Maserati Trofeo Mc World Series Returns To Sonoma After Successful Debut Of Ghibli Sedan Over Pebble Beach Weekend Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 21, 2013
- Maserati is proud to announce that the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo World Series will make its North American stop for a second year at Sonoma Raceway the weekend of August 21st. Last year, famed actor and accomplished race driver Patrick Dempsey and top stuntman, and Hot Wheels X Games Double Loop World Record holder, Greg Tracy competed in the GranTurismo MC Trofeo to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. Thanks to the success of last year, the entire field of cars in this 'Arrive and Drive‟ series were sold out and the grid is full and ready to bring the famed roar of Maserati racing back to Northern California.
Maserati is busy a second straight weekend after the successful US debut of the Ghibli sport sedan over the Pebble Beach weekend. A brand new 15,000 square foot display just steps from the Lodge at Pebble Beach was the centrepiece of the Trident brands extensive outreach activities. In addition to the Ghibli and the all new Quattroporte sedan, the sixth Quattroporte ever built in 1963, fresh from a full restoration, joined a 1961 3500 GTI, the first Italian car to offer fuel injection on its race-derived 6 cylinder engine. These pillars of the Gran Tursimo tradition joined the full line of modern Maserati cars.
According to Bob Graczyk, President of Maserati North America, Inc., 'The favorable attention the Ghibli continues to generate is as special as the car itself. This past weekend presented the first opportunity for thousands of Maserati clients, prospects and admirers to see, feel and of course hear this wonderful new sport sedan within the full line of Maserati cars on display. In a year when we have also launched the new flagship Quattroporte, and look forward to our Centennial in 2014, we could not be more proud of the Trident brand. We look forward to many more events which allow us to share the Maserati experience.'
About the Maserati Ghibli: Powered by a proprietary, twin-turbocharged V-6 Maserati engine built by Ferrari producing 345 HP with rear-wheel drive and 404 HP with Maserati Q4 All-Wheel Drive the new Ghibli delivers Maserati performance in a mid-sized package which enhances the Maserati legacy of timeless style, advanced design and comfort for every day driving.
Acceleration from standstill to 60 mph is achieved in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 176 MPH in the Ghibli S Q4. Maserati vehicle architecture maintains a near perfect 50 / 50 weight balance delivering impressive neutral handling with a smooth and comfortable ride provided by Maserati multilink suspension system and available Skyhook adaptive damping system. The Ghibli driveline is comprised of a new ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, a standard limited-slip differential to maximize available traction and a sport exhaust system with dual twin outlets delivering the Maserati performance sound.
Premium vehicle features such as lightweight alloy wheels, xenon headlamps and LED taillights, fine leather upholstery, keyless entry and starting, rearview camera and an 8.4 inch touch control multimedia interface are all standard on the 2014 Maserati Ghibli.
About the Maserati Quattroporte: The flagship sixth-generation Maserati Quattroporte is a significant leap forward that not only sets the high-technology tone for Maserati‟s upcoming range of new-models, but also remains faithful to Maserati‟s long history of luxury sports sedans, having created the first in 1963.
The powerful and proprietary Maserati engines and the large cabin are at the core of the Quattroporte‟s design. Dominated by a long, powerful nose and a concave Trident grille a clear link is created to both current and historic Maseratis. The newly-developed direct-injection engine family boasts a 523 hp/ 524 lb-ft 3.8-litre V8 and an All-Wheel-Drive 404 hp/ 410 lb-ft 3.0-litre V6, each with eight-speed automatic transmission developed with ZF. Both engines are twin-turbocharged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at their plant in Maranello.
About the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo and Series: The all-inclusive format suits gentleman drivers and those who want to race high-performance cars from a marque that has long been associated with motor racing. The GranTurismo MC Trofeo features an aerodynamic body-kit and reduced weight. All the cars that appear in the Trofeo series are strictly derived from production road Maserati‟s and are made track-ready by a dedicated team of technicians to ensure that the drivers race on a level playing field. The grid is full with 29 cars and includes a significant number of US drivers along with competitors from over a dozen other countries, demonstrating the extraordinary growth of the Trident brand and its global presence.About Maserati:
Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. In 2013, Maserati introduced an all new full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with All Wheel Drive, a competition bred twin turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles which combine elegance and comfort for four with a six speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.us, 1-800- My-Maserati or for press information www.media.maserati.com.posted on conceptcarz.com