Maserati

2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible: Enter the Pimp.

Posted in Car Reviews, European Review, General, Maserati, RideLust Review by MrAngry | October 4th, 2010 | 1 Response |

2011 Maserati GranCabrio

I’ll be honest here, cars like this usually don’t do a damn thing for me as generally I find them to be more show than go. This observation usually holds true for the people who buy them as well. Sure they’re beautiful machines and yes they propel you forward, but to me these cars are more about image and less about having a passion for driving. I have to say though that last week while I was attending the IMPA test days in PA, I had a chance to slip behind the wheel of the new 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible and was pleasantly surprised when my initial impressions were proven completely wrong.
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Maserati Quattroporte gets served up Novitec Style.

Posted in Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, General, Maserati, Supercars by MrAngry | July 28th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Novitec Maserati Quattropore

Anytime German auto tuner Novitec gets its hands on an exotic car you know that good things will happen. They’ve done multiple Ferrari’s, Audi’s, Porsche’s and BMW’s along with just about every other high-end manufacturer out there, and with this they’ve managed to build a reputation as one of the best exotic car tuning companies in the business. It now seems Novitec has gotten the bug to play with Maserati’s as it has just released a complete package for the Quattroporte S and Sport GTS.

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Bullrun: Day 4 – Unlucky Pennies, Shelby GT500 and Boulder, CO.

Posted in Bullrun, Cool Stuff, Ford, General, Maserati, Mustang, Racing, Rally, Videos by MrAngry | July 14th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Hmm… I think Matt Farah must have had a rough night because super camera guy Tom Morningstar is behind the wheel of the Black Magic Mustang. Now on day four of the rally it seems that everywhere you turn more and more tickets are being given out, in fact I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t gotten nicked yet. We’ve got one Dude who got suckered into fixing a 40 year old Mustang, a Maserati Gran Turismo with a smoke screen, a good review of the 550 hp Shelby GT500 Mustang and a finishing point of Boulder Colorado. All in all it looks as though this years crop of Bullrunner’s are doing A-OK, but it’s only day four and a lot can happen between now and Friday. Click play and check it out.

Source: TheSmokingTire.com

Saab Spyker Hires Ferrari Designer Castriota

Posted in BMW, Cars, Classic, Compact Cars, Design, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Favorite Cars, Ferrari, General, Maserati, New Cars, Newsworthy, Saab, Supercars by Leigh | June 20th, 2010 | 1 Response |

CEO, attorney, and automobile designer, Victor Muller has worn several hats throughout his career.  He can add a halo to that list.  Muller, CEO of Saab Spyker Automobiles N.V., has been rightly credited by legions of Saab enthusiasts as the savior of the Swedish marque.

As a former Saab owner who has had a serious RideLust for the Spyker C8 since the day a lucky bazillionaire first drove one into the sunset, for me, Spyker’s acquisition of Saab, back in early 2010, was a striking moment of blissful surprise.  I couldn’t have been more thrilled if I had received a Nobel Prize on my birthday while it rained gold coins and Johnnie Walker Blue.  The Saab enthusiasts I knew were speechless with absolute delight.  After the ups and downs, the near-success of the Koenigsegg purchase of Saab and its devastating conclusion, and the months of worried nail-biting thereafter, the acquisition was truly a dream come true.

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What did you do this weekend?

Posted in Audi, Cool Stuff, Dodge, Ford, Ford GT, General, Maserati by MrAngry | May 23rd, 2010 | 1 Response |

Pie Run

Sometimes a weekend comes together in a fashion that just makes you smile. Here in New York I have a select group of buddies that I’ve been driving with for years. We have a set routine of waking up at the crack of dawn, meeting up at a rendezvous point, going for a nice spirited drive through the hills of upstate NY and CT and then hitting someplace that serves heart exploding meals for breakfast. As I hadn’t seen my friends in awhile I thought it may be a good idea to get together. The emails went out and we ended up setting a meeting place for 7am Saturday morning. There were only seven cars but together we made up a nice eclectic group of road going hardware.

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Family Guy’s Peter Griffin files lawsuit over parking dispute with co-star!

Posted in Animation, Bizarre, Funny, Maserati by MrAngry | May 20th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Family Guy

In a recently developing news story Ridelust.com has learned that Peter Griffin, star of the Fox sitcom Family Guy and father of two (and one Dog), has filed suit against the network with the intention of gaining a substantial salary increase. Apparently this law suit comes on the heals of a heated argument that Peter had with co-star Glen Quagmire over a prime parking space at network headquarters.

Company Car: Fernando Alonso Gets To Pick His Own

Posted in Formula 1, Maserati by Kurt Ernst | March 22nd, 2010 | Leave a Reply |
2010 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible

I'll bet it won't carry five people plus luggage comfortably.

I’ve had exactly one company car in my life, a 1990 Ford Taurus sedan. It was an LX if I remember correctly, so it had Ford’s 3.8 liter V6 mated to a four speed automatic transmission. It was plenty comfortable, but had a nasty habit of cooking the brakes while driving down mountain passes in Colorado. The transmission didn’t allow you to select third gear, so your options were to choose second and listen to the motor scream at 5,000 RPM with the speedometer pegged at 40, or to select drive and hope the brakes lasted to the bottom of the pass. I got real good at looking for truck run-off areas, just in case. Standard procedure was to pry off the wheel covers (for that extra bit of brake cooling) before I headed into the mountains.

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Fiat Plans Future Maserati Based On Chrysler 300C, Epic FAIL to Ensue

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Chrysler, Design, Fiat, Luxury Cars, Maserati, New Cars, Newsworthy by Suzanne Denbow | October 27th, 2009 | 8 Responses |

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Apparently unaware of the slightly less than favorable reputation Chrysler brand products (Dodge and Jeep notably excluded) enjoy in the U.S., Fiat apparently intends to use the Chrysler 300C as the underpinning for its new, entry-level Maserati Quattroporte. We’ll give you a minute to digest that. Read More…

Maserati Celebrates Italian Innovation in 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade

Posted in auto industry, Celebrity Cars, Classic, Collector Cars, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, Foreign Cars, History, Luxury Cars, Maserati, Newsworthy by Suzanne Denbow | October 12th, 2009 | 1 Response |

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Celebrating over 500 years since a slightly confused Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in search of native peoples to disenfranchise, in a few hours a group of legendary Maserati’s will lead the 65th annual Columbus Day Parade up Fifth Avenue in New York City. After completing the parade route, the pack of Italian supercars will come to rest between Madison and Fifth Avenues before the Columbus Citizens Foundation where they will remain on display until the charity raffle later this week or until one of New York’s finest defaces the vehicles, whichever comes first. Read More…

Hyundai Bursts JAMA’s Bubble, Bows Out of 2009 Tokyo Motor Show

Posted in auto industry, Auto Show, Buick, Cadillac, Cars, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Foreign Cars, GM, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Maserati, New Cars, Newsworthy, Porsche by Suzanne Denbow | September 28th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |

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Today, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) member and Tokyo Motor Show chairperson Toyokazu Ishida, confirmed that Hyundai has become the 23 and final major automaker to withdraw from the show. “Hyundai called last week and orally confirmed their intent to cancel,” said Ishida. “It’s unbelievable.” Decidedly more a sound business maneuver then a personal slight, Hyundai’s decision comes on the heels of a string of cancellations from literally every major foreign manufacturer, including Chrysler, GM (and all its subsidiaries), Ford, Volvo, Porsche, and Maserati, to name a few. Excluding native Japanese manufacturers, that leaves Germany’s Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen and Britain’s Lotus as the sole participants. Read More…