There’s something especially heartbreaking about a beautiful concept car that never gets a chance to see the light of day. Especially one that looks like the super sick car in Blade Runner 2049. That’s right. I’m looking at you, 1972 Maserati Boomerang.
What business does an SUV have with nearly 600 horsepower? It’s not my job to rationalize that, but it is to go and see what it’s like. Enter the 2019 Masterati Levante GTS and Trofeo, both packing a Ferrari V8, like all SUVs ought to have.
Let’s be real, friends—car purchases aren’t always rational. You can say you want about safety features and good fuel economy, but cars can be just as much of a fashion statement as a nice watch or a pair of jeans. So if you wanted exotic car looks but don’t have exotic car money, what do you choose?
Ten years ago, an Indiana man named Jim Campbell found himself looking for a LeBaron convertible for his winter home in Florida, when he came upon an example of the highly controversial Chrysler TC by Maserati. He bought it, loved it, and then decided he needed another one for his home in Indiana. Then he purchased…
Look, I thought that 600 horsepower in a BMW M5 was excessive. Certainly, I felt as though I had nowhere to use that power on legal roads. The 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo, an SUV, also comes with that amount of power. Whether I will run into a similar dilemma remains to be seen. What do you want to know about it?
The truck wars continue, the trade wars also continue, Elon Musk continues, and, well, Maserati. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.
I like museums as much as the next guy. Yes, even the ones with paintings of people who are most likely dead now and dinosaur skeletons. It’s a glimpse into artifacts from a bygone era and usually one of the few opportunities to see rare and exciting things. Sometimes they can be quite surprising, and also indicative…
Recently, Bloomberg estimated that a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO will sell for a vomit-inducing $45 million at auction. This is after another Ferrari 250 GTO sold in a private sale for an even more vomit-inducing $70 million. Pretend those owners will actually drive their cars. Pretend that a small collision happens. What…
News broke today of Maserati’s plan to finally turn the lovely Alfieri concept into an EV, which would also have hybrid or plug-in hybrid variants. Who would provide these powertrains, you ask? Ferrari, that’s who.
Are you piping hot mad? Fiat Chrylser’s departing chief Sergio Marchionne said last summer that Maserati would lead the automaker’s way into the electric vehicle future, surely pissing off traditionalist fans of the brand. Now we have an idea of what that might look like: 0-60 sprint in under 2 seconds, and a top…
Ford announced last month that it’s phasing out small cars and now, probably not surprisingly it looks like Fiat Chrysler will take a similar path. Soon-to-retire CEO Sergio Marchionne apparently will cut down on the small cars and go in big on the large and luxurious ones. That means less Fiat and less Chrysler.
If you haven’t spent a lot of time in the city, you might not think that a lot of cars would turn up for a car show in NYC. You certainly wouldn’t expect a multi-million dollar 1956 Maserati race car to roll out on a quiet Sunday morning in the middle of Brooklyn.
Some 14 years ago an angel was born. That angel sounded a trumpet. That trumpet broke down a wall made of porcelain. Behind that wall: the Maserati MC12, a car that still continues to defy any bounds of reason or earthly restrictions whatsoever.
So, when I drove the Maserati Levante for the first time last month, I thought it was pretty fast. Meaning that, I didn’t feel like it needed any more power. Maserati, clearly, disagrees with me.
Maserati, as a brand, is an institution, but Maserati as an everyday luxury alternative to BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Porsche is barely on anyone’s radar. I spent some time playing with the Italian automaker’s mass-appeal options to see what you’re missing.
There is beauty to be found in the simplicity of this 1954 OSCA 2000 S. Very little in this car is extraneous, only providing exactly the bare minimum of what a driver might need to get to the end of a motor race. The design, while coated in a liberal sprinkling of bonnet vents, is incredibly simple. Complex shapes…
Get out there and win the day like a mechanic does when a Biturbo rolls into the shop!