Maserati and COYS created a stunning showcase today at the stylish Bluebird Café in Chelsea, London, displaying three classic Maserati single seat grand prix cars alongside the GranTurismo S, on its official début on UK roads.
On display were the stunning works 1936 Maserati 6CM, raced to victory by Aldo Marazza at the Naples Grand Prix in 1938, accompanied by the ground-breaking 1948 4 CLT, an ex-works grand prix car, raced by Reg Parnell and later by Juan Manuel Fangio. Finally the iconic 1954 250 F, originally delivered to Tony Vandervell and ultimately driven by the exuberant Mike Hawthorn completed the line up*. The 250 F entered into Maserati history as the car in which the great Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1957 Formula One World Championship. These three cars have been recently sold by COYS for in excess of five million dollars.
Alongside its illustrious predecessors, the Maserati GranTurismo S received today its official début on UK roads. The GranTurismo S is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness. Its 440 HP V8 4.7 litre engine, electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC Shift, transaxle layout, sporty exhaust and dual-cast brakes make the GranTurismo S a true ambassador for Maserati’s sporting flair, with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 183 mph, the highest ever reached by a standard production Maserati. The GranTurismo S goes officially on sale today, with prices starting from £89,900 OTR.
Andrea Antonnicola, Managing Director of Maserati GB said: "Maserati is one of the most iconic marques in the world and this was a unique occasion to see the very best of old and new."
Chris Routledge, the Managing Director of COYS said: "It could well be the last time that these three famous Maseratis are together in one place. The fact that Maserati are using this occasion for the UK debut of the Granturismo S is fantastic."Published 8 October 2008