• Super Cars

    The ONLY Black Maserati MC12 In The World Up For Sale

    Black Maserati MC12

    The Maserati MC12 is essentially a Ferrari Enzo that went to finishing school. For some that’s a great thing, while others prefer the rawness of the Enzo. Either school of thought is in luck, because there are no wrong answers here and both cars are exceptional. Still, the MC12 is far more rare than the Enzo seeing as just 50 were produced compared to the nearly 400 Enzo examples originally churned out. Though if people keep crashing them, the Enzo could catch up in the rare department.

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    It’s understandable then that you all should be excited when a MC12 comes up for sale. There happens to be one at this very moment sitting in the showroom at Ferrari of Newport Beach. It gets more interesting, however, because this one is finished in Tuxedo Black… and it’s the only one of the 50-car run to wear this paint scheme. The rest were all done in blue and white.

    This particular MC12 is street legal in 49 of the 50 states, with California being the only lame duck. Odd then that the car should be sitting for sale in California. Oh well, if we could afford the has-to-be-seven-figured price tag, we’d drive it anyway. You can run a car with no plates in California for an extended period of time, and this one wouldn’t cause the batting of an eye with a paper tag on the back.

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    Not that we’d condone anyone out there doing such a thing*

    *We totally condone it.**

    **Per our lawyers, that last bit isn’t true.***

    ***Forget about the lawyers… go enjoy your life.

    via Motor Authority

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  • Super Cars

    Maserati Alfieri Concept Car Reveal At Geneva (VIDEO)

    The Geneva Motor Show has unveiled a number of things, but one of the most radical is this new concept from Maserati.

    Along with this reveal, Maserati have put together a stunning video. The Alfieri is a “homage to Maserati’s sports heritage, and it is the future of Maserati design”.

    Here’s hoping that future cars look something like this.  

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    Take a look at this crazy concept Maserati in full below.

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  • Super Cars

    Maserati 3500GT: Love At First Drive? (VIDEO)

    What car is special to you? Your first car? Your first family car? Your mid-life crisis purchase?

    For this guy, it’s his Maserati 3500GT; and it’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful car, that has a charm many modern cars lack.

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    The scenery and weather in the video definitely compliment the Maserati well.

    It’s touching to see how much cars, and one car in particular, can mean to a person.

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    Listen to Frank’s touching story about how he fell in love with the Maserati brand below.

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated (PHOTOS)

    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated

    Sports, Cars and Beautiful Women = The perfect Marketing Campaign, Maserati is the latest to team up with Sports Illustrated and the phenomenal Heidi Klum…

    When sports and cars come together, the world “super” often comes up – whether it’s a high-performance super sports car, a racing series (like Japan’s Super GT, Australia’s V8 Supercars or Italy’s Superstars series), the latest crop of Super Bowl ads from the world’s automakers or a supermodel posing with a car in the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

    This year’s edition already saw Lisalla Montenegro cozying up to the new Lexus RC F, but it’s not the only pairing to be found between an import luxury performance machine and a swimsuit model. The new 50th anniversary edition of the popular bikini special features a seven-page pictorial titled “Beyond the Swimsuit” shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

    The spread features the inimitable Heidi Klum posing beside and inside various Maserati models – including the new Ghibli S Q4, the GranTurismo MC Trofeo race car and the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna concept. Of course it’s not the first time we’re seeing a leggy blonde stepping out of Modena’s finest – a role often taken up by one Jodie Kidd, to say nothing of the rich and beautiful in exotic locales the world over – but it’s a pairing of which we’ll never grow tired.

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    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustratedvia: Autoblog 

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  • News

    Lying in Wait? Maserati Plugs Ghibli Sedan in Whispered, Sneaky “Strike” Super Bowl Ad (VIDEO)

    Think Maserati was messing around when it revealed plans to seriously amp up its global sales presence? Things should have looked pretty serious after the Italian automaker recently introduced not only a new Quattroporte, but the smaller and less-expensve Ghibli this year alone.

    Well, America, consider yourself served, because Maserati’s surprise Super Bowl ad (embedded below) not only was pretty cool, but also put the Ghibli on a couple million TV screens while looking cool.

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  • Top 10s

    Should These ‘Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow’ Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?

    Should These 'Top 10 Classic Cars Of Tomorrow' Really Be On This List?
    Let’s start this off by saying the folks at Hagerty know classic cars. They know them really well, and that’s why they’re good at pricing them, insuring them, and generally understanding the world of collector cars from minor muscle machines to top-flight European exotics. So when we hear that Hagerty had just put out a list highlighting the new vehicles that it feels should be considered future classics, we expected to be in total agreement. We aren’t.

    The rules: They must be new cars and they must start below $100,000. Out of ten on the list… we agree with about three of them. Maybe four.

    Let’s go through this list one vehicle at a time, shall we?

    1. Jaguar F-Type R

    2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

    No question, an easy pick and we would put it atop our list as well. However, we feel this one gets in by the skin of its teeth based on the rules. Hagerty is going off MSRP, but if you find someone who had actually paid just $99,000 for this crazy kitty we’d be shocked. Your author has driven a V8 S… which wore a sticker price of $104,000.

    2. BMW M5 Sedan

    2014 BMW M5

    Not a chance. If the E39 M5 hasn’t made the leap yet, then the latest iteration won’t either. We’re not saying the E39 won’t get there, because it definitely will… but it’s not there yet. If you have your eye on owning one though, you’d better do it now. As for the current car, just wait for it to depreciate… massively.

     3. Chevrolet COPO Camaro:

    2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro

    Instant collectible. It’s produced in small batches, so its limited availability makes it instantly desirable for collectors.

    4.  Maserati Ghibli S:

    Maserati Ghibli

    You know how much current collectors love theoriginal Ghibli… wait, they don’t? Ah, got it. Look, the old Ghibli is a pretty cool looking machine, and the new car is, well, actually rather excellent, but it’s no future classic. No one will be pining for a vintage (current) Quattroporte 25 years from now, and no one will be pining for the baby version either.

    5.  Alfa Romeo 4C:

    2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

    Yes, a thousand times yes.

    6.  Chevrolet Corvette Stingray:

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

    This will inevitably be a future classic, but that’s practically cheating. It’s going to take some time, of course, but it will eventually get there. Buy one for your great grandkids… because you’re not likely to see it rise in value in your lifetime.

    7.  Nissan 370Z NISMO:

    2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO

    Nope. The 240Z? Come to papa. A 1984-1989 Z31 300ZX? Maybe someday. The twin-turbo Z32? There’s a chance, but we’re a ways off. The 350Z? Never. The 370Z is a great leap over the 350Z, and it’s a blast to drive… but we don’t see folks clamoring for them in the future.

    8.  Dodge Challenger Shaker:

    2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker

    The future generation will probably opt for the 370Z Nismo before it spends serious coin at an auction block for a modern Challenger. This is just another thing that the old Challenger does better than the new Challenger… bring bucks at the auction block for years to come.

    9.  Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X:

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X

    The most confusing choice on the list. All those CJ5 and CJ7 Jeeps aren’t forecasting too strongly, so why should the Rubicon X? Think 4.0-liter I6-equipped Jeeps, not 3.6-liter units (even though that engine is WAY better than the last one Chrysler stuck in there).

    10.  Ford Fiesta ST:

    2014 Ford Fiesta ST (Euro spec) - First Drive, March 2013

    This one… actually could happen. The Fiesta ST could be one of those once in-awhile something-special machines that flies in out of nowhere, impresses everyone who touches it, and leaves us far to quickly. We hope that’s not the case, but it’s highly probable.

    So there you have it. That’s the Hagerty list, and that’s how we feel about it. We’d just like to reiterate that Hagerty typically knows what it’s talking about… so we could be way off. What do you think? Sound off below.

    via: Motor Authority

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