At the 1963 Turin Motor Show, Maserati displayed just two cars.
The first was the Mistral, the prized successor to the iconic 3500 GT. And the second was a brand new vehicle, like nothing the crowd had ever seen.
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It was Maserati’s first large saloon, and its first model to be powered by V8 engines, after a design by renowned Turinese coachbuilder Pietro Frua. It was one of three grand tourers in the world at that time that were capable of travelling at the maximum 200km/h speed on the new European motorways.
Over fifty years after the Quattroporte’s launch, it is still setting pulses racing with every update.
The 2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli steal the focus in our main feature once again this issue, as we reveal the latest improvements to their latest incarnations. Don’t forget to claim your 24-hour test drive to experience it for yourself.
The brand is still innovating, so we’ve also excitingly previewed the upcoming Levante, Maserati’s groundbreaking SUV, as well as interviews, competitions, and all the very latest from Ridgeway Maserati inside this issue. I hope you enjoy this edition of VITA.