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Ferrari and Maserati Work New York City Corner

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by Marty Bernstein
Senior Editor
Detroit Bureau
The Auto Channel

Last night the South East corner of 55th street and Park Avenue, sorta catty corner from the world famous Friar's Club, was perhaps the most interesting corner in New York during this annual confluence of NY Auto Show, Passover, Good Friday and Easter. Why?

Maserati unveiled its new Gran Turismo MC and Ferrari previewed its new supercar, the 599 XX There were as many auto photographers taking photos inside the brand's showrooms as curious cell-phone camera equipped people outside looking in.

NEW MASERATI STUNNING! The Maserati GTMC which is engineered to meet the current FIA specifications and standards. First shown as a concept, this high-speed machine has a 450 hp engine and has more techno-tchotkes including a data acquisition system, six-point racing harness, and an integral roll cage. It also features more aerodynamic bodywork, extra-firm racing suspension, enlarged brakes all around, and slick racing tires on 18-inch wheels.

On sale in October at € 135,000 about $180,000 USD it will turn heads and laps during the 2010 GT4 racing season by an unnamed private racing team.

FABULOUS FERRARI Cars from the prancing horse always turn heads as they whiz by. This new model is going to cause an more emotional response, as in "holy XXXX!" According to a Ferrari exec, "the very best of Ferrari technology from our R&D and F1 experience." The aerodynamic design in Ferrari red with black trim is the visual version of the high speed, driving of Ferrari.

Not for the feint of heart,