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Maserati Takes Center Stage At EXCS 9 With A Dazzling Array Of 2016 Models

Maserati Takes Center Stage At EXCS 9 With A Dazzling Array Of 2016 Models

Riyadh, 7 November 2015 – Fast Auto Technic Co. Ltd., the official importer of Maserati in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, revealed its latest collection of 2016 models during the ninth installment of EXCS International Luxury Motor Show in Riyadh. The glamorous event served as a platform to present the eagerly anticipated Maserati cars. Throughout its over 100 years of history the House of the Trident has set new standards in the luxury automotive sector, combining sportiness, exclusivity, craftsmanship and every-day usability in an irresistible Italian package.

In the occasion, Lee Boyle, General Manager of Fast Auto Technic Co., said: “EXCS Motor Show has established a leading status for itself as the most anticipated yearly event for all fans of luxury automobiles. As Maserati, it is imperative for us to be present at EXCS and we are proud to present our new 2016 models to our clients in this distinguished setting.”

For this year’s EXCS Motor Show Maserati showcased three of its most popular models – the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, the Maserati Quattroporte GTS – the flagship – as well as the Ghibli, Maserati’s latest addition to its model portfolio.

The Maserati GranTurismo was born to be the ultimate grand tourer with its endearing lines and engineering concept stretching back to the elegant Maserati A6 1500GT of 1947. Today’s GranTurismo MC Stradale offers peerless, performance luxury in daily commuting, on long trips or for more committed, sporting drives. The sporty stance and classic gran turismo silhouette of the 4-seater tell of its over 100-year heritage of famous Maserati race and road cars – a true design masterpiece by Pininfarina. Its powerful, naturally-aspirated V8 engine is hand-assembled by Ferrari in Maranello giving the GranTurismo MC Stradale its characteristic eager throttle response and free-revving characteristics.The race-tech derived high-revolution engine coupled with the super-fact six-speed electro-actuated “MC Race Shift” transaxle gearbox allows the car to reach 100km/h from zero in just 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 303km/h.

With the original Quattroporte, Maserati invented the concept of the luxury sports sedan and the new Quattroporte continues to be the benchmark for high quality engineering, supercar performance and limousine comfort. The engine of the Quattroporte GTS, the flagship of the Quattroporte range, provides Maserati’s performance benchmark, reaching 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds and achieving a 307km/h top speed.cThe Quattroporte GTS is powered by a state-of-the-art, twin turbo 3.8-litre V8 direct-injection engine developed by Maserati Powertrain in partnership with Ferrari and built by Ferrari in its world-leading engine construction facility in Maranello.

Maserati’s latest addition to its model range is the Maserati Ghibli – a four-door sports executive sedan and first E-segment model by the Italian luxury brand. By combining breath-taking design with exceptional handling qualities and outstanding performance, the Ghibli appeals to the heart, the head and the soul making the dream of owning a Maserati more accessible. The Ghibli S features a new-generation twin turbo-charged 3.0-litre V6 engine and an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. With its power output of 410 hp, the Ghibli S races to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 285 km/h.

GranTurismo MC Stradale

Quattroporte GTS

Ghibli S

Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer which was established on December 1, 1914, in Bologna (Italy) by its founder Alfieri Maserati and his brothers. Their passion and talent contributed to the company DNA: innovation, excellence, and challenge, which are reflected in the brand’s claim “The absolute opposite of ordinary”. Today, the company’s headquarters and main production location are in Modena (Italy). A second state-of-the-art production location, based on the highest quality standards of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) concept, was inaugurated in Grugliasco, near Turin (Italy), in 2013. Maserati has been owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. – now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – since 1993.

Its emblem, the trident, was inspired by the fountain on the Piazza del Nettuno in the center of Bologna (Italy). It is a symbol that ties together the brothers, their hometown, and the artistry and craftsmanship for which Bologna and Emilia-Romagna are known.

Through major investments into product development, production facilities as well as its worldwide dealer network, Maserati has hit a turning point. In addition to the successful GranTurismo and GranCabrio ranges, the latest generation of Maserati’s flagship sedan, the Quattroporte, and the new sports executive sedan, the Ghibli, provide the cornerstones to the brand’s strategy of producing some 75,000 units annually and gaining a significantly strengthened presence in the global luxury car market.

For 2014, Maserati posted a 136% increase in shipments to 36,500 vehicles, driven by the success of the new Quattroporte and Ghibli models. Its major markets include the USA (2014: 14,690, plus 110%), China (2014: 9,400, plus 148%), Europe (2014: 6,360, plus 153%) as well as Asia-Pacific (2014: 4,000, plus 206%) and the Middle East (2014: 2050, plus 144%).


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