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Bentley Grabs The Top 3 Spots On IIHS’ List Of Vehicles With Highest Collision Losses 5
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Bentley, Bentley Continental, Bentley Flying Spur, BMW i8, BMW M3, BMW M4, BMW M6, IIHS, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranTurismo, Reports on 01 5th, 2018


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has confirmed the obvious, luxury and performance cars cost a fortune to repair following a collision.

While this isn’t an earth shattering revelation, some models cost significantly more than others and the Bentley Continental GT stands out at its collision losses are 6.5 times greater than the average of $390 for all passenger vehicles. Nearly seven percent of all Continental GTs are involved in a collision and the model has a claim severity (how much is paid per claim) of $35,744 and overall losses (a combination of claim frequency and claim severity) of $2,536.

The Continental GT had plenty of familiar company at the top of the “highest overall losses” list as it was joined by the Continental Flying Spur and Continental GTC. Coupes took the next three spots as the BMW i8 had losses of $1,657 which was closely followed by the Maserati GranTurismo and M6 Coupe. Rounding out the top ten spots were the Audi RS7, BMW M3, BMW M4, and Maserati Ghibli.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Smart ForTwo electric had the lowest overall losses of $162. Podium positions also went to the Ram 1500 LWB 4WD and Ford F-250 4WD. Perhaps the most interesting vehicle on the list was the Corvette Z06 convertible which had a claim severity of $7,145 and losses of just $204.

The IIHS says this type of information is particularly helpful as data from collision claims include many crashes that aren’t reported to police. The organization also notes more than half of collision claims for passenger vehicles cost less than $3,000 with the majority falling in the $1,000 to $1,999 range.

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DMC Tries To Make The Maserati GranTurismo Look More Aggressive 25
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in DMC, Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo, tuning on 12 25th, 2017


The problem, if you can call it that, with successful designs, such as the Maserati GranTurismo, is that it’s hard for tuners to work on them without ruining their looks.

Still, that hasn’t stopped DMC from creating a body kit that’s meant to make the GranTurismo look more aggressive.

It’s called the Sovrano package and features the front bumper from an MC Trofeo with a carbon fiber lip, the bonnet from a GranTurismo GT3, custom side skirts, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a trunk lid spoiler.

This example was caught on camera in Herzliya, Israel, by Autogespot user Superfast and it’s one of the very few ever seen in traffic. Given that the Sovrano kit has been around since 2013, it’s safe to assume that it hasn’t been a hit with GranTurismo owners.

This Maser also does without the tuner’s custom 20″ and 21″ all-black alloys, which would have filled the wheel arches better than the stock items and contrasted the white exterior nicely. So, has this kit improved the GranTurismo looks or not? You can have your say in the Comments section right below.

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Maserati Extends Production Shutdowns To Mid-January, Says Report 20
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte, Reports on 12 20th, 2017


Maserati’s planned production shutdowns over the holiday season will be reportedly extended in order to reduce vehicle stocks.

The Grugliasco and Mirafiori factories will stop producing Maseratis until mid-January, Automotive News reports citing union sources.

The Grugliasco factory, which builds the Ghibli and Quattroporte models, will remain closed for four weeks and up until January 15 when last year the facility was shut for three weeks over the Christmas and NY holiday period.

Similarly production of the Levante SUV at the Mirafiori plant will stop from December 20 to January 15. Last year the line was stopped for only one additional day beyond statutory holidays and weekends. The Modena factory, home to the Granturismo and Grancabrio, is going to reopen on January 8 after stopping production on December 15.

Maserati declined to comment on the shutdown schedule while the FIOM union head Federico Bellono said that he was unsure if the longer production stops is caused by the declining sales in China or a structural decline in general sales. “It is clear that production is slowing down and investment in new models is on hold,” he said.

JATO Dynamics analyst Felipe Munoz said that despite the Levante competing in a fast-growing segment, its sales are falling “faster than we could expect at this point of its product cycle. This is hard to explain but worrying for the brand.”

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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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Maserati Hits Frankfurt With Full Revised Lineup 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati Levante, Maserati Quattroporte on 09 12th, 2017


Maserati has been working on revisions for every model in its lineup, and has shown some of them to us already. The Frankfurt Motor Show represents the first time they've all appeared under the same roof – with a couple of small additions, too.
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New Maserati GranTurismo Slated For 2020 18
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo, Reports on 07 18th, 2017


Maserati recently unveiled a minor facelift for the GranTurismo but the subtle styling tweaks didn't do much to camouflage the fact that the car was introduced over a decade ago.
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Maserati Finally Details 2018 GranTurismo And GranCabrio In New Gallery [45 Pics] 30
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, Maserati, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, new cars on 06 30th, 2017


While Maserati did reveal the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the past days, the Italian car maker had neglected to release a full gallery of the new model; until now.
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Maserati Showcases 2018 GranTurismo And GranCabrio At Goodwood 29
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Goodwood, Maserati, Maserati GranCabrio, Maserati GranTurismo, new cars on 06 29th, 2017


Following the model’s global premiere at the New York Stock Exchange, Maserati brought the new 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio models to Goodwood Festival of Speed for their European premiere.
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2018 Maserati GranTurismo Bows With Alfieri-Inspired Facelift 27
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo, new cars on 06 27th, 2017


Maserati CEO Reid Bigland recently revealed the company has extended the lifecycle of the GranTurismo and the automaker has just unveiled a minor facelift for the aging model.
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Maserati Boss Hints At New Crossover, Says Alfieri Will Be A “Real Sports Car” 26
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Alfa Romeo Mito, alfa-romeo, Maserati, Maserati Alfieri, Maserati GranTurismo, Reports on 06 26th, 2017


The Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati has revealed some new details about the brands future product lineup.
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Maserati Reminds Us The GranTurismo Is Still Around With This Special Edition 9
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo on 03 9th, 2017


With all the four-doors it's come out with in recent years, it'd be all too easy to forget about the Maserati GranTurismo. After ten years in production, it may not be around for much longer. But before it goes, Maserati is sprucing it up with at least one more special edition.
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Liberty Walk’s Maserati GranTurismo Is Anything But Low-Key 1
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Liberty Walk, Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo, tuning on 02 1st, 2017


Even though the Maserati GranTurismo is getting ready to blow 10 candles this year, the Italian coupe has aged like a fine wine.
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Fancy Or Excessive? Carlex Design’s Custom Maserati GranTurismo Cabin 22
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Carlex, Maserati, Maserati GranTurismo, tuning on 01 22nd, 2017


Even though the Maserati GranTurismo is already a glamorous car, both outside and in, there's always something more to be done whenever Carlex Design is involved.
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