Unique Ghia-bodied Maserati 5000GT spent half a century in the Saudi Arabian sun
Like many Maseratis, the Mistral is named after a strong wind – in this case, a powerful little number that blows chilled air from southern France into the northern Mediterranean. Around 800 of these pretty Frua-bodied coupés were built over the seven-year production life. Some had alloy bodies, some steel, plus there were three different engines.
Maserati has launched a new Ghibli limited edition called the Ribelle. The paint is Nero Ribelle mica, supplemented by gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels with red details and red brake callipers. Inside is a two-tone black/red theme, with premium leather and a Ribelle logo in black piano wood.
New 590hp Levante Trofeo Maserati has unleashed a 590hp version of its Levante, dubbed the Trofeo, to challenge Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Maserati’s new V8 petrol-powered Levante Trofeo slots in at the top of its range as one of the most powerful SUVs on the market – and one of the most potent Maseratis ever.
OSLO. Man denkt sich doch einiges in dieser vorbildlich sauberen Stadt. Einerseits schaffen es die Norweger, als ökologische Wunderwuzzis dazustehen, etwa dank massiver Elektroautoförderung. Andererseits besitzen sie reichlich von den zwei wichtigsten flüssigen Rohstoffen: Erdöl und Wasser. Die Vermarktung dieser Ressourcen bringt ihnen sehr viel Geld, so dass sie im Ranking der reichsten Länder der Welt ganz oben rangieren.
Maserati will return to making two-door super sports cars in 2020, led by a new flagship Alfieri coupe. Initially shown as a concept back in 2014, Maserati has confirmed that the Alfieri will enter production in the first half of 2020.
Quattroporte II Barn Find A rare Maserati Quattroporte II prototype has resurfaced. Believed to have been destroyed, AM123.002 has been discovered languishing in a Spanish warehouse after 30 years.
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From the cockpit. Faithful recreations of long-lost cars have been among the highlights of historic racing in recent years. When Drive-my was launched in 1982, the prospect of Lancia D50s, Cunningham C4Rs and Maserati Tipo 151s competing in anger would have been a fantasy, but now they’ve all starred at Goodwood. The amazing grid of 25 Bugattis blasting away at the wonderful 72 nd Members’ Meeting was another first for Lord March’s team, but the biggest surprise was a Type 57G running among the raucous pack of supercharged Molsheim open-wheelers.
This latest turnaround plan for Maserati does not lack ambition. Multi-billion investment in facilities and all-new models and electric cars would be a big ask for even the world’s largest car makers, let alone one that didn’t even sell 40,000 cars last year. So is this one to file under ‘We’ll believe it when we see it’, or one to heartily praise the logic of?
Maserati will unveil its long-awaited Alfieri sports car at the Geneva motor show next year, company boss Harald Wester has confirmed.
The Turin Motor Show 60 years ago marked the debut of Maserati’s 5000 GT, widely regarded as the world’s first supercar. Built for the Shah of Persia, the ‘AM103’ project was an all-new model designed around the 450S racer’s V8 engine, bored out to 5.0 litres.
Race on Sunday… The Maserati MC12 was built to dominate. Fifteen years since it broke cover, here's how it did it. Words Nathan Chadwick. Photography Jordan Butters.
Maserati will reinvent itself in 2020 with a spectacular new mid-engined supercar. We’ve been to Modena to uncover its secrets.
Replacements for Maserati’s GranTurismo and GranCabrio models have been confirmed by the Modena-based car maker. Announcing its future plans, the GT and GC will return for a second generation. Maserati says the new pair will be electrified, although they will also be available with petrol power. The coupe is due to be released in 2021, the convertible (previous model pictured below right) following in 2022.
Maserati is reviving its Royale badge – last used for the Quattroporte III of 1986 – with a new limited edition. The Royale will be offered on all models with V6 engines: Quattroporte, Levante and Ghibli. The Royale special series is available in two unique colours, Blu Royale and Verde Royale, while bespoke wheels are also fitted. Royale interiors are based on GranLusso spec, with leather or Pieno Fiore two-tone leather, high-gloss inserts and a ‘One of 100’ plate. Also standard are a Bowers & Wilkins hi-fi, electric sunroof, privacy glass and Cold Weather, Premium and Driving Assistance Plus Packages.
Italian marque’s revival plan includes new sports cars, a Porsche Macan rival and electric models
Maserati to pioneer EVS for FCA The Trident brand will spearhead FCA’s (Fiat Chyrsler Automobiles) electrification plans with the first car being a ‘halo’ product based on the 2014 Alfieri concept. Joining the Alfieri (coupé and cabriolet) will be full-electric versions of the Quattroporte and Levante.
Maserati had planned to kickstart its new sports-car era with the electric Alfieri. Instead its going big with a box-fresh mid-engined supercar called Supersportiva, due this year. Words Georg Kacher. Illustration Avarvarii.
Missing Maserati surfaces in Saudi Arabia A chance meeting in a Manchester pub has led to the discovery of the long-lost Ghia-bodied 5000GT.
The racing story. Long before the road cars appeared, the Maserati brothers grew the company’s reputation on a heady succession of racing-machinery. Words Doug Nye. Photography The GP Library and The Spitzley-Zagari Collection.