Movement comes in many forms, so when we were invited by Maserati to test drive the new MY18 it took us less than a split second to agree. A few days later we joined a group of varied and like minds to discover Maserati in its natural habitat on the roads above Lake Iseo in Northern Italy.
Now, we’re not usually petrol heads, and our normal choice of transportation is whatever will get us to a spot with room for boards, ropes and tents, but our backgrounds in design and our love of adventure qualify us to appreciate Maserati and the new MY18 GranCabrio and GranTurismo.
The pro drivers put the cars through their paces more than our collective skills did but it still put a big smile on our faces as we enjoyed the open road course set out by the Maserati team.
On external looks our choice would be for the hard top GranTurismo but being inside the GranCabrio in both the front and the back, the convertible option is the way to go. There's also more space for our kit to hang out of a convertible!
Thanks to Maserati, Roger and Tori.
In 1947 Maserati created the first GranTurismo model, the legendary A6 1500, and with it pioneered a new concept of vehicle and driving experience, an elegant car built for comfort as well as speed, capable of covering thousands of miles in highly refined style. With room for luggage as well.
Nowadays the term GranTurismo is often used to make saloon and hatchbacks appear more sporty, as a result the expression has lost much of its original, evocative meaning.
That is until now, 70 years later, Maserati are still producing this iconic style of car at their historic factory in Modena. The most current versions, the GranTurismo and GranCabrio, were launched in 2007, and now we are pleased to announce that an updated version will be debuting this summer.
The MY18 GranTurismo and GranCabrio will embody the original spirit of the GranTurismo; A complete luxury offering, presenting a unique and authentic combination of effortlessly accessible power, long-distance comfort, Italian style and elegant craftsmanship combined with the audacious spirit of adventure and independence typified by race-bred heritage and performance motoring.
The MY18 versions will benefit from exterior restyling and infotainment upgrades and crucially will continue to feature a naturally aspirated V8 engine.