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Maserati Bora turns 50

Maserati Bora turns 50

Maserati Bora turns 50

Modena, 11 March 2021 – Maserati celebrates the Bora, the first mid-mounted rear engine road car in the Brand’s history, just as the MC20 is the first mid-mounted rear engine vehicle in the new Era.

The wind of the Maserati Bora spans through 50 years of history, and reaches the dawn of a new phase for the Brand: all new models share the exclusiveness, sportiness and uniqueness that have always characterised the Modenese constructor, and Bora has also handed down its engine position, first introduced on the Tipo 63 (1961), initially reprised on the MC12, and now a key feature of the new MC20.

Exactly 50 years have passed since 11 March 1971, when the Geneva International Motor Show provided the backdrop for the debut of the Maserati Bora, which was produced until 1978 with 564 cars built, not to mention the spectacular Boomerang, a coupé prototype created by Giugiaro with futuristic engineering and wedge-shaped bodywork.

Following the trend that had already revolutionised Formula 1 racing cars over previous years, Maserati asked Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign to come up with a mid-mounted rear engine sports car with enhanced performance, design, comfort and safety.

The engine was the tried and tested 4,700 cc V8 producing 310 horsepower at 6,000 rpm (to be joined by the 4,900 cc unit two years later), mounted lengthways on a subframe installed on the monocoque.

The car’s distinctive features included retractable headlights to prevent aerodynamic drag, projecting differential on the rear axle, independent suspensions on all wheels (for the first time in a Maserati), disc brakes, dry-mounted single disc clutch, 5-speed gearbox and telescopic suspension dampers.

The Bora combined comfort and performance and had a top speed of over 280 km/h, ensuring great driving pleasure thanks to the engine’s exceptionally agile response and the quiet interior.

While the car’s engineering design carried the name of Giulio Alfieri, the aerodynamics and styling were by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who created a two-seater coupé on simple, elegant lineswhich gave the Maserati Bora a balanced appearance.

The approach was futuristic, with a low, slender, almost tapered front styled to cut through the air, while the front grille included two rectangular air vents with a Trident in the centre. The perfectly sleek sides were centrally divided by a thin black rubber trim, while the rear ended in a Kamm or truncated tail.

The result was a trend-setting, streamlined car perfect for the rock-and-roll spirit of the ‘70s, which is still delighting fans today.                                                                                                                                       

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

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Maserati Barcelona presenta el Ghibli Hybrid, el primer coche electrificado de Maserati

Maserati Barcelona presenta el Ghibli Hybrid, el primer coche electrificado de Maserati

Esta berlina supone el primer paso hacia la electrificación del Tridente sin renunciar al auténtico espíritu Maserati. Además, incorpora por primera vez el sistema Maserati Connect

Barcelona, 22 de febrero– Maserati Barcelona, el concesionario oficial Maserati de QUADIS en Barcelona, tiene el placer de invitarle el próximo miércoles, 24 de febrero, a la presentación del Ghibli Hybrid, el primer coche electrificado producido por la marca italiana. Albert Ribas, Director General de Maserati Barcelona y Valencia; y Sergio Casanovas, Car Explainer en Maserati Iberia, serán los encargados de descubrir esta berlina producida por el Maserati Innovation Lab de Módena. La presentación tendrá lugar en las instalaciones de Maserati Barcelona, en Paseo Bonanova, 9, en Barcelona.

El híbrido Maserati Ghibli Hybrid presenta una innovadora unidad de potencia que combina un motor de combustión interna (4 cilindros, turbo, cilindrada de 2.0 l) con un alternador de 48 voltios y un sobrealimentador adicional eléctrico (e-Booster), soportado por una batería. Esta solución es única en su segmento, y es la primera en una nueva generación de unidades de potencia, con el equilibrio perfecto entre prestaciones, eficiencia y placer de conducción. Además, con esta berlina se estrena el uso del nuevo programa Maserati Connect, que permite una conexión permanente con el vehículo: el intercambio de información continua cuando está en movimiento, para mejorar los servicios ofrecidos al conductor.

Durante la presentación también estará presente el Maserati Levante Trofeo MY21, como representante de The Art of Fast, cuyo motor V8 se extiende también a Ghibli y Quattroporte.

Con MY21, la gama Maserati se actualiza en estilo y conectividad. Estos cambios son la nueva parrilla delantera y los nuevos grupos de luces traseras, que tienen una forma de boomerang inspirada en la introducida a finales de la década de 1990 por el Giugiaro 3200 GT, y que podrá verse en el Maserati Trofeo MY21.

Acto: presentación del Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Día: miércoles, 24 de febrero

Hora:

Debido a la situación actual, se realizarán tres turnos de aforo limitado:

11:00 a 12:00

12:00 a 13:00

13:00 a 14:00

Lugar: Paseo Bonanova, 9, Barcelona

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The Maserati White Book

Modena, 10 September 2020 For Maserati, this is the start of a new Era. The Trident brand takes centre stage with revolutionary new cars, innovations and projects: for the Brand, the focus is strongly on the future.

The Maserati White Book

After the spark ignited by the Ghibli Hybrid, presented in July, the power of the Trofeo Collection launched in August, and the world première of the MC20 supercar, revealed to the world with an unprecedented event, the time has now come for a real journey into the future of Maserati in Modena, where the Brand’s tomorrow is being built, starting from its roots.

Innovation, passion and uniqueness guide the Brand in this phase of total renewal.

The starting-point for this journey is the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena. The Modena plant, where the Trident has had its home for over 80 years, is a magical location that combines the Brand’s “made in Italy” DNA and its Heritage with an irrepressible drive towards the future and innovation: the plant has been modernised with new production, engine assembly and painting facilities specifically for the new MC20.

In fact the Nettuno, the supercar’s ground-breaking V6 power unit, is the first creation of the Maserati Engine Lab, the new engine hub recently created within the Modena site, which has also, for the first time in its history, been equipped with a state-of-the-art, environment-friendly paintshop.

MC20 is the first step in the new Era, the first model that marks out a new path to the future. The supercar’s strikingly elegant design is achieved by finely balancing a series of opposites: a blend of craftsmanship and engineering, elegance and performance, racing spirit and pleasure at the wheel. Designed by the Maserati Style Centre in Turin, MC20 is 100% developed, engineered and produced in Modena, and began to take shape in the laboratories of the Maserati Innovation Lab, the Trident brand’s engineering hub, a facility of excellence where all the Maserati models of today and tomorrow are brought to life.

In the Maserati Innovation Lab in Modena, digital processes support the product’s development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritise the human factor right from the initial phases: customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix. In fact, more than 90% of the MC20’s vehicle dynamics were developed with the aid of virtual models, using an innovative approach called Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development, managed by Maserati in-house.

The Maserati Innovation Lab is therefore the perfect location for discussing the Brand’s tomorrow, and its laboratories will bring forth the Folgore and the new Grecale SUV.

Folgore is the new strategy for electrification the Maserati way, and ignites the flame of a new energy. An energy that will project the Trident into the future.

The new Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be the Brand’s first cars to adopt 100% electric solutions; they will be engineered in Modena and built at the Turin production hub. There will also be an electric version of the MC20, to be produced at the Maserati plant in Modena.

The first step in the range’s electrification is Ghibli Hybrid, launched in July. The challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without betraying the Brand’s core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. Keeping faith with its DNA, Maserati has chosen a hybrid solution focused primarily on improving performance, while also saving fuel and cutting emissions.

The future Maserati SUV will carry the name of a wind. It is to be called Grecale, after the fierce north-east wind of the Mediterranean Sea, and it is destined to play a key role in the Brand’s development.

Maserati has a long-standing practice of naming its cars after the world’s most famous winds.

It all began in 1963, with the legendary Mistral. This was followed by Ghibli, Bora, Merak and Khamsin. And in 2016 by Levante, the first SUV in Maserati’s history.

The Brand’s new era also embraces the customisation of its cars. Thanks to the new Maserati FUORISERIE programme, it will now be possible to customise every Maserati to the customer’s taste, and every purchaser is offered the opportunity of a unique experience in the new “car tailoring” shop, to be created at the Modena headquarters. To help customers to find their way around the thousands of possible combinations, we have created three basic collections as starting-points, three collections – called Corse, Unica and Futura – that express the brand’s power and represent its values, uniting breath-taking performance with elegance and innovation.

In its drive towards the future, the Brand proudly maintains its links with its DNA; Maserati starts from Modena, from the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley, the epicentre of passion, performance and audacity, and also gives due prominence to the wonderful cars from its past through the dedicated services in the new Classiche programme.

In addition, to mark the opening of the Brand’s new Era and the significant “MMXX: Time to be Audacious” event, the spotlight goes up on the global mobility stage and Maserati strengthens its bond with its home city: Modena has been chosen for the presentation to the world of the latest addition to the family, the MC20, and one of the cars is displayed on Piazza Grande, below the Ghirlandina tower. What’s more, Piazza Roma hosts the Trofeo Collection: the most extreme, powerful trims of Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte.

Trofeo Collection is now complete. After the launch in 2018 of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo with the new 580 hp V8 engine are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury and making them the most powerful Maserati sedans ever.

Also during the event, the Anatomical Theatre in Modena is the location for an “anatomy session” in which Nettuno, the new Modena-made engine, can be viewed opened up and dissected, an opportunity to examine the characteristics of a technological gem down to the tiniest detail.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

Maserati MC20 – the Brand’s new super sports car

Maserati MC20

Modena, September 9th2020 – Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

Maserati MC20: the Brand’s new super sports car

  • MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s new Era
  • The new Maserati super sports car is a worthy successor to the MC12
  • A car with a racing DNA
  • 100% Made in Modena and 100% Made in Italy

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb weight), and thanks to its power output of 630 hp it comes out best in class in weight/power ratio, at just 2.33 kg/hp. This record is achieved through the use of choice quality materials, exploiting all the potentials of carbon fibre without any sacrifices with regard to comfort.

Nettuno, the first engine in this new chapter of the Trident’s history, is the MC20’s twin turbo V6, a technologic gem already awarded an international patent, which puts the MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) technology, the ground-breaking combustion system developed in-house, onto the world’s roads.

Overall, this revolutionary project has resulted in a car that epitomises Italian excellence. In fact, MC20 was designed in Modena and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant, where the Trident’s models have been built for more than 80 years. The new production line, created in the spaces where the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models were assembled until November 2019, is now ready for action in the historic plant. The site also features a new paintshop incorporating innovative, environment-friendly technologies. Nettuno will also be built in Modena, at the newly established Maserati Engine Lab.

The MC20 design was produced in about 24 months, with the involvement from the outset, in an innovative approach, of a team of Maserati Innovation Lab engineers, technical specialists from the Maserati Engine Lab and designers from the Maserati Style Centre.

The Virtual Vehicle Dynamics Development system, which includes the use of one of the world’s most advanced dynamic simulators, was developed in-house by the Maserati Innovation Lab and is based on a complex mathematical model called Virtual Car. This method allowed performance of 97% of dynamic tests, optimising development times. The car was then fine-tuned in the best Maserati tradition with exhaustive track and road test-driving sessions in the most widely varying conditions of use.

The guiding theme of the MC20’S design was the Brand’s historic identity, with all the elegance, performance and comfort integral to its genetic make-up. The focus on performance led to the conception of a car with a distinct personality, with unmistakable forms that render it unique.

The butterfly doors are not only stunningly beautiful but also functional, as they improve the car’s ergonomics and enable optimal access to and from the cabin.

The aerodynamics were designed through over two thousand man-hours in the Dallara Wind Tunnel and more than a thousand CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, which enabled the creation of a genuine work of art. The resulting car has a sleek line, with no mobile appendages but just a discreet rear spoiler that improves downforce without detracting from the MC20’s beauty. The CX is more under 0,38.

Maserati MC20

Maserati MC20

The MC20 is designed to enable coupé and convertible versions and for full electric power.

Once inside the cabin, the driver is always central, and nothing must distract them from the sporting driving experience. Every component has a purpose, and is completely driver-oriented. Simple forms, very few sharp edges and minimal distractions. Two 10 inch screens: one for the cockpit and the other for the Maserati Touch Control Plus (MTC Plus MIA). Simplicity is also the keynote of the carbon fibre-clad central console, with just a few features: the wireless smartphone charger, the driving mode selector (GT, Wet, Sport, Corsa and a fifth, ESC Off, which deactivates the control functions), two speed selection buttons, the power window controls, the Multimedia System controls, and a handy storage compartment underneath the armrest. All the other controls are on the steering wheel, with the ignition button on the left and the launch control on the right.

The new MC20 will be connected at all times with the Maserati Connect program. The full range of services includes connected navigation, Alexa and Wifi Hotspot and can also be managed through the Maserati Connect smartphone or smartwatch App.

For the launch, Maserati has also developed six new colours to characterise MC20: Bianco Audace, Giallo Genio, Rosso Vincente, Blu Infinito, Nero Enigma and Grigio Mistero. Each of them has been conceived, designed and developed exclusively for this car and they all convey important themes: a strong reference to Made in Italy, to Italian identity and to the land, as well as one linked to Maserati tradition.

Both visually and conceptually, there are strong references to the MC12, the car that marked Maserati’s racing comeback in 2004. In the same way as its predecessor, MC20, with its explicitly racing soul clear from its name alone, announces the intention to return to the world of racing.

The production launch is scheduled for the end the current year with orders to be accepted from the 9th September after the world Première.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine
Layout V6 90° MTC twin turbo
Displacement (cc) 3000 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 88 x 82 mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Max. power output 630 CV @ 7500 rpm
Peak torque (Nm @ rpm) 730 Nm @ 3000 – 5500 rpm
Ignition system MTC (Maserati Twin Combustion) Twin Spark with passive prechamber
Fuel system PD( Direct injection 350bar + Port injection 6bar)
Induction Twin Side Turbo with electronic actuated waste gate
Lubrication Fully variable Oil pump on Dry Sump System with scavenge Pumps & external oil tank
Timing system Double over head camshaft with variable valve timing
PERFORMANCE
0-100 Km/h (s) <2,9”
0-200 Km/h (s) <8,8”
Top speed (km/h) >325km/h
Braking distance
from 100 to 0 km/h (m)
<33mt
Cx <0,38
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS – WLTC*
Fuel consumption
(Combined cycle) l/100 km
11,6
Fuel consumption
(Low cycle) l/100 km
20,8
Fuel consumption
(Medium cycle) l/100 km
11,9
Fuel consumption
(High cycle) l/100 km
9,8
Fuel consumption
(extra-High cycle) l/100 km
9,6
CO2 emissions
(Combined cycle) g/km
262
CO2 emissions
(Low cycle) g/km
470
CO2 emissions
(Medium cycle) g/km
269,4
CO2 emissions
(High cycle) g/km
220,6
CO2 emissions
(Extra High cycle) g/km
215,8
*Preliminary Values
TRANSMISSION
Gearbox DCT 8 gears
Gear ratios: 2.905/ 1.759/ 1.220/ 0.878/ 0.653/ 0.508/ 0.397/ 0.329 R 2.632:1 final 5.174
Transmission Rear-wheel drive with rear limited slip self-locking mechanical differential
(Electronic differential opt)
SUSPENSION
Front Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle , anti-roll bar (Lifter opt)
Rear Double-wishbone with virtual steering axle , anti-roll bar
BRAKES
Front Ventilated discs 380×34 mm (CCM disc 390×36 opt)
Brembo fixed calipers
6 pistons
Rear Ventilated discs 350×27 mm (CCM disc 360×28 opt)
4 pistons
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Front/rear tyres front 245/35 ZR 20 / rear 305/30 ZR 20
L x D x H (mm) 4,669 x 1,965 x 1,221
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700
Front/rear track (mm) 1,681 / 1,649
Luggage capacity (l) 150 (50 front / 100 rear)
Fuel tank capacity (l) 60 lt
Homologated weight (kg) <1500kg

 

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars with an amazing personality, immediately recognisable anywhere. With their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a global automotive industry benchmark. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available on more than seventy markets internationally. Ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version, the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first made by Maserati SUV, all models denoted by use of the choicest materials and technical solutions of superlative excellence. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 supercar, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at Grugliasco (Turin) at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

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Nuevo híbrido Ghibli: el primer vehículo electrificado en la historia de Maserati

  • El primer vehículo híbrido en la historia de Maserati
  • Desarrollado por el Laboratorio de Innovación Maserati de Módena
  • El vehículo será producido en la planta Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) en Grugliasco (Turín)

Nuevo híbrido Ghibli: el primer vehículo electrificado en la historia de Maserati

Módena, 16 de julio de 2020: la chispa de la electrificación enciende el futuro de Maserati: con el nuevo Ghibli Hybrid, la marca Trident ingresa al mundo de la electrificación.

El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid representa uno de los proyectos más ambiciosos para Maserati, que después del anuncio del nuevo motor para el superdeportivo MC20 ahora establece el sello en otro paso adelante hacia la nueva Era de la marca.

La elección de introducir la tecnología híbrida en el sedán Ghibli no es una coincidencia: este modelo, con más de 100,000 unidades producidas desde su lanzamiento en 2013, encarna perfectamente el ADN del fabricante con sede en Módena.

De hecho, el desafío que enfrentó Maserati fue ingresar al mundo de la electrificación sin alterar la filosofía y los valores centrales de la marca. ¿El resultado? La creación del mejor híbrido posible. Además, Ghibli Hybrid conservará el sonido inconfundible que siempre ha distinguido a todos los Maserati.

La llegada del nuevo híbrido Ghibli amplía así la gama Maserati, que ahora es aún más competitiva y responde a las demandas del mercado.

Diseño

El Ghibli Hybrid es inmediatamente reconocible, gracias en parte al nuevo diseño tanto del exterior como del interior. El denominador común del rediseño, desarrollado por el Centro Stile Maserati, es el color azul, elegido para identificar todos los automóviles con tecnología híbrida y el nuevo mundo que representan.

En el exterior, el color azul caracteriza los tres conductos de aire laterales icónicos, las pinzas de freno y el rayo en el óvalo que encierra el Trident en el pilar trasero. El mismo color azul reaparece dentro del automóvil, en particular en las costuras bordadas de los asientos. El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid también presenta nuevos contenidos estilísticos, a partir de la nueva parrilla frontal, con barras rediseñadas para representar un diapasón, un dispositivo musical que emite un sonido de extrema pureza y que también evoca el símbolo Trident. Hay cambios significativos en la parte trasera del automóvil, donde los grupos de luces se han rediseñado por completo, con un perfil tipo boomerang inspirado en el 3200 GT y el concept car Alfieri.

Híbrido leve

En perfecta armonía con su ADN, Maserati ha elegido una solución híbrida centrada principalmente en mejorar el rendimiento, al tiempo que reduce el consumo de combustible y reduce las emisiones.

La tecnología híbrida explota la energía cinética que el automóvil acumula cuando está en movimiento, recuperándola y transformándola en electricidad durante la desaceleración y el frenado, y almacenándola en una batería.

El innovador tren motriz, resultado del trabajo de desarrollo de ingeniería en profundidad por parte de los técnicos e ingenieros del Laboratorio de Innovación Maserati en Módena, combina un motor de combustión interna (4 cilindros, turbo, desplazamiento de 2.0 l) con un alternador de 48 voltios y un adicional Sobrealimentador eléctrico (e-Booster), soportado por una batería. Esta solución es única en su segmento, y es la primera en una nueva generación de trenes motrices, con el equilibrio perfecto entre rendimiento, eficiencia y placer de conducción.

La batería está montada en la parte trasera del automóvil, con beneficios en términos de distribución de peso mejorada.

Esta versión pesa unos 80 kg menos que el Diesel.

Gracias a la potencia máxima de 330 hp y al par de 450 Nm entregados a solo 1.500 rpm, los datos de rendimiento del nuevo Ghibli Hybrid son muy impresionantes: velocidad máxima de 255 km / hy aceleración de 0 a 100 km / h en 5,7 segundos.

Los ocupantes híbridos de Ghibli aún se deleitarán con el sonido inconfundible que caracteriza a todos los modelos Maserati, gracias al escape optimizado, que incluye resonadores especialmente diseñados.

Conectividad
Ghibli Hybrid también marca el debut del nuevo programa Maserati Connect, que permite una conexión constante con el automóvil: el intercambio de información continúa cuando está en movimiento, para mejorar los servicios ofrecidos al conductor. Además de actualizar los paquetes de software, el sistema realiza verificaciones en el automóvil y monitorea los servicios de Seguridad y Seguridad en emergencias.

El sistema multimedia Maserati Intelligent Assistant es de última generación, basado en entradas digitales de Android Automotive, un software que ofrece una experiencia de usuario innovadora totalmente personalizable según las preferencias personales del conductor. La pantalla HD del sistema multimedia, con nuevos gráficos, más fácil de usar y sin sonido envolvente, aumenta su tamaño de 8 “4 a 10” 1. También se presenta un nuevo panel de instrumentos con dispositivos digitales y nuevos gráficos.

Electrificación al estilo Maserati
El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid representa el primer paso en un plan que conducirá a la electrificación de todos los nuevos modelos Maserati. Los primeros autos totalmente eléctricos de la marca serán los nuevos GranTurismo y GranCabrio, programados para 2021.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produce una gama completa de autos únicos con una personalidad increíble, inmediatamente reconocible en cualquier lugar. Con su estilo, tecnología y carácter innatamente exclusivo, deleitan los gustos más exigentes y exigentes y siempre han sido un referente de la industria automotriz. Los embajadores de este patrimonio son el buque insignia de Quattroporte, el sedán deportivo Ghibli y el Levante, el primer SUV de Maserati. Una gama completa, con motores de gasolina y diésel, tracción trasera y tracción total, los mejores materiales y una ingeniería excepcional. Una tradición de autos exitosos, cada uno de ellos redefiniendo lo que hace un auto deportivo italiano en términos de diseño, rendimiento, confort, elegancia y seguridad.

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Maserati celebra el 60 aniversario del lanzamiento del coupé 5000 GT 2 + 2 en el Salón del Automóvil de Turín

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

Maserati celebra el 60 aniversario del lanzamiento del coupé 5000 GT 2 + 2 en el Salón del Automóvil de Turín

Hace sesenta años, el 5000 GT, un cupé 2 + 2, se presentó en el Salón del Automóvil de Turín y fue la estrella indiscutible del evento.

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

Maserati ahora celebra el aniversario de este extraordinario automóvil, construido a pedido específico del Shah de Persia, Reza Pahlavi. Solo 34 automóviles de este modelo fueron construidos en la planta de Viale Ciro Menotti en Módena, con la carrocería agregada por los mejores carroceros italianos de la época.

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

Reza Pahlavi, el entonces Shah de Persia, y un gran entusiasta de los autos deportivos de alto rendimiento, probó un 3500 GT a fines de 1958 y quedó encantado con él. Sin embargo, solicitó un aumento en el rendimiento, y Giulio Alfieri, director técnico de Maserati en ese momento, se dio cuenta de que el automóvil tendría que ser completamente rediseñado para satisfacer las demandas de este prestigio del cliente.

The resulting AM103 project, continued through during 1959, and was in effect a new car and not merely a customisation: the heart of the design was the V8 engine of the 450S (the famous Maserati racing barchetta), with its bore increased to upgrade its displacement to almost five litres.

The 5000 GT, a prestigious  2+2 coupé, was born.

El automóvil, cuya primera carrocería fue construida por Carrozzeria Touring, se lanzó en el Salón del Automóvil de Turín de 1959 y recibió el apodo de “Shah of Persia” en honor a este cliente único. Solo se produjeron tres de esa versión especial.

The next year, in 1960, the 5000 GT was exhibited on the stand at the Geneva International Motor Show, with a few revisions to the engine.

El hecho más interesante del Maserati 5000 GT fue que fue construido con carrocería por casi todos los principales autocares italianos de la época: de Allemano, Pininfarina, Monterosa, Ghia, Bertone y Frua, sin mencionar Michelotti para Vignale.

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

-Maserati5000GT-1959MichaelFurman

Su gran éxito condujo a la producción de una serie de automóviles para clientes de prestigio, incluidos el Príncipe Karim Aga Khan (automóvil con carrocería de Carozzeria Frua), el jefe de Fiat Gianni Agnelli (Carozzeria Pininfarina), el industrial Ferdinando Innocenti (Carrozzeria Ghia), la estrella de cine Stewart Granger (Carrozzeria Allemano) y el presidente mexicano Adolfo López Mateos (Carrozzeria Allemano).

Maserati confirmó su capacidad para crear un producto de prestigio, ofreciendo elegancia exclusiva, funcionalidad impecable y comodidad absoluta, combinada con un rendimiento emocionante.

El 5000 GT era un automóvil VIP, en términos de exclusividad y rendimiento. Debido a su carácter extremadamente distintivo y alto costo, el número total de automóviles construidos se limitó a solo 34.

Detalles técnicos

 

Model Type 5000 GT
Production period 1959/1964
Engine Eight cylinders, V – 90°
Displacement 4937,8 cc (from 1960: 4941,1 cc)
Bore and stroke 98,5 mm x 81 mm (from 1960: 94 mm x 89 mm)
Power 325 HP a 5500 rev/min. (from 1960: 340 HP a 5800 rev/min)
Compression ratio 8,5:1
Valves train Dual overhead camshafts per bank
Valves Two per cylinder
Ignition Double with two Marelli or Lucas distributors
Engine lubrication Forced with pressure pump
Clutch Dry twin discs
Gearbox Four speeds + R (from 1963: five speeds + R)
Frame Tubular
Front suspensions Coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspensions Semi-elliptical leaf springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes Power-assisted front discs and rear drums
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Track Front 1390 mm ; Rear 1360 mm
Body Two doors Coupè, 2+2 seats
Dry Weight 1500 Kg
Max. Speed 260-270 Km/h

Maserati S.p.Maserati produce una gama completa de autos únicos con una personalidad increíble, inmediatamente reconocible en cualquier lugar. Con su estilo, tecnología y carácter innatamente exclusivo, deleitan los gustos más exigentes y exigentes y siempre han sido un referente de la industria automotriz. Los embajadores de este patrimonio son el buque insignia de Quattroporte, el sedán deportivo Ghibli, el Levante, el primer SUV de Maserati y los autos deportivos GranTurismo y GranCabrio. Una gama completa como nunca antes, con motores de gasolina y diésel, tracción trasera y tracción total, los mejores materiales y una ingeniería excepcional. Una tradición de autos exitosos, cada uno de ellos redefiniendo lo que hace un auto deportivo italiano en términos de diseño, rendimiento, confort, elegancia y seguridad.