Special Treatment? Italy Seeks Exemption From EU Engine Ban for Ferrari and Lamborghini
The European Union’s comprehensive ban on combustion engines is set to go into force in 2035, but the Italian government is hoping for an exception for supercar makers. Italy is trying to negotiate with the European Union and is seeking to protect supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini from the planned phase-out of combustion engine vehicles altogether. According to a Bloomberg post, Italy wants to shield Ferrari and Lamborghini from this potential European Union ban on gas-powered engines.
2021 Maserati Ghibli Operanera and Operabianca Special Editions
Maserati just announced that it’s teaming up with famed Japanese fashion designer and DJ Hiroshi Fujiwara to create a pair of special edition Ghiblis themed after the street brand “Fragment.” These special editions go by the name Operanera and Operabianca, and total production is capped to just 175 examples for the entire planet. The Operanera is the darker of the two models and features an oddly contrasting exterior finish of gloss and opaque black. Operabianca, which hasn’t been revealed quite yet, will apparently feature a mix of gloss white and opaque black.
Exterior modifications outside of the main body include body-colored door handles, a new set of 20-inch matte black wheels, the Fragment logo on the grille, and the fashion brand’s emblem on the C-pillar. There’s also a very interesting and somewhat cryptic code on the fenders below the vents that reads “M157110519FRG.” But, this isn’t The Da Vinci Code, so don’t start trying to figure it out, because we already have the answer. “M157” stands for the Ghibli’s Id code, “110519” stands for the date that the company first met with Fujiwara (November 5, 2019), and FRG is the acronym for Fragment.
The interior of these special edition cars come upholstered in a mix of premium leather and Alcantara. Contrasting silver inserts make up the vertical stitching and the trident on the headrests. The seatbelts are, oddly, dark blue. As part of this partnership, Fragment is also launching a capsule collection that will only be available via Maserati. As for when these cars are going to launch, that’s a complete mystery, as is their price, but I wouldn’t expect them to come cheap. The Ghibli starts out from $72,190, and you can expect both of these special editions to come at quite the premium.
Maserati Offers Us The First Look At the 2022 All-Electric GranTurismo
The return of Maserati GranTurismo was highly anticipated. Maserati recently teased a version of the car, heavily shrouded in camouflage. We know that the GranTurismo and its soft-top convertible sibling, the GranCabrio, will be introduced later this year. The previous generation GranTurismo/Cabrio was on sale for 12 years and it finally ceased production in December 2019. But the introduction of a new generation is not the only big thing happening with the GranTurismo name.
2021 Maserati MC20 ’Aria’ By 7 Designs
New York-based design firm, 7 Designs, has come up with a body kit for the Maserati MC20. The company has come up with the Aria aero kit for the supercar that features eight components composed of carbon fiber. None of these are any crazy, oversized parts that affect the original look of the car. These are rather subtle and fully functional that add enough downforce to keep your 600+ horsepower beast in control at high speeds. The company will make just 25 examples of this aero kit, so don’t expect it to be cheap..
Maserati MC20 - Making The Sprint to 200 KM/H
Maserati’s first supercar in over 15 years is highly anticipated. We already know that the Maserati MC20 will arrive as a 2022 model and that it will have a twin-turbo V-6. At 3.0 liters, the new engine may have half the displacement and half the cylinders of the MC12, but it more than makes up for it. With twin-turbocharging, the unit makes 621 horsepower – almost the same as the MC12 – and 538 pound-feet (730 Nm).
Maserati Bora - A Great Car With Horrible Timing
Maserati is one of the oldest and most coveted Italian car brands ever. Although they’ve had their ups and downs, the motorsport success of Maserati cars has helped spawn some great road cars, too. Among them was the Bora, which actually has its 50th anniversary this year. The Maserati Bora may not be as celebrated as other models of the brand, but it’s one of the most significant Maserati cars to have been produced. For its 50th birthday, we are giving you some interesting facts about the Bora.
2022 Maserati Levante Hybrid
Maserati has revealed its second hybrid based on the same technology that powers the Ghibli Hybrid. Just like its sedan peer, the Levante Hybrid is more of a mild-hybrid in the sense that it doesn’t have an electric motor, just a booster that brings more push at low revs.
2018 Maserati GranCabrio by Pogea Racing
German tuning company Pogea Racing crafted an all-new tuning kit for the Maserati GranCabrio, and consequently, for the Gran Turismo. The dated Italian sports car from Maserati is on its last legs on the market. We can expect discontinuation as early as next year, but that did not stop Pogea Racing from creating a one of a kind tuning kit for what is, probably, one of the most beautiful designs in the history of the automobile. Based around the GranCabrio, the Pogea Racing kit includes suspension tweaks, an engine upgrade, and interior modifications. External body kit? None of that I am afraid; however, the Maserati GranCabrio and the GranTurismo are already astoundingly beautiful.
7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is
This Video About the Maserati MC12 Will Remind You Of Better Times
The Maserati MC12 is arguably one of the most underrated supercars of all time. Produced in limited quantities back in 2004 — only 50 were built — the MC12 was a two-seater supercar that Maserati built to comply with homologation requirements so it could enter the FIA GT Championship with a race-spec version of the same car. Sixteen years later, not a lot of people remember the MC12 or even its shared history with the much more famous Ferrari Enzo. Fortunately, Petrolicious’ original series Homologation Specials did not forget about the MC12 and its impact in the supercar world. It doesn’t get as much love and respect as the Enzo, but the MC12 should be remembered better than it has been. It wasn’t the best car to drive, and it was oft-criticized for being too big, but the MC12’s place in the annals of Italian performance cars is secure, or at least it should be.
2022 Maserati GranTurismo
Recently Maserati has brought back some life to their model lineup. The Ghibli is going hybrid, the two-seat sports coupe Alfieri is said to be arriving soon, and the MC20 – Maserati’s first supercar in almost 20 years is already a fact. But there’s more. A test mule has been spotted out testing. Although it’s disguised as an Alfa Romeo Giulia, the proportions are way off. There are also enough hints that there’s a new Maserati hiding under. This means only one thing - the new Maserati GranTurismo is on its way!
What Is Maserati Trying To Show Us In These "Official Spy Shots" Of The Grecale?
Firstly, this "official spyshots" game is lame. We don’t know where it started from, but it has spread like wildfire and for the sake of the hype, carmakers are dropping camouflaged teasers of their cars left, right, and center.
Secondly, Maserati is brewing a second SUV/crossover and by the looks of it, this new model going to slot under the Levante and keep some of its styling cues, albeit in a shrunken format.
Watch the Maserati MC20 Accelerate and Drift on Ferrari’s Fiorano Race Track
The Maserati MC20 has been unveiled earlier in 2020, but it’s not yet available at local dealerships. That’s because the Italian firm is still testing its latest supercar. And thanks to YouTuber Varryx, we can see the MC20 lapping the Fiorano race track, the place where Ferrari is usually testing supercars. The footage also shows the MC20 doing power slides, which is proof that the Italian supercar should provide loads of fun.
The Maserati Rekall Can Become a Reality Only If You’re Willing to Pay for It
We feel forced to interrupt our usual schedule for an absolute gem of a post uploaded on Instagram by Maserati Fuoriserie, the Italian carmaker’s arm that handles the sort of personalization that usually ends up in one-of-a-kind cars for supposedly very happy and proud customers.
In the said post, Maserati is actually asking for help to turn the so-called Rekall into reality and hoping it would spur the interest of (possibly wealthy) wannabe customers, it even dropped five photos of the design study.
The Man Behind the Maserati MC12 Shares Thoughts On the New MC20
The MC20 was trumpeted as a sort of a comeback for Maserati, further proof that the Italian carmaker is alive and kicking and not just churning out special editions for its aging lineup.
At the same time, the MC20 is the first supercar to come out of Modena since 2004’s MC12, which was based on the Ferrari Enzo. Maserati also likes to brag that the MC20 is 100-percent Maserati, yet Frank Stephenson believes it lacks personality, a paramount trait for a super sports car that’s also of Italian ilk.
Maserati Needs to Build Cars Like This GT Targa
You could argue that the arrival of Maserati’s MC20 sports car has been a sort of breath of fresh air for the Italian carmaker. While every static review, vlog, or walkaround of the MC20 has been ecstatic (pun intended), there have been people arguing that the MC20 is far from the animal we knew as the MC12.
However, perhaps some of the naysayers could be silenced if Maserati decided to build this GT Targa.
Over the last two decades, we experienced a lot of climaxes in the automotive industry. We saw great remakes, such as the Nissan GT-R, Mercedes SLS AMG, Alpine A110, and other iconic automobiles. In addition, a lot of manufacturers turned away from their traditions in order to keep up with the times. Jaguar made the I-Pace – their first EV – and Polestar went from being the performance division of Volvo to being its own brand, focusing on EVs and hybrids. The latest case of a brand turning away from its usual way of doing things is Maserati with its recent announcement of the Ghibli Hybrid.
2021 Maserati MC20
The 2021 Maserati MC20 is a mid-engined supercar that the Italian company unveiled in September 2020. The brand’s first supercar since 2005, the MC20 is considered a spiritual successor to the MC12, although the two are far from related. Not only the 2021 Maserati MC20 is smaller, but it’s also powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine instead of a V-12, and it features a less aggressive exterior design. The 2021 Maserati MC20 is likely aimed at supercars like the Ferrari F8 Tributo, McLaren 720S, and Lamborghini Huracan Evo. The 2021 MC20 is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 that’s described as "100% Maserati." However, this mill is actually loosely based on Ferrari’s F154 V-8 engine and features parts from other FCA powerplants. The 2021 MC is Maserati’s fourth production mid-engined vehicle, following the Bora (1971-1978), Merak (1972-1983), and MC12 (2004-2005). Let’s find out more about the 2021 Maserati MC20 in the review below.
What is the Cheapest Maserati?
The cheapest Maserati you can get in the US is the Ghibli, priced from $75,480. In Germany, things are quite similar, in the sense that the Ghibli is also the most affordable (we wouldn’t say cheap) model in Maserati’s lineup, with a starting price tag of €69,300. That being said, there’s not really such thing as a cheap Maserati.
What is the Sportiest Maserati?
The sportiest Maserati, if we are to ignore the high-maintenance MC12, is the GranTurismo. It packs a 4.7-liter high-revving V-8 good for 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and top out at 186 mph (300 km/h). Coming back to the MC12, it packs a 6-liter
derived V-12 powerplant pushing out 621 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 481 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm. Top speed is a whopping 205 mph (330 km/h) while the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) interval is cleared in 3.8 seconds.
What is the Most Popular Maserati?
The most popular Maserati is the Levante SUV, which in 2018 was sold in 18,447 units across the world. It was followed by the likes of Ghibli (11,220), Quattroporte (3,505), and GranTurismo/GranCabrio (1,699). If we are to ignore the sales figures and look at the brand’s legacy, then it would be hard to pinpoint an exact model. Perhaps the MC12 could be named the most popular Maserati, since it’s the most extreme road-going car to wear the trident logo.
What is the Most Expensive Maserati?
The most expensive Maserati you can buy today is the GranTurismo Convertible ($150,980) or, how they call it in Europe, the GranCabrio (€144,320). Also worth mentioning is that the Maserati MC12 came with a price tag of $1.5 million. So, there’s that.
What is the Fastest Maserati?
The fastest Maserati on sale today is the GranTurismo, which can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.8 seconds and hit 186 mph (300 km/h). However, the Maserati MC12 was able to clear the same interval in 3.8 seconds and top out at 205 mph (330 km/h).
Are Maserati Cars Reliable?
Maserati cars are not that reliable, if we are to be perfectly honest. Back in 2015, Maserati was named one of the most unreliable brands in Britain and one year later, WarrantyDirect placed it on the 36th position out of 36 in its reliability survey. Things are not particularly rosy if we look at ReliabilityIndex, who gave Maserati the Poor rating after the Italian carmaker managed to score an index of 697.