Maserati News

  •  2011 Wiesmann Spyder Concept

    Wiesmann, the niche German sports car manufacturer, rolled out a new concept vehicle at this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the brand new Wiesmann Spyder Concept. The vehicle is described as a purist two-seater roadster and previews the next-generation of Wiesmann’s eccentric sports car range. With a curb weight of less than 2,200 pounds, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and can reach a top speed of approximately 180 mph. The basis for this performance is a 4.0-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower on tap. You may recognize these numbers as the figures that underscore...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport live photos
    2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Adding strength upon strength, the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport shears the top off the GranTurismo S--or adds an S to the GranTurismo Convertible, looked at the other way. Either way, it looks great, especially in the sheetmetal. It'll sound great, too, should you be lucky enough to...

  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport Get DHL Sponsorship

    American Ryan Hunter-Reay en route to victory in the 2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Photo: Anne Proffit After wearing the colors of series sponsor IZOD for the past two years, Ryan Hunter-Reay will look decidedly yellow in 2011 as his Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry in the...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport
    Geneva Motor Show: Maserati GranCabrio Sport Debut

    Juan Manuel Fangio’s fifth F1 world title is commemorated in a new color for the upcoming Maserati GranCabrio Sport, whose proper name is Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport. The car accelerates to 60 miles per hour faster than you could say all of that though, thus we refer to it simply...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport
    Maserati Ups Ante With GranTurismo Convertible Sport

    Maserati will unveil a new, faster version of its stunning GranTurismo Convertible at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Known as the Maserati GranTurismo Converitble Sport (GranCabrio Sport outside the U.S.), the upgraded model will have more power, better handling, more aggressive looks and a...

  • Wiesmann MF5 Roadster
    Wiesmann Planning New Spyder Concept Unveiling At Geneva Motor Show

    With the death of BMW's M5 V-10 engine, Wiesmann recently made the jump to another BMW powerplant: the twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 found in BMW's own cars--including the beefy 555-horsepower M variant. One of the two engines will be under the hood of the Spyder concept announced by the company for...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport

    Destined to be one of the stunners of next week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the new 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport has been revealed in full today and without doubt has left us drooling. The new Maserati will offer more driving enjoyment thanks to improved vehicle dynamics, more horsepower, a more responsive and efficient engine and optimized gearshift response--all things we like. Built in the same vein as models such as the GranTurismo S and Quattroporte Sport GT S, the new GranTurismo Convertible Sport is essentially a more hardcore version of the regular GranTurismo...

  • Katie Couric helps push Barry Diller's Maserati out of the snow
    Stronglady Katie Couric Pretends To Push Barry Diller's Maserati Out Of The Snow

    We get it, Katie: YOU'RE A NICE PERSON. You're perky. You're smart. You're a single mother, a cancer crusader, and gosh darnit, people like you. But how, exactly, did this happen...? BARRY: Katherine! KATIE: Barry! Fancy meeting you here, in the middle of Central Park. BARRY: Well, as they say: the...

  • 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition
    Maserati SUV Will Get Ferrari Designed Engine

    First he told us a new Maserati SUV based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform was in the works and destined for launch late next year or in early 2013. Then he revealed that the prized platform would also spawn an upscale seven-seater SUV for the Jeep brand, one that would revive the Grand Wagoneer...

  • Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder
    Greg Pickett Gets Aston Martin LM P1 Car for 2011 ALMS Season

    The Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder was very successful in ALMS competition, winning 3 times in 2010 and having a perfect podium record: 12 for 12! [Photo: Anne Proffit] Greg Pickett, the evergreen driver/owner who has put a Porsche RS Spyder on the American Le Mans Series grids – and thrice in...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder Concept
    Porsche to Show 918 Spyder Coupe at Detroit Auto Show

    Returning to the Detroit Auto Show for the first time in four years, and enjoying the honor of holding the first press conference of the 2011 show—Porsche plans to wow showgoers with a 600-horsepower mid-engine all-wheel drive sports car, which should easily run with the top models from Audi...

  • Ferrari 599 GTO
    The Five Best New Sports Cars Of 2010

    You don’t need to consult the writings of Nostradamus to know we’re nearing the end of an era. The internal combustion engine’s days are now starting to feel more numbered than ever before. While Tesla Motors fired the first salvo across the bow of the sports car fleet with the...

  • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio)

    Lately we’ve been hearing about luxury sales soaring in overseas market, particularly in Asia where China and Singapore have shown particularly strong growth of late. Today we’re glad to report that the luxury sector is doing well back home, with Maserati reporting a 48 percent increase in U.S. sales over the past year. The excellent result is on the back of strong sales of the new GranTurismo Convertible, which is helping to drive customers into Maserati showrooms all across the country. In fact, of the 1,717 vehicles Maserati sold in the U.S. this year, 558 of them were...

  • Maserati Classiche: the ultimate Maserati resource
    Maserati Classiche: The Perfect Holiday Gift For The Avid Car Fan

    Maserati has released the new ‘Maserati Classiche’ series, the ultimate compendium for diehard fans of the Italian automaker. In fact, it would prove an ideal resource for all enthusiasts and collectors, edited by Maserati itself and made up of individual issues dealing with a single...

  • Maserati MC12 race car
    Maserati MC12 Takes Out 2010 FIA GT1 Championship

    The race cars of the FIA GT1 series are some of the most impressive machines on four wheels this side of a fully fledged Formula One car, and one of the best of them is the Maserati MC12. It’s hard to believe but the car has gone on to earn a fifth Drivers’ title and a sixth...

  • Audi Shows Service Station of the Future At Design Miami/

    When all cars are electric, what will service stations look like?  This is the question Audi asked and presents its idea of the answer to at Design Miami/ 2010. Munich-based graphic design firm Mirko Boshe was commissioned to produce a charging station of the future. Looking more like a lounge...

  • 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Marchionne: Jeep Grand Cherokee-Based Maserati SUV Coming 2013

    A Maserati SUV? Why? Considering Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW already have theirs, perhaps the better question is, why not? That's the way Sergio Marchionne looks at the matter, at any rate, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Calling the Jeep Grand Cherokee "a great...

  • Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sport Line
    Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sport Line Debuts In Sydney

    Maserati's MC Sport Line is an option package designed to give the company's cars a decidedly motorsports-inspired look and handling treatment and has so far been offered on cars like the GranTurismo and hotter GranTurismo S in the past. Now it’s the Quattroporte’s turn to receive...

  • Fast and Furious

    Those of us who love to drive often watch car scenes in movies and go, “Aw come on man, that’s straight bull, no way that car would do all that.” Still, they can be great fun to watch. Here are SCM’s five favorite car chase scenes. What are some of yours? Do they top these? BTW, two of the following clips contain profane language. If you’re offended by cussin’, you might want to skip watching the “Bad Boys” clips. In this first one, from “The Rock”, Nic Cage in a Ferrari F355 Spyder goes after Sean Connery in a Hummer. Predictably...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
    Video: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Hits The Track

    Sleek lines, the raw Ferrari-tinged engine note, and more go-fast focus than the grand touring GranTurismo make the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale the Trident we want. This video just spikes our desire. Tail-out, tires screaming, engine wailing, the MC Stradale lives it up on track in this video...

  • Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale live photos
    2010 Paris Auto Show: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Live Photos

    The Maserati GranTurismo coupe and convertible are without doubt some of the best-looking GT cars on the road. But for some, good looks just aren’t enough. That’s why Maserati has been persuaded to build an even more extreme version of its stunning GT; the fastest, lightest and most...

  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
    2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

    The Maserati GranTurismo coupe and convertible are without doubt some of the best-looking GT cars on the road. But for some, good looks just aren’t enough. That’s why Maserati has been persuaded to build an even more extreme version of its stunning GT; the fastest, lightest and most...

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    Gentlemen, Start Your Wallets: It's Exotic Car Auction Time

    If hot Vegas action featuring curvaceous bodies, vigorous competition, and a chance to ride off a winner appeals to you, a trip to the Mandalay Bay in late September may be in order. No, not for gambling and strippers, although that's certainly to be found there too.Iinstead, go for the third...

  • 2011 Chrysler 300
    More Rumors Of Chrysler 300C-Based Baby Quattroporte

    The Internets are romping and stomping with the "news" that the 2011 Chrysler 300C platform may spawn a sub-Quattroporte Maserati model, but we're just looking at the details, as we reported that both Lancia and Maserati would get a 300C-based car last October and touched the subject again in May...

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