13 Jun

Embrace the Maserati Trident Experience

Ugo Colombo – and THE COLLECTION – invite you to experience Maserati and in a way you’ve never experienced them before: on the track!

Now you can feel the adrenaline rush that comes from driving a Maserati Ghibli, GranTurismo, and Quattroporte on the racetrack the Maserati Trident Experience on June 16th at the Palm Beach International Raceway.


Source: The Collection Connection

You’ll be guided by Maserati experts during a three-hour program and you’ll be able to enjoy the thrill of test driving high-performance, track-prepared Maseratis during a morning, afternoon, or late afternoon session.  You’ll learn the basics of handling, car control, and braking with an Autocross Exercise in a Quattroporte or Ghibli and then, with an instructor at your side, you’ll engage in a timed lap on the closed course in the GranTurismo MC. During your session you’ll also learn the track and the basics of driving with a Lead-Follow exercise in Ghiblis Quattroportes. Instructors in Levantes lead a pair of Maseratis, and every car is radio-equipped for communication from the lead cars.

The price is $200 per participant and includes premium on-track instruction, safety equipment, refreshments, and even a Maserati gift bag.

To register for this event visit http://rsvpmaserati.com/tridentexperience/

21 Feb

Maserati Announces Company’s First SUV

Maserati has recently announced that they will be producing their first sport luxury vehicle, called the Levante, as the brand is looking to move farther into the mainstream.

Maserati has started making the vehicle based on an SUV concept they unveiled 5 years ago. They plan on having the automobile available in European showrooms by Spring and the rest of the world later this year. They will have tough competition in the luxury SUV market amongst the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes GLE, and BMW X5.

2016 Maserati Levante The Collection

Source: Maserati of Albany

Maserati said the Levante’s design has, “clear associations with the Maserati brand and its distinctive Italian character.” The Italian automaker has said the SUV will have a starting price of $78,000. Look for more news about the Maserati Levante in the near future.

Read more at http://www.maseratiofalbany.com/the-2016-maserati-levante-what-we-know-so-far/

17 Sep

Meet the Maserati Ghibli S Q4

maserati fhibli s q4 ugo colombo the collection

Source: Sport360.com

The name, Maserati conjures up expectations of Italian passion, a racing heritage, performance, and iconic style. The modern Maserati now has a strong foothold in the luxury market after an impressive comeback.

Maserati’s Ghibli is a fabulous mid-size luxury four-door sedan which made an instant impact when the modern incarnation of a Maserati first seen in 1967 was introduced to the world in 2013.

Ghibli is everything a prestigious executive sedan should be. It looks great, has an aggressive attitude, makes all the right noises, offers high-end luxury inside, is compact and when needed can go like the wind it is named after.

It’s as good as most of its German rivals in an extremely competitive market and now it is even better as it comes equipped with all-wheel-drive in the form of the Ghibli S Q4.

To look at this Ghibli is not different from its stablemates. It has powerful aesthetics, the signature Maserati concave front grille sporting the Trident logo, sleek side appearance and classy rear with twin exhausts, all adding up to a very sophisticated aura.

The interior is what you would expect from Maserati, with lashings of posh leather, polished metals, and carbon fiber trim. The instrument cluster is simply but classic and there is a very good infotainment system with 7-inch TFT screen.

The real genius of this Ghibli is the Q4 system itself which has been designed to maximize traction when road conditions get a little hazardous. In normal driving conditions the system puts all the power down via the rear wheels, thus retaining the traditional Maserati transmission.  In just 150 milliseconds the Q4 system is capable of altering the torque split from 100 per cent rear wheels to 50-50 between front and back wheels and will retain AWD while conditions require maximum grip, only returning to RWD when things are back to regular.

All this, of course, is linked to the rather impressive 3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine built by Ferrari which powers this machine through an equally good eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox. This new-generation engine is a real beauty with 410bhp and huge portions of torque at 550nm.

Learn more about the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 on Sport360.com

20 Apr

Maserati and Aston Martin Headlining 2016 Auto Expo

Italian carmaker Maserati, and its British competitor Aston Martin, are expected to headline the 2016 Auto Expo next year. The expo is to take place February 5-9th, and according to many industry sources, this is the first time either brands have approached expo organizers about participating. Sources at India’s flagship automobile show say “Aston Martin, Maserati and Bentley have shown interest to take part in the Auto Expo and if they do it will be the first time that they will be taking part.”

The luxury vehicle market in India has been growing substantially over the last few years, with an estimated 30,000 units a year. German automakers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz hold most units, with a respectable 10,000 units each. Companies like BMW are also looking to expand their presence, as the sports luxury segment has grown rapidly in the last year.

The expo is held by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), CII and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), and it will be a 2 day event, as it was in 2014. The motor portion of the show will be held at India Expo Mart at Greater Noida, and the component portion will be held at Pragati Maidan in the Capital.

Read more at http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/news/industry/aston-martin-maserati-bentley-may-debut-at-auto-expo-2016/articleshow/46330685.cms