brimming with innovative technological contents, developed and built by Maserati in-house.

Through the new MC20, to be launched in September, the Modena-based manufacturer aims to underline its sporting credentials, and to return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The 4CL
Created in 1939, this single-seater was the brainchild of Ernesto Maserati, youngest of the Maserati's founding brothers, who wanted to design a car that would be competitive in “Voiturette” class racing. The 4CL, with displacement of 1,491 cc, was built on the chassis of the 6CM but with a new four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, the first in Maserati's history. It was an extremely advanced engine for its time, with "square" internal dimensions of 78 x78mm which, with the aid of a volumetric supercharger, developed 220 hp at 8,000 rpm. 

At the car's racing debut in Tripoli, at the 1939 Libyan Grand Prix, Gigi Villoresi took pole position with the aerodynamic version of the 4CL. Its first win came two Grand Prix later, in Naples, when it was driven by Englishman John Peter Wakefield, who went on to achieve two further victories in France, at the Picardie and Albi GPs.

In the second half of the 1930s, the Targa Florio was held at Palermo on a circuit designed within the Favorita Park, over a total of 40 laps. The first to finish was Gigi Villoresi, the pre-race favourite, who also set new records for the race average speed (142.288 Km/h) and the lap time (147.201 Km/h). Also taking part in that edition (the 31st), in his first racing season and at the wheel of another Maserati, was Alberto Ascari.

Villoresi thus won the last race run in Italy and Europe before the Second World War, a result that confirmed the Modena-based constructor's supremacy.

More wins were to come in the postwar period. At the wheel of the 4CL, Villoresi himself was to win the Nice Grand Prix in April 1946, with more victories to follow for French ace Raymond Sommer, English driver Reg Parnell and the great Tazio Nuvolari. Further wins were recorded in 1947, and in 1948 the 4CL was replaced by the 4CLT, featuring the new tubular chassis and intake system with double-stage turbocharger.

 

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

 

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

17 - 80th anniversary of Maserati's Targa Florio victory. Maserati tests an MC20 prototype on the roads of the world's oldest race

Modena, 22 May 2020 - On 23 May 1940, Maserati celebrated a fantastic four wins in a row at the Targa Florio. In fact, a House of Trident car was first over the finishing line of the prestigious Sicilian race for the fourth consecutive year. The driver who added his name to the winners' board was Luigi (Gigi) Villoresi, at the wheel of the Maserati Tipo 4CL.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of this historic victory, Maserati went back to Sicily with an MC20 prototype, and drove it over some of the roads where the history of the Targa Florio was written, such as the stretch where the famous Floriopoli stands are located.

The new supercar's development thus proceeds with tests in different conditions of use, with the aim of gathering data and information for the final fine tuning.
After the first batch of tests performed using the dynamic simulator at the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, the time has now come for road and circuit test drives.

The MC20 marks the start of a new era for the Italian Brand in terms of both style and technology; it is also the first car to use the new engine, brimming with innovative technological contents, developed and built by Maserati in-house.

Through the new MC20, to be launched in September, the Modena-based manufacturer aims to underline its sporting credentials, and to return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The 4CL
Created in 1939, this single-seater was the brainchild of Ernesto Maserati, youngest of the Maserati's founding brothers, who wanted to design a car that would be competitive in “Voiturette” class racing. The 4CL, with displacement of 1,491 cc, was built on the chassis of the 6CM but with a new four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, the first in Maserati's history. It was an extremely advanced engine for its time, with "square" internal dimensions of 78 x78mm which, with the aid of a volumetric supercharger, developed 220 hp at 8,000 rpm. 

At the car's racing debut in Tripoli, at the 1939 Libyan Grand Prix, Gigi Villoresi took pole position with the aerodynamic version of the 4CL. Its first win came two Grand Prix later, in Naples, when it was driven by Englishman John Peter Wakefield, who went on to achieve two further victories in France, at the Picardie and Albi GPs.

In the second half of the 1930s, the Targa Florio was held at Palermo on a circuit designed within the Favorita Park, over a total of 40 laps. The first to finish was Gigi Villoresi, the pre-race favourite, who also set new records for the race average speed (142.288 Km/h) and the lap time (147.201 Km/h). Also taking part in that edition (the 31st), in his first racing season and at the wheel of another Maserati, was Alberto Ascari.

Villoresi thus won the last race run in Italy and Europe before the Second World War, a result that confirmed the Modena-based constructor's supremacy.

More wins were to come in the postwar period. At the wheel of the 4CL, Villoresi himself was to win the Nice Grand Prix in April 1946, with more victories to follow for French ace Raymond Sommer, English driver Reg Parnell and the great Tazio Nuvolari. Further wins were recorded in 1947, and in 1948 the 4CL was replaced by the 4CLT, featuring the new tubular chassis and intake system with double-stage turbocharger.

 

 

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

 

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

18 - A unique MC20 prototype dedicated to Sir Stirling Moss. Testing of the Trident's new super sportscar continues

Modena, 13 May 2020 – A prototype of the Maserati MC20, the new Maserati super sportscar, will pay homage to Sir Stirling Moss, the British motor-racing ace who died on 12 April at the age of 90.

Maserati has photographed the MC20 super sportscar alongside two iconic race cars, firstly the Maserati Eldorado, the single-seater driven on its debut in Monza in 1958 by Stirling Moss himself, at the "Trofeo dei due Mondi" and as well as the Maserati 250F also driven by Moss in  numerous F1 GP races. 

It is very fitting that the Trident Brand has chosen the date of 13 May to recall the great British driver, since there is no doubt that his victory in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, at the wheel of the Maserati 250F, stands out amongst the many trophies in the champion's collection. It was an amazing win, since Moss led the race from the first to the last of the 100 laps around the winding, demanding Monaco circuit. Maserati's day of triumph was completed by taking third place as well – also in a 250F - by French driver Jean Behra.

Moss, who recorded 16 victories in 66 starts in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, is one of the most successful drivers never to have won the world title. Sir Stirling came within a whisker of the crown on more than one occasion, finishing in second place on four occasions, and third in three championships. For this reason, he was known as the "king without a crown". In the 1956 season and some 1957 races, Moss drove a Maserati 250F (“his favourite”, as he often recalled), beaten only by Juan Manuel Fangio. Moreover, Moss's Argentinian rival took his 1957 title at the wheel of another 250F, confirming the reliability and superiority of the Modena-built car.

Through this MC20 prototype Maserati wishes to commemorate one of the greatest names in the annals of world motorsports, who wrote some of the finest pages in its own racing history. The list of Maserati cars driven by the British driver also includes the Tipo 60 Birdcage, Tipo 61 and 300 S.

The choice of a prototype of the MC20 to dedicate to Sir Stirling is no coincidence: through this model, the Trident Brand aims to underline its sporting vocation, and above all return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The arrival of the MC20 is an important event for the Modena-based company, not only because of the racing comeback, but also because it will be the first car to adopt a new engine 100% designed, developed and produced by Maserati itself.

We hope that Sir Stirling Moss would have liked the new MC20: a car that fully embodies Maserati's truest values in terms of the performance, driving pleasure and innovative contents superlatively expressed in all Trident Brand models.

ENDS

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

 

19 - A unique MC20 prototype dedicated to Sir Stirling Moss. Testing of the Trident's new super sportscar continues

Modena, 13 May 2020 – A prototype of the Maserati MC20, the new Maserati super sportscar, will pay homage to Sir Stirling Moss, the British motor-racing ace who died on 12 April at the age of 90.

Maserati has photographed the MC20 super sportscar alongside two iconic race cars, firstly the Maserati Eldorado, the single-seater driven on its debut in Monza in 1958 by Stirling Moss himself, at the "Trofeo dei due Mondi" and as well as the Maserati 250F also driven by Moss in  numerous F1 GP races. 

It is very fitting that the Trident Brand has chosen the date of 13 May to recall the great British driver, since there is no doubt that his victory in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, at the wheel of the Maserati 250F, stands out amongst the many trophies in the champion's collection. It was an amazing win, since Moss led the race from the first to the last of the 100 laps around the winding, demanding Monaco circuit. Maserati's day of triumph was completed by taking third place as well – also in a 250F - by French driver Jean Behra.

Moss, who recorded 16 victories in 66 starts in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, is one of the most successful drivers never to have won the world title. Sir Stirling came within a whisker of the crown on more than one occasion, finishing in second place on four occasions, and third in three championships. For this reason, he was known as the "king without a crown". In the 1956 season and some 1957 races, Moss drove a Maserati 250F (“his favourite”, as he often recalled), beaten only by Juan Manuel Fangio. Moreover, Moss's Argentinian rival took his 1957 title at the wheel of another 250F, confirming the reliability and superiority of the Modena-built car.

Through this MC20 prototype Maserati wishes to commemorate one of the greatest names in the annals of world motorsports, who wrote some of the finest pages in its own racing history. The list of Maserati cars driven by the British driver also includes the Tipo 60 Birdcage, Tipo 61 and 300 S.

The choice of a prototype of the MC20 to dedicate to Sir Stirling is no coincidence: through this model, the Trident Brand aims to underline its sporting vocation, and above all return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The arrival of the MC20 is an important event for the Modena-based company, not only because of the racing comeback, but also because it will be the first car to adopt a new engine 100% designed, developed and produced by Maserati itself.

We hope that Sir Stirling Moss would have liked the new MC20: a car that fully embodies Maserati's truest values in terms of the performance, driving pleasure and innovative contents superlatively expressed in all Trident Brand models.

ENDS

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

 

20 - A unique MC20 prototype dedicated to Sir Stirling Moss. Testing of the Trident's new super sportscar continues

Modena, 13 May 2020 – A prototype of the Maserati MC20, the new Maserati super sportscar, will pay homage to Sir Stirling Moss, the British motor-racing ace who died on 12 April at the age of 90.

Maserati has photographed the MC20 super sportscar alongside two iconic race cars, firstly the Maserati Eldorado, the single-seater driven on its debut in Monza in 1958 by Stirling Moss himself, at the "Trofeo dei due Mondi" and as well as the Maserati 250F also driven by Moss in  numerous F1 GP races. 

It is very fitting that the Trident Brand has chosen the date of 13 May to recall the great British driver, since there is no doubt that his victory in the Monaco F1 Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, at the wheel of the Maserati 250F, stands out amongst the many trophies in the champion's collection. It was an amazing win, since Moss led the race from the first to the last of the 100 laps around the winding, demanding Monaco circuit. Maserati's day of triumph was completed by taking third place as well – also in a 250F - by French driver Jean Behra.

Moss, who recorded 16 victories in 66 starts in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, is one of the most successful drivers never to have won the world title. Sir Stirling came within a whisker of the crown on more than one occasion, finishing in second place on four occasions, and third in three championships. For this reason, he was known as the "king without a crown". In the 1956 season and some 1957 races, Moss drove a Maserati 250F (“his favourite”, as he often recalled), beaten only by Juan Manuel Fangio. Moreover, Moss's Argentinian rival took his 1957 title at the wheel of another 250F, confirming the reliability and superiority of the Modena-built car.

Through this MC20 prototype Maserati wishes to commemorate one of the greatest names in the annals of world motorsports, who wrote some of the finest pages in its own racing history. The list of Maserati cars driven by the British driver also includes the Tipo 60 Birdcage, Tipo 61 and 300 S.

The choice of a prototype of the MC20 to dedicate to Sir Stirling is no coincidence: through this model, the Trident Brand aims to underline its sporting vocation, and above all return to a leading role on the racing circuits, after the latest world championship won in 2010 with another extraordinary car, the MC12.

The arrival of the MC20 is an important event for the Modena-based company, not only because of the racing comeback, but also because it will be the first car to adopt a new engine 100% designed, developed and produced by Maserati itself.

We hope that Sir Stirling Moss would have liked the new MC20: a car that fully embodies Maserati's truest values in terms of the performance, driving pleasure and innovative contents superlatively expressed in all Trident Brand models.

ENDS

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

 

21 - Sir Stirling Moss: a big loss for Maserati and the entire Motorsport World

Modena, 12 April 2020 – Sir Stirling Moss had Maserati in his heart. The feeling was always mutual because Moss is one of the great champions who was able to interpret the cars of the Trident. He was a fast, spirited and generous driver and a bright and dynamic man. Few racers of his time crossed the 90-year mark and he did it when he was still in great shape and kept repeating one of the phrases that made him famous "The straights are these boring stretches that combine two curves".

One of his last visits to Italy had been to celebrate 100 years of the house at the MEF in Modena where he found many of the cars that had led to success in Italy and in the world. He wanted to describe them personally; he remembered them one by one. “The 250 F was very fast and capable of satisfying the driver in all his maneuvers; the 300 S had a great balance and an extraordinary ease of driving; the Tipo 61 Birdcage combined the characteristics of the other two.

"The 250F was his favorite single-seater, the one with which he conquered one of his most beautiful victories at the Monaco Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, when with the Maserati chassis number 2522, he remained in the lead from the first to the last lap. A car he was so proud of, that he had kept it in his private collection for many years. With the Maserati 250F that year he also conquered the Italian Grand Prix in Monza by beating the Lancia Ferrari that Collins left at Fangio to allow him to win the title.

Sir Stirling Moss was born on September 17, 1929 in London where he always lived. His father, Alfred E. Moss, finished 16th at the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, his sister Pat took part in several rallies: racing was a family vice. He could only end up racing cars too. In Formula 1 he raced 66 Grand Prix from 1951 to 1961, winning 16. Four times he was second in the World Championship: 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. For this reason he is considered by companions and competitors to be the best driver among those who did not become world champions, even if reading the gold book of the championship you can safely say that he was among the best ever. He was racing in Formula 1, but also on the road where he still holds a legendary record at the 1955 Mille Miglia conquered in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds and conquered the 12 hours of Sebring, the Tourist Thophy, the Targa Florio.

"Who do you think you are Stirling Moss?" For years, it was the phrase most used by British policemen when they stopped someone for speeding in the fifties and sixties. It was so popular that he even ended up shooting a cameo in a James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

A unique character who has never stopped. Until a few years ago it was possible to find him one day in Melbourne and 24 hours later a guest on a television program in New York.

Tireless as he was behind the wheel.

Maserati will always carry you in your heart thanking you for what you have been able to give to the Brand.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communications Officer - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

22 - Sir Stirling Moss: a big loss for Maserati and the entire Motorsport World

Modena, 12 April 2020 – Sir Stirling Moss had Maserati in his heart. The feeling was always mutual because Moss is one of the great champions who was able to interpret the cars of the Trident. He was a fast, spirited and generous driver and a bright and dynamic man. Few racers of his time crossed the 90-year mark and he did it when he was still in great shape and kept repeating one of the phrases that made him famous "The straights are these boring stretches that combine two curves".

One of his last visits to Italy had been to celebrate 100 years of the house at the MEF in Modena where he found many of the cars that had led to success in Italy and in the world. He wanted to describe them personally; he remembered them one by one. “The 250 F was very fast and capable of satisfying the driver in all his maneuvers; the 300 S had a great balance and an extraordinary ease of driving; the Tipo 61 Birdcage combined the characteristics of the other two.

"The 250F was his favorite single-seater, the one with which he conquered one of his most beautiful victories at the Monaco Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, when with the Maserati chassis number 2522, he remained in the lead from the first to the last lap. A car he was so proud of, that he had kept it in his private collection for many years. With the Maserati 250F that year he also conquered the Italian Grand Prix in Monza by beating the Lancia Ferrari that Collins left at Fangio to allow him to win the title.

Sir Stirling Moss was born on September 17, 1929 in London where he always lived. His father, Alfred E. Moss, finished 16th at the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, his sister Pat took part in several rallies: racing was a family vice. He could only end up racing cars too. In Formula 1 he raced 66 Grand Prix from 1951 to 1961, winning 16. Four times he was second in the World Championship: 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. For this reason he is considered by companions and competitors to be the best driver among those who did not become world champions, even if reading the gold book of the championship you can safely say that he was among the best ever. He was racing in Formula 1, but also on the road where he still holds a legendary record at the 1955 Mille Miglia conquered in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds and conquered the 12 hours of Sebring, the Tourist Thophy, the Targa Florio.

"Who do you think you are Stirling Moss?" For years, it was the phrase most used by British policemen when they stopped someone for speeding in the fifties and sixties. It was so popular that he even ended up shooting a cameo in a James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

A unique character who has never stopped. Until a few years ago it was possible to find him one day in Melbourne and 24 hours later a guest on a television program in New York.

Tireless as he was behind the wheel.

Maserati will always carry you in your heart thanking you for what you have been able to give to the Brand.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communications Officer - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

23 - Sir Stirling Moss: a big loss for Maserati and the entire Motorsport World

Modena, 12 April 2020 – Sir Stirling Moss had Maserati in his heart. The feeling was always mutual because Moss is one of the great champions who was able to interpret the cars of the Trident. He was a fast, spirited and generous driver and a bright and dynamic man. Few racers of his time crossed the 90-year mark and he did it when he was still in great shape and kept repeating one of the phrases that made him famous "The straights are these boring stretches that combine two curves".

One of his last visits to Italy had been to celebrate 100 years of the house at the MEF in Modena where he found many of the cars that had led to success in Italy and in the world. He wanted to describe them personally; he remembered them one by one. “The 250 F was very fast and capable of satisfying the driver in all his maneuvers; the 300 S had a great balance and an extraordinary ease of driving; the Tipo 61 Birdcage combined the characteristics of the other two.

"The 250F was his favorite single-seater, the one with which he conquered one of his most beautiful victories at the Monaco Grand Prix on 13 May 1956, when with the Maserati chassis number 2522, he remained in the lead from the first to the last lap. A car he was so proud of, that he had kept it in his private collection for many years. With the Maserati 250F that year he also conquered the Italian Grand Prix in Monza by beating the Lancia Ferrari that Collins left at Fangio to allow him to win the title.

Sir Stirling Moss was born on September 17, 1929 in London where he always lived. His father, Alfred E. Moss, finished 16th at the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, his sister Pat took part in several rallies: racing was a family vice. He could only end up racing cars too. In Formula 1 he raced 66 Grand Prix from 1951 to 1961, winning 16. Four times he was second in the World Championship: 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958. For this reason he is considered by companions and competitors to be the best driver among those who did not become world champions, even if reading the gold book of the championship you can safely say that he was among the best ever. He was racing in Formula 1, but also on the road where he still holds a legendary record at the 1955 Mille Miglia conquered in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds and conquered the 12 hours of Sebring, the Tourist Thophy, the Targa Florio.

"Who do you think you are Stirling Moss?" For years, it was the phrase most used by British policemen when they stopped someone for speeding in the fifties and sixties. It was so popular that he even ended up shooting a cameo in a James Bond movie, Casino Royale.

A unique character who has never stopped. Until a few years ago it was possible to find him one day in Melbourne and 24 hours later a guest on a television program in New York.

Tireless as he was behind the wheel.

Maserati will always carry you in your heart thanking you for what you have been able to give to the Brand.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communications Officer - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com 

24 - MMXX: The Way Forward September 2020 - Modena

Modena, 18 March 2020 – Maserati announces that its Brand relaunch event “MMXX: The Way Forward”, originally planned for May 2020, has been postponed to September in light of the current situation. As previously stated, the event will be held in Modena and will inaugurate the Brand's new Era.

Maserati is not standing still. The Trident Brand will launch its new Era from the very place that has been its home for more than 80 years. Maserati and Modena are inseparably linked, and now look to the future with the same passion, trust and audacity.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA, and is in continuous movement, pushed by the audacity to never give up even in the toughest times. So the House of the Trident looks to the future, and has now chosen September 2020 for its restart, when it will take to the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

25 - MMXX: The Way Forward September 2020 - Modena

Modena, 18 March 2020 – Maserati announces that its Brand relaunch event “MMXX: The Way Forward”, originally planned for May 2020, has been postponed to September in light of the current situation. As previously stated, the event will be held in Modena and will inaugurate the Brand's new Era.

Maserati is not standing still. The Trident Brand will launch its new Era from the very place that has been its home for more than 80 years. Maserati and Modena are inseparably linked, and now look to the future with the same passion, trust and audacity.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA, and is in continuous movement, pushed by the audacity to never give up even in the toughest times. So the House of the Trident looks to the future, and has now chosen September 2020 for its restart, when it will take to the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

26 - MMXX: The Way Forward September 2020 - Modena

Modena, 18 March 2020 – Maserati announces that its Brand relaunch event “MMXX: The Way Forward”, originally planned for May 2020, has been postponed to September in light of the current situation. As previously stated, the event will be held in Modena and will inaugurate the Brand's new Era.

Maserati is not standing still. The Trident Brand will launch its new Era from the very place that has been its home for more than 80 years. Maserati and Modena are inseparably linked, and now look to the future with the same passion, trust and audacity.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA, and is in continuous movement, pushed by the audacity to never give up even in the toughest times. So the House of the Trident looks to the future, and has now chosen September 2020 for its restart, when it will take to the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

27 - Maserati starts testing the prototype of the new MC20

Modena, 5 March 2020. Following the "mule" tests, the first full prototype of the new Maserati MC20 super sports car has emerged from the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA and is in continuous movement: the Brand has identified and selected a series of iconic locations in Italy that effectively convey the “Masters of Italian Audacity” global statement, of which the new MC20 is the first and ultimate expression.

The prototype has been photographed at night in Piazza degli Affari in Milan, below Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture L.O.V.E., a symbol of Italian audacity in international contemporary art.

Now, this marks the start of a period of road and track tests, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the car's final setup.

During the next few days the prototype will visit other locations symbolic of Italian audacity, before returning to Modena.

Maserati: Masters of Italian Audacity

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

28 - Maserati starts testing the prototype of the new MC20

Modena, 5 March 2020. Following the "mule" tests, the first full prototype of the new Maserati MC20 super sports car has emerged from the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA and is in continuous movement: the Brand has identified and selected a series of iconic locations in Italy that effectively convey the “Masters of Italian Audacity” global statement, of which the new MC20 is the first and ultimate expression.

The prototype has been photographed at night in Piazza degli Affari in Milan, below Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture L.O.V.E., a symbol of Italian audacity in international contemporary art.

Now, this marks the start of a period of road and track tests, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the car's final setup.

During the next few days the prototype will visit other locations symbolic of Italian audacity, before returning to Modena.

Maserati: Masters of Italian Audacity

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

29 - Maserati starts testing the prototype of the new MC20

Modena, 5 March 2020. Following the "mule" tests, the first full prototype of the new Maserati MC20 super sports car has emerged from the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena.

Maserati has 100% Italian DNA and is in continuous movement: the Brand has identified and selected a series of iconic locations in Italy that effectively convey the “Masters of Italian Audacity” global statement, of which the new MC20 is the first and ultimate expression.

The prototype has been photographed at night in Piazza degli Affari in Milan, below Maurizio Cattelan's sculpture L.O.V.E., a symbol of Italian audacity in international contemporary art.

Now, this marks the start of a period of road and track tests, in various conditions of use, to acquire vital data for the preparation of the car's final setup.

During the next few days the prototype will visit other locations symbolic of Italian audacity, before returning to Modena.

Maserati: Masters of Italian Audacity

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

30 - Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set sail for the RORC Caribbean 600

The new challenge against Argo and PowerPlay has started

 

Modena, 24th February 2020 – Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail today, at 11.30 local time (15.30 UTC, 16.30 Italian time) from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, for the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. The race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, attracted 74 entrants for this edition, from more than 20 nations, divided in 8 classes. Among the multihulls, with Maserati Multi 70, are 7 other boats.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is the first challenge in which Maserati Multi 70 is participating with the new and already iconic mainsail that, hoisted on February 21st, has unveiled for the first time the logo of the MC20, the super sports Maserati that will be presented at the end of May in Modena. A tribute from Giovanni Soldini to Maserati and to the work done by the engineers from the Maserati Innovation Lab, who were able to transfer innovative contents of the Maserati world on this high performance trimaran.

In the multihulls class, Maserati Multi 70’s direct competitors are the two 70’s already challenged in many occasions: the American Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and the English PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham. Argo’s Team, who spent the past months setting up a system of flying foils and rudders, is sailing in MOD mode for this race, due to technical problems with the flying appendixes. Aboard the American trimaran there is a strong and skilled crew: the English Brian Thompson, great multihull expert, and the French Franck Cammas, an extremely successful sailor. PowerPlay is also sailing in classic MOD mode, with an equally skilled crew, among which Loick Peyron, one of the most important French sailors.

On the starting line were three more trimarans – the 80’ Ultim’Emotion 2, the 63’ Shockwave and the 60’ Ineffable – and two catamarans – the 53’ Fujin and the 78’ Allegra.

The weather expected for this edition of this race is not the most favourable: the models show an unstable trade wind, with light breeze especially for the first 12 hours of racing. Giovanni Soldini, a few moments before setting sail, commented: “Maserati Multi 70 with the flying foils gives her best with around 15 knots of wind, so these conditions are not ideal, but we will fight tooth and nail as always! We’re very happy to participate in this edition of the regatta, we’re expecting it to be very hard-fought and competitive. The level of our opponents is very high so we will have to do our best and never give up: it will be an exciting race for sure!”

The race course, 600 miles long, both starts and finishes in Fort Charlotte, Antigua, and goes around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. At the sound of the starting signal, the competitors started sailing North, they will pass Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth, then they will round Saint Martin and head South to Guadeloupe. After rounding the island, they will head back North, touching the last mark off Bermuda before heading towards the finish line, back in Antigua. The course is diverse, it requires many manoeuvres and it features different winds and currents, which make the regatta particularly interesting and challenging.

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, Giovanni Soldini is sailing with a crew of 6 men: the Italians Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinders and trimmers), the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman) and the French Ronan Cointo (tactician).

The speed record of the race belongs to Giovanni Soldini himself: in 2019 Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish line with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours and 49 minutes.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Sandra Grasso – Lifestyle Communication Responsible -  sandra.grasso@maserati.com  

31 - Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set sail for the RORC Caribbean 600

The new challenge against Argo and PowerPlay has started

 

Modena, 24th February 2020 – Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail today, at 11.30 local time (15.30 UTC, 16.30 Italian time) from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, for the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. The race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, attracted 74 entrants for this edition, from more than 20 nations, divided in 8 classes. Among the multihulls, with Maserati Multi 70, are 7 other boats.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is the first challenge in which Maserati Multi 70 is participating with the new and already iconic mainsail that, hoisted on February 21st, has unveiled for the first time the logo of the MC20, the super sports Maserati that will be presented at the end of May in Modena. A tribute from Giovanni Soldini to Maserati and to the work done by the engineers from the Maserati Innovation Lab, who were able to transfer innovative contents of the Maserati world on this high performance trimaran.

In the multihulls class, Maserati Multi 70’s direct competitors are the two 70’s already challenged in many occasions: the American Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and the English PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham. Argo’s Team, who spent the past months setting up a system of flying foils and rudders, is sailing in MOD mode for this race, due to technical problems with the flying appendixes. Aboard the American trimaran there is a strong and skilled crew: the English Brian Thompson, great multihull expert, and the French Franck Cammas, an extremely successful sailor. PowerPlay is also sailing in classic MOD mode, with an equally skilled crew, among which Loick Peyron, one of the most important French sailors.

On the starting line were three more trimarans – the 80’ Ultim’Emotion 2, the 63’ Shockwave and the 60’ Ineffable – and two catamarans – the 53’ Fujin and the 78’ Allegra.

The weather expected for this edition of this race is not the most favourable: the models show an unstable trade wind, with light breeze especially for the first 12 hours of racing. Giovanni Soldini, a few moments before setting sail, commented: “Maserati Multi 70 with the flying foils gives her best with around 15 knots of wind, so these conditions are not ideal, but we will fight tooth and nail as always! We’re very happy to participate in this edition of the regatta, we’re expecting it to be very hard-fought and competitive. The level of our opponents is very high so we will have to do our best and never give up: it will be an exciting race for sure!”

The race course, 600 miles long, both starts and finishes in Fort Charlotte, Antigua, and goes around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. At the sound of the starting signal, the competitors started sailing North, they will pass Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth, then they will round Saint Martin and head South to Guadeloupe. After rounding the island, they will head back North, touching the last mark off Bermuda before heading towards the finish line, back in Antigua. The course is diverse, it requires many manoeuvres and it features different winds and currents, which make the regatta particularly interesting and challenging.

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, Giovanni Soldini is sailing with a crew of 6 men: the Italians Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinders and trimmers), the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman) and the French Ronan Cointo (tactician).

The speed record of the race belongs to Giovanni Soldini himself: in 2019 Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish line with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours and 49 minutes.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Sandra Grasso – Lifestyle Communication Responsible -  sandra.grasso@maserati.com  

32 - Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set sail for the RORC Caribbean 600

The new challenge against Argo and PowerPlay has started

 

Modena, 24th February 2020 – Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail today, at 11.30 local time (15.30 UTC, 16.30 Italian time) from Fort Charlotte, Antigua, for the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. The race, organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, attracted 74 entrants for this edition, from more than 20 nations, divided in 8 classes. Among the multihulls, with Maserati Multi 70, are 7 other boats.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is the first challenge in which Maserati Multi 70 is participating with the new and already iconic mainsail that, hoisted on February 21st, has unveiled for the first time the logo of the MC20, the super sports Maserati that will be presented at the end of May in Modena. A tribute from Giovanni Soldini to Maserati and to the work done by the engineers from the Maserati Innovation Lab, who were able to transfer innovative contents of the Maserati world on this high performance trimaran.

In the multihulls class, Maserati Multi 70’s direct competitors are the two 70’s already challenged in many occasions: the American Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and the English PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham. Argo’s Team, who spent the past months setting up a system of flying foils and rudders, is sailing in MOD mode for this race, due to technical problems with the flying appendixes. Aboard the American trimaran there is a strong and skilled crew: the English Brian Thompson, great multihull expert, and the French Franck Cammas, an extremely successful sailor. PowerPlay is also sailing in classic MOD mode, with an equally skilled crew, among which Loick Peyron, one of the most important French sailors.

On the starting line were three more trimarans – the 80’ Ultim’Emotion 2, the 63’ Shockwave and the 60’ Ineffable – and two catamarans – the 53’ Fujin and the 78’ Allegra.

The weather expected for this edition of this race is not the most favourable: the models show an unstable trade wind, with light breeze especially for the first 12 hours of racing. Giovanni Soldini, a few moments before setting sail, commented: “Maserati Multi 70 with the flying foils gives her best with around 15 knots of wind, so these conditions are not ideal, but we will fight tooth and nail as always! We’re very happy to participate in this edition of the regatta, we’re expecting it to be very hard-fought and competitive. The level of our opponents is very high so we will have to do our best and never give up: it will be an exciting race for sure!”

The race course, 600 miles long, both starts and finishes in Fort Charlotte, Antigua, and goes around 11 islands in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean. At the sound of the starting signal, the competitors started sailing North, they will pass Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and Saint Barth, then they will round Saint Martin and head South to Guadeloupe. After rounding the island, they will head back North, touching the last mark off Bermuda before heading towards the finish line, back in Antigua. The course is diverse, it requires many manoeuvres and it features different winds and currents, which make the regatta particularly interesting and challenging.

Aboard Maserati Multi 70, Giovanni Soldini is sailing with a crew of 6 men: the Italians Guido Broggi (mainsail trimmer), Nico Malingri and Matteo Soldini (both grinders and trimmers), the Spanish Carlos Hernandez Robayna (trimmer) and Oliver Herrera Perez (bowman) and the French Ronan Cointo (tactician).

The speed record of the race belongs to Giovanni Soldini himself: in 2019 Maserati Multi 70 crossed the finish line with an elapsed time of 1 day, 6 hours and 49 minutes.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Sandra Grasso – Lifestyle Communication Responsible -  sandra.grasso@maserati.com  

33 - MC20: the name of the new Maserati super sports car climbs aboard the Maserati Multi 70

  • The logo of the new model appears on the mainsail of the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran: today the world discovers the name of the new Maserati super sports car in an unconventional way.
  • Maserati MC20 and Maserati Multi 70 are linked by the same know-how in aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance, developed at the Innovation Lab in Modena.
  • MC20 will be presented in Modena in May.

Modena, 21 February 2020 – Maserati has chosen the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran and Giovanni Soldini’s Team to tell the world the name of its new super sports car, developed, engineered and 100% built in Italy.

Today, the trimaran set sail in the Caribbean Sea for routine training in the run-up to the RORC Caribbean 600 Race. Unexpectedly, when the sails were hoisted, the new "MC20" logo appeared on the mainsail.

The Modena-based manufacturer has unveiled the car’s name in an unconventional way: the new mainsail graphics with the logo of the super sports car, created by the Centro Stile Maserati, is a tribute to the Brand's new Era, for which Giovanni Soldini, a long-term friend of the brand, is a leading spokesperson.

In this way, Giovanni Soldini and his crew pay a special tribute to the Trident Brand: underlining the connection between the high-performance trimaran and the new Maserati super sports car. The Maserati Multi 70 trimaran is the "laboratory boat" to which the Modena Innovation Lab engineers have transferred their aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance know-how. And these same values guided the team of engineers and technicians when developing the MC20.

MC20, where MC is the acronym of Maserati Corse and 20 refers to 2020, will be the first model of the new Era of the Brand. The car was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have its worldwide debut at the end of May in Modena.

Since 2012, Maserati and Giovanni Soldini have been united by the same values of passion, adrenalin and the pursuit of the highest performance, and have been working together in a strategic partnership far beyond any ordinary sponsorships.

What's more, Maserati Multi 70 and the new car also share a vocation for sporting prowess and for racing: with this technology-packed model, Maserati intends to make a racing comeback.

Giovanni Soldini comments: “I am proud to represent the Trident Brand worldwide and am honoured that the trimaran Maserati Multi 70 has been chosen for the launch of the new MC20 logo. I can't wait to test drive the car and to attend the big May event in Modena.”

Maserati Multi 70's first challenge with her new “MC20” graphics will be the RORC Caribbean 600 Race, which starts on 24 February and involves more than 700 yachtsmen from all over the world, on a 600-mile course around eleven islands in the Lesser Antilles (Caribbean Sea).

The car's debut is eagerly anticipated for May, when the Brand will star in a great celebratory event in Modena and claim a place at the centre of the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

aria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 

Sandra Grasso Lifestyle Communication Responsible – sandra.grasso@maserati.com

34 - Maserati MC20: the name of the new super sports car of the Trident Brand is announced

  • MC20 means Maserati Corse 2020 and celebrates that the Brand will return to racing.
  • The super sports car is the first model of the new Maserati Era and it will debut by the end of May in Modena.
  • The MC20, developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant in Modena.

Modena, 20 February 2020 – The eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car will be named MC20.

The car was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab, will be built at the historical plant in Viale Ciro Menotti and will have its worldwide debut at the end of May in Modena.

MC20 underlines the sporting credentials of the new model: MC is the acronym of Maserati Corse and 20 refers to 2020, the year which marks the start of a new phase in Maserati’s history.

The first racing car to wear the Trident logo was the Tipo 26, where the number indicated the year of manufacture, and in the same way, the MC20 will be the first car born in the new Era of the Modena firm.

The super sports car is the natural evolution of the highly successful MC12, the car that in 2004 marked  Maserati’s return to racing after 37 years.

The MC12 won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championship, Drivers’ Championship and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT from 2004 to 2010.

Maserati will return to the world of racing with the new MC20.

The model will be built at the Modena Plant where modernization works are already in progress on the production line, which will also accommodate its advanced electric powertrain.

At the same time, to further complete the production areas at the Viale Ciro Menotti Plant, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new feature for the facility, which will be equipped with advanced innovative low environmental-impact technologies.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

35 - Maserati announces its plans for the development and production of the new electrified range

Modena, 14 February 2020 – All new Maserati models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems delivering all the innovation and outstanding performance typical of the Brand's DNA.

Following on from the announcement of testing of the new full electric powerplants to be installed on future Maserati models, the development and production plans for the Trident Brand's electrified range are now presented.

Maserati’s electrification programme starts this year, and the first hybrid car to be built will be the new Maserati Ghibli.

Production of the new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions, will commence in 2021.

Maserati has decided to build the GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Mirafiori production hub, with an investment of 800 million Euros. The latest generation of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio, two iconic cars for the Trident Brand, have totalled more than 40,000 units sold from 2007 to 2019.

During 2020, Mirafiori will be strengthening its position as a world hub dedicated to the electrification and mobility of the future, with a large proportion of its capacity allocated to the production of the Brand's new electrified cars.

However, Maserati's heart is still in Modena, where it has its Headquarters, where the cars in its range are developed and tested, and where the new super sports car is to be built. For Maserati, Modena is the place where extraordinary cars have been produced for over 80 years, all outstanding in their luxury, elegance, style, performance and quality, and which are sold in over 70 markets.

In 2020, the first of the new Modena-built Maserati models will be the super sports car, brimming with technology and evoking the Brand's traditional values. Major modernisation work is in progress on the production line at the Modena plant, partly to accommodate the electric version of the new super sports car. At the same time, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new addition to the facility.

Modena is also the home of the Innovation Lab, the heart of the Brand's technological research, development and design. It is at this facility of excellence that all the Maserati models of today and tomorrow are designed. Here, digital processes support the product's development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritise the human factor right from the initial phases: customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix. The digital processes supporting product development take place in three major areas: the Static Simulator, the new latest generation Dynamic Simulator featuring DiM (Driver-in-Motion) technology and the “User eXperience” development labs.

Also upcoming is a new Maserati utility vehicle, to be built at Cassino and intended to play a leading role for the Brand, thanks to its innovative technologies. About 800 million Euros will be invested in construction of the new production line, scheduled to begin at the end of the first quarter of 2020. The first pre-production cars are expected to come off the line by 2021.

As one of the Brand's recent claims puts it, “the music is changing”, and this will be even more apparent in May this year, when past and future will meet to place Maserati firmly on the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication - maria.conti@maserati.com
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

36 - Maserati announces its plans for the development and production of the new electrified range

Modena, 14 February 2020 – All new Maserati models will be 100% developed, engineered and built in Italy, and will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems delivering all the innovation and outstanding performance typical of the Brand's DNA.

Following on from the announcement of testing of the new full electric powerplants to be installed on future Maserati models, the development and production plans for the Trident Brand's electrified range are now presented.

Maserati’s electrification programme starts this year, and the first hybrid car to be built will be the new Maserati Ghibli.

Production of the new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions, will commence in 2021.

Maserati has decided to build the GranTurismo and GranCabrio at the Mirafiori production hub, with an investment of 800 million Euros. The latest generation of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio, two iconic cars for the Trident Brand, have totalled more than 40,000 units sold from 2007 to 2019.

During 2020, Mirafiori will be strengthening its position as a world hub dedicated to the electrification and mobility of the future, with a large proportion of its capacity allocated to the production of the Brand's new electrified cars.

However, Maserati's heart is still in Modena, where it has its Headquarters, where the cars in its range are developed and tested, and where the new super sports car is to be built. For Maserati, Modena is the place where extraordinary cars have been produced for over 80 years, all outstanding in their luxury, elegance, style, performance and quality, and which are sold in over 70 markets.

In 2020, the first of the new Modena-built Maserati models will be the super sports car, brimming with technology and evoking the Brand's traditional values. Major modernisation work is in progress on the production line at the Modena plant, partly to accommodate the electric version of the new super sports car. At the same time, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new addition to the facility.

Modena is also the home of the Innovation Lab, the heart of the Brand's technological research, development and design. It is at this facility of excellence that all the Maserati models of today and tomorrow are designed. Here, digital processes support the product's development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritise the human factor right from the initial phases: customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix. The digital processes supporting product development take place in three major areas: the Static Simulator, the new latest generation Dynamic Simulator featuring DiM (Driver-in-Motion) technology and the “User eXperience” development labs.

Also upcoming is a new Maserati utility vehicle, to be built at Cassino and intended to play a leading role for the Brand, thanks to its innovative technologies. About 800 million Euros will be invested in construction of the new production line, scheduled to begin at the end of the first quarter of 2020. The first pre-production cars are expected to come off the line by 2021.

As one of the Brand's recent claims puts it, “the music is changing”, and this will be even more apparent in May this year, when past and future will meet to place Maserati firmly on the world stage for the future of mobility.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication - maria.conti@maserati.com
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

37 - Maserati Premieres the new Levante Royale Special Series at the Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz

  • The Royale Special Series is available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range.
  • Just 100 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430HP 3.0l V6 petrol

St. Moritz, January 27, 2020 – Maserati took centre stage last weekend as St. Moritz welcomed the Snow Polo World Cup 2020, now in its 36th  edition. The Italian carmaker premiered the Levante Royale Special Edition, a celebration of dynamic elegance, as guests gathered on the St. Moritz lake to attend one of the most glamorous events of the social calendar.

The Snow Polo World Cup Final, of which Maserati is Official Sponsor, took place yesterday: after an exciting game, Team St. Moritz lifted the Trophy, after beating Team Azerbaijan 4 to 1 ½.

The official presentation of the exclusive Maserati Levante Royale was undoubtedly the highlight of the activities off the polo field: the SUV took pride of place in the Polo Village and guests were able to admire its elegant yet dynamic lines, beautifully set off by the Engadin mountains as a glorious backdrop. Among guests in attendance were a number of VIP personalities such as British polo star Malcolm Borwick and slalom world champion Giorgio Rocca.

Throughout its history, Maserati has created unique models and exclusive series. Amongst them, the 1986 Royale version of the 3rd generation Quattroporte, a restyling featuring exclusive blue and green colours, improved interiors, with soft leather seats and extensive use of wood in the dashboard and door panels with only 51 units produced.

Today Maserati pays tribute to its heritage with the launch of a special series bearing the same name, available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range: just 100 Maserati Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430HP 3.0l V6 petrol.

This new special series, is available in two exclusive colours, Blu Royale (on display) and Verde Royale, and features 21” bespoke Anteo Staggered Anthracite wheels and silver brake calipers.

Its interiors, based on the GranLusso version, reflect the elegance and exclusivity of the Levante Royale through its materials: PELLETESSUTA™ Cuoio (tan) leather by Ermenegildo Zegna or two-tone Pieno Fiore leather in Black/tan, high gloss Metal Net finishes and the distinctive “One of 100" plate, together with Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, electric sunroof and tinted windows.

The Royale Special Series comes with extensive equipment, thanks to the Cold Weather, Premium and Driving Assistance Plus Packages fitted as standard.  Its advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) actively respond to potential road hazards and improve comfort and safety of driver and passengers.

Although the first deliveries are scheduled for March 2020, orders for this series limited to only 100 units can already be placed. The Royale Special Series will be available in EMEA, China and APAC countries.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

38 - Maserati Premieres the new Levante Royale Special Series at the Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz

  • The Royale Special Series is available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range.
  • Just 100 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430HP 3.0l V6 petrol

St. Moritz, January 27, 2020 – Maserati took centre stage last weekend as St. Moritz welcomed the Snow Polo World Cup 2020, now in its 36th  edition. The Italian carmaker premiered the Levante Royale Special Edition, a celebration of dynamic elegance, as guests gathered on the St. Moritz lake to attend one of the most glamorous events of the social calendar.

The Snow Polo World Cup Final, of which Maserati is Official Sponsor, took place yesterday: after an exciting game, Team St. Moritz lifted the Trophy, after beating Team Azerbaijan 4 to 1 ½.

The official presentation of the exclusive Maserati Levante Royale was undoubtedly the highlight of the activities off the polo field: the SUV took pride of place in the Polo Village and guests were able to admire its elegant yet dynamic lines, beautifully set off by the Engadin mountains as a glorious backdrop. Among guests in attendance were a number of VIP personalities such as British polo star Malcolm Borwick and slalom world champion Giorgio Rocca.

Throughout its history, Maserati has created unique models and exclusive series. Amongst them, the 1986 Royale version of the 3rd generation Quattroporte, a restyling featuring exclusive blue and green colours, improved interiors, with soft leather seats and extensive use of wood in the dashboard and door panels with only 51 units produced.

Today Maserati pays tribute to its heritage with the launch of a special series bearing the same name, available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range: just 100 Maserati Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430HP 3.0l V6 petrol.

This new special series, is available in two exclusive colours, Blu Royale (on display) and Verde Royale, and features 21” bespoke Anteo Staggered Anthracite wheels and silver brake calipers.

Its interiors, based on the GranLusso version, reflect the elegance and exclusivity of the Levante Royale through its materials: PELLETESSUTA™ Cuoio (tan) leather by Ermenegildo Zegna or two-tone Pieno Fiore leather in Black/tan, high gloss Metal Net finishes and the distinctive “One of 100" plate, together with Bowers & Wilkins Sound System, electric sunroof and tinted windows.

The Royale Special Series comes with extensive equipment, thanks to the Cold Weather, Premium and Driving Assistance Plus Packages fitted as standard.  Its advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) actively respond to potential road hazards and improve comfort and safety of driver and passengers.

Although the first deliveries are scheduled for March 2020, orders for this series limited to only 100 units can already be placed. The Royale Special Series will be available in EMEA, China and APAC countries.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

39 - The music is changing: Maserati starts testing its first 100% electric powertrain

Modena, 23 January 2020 – Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand.

Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena.

During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterise the electric engine will also be developed.
The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines. Customers will therefore benefit from 100% electric propulsion vehicles that will combine driving pleasure, comfort and performance with a unique and unmistakable sound.

Thanks to the tests conducted in various conditions of use on both road and track, important data will be acquired for the development and definition of the new electric powertrains, which will be used for future models in the Maserati range.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions and will be built at the Turin production hub.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

40 - The music is changing: Maserati starts testing its first 100% electric powertrain

Modena, 23 January 2020 – Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand.

Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena.

During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterise the electric engine will also be developed.
The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines. Customers will therefore benefit from 100% electric propulsion vehicles that will combine driving pleasure, comfort and performance with a unique and unmistakable sound.

Thanks to the tests conducted in various conditions of use on both road and track, important data will be acquired for the development and definition of the new electric powertrains, which will be used for future models in the Maserati range.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions and will be built at the Turin production hub.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

41 - The music is changing: Maserati starts testing its first 100% electric powertrain

Modena, 23 January 2020 – Implementing its plans for the electrification of its range, as previously announced, Maserati has started the testing phase of its new full electric propulsion systems that will equip the future models of the Brand.

Some experimental vehicles have now been built equipped with the new innovative powertrain, 100% electric with 100% Maserati technology, developed at the new Innovation Lab in Modena.

During this experimental phase, the sound that will characterise the electric engine will also be developed.
The next full electric models will have a distinctive signature sound, already a unique attribute of all Maserati cars equipped with traditional combustion engines. Customers will therefore benefit from 100% electric propulsion vehicles that will combine driving pleasure, comfort and performance with a unique and unmistakable sound.

Thanks to the tests conducted in various conditions of use on both road and track, important data will be acquired for the development and definition of the new electric powertrains, which will be used for future models in the Maserati range.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand's first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions and will be built at the Turin production hub.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication - maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

42 - New appointments at Maserati Leadership Team

Modena, 21 January 2020 – Maserati further strengthens its Leadership Team with the arrival of Bernard Loire as Chief Commercial Officer and Paolo Tubito as Chief Marketing Officer.

These appointments demonstrate an additional reinforcement of the renewed Maserati management team which, over the coming months will see the brand reveal important innovations, first of all the new sports car, set to be built at the Modena Plant and presented in May.

Bernard Loire will be responsible for coordinating Maserati sales worldwide. Loire studied economy and marketing and holds a degree from the IFAG Business Management School in Lyon, France. He has extensive experience in the automotive industry, beginning his career in 1988, first at Ford and then at FIAT. Since 2002 he has held various roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi Europe, with increasing responsibilities in the commercial and marketing fields.

Paolo Tubito is assigned responsibility for Chief Marketing Officer role, coordinating all functions in the Regions.  After completing a degree in economics and business from the University of Bari, in Italy, Paolo Tubito furthered his studies at the University of Mid-Glamorgan, in the UK. Tubito began his career in 1992, working at several communication agencies. Since 1998 he has held roles of increasing responsibility for communication, leadership marketing and innovation across key Nike geographies. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Nike Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Both report directly to Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

43 - New appointments at Maserati Leadership Team

Modena, 21 January 2020 – Maserati further strengthens its Leadership Team with the arrival of Bernard Loire as Chief Commercial Officer and Paolo Tubito as Chief Marketing Officer.

These appointments demonstrate an additional reinforcement of the renewed Maserati management team which, over the coming months will see the brand reveal important innovations, first of all the new sports car, set to be built at the Modena Plant and presented in May.

Bernard Loire will be responsible for coordinating Maserati sales worldwide. Loire studied economy and marketing and holds a degree from the IFAG Business Management School in Lyon, France. He has extensive experience in the automotive industry, beginning his career in 1988, first at Ford and then at FIAT. Since 2002 he has held various roles at Nissan and Mitsubishi Europe, with increasing responsibilities in the commercial and marketing fields.

Paolo Tubito is assigned responsibility for Chief Marketing Officer role, coordinating all functions in the Regions.  After completing a degree in economics and business from the University of Bari, in Italy, Paolo Tubito furthered his studies at the University of Mid-Glamorgan, in the UK. Tubito began his career in 1992, working at several communication agencies. Since 1998 he has held roles of increasing responsibility for communication, leadership marketing and innovation across key Nike geographies. Most recently, he served as Vice President for Nike Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Both report directly to Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, and the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV. A complete range, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 

Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

44 - Maserati presents the Royale special series: a contemporary homage to the heritage of the Trident Marque

  • Only 100 units of this series will be manufactured, available across the full V6 range for Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli.
  • Available in two unique colours, Blu Royale and Verde Royale, with exclusive interior features.

Modena, 13  January 2020 - Beauty can be reflected in a jewel, a painting or a landscape. Elegance, on the other hand, is not only confined to a glance. Elegance can be found in a movement, in an expression or in conversation. Simply put, elegance is beauty in motion, and no car moves with more elegance than a Maserati, the ultimate expression of dynamic beauty.

Throughout its history Maserati has created unique models and exclusive series. Amongst them, the 1986 Royale version of the 3rd generation Quattroporte stands out, a restyling featuring exclusive blue and green colours, improved interiors, with soft leather seats and extensive use of wood in the dashboard and door panels. The Quattroporte Royale was equipped with a powerful 4.9l V8 engine delivering 300 HP and only 51 units were produced.

Today Maserati pays tribute to its heritage with the launch of a special series bearing the same name, available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range: just 100 Maserati Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430 HP 3.0l V6 petrol.

The new Royale special series is available in two unique blue and green colours: Blu Royale and Verde Royale. To complete the elegant exterior look, the Levante Royale features 21” Anteo Staggered Anthracite rims and Titanium Anthracite rims on Ghibli and Quattroporte, all bespoke for the series, and all with silver brake calipers.

The Royale interiors, based on the GranLusso trim, are available in Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ Cuoio or two-tone Pieno Fiore leather in Black/Cuoio. The Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ is a woven leather textile made exclusively for Maserati vehicle interiors. Born of old-world Italian traditions and today’s innovative technology, it was ingeniously fashioned using thin strips of Nappa leather to create an ultra-luxurious “fabric” that is lightweight, soft and durable.

High Gloss inserts (Metal Net for the Levante, Ebony for the Ghibli and Black Piano for the Quattroporte) and a distinctive “One of 100” plate complete the interior look, which also features the Bowers&Wilkins Sound System, electric sunroof and privacy glass.

The Royale Special Series comes with extensive equipment, thanks to the Cold Weather, Premium and Drving Assistance Plus Packages fitted as standard. Whether driving down city streets or taking part in an exclusive grand tour, high-powered luxury will be met with greater-than-ever safety on the road.

The Maserati Levante, Quattroporte, and Ghibli Royale feature comprehensive Advanced Driving Assistance Systems to actively respond to the road’s greatest potential hazards and enhance comfort and safety for driver and passengers.

Like the rest of the range, the Royale Special Series features the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit, an 8.4” touchscreen interface that takes pride of place at the centre of the dashboard and is extremely straightforward to use. The MTC+ controls all the key vehicle functions, including the front seat heating, as well as the ventilation, steering wheel heating and the operation of the rear sunblind, where fitted. The screen also displays the rear view depicted by the reversing camera, with guidelines for ease of use.

The state-of-the-art system features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions. In addition, for iPhone® users, Apple’s Siri® system acts as a personal assistant, allowing them to carry out tasks using voice command. Through naturally spoken language, it is possible to make a call or access music, messages, reminders, emails, websites and much more.

Although the first deliveries are scheduled for March 2020, orders for this series limited to only 100 units can already be placed.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

45 - Maserati presents the Royale special series: a contemporary homage to the heritage of the Trident Marque

  • Only 100 units of this series will be manufactured, available across the full V6 range for Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli.
  • Available in two unique colours, Blu Royale and Verde Royale, with exclusive interior features.

Modena, 13  January 2020 - Beauty can be reflected in a jewel, a painting or a landscape. Elegance, on the other hand, is not only confined to a glance. Elegance can be found in a movement, in an expression or in conversation. Simply put, elegance is beauty in motion, and no car moves with more elegance than a Maserati, the ultimate expression of dynamic beauty.

Throughout its history Maserati has created unique models and exclusive series. Amongst them, the 1986 Royale version of the 3rd generation Quattroporte stands out, a restyling featuring exclusive blue and green colours, improved interiors, with soft leather seats and extensive use of wood in the dashboard and door panels. The Quattroporte Royale was equipped with a powerful 4.9l V8 engine delivering 300 HP and only 51 units were produced.

Today Maserati pays tribute to its heritage with the launch of a special series bearing the same name, available across all models with V6 engines featured in the current Maserati range: just 100 Maserati Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli Royale will be produced with engines ranging from the 275HP 3.0l V6 Diesel, to the 350HP and 430 HP 3.0l V6 petrol.

The new Royale special series is available in two unique blue and green colours: Blu Royale and Verde Royale. To complete the elegant exterior look, the Levante Royale features 21” Anteo Staggered Anthracite rims and Titanium Anthracite rims on Ghibli and Quattroporte, all bespoke for the series, and all with silver brake calipers.

The Royale interiors, based on the GranLusso trim, are available in Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ Cuoio or two-tone Pieno Fiore leather in Black/Cuoio. The Zegna PELLETESSUTA™ is a woven leather textile made exclusively for Maserati vehicle interiors. Born of old-world Italian traditions and today’s innovative technology, it was ingeniously fashioned using thin strips of Nappa leather to create an ultra-luxurious “fabric” that is lightweight, soft and durable.

High Gloss inserts (Metal Net for the Levante, Ebony for the Ghibli and Black Piano for the Quattroporte) and a distinctive “One of 100” plate complete the interior look, which also features the Bowers&Wilkins Sound System, electric sunroof and privacy glass.

The Royale Special Series comes with extensive equipment, thanks to the Cold Weather, Premium and Drving Assistance Plus Packages fitted as standard. Whether driving down city streets or taking part in an exclusive grand tour, high-powered luxury will be met with greater-than-ever safety on the road.

The Maserati Levante, Quattroporte, and Ghibli Royale feature comprehensive Advanced Driving Assistance Systems to actively respond to the road’s greatest potential hazards and enhance comfort and safety for driver and passengers.

Like the rest of the range, the Royale Special Series features the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC+) unit, an 8.4” touchscreen interface that takes pride of place at the centre of the dashboard and is extremely straightforward to use. The MTC+ controls all the key vehicle functions, including the front seat heating, as well as the ventilation, steering wheel heating and the operation of the rear sunblind, where fitted. The screen also displays the rear view depicted by the reversing camera, with guidelines for ease of use.

The state-of-the-art system features both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® mirroring functions. In addition, for iPhone® users, Apple’s Siri® system acts as a personal assistant, allowing them to carry out tasks using voice command. Through naturally spoken language, it is possible to make a call or access music, messages, reminders, emails, websites and much more.

Although the first deliveries are scheduled for March 2020, orders for this series limited to only 100 units can already be placed.

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. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante, Maserati’s very first SUV, and the GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars. A range complete as never before, with petrol and diesel engines, rear and 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.

For further information:

MASERATI

Maria Conti – Head of Brand and Communication -  maria.conti@maserati.com 
Davide Kluzer – Product Communication Responsible - davide.kluzer@maserati.com

46 - Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini will set sail at 14.30 local time for the 16th edition of the Cape2Rio

Soldini and his Team’s direct competitor is the trimaran LoveWater

Modena, January 10th, 2020 – Tomorrow January 11th 2020, at 14.30 local time (12.30 UTC), in Table Bay – the bay before Cape Town –, Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini will cross the starting line of the 16th edition of the Cape2Rio.

After the record set by Giovanni Soldini in 2014 aboard the monohull VOR70 Maserati (10 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds), the Italian Team is back to sail the 3.600 miles from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro aboard the trimaran Maserati Multi 70. Their direct competitor is the maxi 80-feet trimaran LoveWater, skippered by Craig Sutherland.

There are three different starts for the 25 boats entering the race: thirteen smaller boats started on January 4th, the bigger monohulls will start tomorrow at 14.00 local time and the two faster multihulls at 14.30 local time.The competing boats will head North West towards the island of De Trindade, from where they will then set course towards Rio de Janeiro.

The only other Italian entrant is Federico Borromeo’s Southern Wind 102 Almagores II, skippered by Andrea Henriquet.

Soldini explains: «LoveWater is a super trimaran of the ULTIM class, the giants of the sea: it’s 10 feet longer than Maserati Multi 70, so it’s potentially faster. Our strong point are the foils, that allow us to fly over the water, waves and wind conditions permitting. It will be quite a battle, we will do our best!»

Aboard LoveWater sails an experienced crew, including the English Brian Thompson, great sailor and expert of ocean multihulls. Among his significant results, worthy of note are the victories in the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race aboard Mike Sanderson’s ABN AMRO ONE and in the 2012 Jules Verne Trophy aboard Loick Peyron’s Banque Populaire V. Thompson is also former skipper of MOD70 Phaedo3 and crewman of the trimaran Argo, both of which have been challenged many times by Maserati Multi 70.

Born in 1971, organized by the Royal Cape Yacht Club and held every two or three years, the Cape2Rio is the Southern Hemisphere’s longest intercontinental yacht race and has always been a legendary event for every experienced sailor. The race historically attracted many Italian participants: the only other Italian winners besides Maserati are Giorgio Falck’s Guia III and Carlo di Mottola Balestra’s Chica Tica, respectively winners of handicap honours and handicap Trophy in the 1976 edition. The same year also the great sailor Ida Castiglioni participated aboard Kiaola II with an all-female crew.

The original course starts in Cape Town and arrives in Rio de Janeiro, but for some editions the finish line has been moved to other destinations: in the years of protests against the Apartheid the race finished in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and, in 2006 and 2009, in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Maserati Multi 70’s crew is made up of 8 sailors:

  • Giovanni Soldini (IT), skipper – he has 25 years of ocean racing experience, including two single-handed round the worlds, six Québec-Saint Malos, six Ostars, three Transat Jacques Vabres and more than 40 ocean crossings. Aboard VOR70 Maserati he achieved many victories and major records, including the Cadiz-San Salvador (2012) and the New York San Francisco Gold Route (2016). In 2016 he started the new challenge at the helm of Maserati Multi 70, aboard which he set the record for the Tea Route, from Hong Kong to London (2018), as well as winning many ocean races. In 2019 he crossed in first place the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 setting the new race record.
  • Guido Broggi (IT), mainsail trimmer – he is Maserati Multi 70’s boat captain, has thousands of miles of ocean sailing under his belt and has been working alongside Soldini for many years, since he was team leader in the building and in the racing preparation of 60’ Fila in 1998. He is a permanent member of the crew and he participated in all the races aboard the trimaran, including the Tea Route record.
  • John Elkann (IT), helmsman and trimmer – Chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. He is a sailing enthusiast and has sailed extensively with Giovanni Soldini since 2009. He participated in many races and record attempts aboard VOR70 Maserati and, aboard Maserati Multi 70, he participated in the Transpac in 2017.
  • Carlos Hernandez Robayna (ESP), trimmer – he has many years of sailing experience, has raced in various classes and has sailed alongside Soldini in several regattas and ocean crossings, including the Cape2Rio 2014, setting the record aboard VOR70 Maserati. In 2019, aboard Maserati Multi 70, he participated in the RORC Caribbean 600 and in the Transpac.
  • Oliver Herrera Perez (ESP), bowman – throughout his career he raced aboard Ims 500s, Swan 45s and Rc44s. He was part of Soldini’s crew for all the deliveries and races in the past few years, including the Tea Route record.
  • Nico Malingri (IT), grinder and trimmer – he has conquered two double-handed records with his father Vittorio Malingri aboard a 20-foot-long catamaran: the Marseilles-Carthage in 2016 and the Dakar-Guadeloupe in 2017. He first raced aboard Maserati Multi 70 in 2018 for the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
  • Matteo Soldini (IT), grinder and trimmer – Giovanni’s nephew, he has many transoceanics under his belt and has participated in many races, including Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Swan Cup and Mini Fastnet. He has been part of Maserati Multi 70’s Team for all the deliveries and the boatyards and, since 2018, he is permanent member of the crew for the races aboard the trimaran.
  • Pierre-Laurent Boullais (FRA) – he is a sailing enthusiast. He already participated in ocean races with the Italian Team, among which the 2013 Transpac aboard VOR70 Maserati.

Maserati Multi 70’s crew arrived in Cape Town in mid-November, after a quick delivery from Singapore, and started working in the boatyard right away. Giovanni Soldini explains: «After many miles of sailing we had to do ordinary maintenance work aboard, but most important of all we’re very happy that we were able to implement some of the improvements to the aerodynamics, studied with the Maserati Innovation Lab’s engineers. It’s a long process that will last for some time and we can’t wait to test the latest developments in a regatta!»

The Cape2Rio is the first regatta in Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s 2020 racing season. After arriving in Rio de Janeiro, the Italian Team will sail first to St. Maarten for the Caribbean Multihull Challenge (14th-16th February), then to Antigua for the RORC Caribbean 600 (24th February). Next Giovanni Soldini and his crew will try to beat two important records: the Atlantic Record, from Bermuda to Plymouth, and the Channel Record, from Cowes to Dinard. Finally, Maserati Multi 70 will participate in the first edition of the Super 8 Race, which starts and finishes in Genova, and the Rolex Middle Sea Race, in October 2020.