Ferrari is throwing an anniversary bash in New York to top out all other celebrations that happened around the world over the course of past months, but it’s sibling Maserati is also gearing up to celebrate the 70 mark.
The Italian brand, which arguably has a story just as rich and relevant as Ferrari, has decided that seven models from across time should meet and celebrate 70 years of Maserati GTs, today’s pinnacle of the series being the newly facelifted GranCabrio Sport. First off, Maserati kicks the proceeds with the 947 A6 1500, complete with a tiny 1.5-liter engine and Pininfarina’s design signature. Up next come the 1957 3500GT, among the first “mass-produced” Maserati vehicles, and a 1959 5000GT, which is a bespoke commission for the Shah of Persia, gaining a tuned up V8 engine in the process.
The display is also set to include a 1970 Ghibli Coupe, packing a 4.9-liter V8, a 1974 Khamsin, the interesting successor of the latter, a 1998 3200GT, the Giugiaro-designed sports car that served as the predecessor for the all-new 2017 GranTurismo. These seven cars will be featured in the United Kingdom, alongside the GranCabrio, who shares the GranTurismo powerplant – a 4.7-liter V8 good for 460 hp (343 kW) and 383 pound-feet (520 Newton-meters) of torque. “As Grand Tourer pioneers, Maserati has produced some of the most iconic GTs over the past 70 years as these seven iconic classics demonstrate,” explains Peter Denton, regional manager of Maserati North Europe.