In the second half of March the international automotive press is convening in Modena to test drive the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT.
The site of the event is Modena’s renowned Accademia Militare (Italy’s Military Academy), a venue never previously used by a car manufacturer.
About twenty of the top automotive journalists from various markets are taking part in each of the five waves of the event. After the US, Canadian, Japanese and Italian media last week, this week it is the turn of journalists from Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and other English-speaking Maserati markets. Next week, journalists from France, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium will attend.
For each event, Maserati is joined by some of its most illustrious drivers.
Among the guests of the first two nights were Maria Teresa de Filippis, Edoardo Govoni and Nino Vaccarella. Expected this week are motoring legends Stirling Moss and John Surtesse along with Johnny Herbert.
Journalists drive the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT on a test drive of around 106 mph designed by Maserati MC12 driver Andrea Bertolini that starts and ends in Modena.