Maserati At The Auto E Moto D'epoca Show In Padua
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:30
As well as the three exclusive classic Maserati cars, the Brand is exhibiting a new Ghibli GranSport MY18, inspired by its great racing tradition. The new GranSport trim is designed to satisfy the demands of customers in search of a sportier personality in the high-end sedan segment. As well as the Full LED adaptive headlights, the GranSport’s exterior is also characterised by Black Piano inserts on the front bumper (which also carries the “GranSport” name), side skirts coloured to match the car, blue inserts on both the Trident and the Saetta logos, Red brake callipers and 20″ Urano diamond wheels.
For lovers of a sporty driving style, the cockpit has all-leather racing seats with 12-way electric adjustment and sport steering wheel. The GranSport’s standard outfit is completed by the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel and the steel sport pedals. As an additional customisation, to underline the Ghibli’s racing pedigree even more strongly, customers can opt for an optional carbon fibre exterior pack comprising rear-view mirrors, B- and C-pillar claddings and door handles for the basic trim, with the front and rear splitters added for the GranSport trim.
The new Ghibli MY18 is also available in the GranLusso trim, where the sophistication of the car’s equipment is reflected in the use of exclusive materials and special contents, in the tradition of the finest Italian craftsmanship.
Representing the prestigious association with Bulgari, the Trident stand displays the two new Octo Maserati watch models, officially presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The new Octo Maserati GranLusso and GranSport by Bulgari are exclusive watches specifically intended for owners of the Brand’s cars; the spectacular dial (with retrograde minutes and jumping hours) resembles the rpm-counter of a Maserati, while the stitched leather strap recalls the upholstery.
A model of the new limited-edition collection of bicycles designed by Montante Cicli exclusively for Maserati will also be on show for visitors to admire. The project celebrates some of the most famous of all Maserati classic cars, with the creation of 4 models in vintage bike style, inspired by the 250s (1957), the 450s (1957), the 3500GT (1957) and, finally, the Maserati Ghibli (1967), the inspiration for the model on show.
Maserati Store is also present with a wealth of products, especially the “Maserati Classiche” line, inspired by the heritage car world, with the Brand’s most iconic historic cars featuring in the patterns and patches which decorate the garments.
The “Maserati Classiche” department, which has curated the Brand’s participation at the Show, is an in-house entity entirely dedicated to classic Maserati cars and the promotion of the company’s immense historic heritage.
Maserati also recently introduced major product upgrades to all its models for the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, making the new MY18 range even more complete and sophisticated.
All Maserati models have been significantly upgraded with the addition of new, high-tech contents. For the first time, Maserati introduces Electric Power Steering (EPS), which enables the active functions of the new Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). EPS has replaced hydraulic power steering on the Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, to provide a higher level of handling and comfort while retaining all the steering precision and “feel” typical of every Maserati.
The GranTurismo and GranCabrio MY18 models have also undergone major external restyling for even more superlative aerodynamics, while the interior upgrade includes the introduction of a new infotainment system.