Maserati at 2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
• MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio made global dynamic debut in Supercar Run
• Levante S featured in ‘First Glance’ class
• 70 years of Maserati Grand Tourers celebrated with rare historic display
Crowds of automotive enthusiasts visited the Maserati stand in their thousands as they admired the refreshed GranTurismo and GranCabrio, alongside four vintage grand tourers – representing Maserati’s GT history. Completing the line up on the stand was the Maserati Levante SUV, Ghibli and Quattroporte.
• A6 1500: the original GranTurismo model was launched at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show featuring a 1.5-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with 65hp under a revolutionary body designed by Pininfarina.
• 3500 GT: the first “mass-produced” Maserati made its debut in 1957, the year Fangio took the F1 title in his 250F. Its aluminium body was designed by Touring around a 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine with 230hp.
• Ghibli SS Coupé: named after a Saharan wind, the 1967 Ghibli was designed by Giugiaro and is considered one of the greatest Italian grand tourers. The Ghibli SS was introduced in 1970 with a larger, 4.9-litre V8 engine with 335hp.
• 3200GT: designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, it returned the GranTurismo concept to its former glory in 1998. The predecessor of the current GranTurismo featured a Twin Turbo 3.2-litre V8 engine with 370hp.
Goodwood Moving Motor Show ticket holders on Thursday were offered the opportunity to enjoy a ride up the famous hillclimb with one of Maserati’s pro-drivers in the Levante SUV and Ghibli executive saloon.
Elsewhere at Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Future Lab, the Maserati Ghibli was involved in a unique display with its “digital twin”. The display, courtesy of Siemens, demonstrated the digital-industrial innovation that is shaping the future.