on Friday, December 28th, 2012 | No Comments
Maserati is working on their third line of their sports car that is set up to release for the 2015 model. The work has begun from now because the company thinks that they need to do all the preparation to make this car ready and powerful enough during introduction and launch.
Maserati has been launching the GranTurismo and also the GranCabrio, so they think it would be complete if they are also introducing the third powerful and stylish sport ride. and since they haven’t had any car with mid engine style, it is possible that they will have such ride with this mid engine option. They will also design the ride in two seating management, by using the 4C’s platform from Alfa Romeo in order to become the worthy rival for the Porsche 911. This new 2015 model will be named GranSport – possibly.
The company is working on the engine department, where it is running on twin turbo engine with two main options of V6 of 3.0 liter capacity delivering 404 bhp or the V8 with the same capacity delivering 523 bhp. Maserati plans to sell about 50,000 units of this GranSport before 2015. Let’s just hope that they can get their goal.
on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 | No Comments
Maserati has prepared a special plan for increasing their sales number and target so they can reach 50,000 units target by the 2015 by releasing the new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte. The new ride has been designed to be ready for introduction around January 2013 during Detroit Motor Show and then released at their dealerships so they can immediately start the sales period.
Basically, the new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte is almost similar with the older version, only with several tweaks and modifications. However, the new ride is almost similar to the cabriolet and cope models of the Gran Turismo. The new ride will be coming with better dynamics, better shapes and harmony and also the European Italian style and elegance. Based on the spy photos of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte revealed, the ride will still be coming with the wide grille, trident emblem, and front air intake model that is solid and aggressive. The ride will keep the chrome covered exhaust tip, the rounded trunk lid design, and also the C triangular pillars.
The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte will be running on twin turbocharged V8 engine with also twin turbocharged V6 engine as the optional pick. With all wheel driving system and automatic 8 speed transmission, the ride is expected to be agile, reliable, and also stylish.
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on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 | No Comments
There are so many high-performance automobile makers have taken to spec-racing to show off pride and joy exotics with have no worry about any sort of regulations. Racing series like these allows exotics to be on their unchained best.
One of the automakers that has taken the route is Maserati that is in the process of beginning their 3rd season on the Trofeo World Series. Similar to what system company, Ferrari, does on the Challenge Series, the Trofeo World Series structures a field of specially prepared versions of the GranTurismo coupe that has been updated and upgraded with a new aerodynamic bodykit that not only functions to reduce the overall weight of the car but also to make it more competitive.
According to the Italian automaker, the GranTurismo racers are much better than their 2011 counterparts are, having showed its improvement in the test sessions. The GranTurismo recorded 2.5 seconds per lap, which is a faster time than the 2011 models.
All cars that will compete in the Trofeo World Series have been made track-ready by a dedicated team of technicians to ensure that all drivers competing will be racing one a one-spec racing track
Another new wrinkle for the Trofeo World Series 2012 is the inclusion of new legs in the calendar, which includes the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China and the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, among others.
Trofeo World Series Ticket
Anybody looking to bring the heat in the Trofeo World Series will need to spend 110,000 Euros or about $140,117 (at the current rates). That price excludes the race entry and test fees. For the 4 stages in Europe, the price of the admission is 70,000 Euros or about $89,166 (at the current rates). It excludes fees, while private teams who want to bring their own cars have to pay 35,000 Euros, which also excluding fees for the entire championship and 25,000 Euros or about $44,583 (at the current rates), excluding fees for the European stages only.
on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 | No Comments
Maserati expects to sell about 50,000 units per year by 2015. To reach such ambitious target, the automaker has to board on a downwards expansion, including bringing a jeep-based SUV and E-Class-rival sedan with diesel engine to the lineup they have.
In order to remain their sport image intact, the automaker from Italia is said by some media preparing the development of what they call a “pure” 2-seater sports car. The media also reported that the new sports car would be released to the market to fight against the Germany Audi R8 and legendary Porsche 911.
We have to say that the rumor was coming from none other than the CEO of Maserati, Harald J. Wester. According to the CEO, the new Maserati sports car could be dubbed the GranSport. He also said that it would sell ideally fewer than 150,000 euros, which convert to roughly 199,000 euro.
Apparently, the Maserati CEO has every part of the new GranSport figured out. Because he also explained the new Maserati’s sports car would measure about 173 inches of length and weigh no more than 2,645 lbs.
The new Maserati GranSport would powered by a mid-mounted V8 engine, which could be 4.7-liter unit taken from the Ferrari praters bin. The engine would deliver power to the rear wheels with the help of a Ferrari-sourced dual-clutch gearbox, and the platform of the car would be built out from carbon fiber composites.
Building a carbon fiber platform from scratch surely is not a cheap endeavor. If the funding needed to support the project is not available, the Italian automaker could settle for the aluminum platform belongs to the Ferrari 458 Italia. The business case for the Maserati GranSport looks promising in print but Fiat has yet to give the green light for producing the sports car. If the in the near future the car is built, the first units will not be delivered at least until 2015 at the very earliest.