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Maserati MSG Racing via 360 Magazine.

Maserati MSG Racing

Maserati MSG Racing fought to the top 10 in the second leg of the 2023 Diriyah E-Prix, with Edoardo Mortara finishing ninth at the Riyadh Street Circuit.

One day on from a challenging opening race at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Monegasque marque returned to form, and extracted positive pace in qualifying to build growing momentum.

Both Edo and team-mate Maximilian Günther launched their efforts from Group B, and although Max fell shy of the duels, Edo slotted into the top four to progress to the Quarter-Finals.

Here, the Swiss-Italian racer faced off against Jaguar’s Mitch Evans and qualified seventh after losing out to the Kiwi over the one-lap head-to-head. Max, meanwhile, secured 10th.

At the start of the 39-lap affair, both drivers made positive progress, and while Edo advanced to fifth on lap one, Max snatched ninth by overtaking Stoffel Vandoorne on lap nine.

From here, the duo settled into a consistent rhythm, although Edo lost ground on the 21st lap after being passed by Jake Dennis and Sam Bird.

A Safety Car on lap 27, caused by a collision for Nico Müller, disrupted the team’s intended strategy and a return to green flag running on lap 31 left a 10-tour dash to the chequered flag.

Edo and Max used both of their Attack Modes during this time, and unfortunately slipped down the order on the final lap to finish ninth and 19th.

The FIA Formula E World Championship’s ninth season will resume on February 11, with a maiden outing in Hyderabad, India.

In Their Words

James Rossiter, Team Principal, Maserati MSG Racing
“After a difficult weekend, it’s nice to get some points on the board, although we’re still a long way from where we want to be. Delivering a good result in qualifying was key to our performance today, and Edo was super sharp on lap one to get fifth after starting from seventh. Max also did a great job to make up some ground and was in contention for points throughout. We were able to keep good pace with the leaders in the early stages, but with the bunched-up field, it was very difficult to time our Attack Mode activations. The Safety Car then made that even more complex and unfortunately, with the increased pace, it was difficult to make many inroads ahead. It’s been a challenging two days for everyone in the team, but I’m immensely proud of how everyone has pulled together. We took clear steps forward this weekend, and if we keep digging, I know that we can achieve the results I know we’re capable of.” 

Edoardo Mortara, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing
“After a tough first race, I think we recovered quite well today and advancing to the qualifying duels put us in a good position to challenge for points. I had quite a bit of wheelspin at the start, but I was able to get into the top five by passing Seb [Buemi] and Jake [Dennis]. Unfortunately, we didn’t really have the pace to stay with the leaders in the long-run, but after yesterday, we should be happy with some points. We have taken some steps forward, but we need to regroup before Hyderabad so we can continue to fight through the challenges we’re facing. I’m very grateful to my team and I have a lot of respect for everyone in the garage for all their hard work this weekend.”

Maximilian Günther, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing
“It’s been a very difficult weekend for us. The guys did a fantastic job to build a new car for today, and I think we made some positive steps in qualifying. Throughout the race, we were close to the points, but didn’t have the ultimate pace and efficiency to move forward. Although Diriyah has been tough, we’re a strong team and we need to keep pushing. I know that we can get there.”

Giovanni Sgro, Head of Maserati Corse
“First points of the season for the Maserati MSG Racing team with Edo finishing in ninth. It’s been a challenging weekend here in Diriyah, however the resilience of the team enabled us to have both drivers competing out on track. We’ve learnt a lot and now we’re looking ahead to India and to Round Four in Hyderabad.”

Maserati MSG Racing

Maserati MSG Racing is one of the founding teams of the FIA Formula E World Championship and in December 2013, became the first manufacturer to join motorsport’s premier fully-electric category. As one of only a handful of constant participants since the series’ inaugural 2014/15 season, MSG Racing has moved from strength to strength and in 2021, tasted vice World Championship success with Edoardo Mortara before completing its most successful season to date in 2022, finishing the season as the vice World Teams’ Champions.

Led by Chairman & Managing Partner, Scott Swid, and Team Principal, James Rossiter, the Monegasque marque is Formula E’s most gender-diverse team and is at the forefront of sustainability, EDI, technical innovation and excellence. For further information please visit our website. For media hub access and rights free content, please register here.

Maserati MSG Racing via 360 Magazine.
Maserati MSG Racing via 360 Magazine.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.

F Tributo Special Edition

Introducing: The New F Tributo Special Edition, Celebrating Maria Teresa De Filippis

Maserati’s racing DNA has inspired an all-new series, the F Tributo Special Edition, which pays homage to Maria Teresa De Filippis and her audacious story. De Filippis was the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, having done so aboard a Maserati 250F.

De Filippis’ tenacious spirit and the timeless reference to the Trident’s competitive racing roots inspired the new F Tributo Special Edition, a limited series available for both Ghibli and Levante in two exclusive colours – Arancio Devil and Grigio Lamiera.

The special edition raises sportiness to a new level, courtesy of its eye-catching details and alluring aesthetics. Even the exterior clearly recalls the adrenaline rush experienced on the track. Arancio Devil is a special saturated orange color, featuring a combination of vibrant energy and audacity, to recall De Filippis’ nickname, “the she-devil.” Conversely, the grey is inspired by the track, Maserati’s real “home,” where the Trident has achieved victories and produced its greatest performances.

To complement the exterior, in the Arancio Devil livery, the Levante F Tributo Special Edition comes with 21” Anteo wheels, or 21” Titano wheels for the Ghibli F Tributo Special Edition in the new Grigio Opaco color. The wheel rim details come in cobalt blue, including a specific badge on the fender and the Trident logo on the C-pillar.

For the Grigio Lamiera bodywork, the wheel color is a Glossy Black, while the details, the specific badge, and the Trident logo come in a contrasting orange.

Entering the cabin, the shades of the interior finishes are cobalt blue with orange stitching, are paired with either black or orange, and feature natural PienoFiore (Full-Grain) leather.

In October 1955, De Filippis took part in the 39th Targa Florio, driving a Maserati A6GCS (shared with Luigi Bellucci). She would take ninth place overall (fourth in the two-liter class). This was the turning point that would lead her, one challenge after another, to break down conventions and become the first woman to compete in Formula 1 in 1958, again in a Maserati.

Sixty-seven Octobers later, the F Tributo Special Edition celebrates Maserati’s sporting heritage and its revolutionary victories on the track.

Elegance, extreme performance, and sportiness renew a winning combination between Maserati and Maria Teresa De Filippis. It’s a story of tenacity, courage, and audacity. It signifies the ability to face challenges, compete, and win – both on the track and beyond, determinedly looking ahead to the future.

Maserati S.p.A.

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a benchmark for the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy markets internationally. The ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante – the first SUV made by Maserati, and the Grecale, the all-new “everyday exceptional” SUV, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. Ghibli, Grecale and Levante are also available in hybrid versions. A complete range, equipped with 4-cylinder hybrid powertrains, V6 petrol and V8 petrol, with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, embodying the performance DNA of the Trident Brand. The top of the range is made up of the MC20 super sports car and the MC20 Cielo spyder, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. The sporty New GranTurismo models – available with both high-performance petrol engines and a 100% battery electric powertrain – take the House of the Trident forward into the future: the first car in the electric range, the Maserati Folgore. By 2025, all Maserati models will come in a full-electric version, and the entire Maserati range will run on electricity alone by 2030.

Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Maserati F Tributo Special Edition via 360 MAGAZINE.
Photo of Maserati on Monterey Car Week via Extension PR for use by 360 Magazine

MASERATI × MONTEREY CAR WEEK

  • On Friday, the MC20 Cielo was unveiled at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering by Global Chief Executive Officer, Davide Grasso, and Maserati Americas CEO, Bill Peffer, along with Head of Maserati Design, Klaus Busse. The 621 hp convertible was the star of the show, with thousands of fans experiencing the new spyder under the California sky. The Quail display also included the Grecale Trofeo SUV and the MC20 Coupe, there to represent the diversity of Maserati’s vehicle offerings.
  • A short distance away the “House of Maserati” was created to showcase the Maserati lifestyle with VIP client-drive opportunities, trademark Italian hospitality, and moments to enjoy music and fine cuisine, including the chance to experience partner Sonus faber’s audio capabilities throughout the residence. The “House of Maserati” was converted specifically for the Trident Brand to provide a weekend oasis in which aspects of Maserati’s DNA including style, comfort and elegance could be front-and-center.
  • On Sunday, during the main event of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the MC20 Cielo took a prominent position on the Concept Lawn, drawing eyes to the clean lines of the open-topped super sports car, which perfectly epitomized the sophisticated yet laid-back California lifestyle that Monterey Car Week has become known to represent throughout the world.

MASERATI IN MEDIA:

All-electric Maserati GranTurismo Folgore on YouTube HERE.


During this year’s Monterey Car Week, Italian-American comedian Sebastian Mansicalco joined Maserati on a drive along the California coast. In the presentation, they share top speed and 0-60 numbers.

New Maserati MC20 Cielo convertible Quail debut announced via 360 MAGAZINE

Maserati MC20 Cielo

Maserati MC20 Cielo made its North American debut today with an unveiling ceremony during The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, a prestigious automotive event in California. The Quail, part of the influential “Car Week” in the town of Monterey, was the perfect backdrop to share the open-topped version of Maserati’s newest super sports car with North American audiences.  

Global Chief Executive Officer, Davide Grasso, was in attendance for the ceremony alongside Maserati Americas CEO, Bill Peffer, and Head of Maserati Design, Klaus Busse. Crowds of excited VIP guests and members of the media enjoyed the unveiling during a press conference which also showcased the new Maserati Grecale Trofeo SUV, and the Maserati MC20 Coupe. Thousands of guests were able to experience the MC20 Cielo during this year’s annual summer gathering, which has become a pivotal part of United States car culture.

Cielo — which means “sky” in Italian — is the spyder version of the new MC20 super sports car and offers a perfect mix of sportiness and luxury. Unique to the convertible segment, the Cielo features an innovative retractable glass roof with a state-of-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) window that can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on a central screen. The roof uses Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology to provide a multi-faceted driving experience: it can be all-encompassing with the roof closed and opaque, offer a unique “sky feeling” when the roof is transparent, and allow for a holistic experience with the top down.

The MC20 itself represents a renaissance for the Trident brand as Maserati’s first super sports car in more than a decade. The soul of the MC20 is the revolutionary new Nettuno engine, a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 delivering 630 horsepower (621 U.S. hp) at 7,500 rpm and producing 538 lb-ft of torque from 3,000 rpm. It also marks Maserati’s return to producing its own engines and, notably, is the first engine destined for the road to use an innovative pre-chamber combustion system featuring twin spark plugs, a technology derived from Formula 1 racing.

The MC20 Cielo was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and is produced at the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena, making it 100% Made in Italy.

Maserati S.p.A.  

Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognisable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a benchmark for the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy markets internationally. The ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante – the first SUV made by Maserati, and the Grecale, the all-new “everyday exceptional” SUV, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. Ghibli, Levante and Grecale are also available in hybrid versions. A complete range, equipped with 4-cylinder hybrid powertrains, V6 petrol and V8 petrol engines with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, embodying the performance DNA of the Trident Brand. The top of the range is made up of the MC20 super sports car and the MC20 Cielo spyder, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. 

For further information visit: www.maserati.com

Maserati MC20 Cielo pebble Beach debut via 360 Magazine

Watch the trailer HERE.

Maserati Grescale Trofeo Car via Extension PR for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MASERATI – GRESCALE

 Maserati is celebrating its newest SUV, the Grecale, with a limited edition offering based on Maserati’s acclaimed Fuoriserie customization program: The Grecale PrimaSerie.

The Maserati Grecale, the Trident brand’s newest SUV, strikes the right balance between versatility, elegance, performance, and innovation. With the Fuoriserie program, it allows clients to create unique, one-of-a-kind vehicles that reflect their personality and passion. Maserati is taking that program one step further and elevating the new Grecale with pre-configured colors and features in PrimaSerie – or “first” – editions of the Grecale in honor of its upcoming North American arrival this fall.

There will be two versions of the Grecale PrimaSerie.

First, the top-of-the-line Grecale Trofeo with its 523-horsepower Nettuno V6 engine, will be offered in an exceptional Giallo Corse yellow quad-coat paint, unique to the Fuoriserie program. It will also come with 21-inch Crio wheels, red-gloss brake calipers and black interior with yellow stich trim. The cockpit will also feature 3D carbon trim and custom trident headrest stitching of PrimaSerie, to commemorate the unique vehicle. It will also feature the premium plus package, which includes heated steering wheel and windshield washer nozzles, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a premium Sonus faber audio system with 21 speakers. There will also be brushed stainless steel sport pedals and a Techssistance package with head-up display and wireless charging. Lastly, the Grecale Trofeo PrimaSerie will come with cargo rails on the load floor and a cargo area power outlet for convenient charging while adventuring.

The second version is offered on the Grecale Modena, which features a 325-horsepower mild-hybrid four-cylinder engine and is available in three striking colors: Bianco Astro (white) metallic paint, Blu Nobile (blue) tri-coat paint, and Grigio Cangiante (silver-inspired) tri-coat paint. All units will feature the special trident “PrimaSerie” headrest stitch and 21-inch Pegaso wheels to go along with their custom interiors. The Biaco Astro Modena will feature a Rosso (red) interior with Grigio stich and piano black trim with gloss-red brake calipers. The Blu Nobile will feature blue brake calipers and Nero (black) interior with Blu stitch and piano black trim. The Grigio Cangiante will also feature blue brake calipers, but will have a Ghiaccio interior and Grigio stitch, along with piano black trim. All three Grecale Modena PrimaSerie will feature the premium plus package with sport power seats, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and windshield washer nozzles, as well as the high premium Sonus faber 21-speaker audio system. They will also come with the Techsisstance package with head-up display and wireless charger, along with sport pedals in brushed stainless steel, three-zone climate control, and finally, a hands-free power liftgate.

Only 325 vehicles will be produced for North America and, for increased peace-of-mind, the Grecale PrimaSerie will come with a four-year, 50,000-mile pre-paid maintenance plan.

The PrimaSerie Grecale will be available in North American dealerships beginning this fall. Contact your local dealer or find your PrimaSerie Grecale here:

United States: HERE

Canada: HERE

Canada (French): HERE

Maserati S.p.A.  
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars, immediately recognizable for their extraordinary personality. Thanks to their style, technology and innately exclusive character, they delight the most discerning, demanding tastes and have always been a benchmark for the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy markets internationally. The ambassadors of this heritage are the Quattroporte flagship, the Ghibli sports sedan, the Levante – the first SUV made by Maserati, and the Grecale, the all-new “everyday exceptional” SUV, all models characterized by the use of the highest quality materials and excellent technical solutions. Ghibli, Levante and Grecale are also available in hybrid versions. A complete range, equipped with 4-cylinder hybrid powertrains, V6 petrol and V8 petrol engines with rear-wheel and four-wheel drive, embodying the performance DNA of the Trident Brand. The top of the range is made up of the MC20 super sports car and the MC20 Cielo spyder, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. 

David Beckham Maserati Brand Ambassador at Goodwood's Festival of Speed via 360 MAGAZINE

MASERATI’S GRECALE SUV

Maserati’s Grecale SUV is making its dynamic debut at the Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, taking on the famous hill climb in the First Glance Run.

During the event and alongside Maserati’s global brand ambassador David Beckham, Grecale is being put to the test on the 1.16-mile course. The MC20, which had its UK dynamic showcase at last year’s Festival of Speed, also makes an appearance on the hill climb route, and is joined by the latest model in the range, the new Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder

For the remainder of the Festival, the MC20 and the Grecale, in the Trofeo version, will be thrilling spectators twice a day on the Goodwood hill climb and will be on display in the Supercar Paddock and the First Glance Paddock, respectively.

More on Grecale:

  • The new Grecale is the “everyday exceptional” SUV, incorporating the thrill of luxury and pure innovation
  • It’s available in three versions: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and Trofeo, powered by a high-performance 530-hp petrol V6 based on the MC20 Nettuno engine
  • It is the Trofeo version that will be showing off its driving prowess to onlookers as it tackles the hill climb

More on the MC20 Coupe and Cielo Spyder

  • Launched in May 2022, the MC20 Cielo weighs just 65kg more than the coupé and features an innovative retractable glass roof
  • The state-of-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) window can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, courtesy of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology
  • The roof is also best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation and an opening and closing speed of just 12 seconds
  • Both models are paired with the powerful F1-derived V6 Nettuno engine, which ensures an exceptional power to weight ratio and jaw-dropping acceleration and top speed, with the coupe achieving 0-62mph in approximately 3.0 seconds

H.R. Owen Bugatti announces the launch of Ettore’s Espresso Bar via Influence Associates for use by 360 MAGAZINE

H.R. OWEN – ETTORE’S

H.R. Owen Bugatti has today announced the official launch of Ettore’s Espresso Bar, the most exclusive coffee spot in London. As the first Bugatti dealership anywhere in the world to have its own espresso bar, H.R. Owen Bugatti, which normally operates by invitation-only, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.

Based at the French luxury marque’s London showroom in Bruton Street, Mayfair, Ettore’s Espresso Bar has been aptly named after the founder and patron of Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti. Ettore was a man who opted for only the very best in everything he did, not just for his ingenious cars, but also for bicycle frames, razors and locks – if he didn’t find a product that fit his standards, he would design his own. Ettore’s Espresso Bar is designed in his image, with a top-end Italian espresso machine – a nod to Ettore’s Italian birthplace – and a trained barista to serve up luxurious coffees to passers-by. With the backdrop of an example of one of Bugatti’s latest range of hyper sports cars and a showroom filled with beautifully crafted Bugatti Home Collection furniture, it’s one of the most extraordinary coffee spots in London.  

The staples of Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte, Americano, Flat White and Macchiato are all available but the pièce de résistance is The Ettore Shot, an Espresso served in a Bugatti Carbon Fibre Espresso cup. Clients who purchase The Ettore Shot, priced at £50, will be allowed full access to the lounge of the London showroom and see the Bugatti – on static display – up close, as well as being able to learn more about the French luxury brand through the brand ambassadors based there.

The lounge is furnished with specially designed Bugatti armchairs, which are made using the finest leather and blue-tinted carbon fibre – the same high-spec materials that feature in Bugatti’s cars. Alongside the present and future, the showroom lounge also reflects Bugatti’s history and heritage, through a selection of art installations and sculptures that celebrate the brand beyond the cars. H.R. Owen Bugatti is more than just a car showroom; it is designed to convey a shared passion for the Bugatti brand and everything it stands for

In addition to Ettore’s Espresso Bar, visitors to the showroom can explore a wide variety of Bugatti merchandise options, from baseball caps and pens, to VIITA for Bugatti smart watches.

H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury motor dealer group, representing some of the world’s most sought-after brands including Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Czinger, Rimac and Radford.

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport via 360 Magazine

Chiron Pur Sport

H.R. Owen Bugatti will present the first public appearance of Bugatti Sur Mesure’s debut customer project at Salon Privé London. The unique Chiron Pur Sport is inspired by the heroics of 20th Century racing driver, Louis Chiron, featuring brand new exterior paint colours and a number of ultra-bespoke interior and exterior styling additions. 

Translated as tailored, Bugatti’s Sur Mesure builds upon the marque’s distinguished history of coachbuilding, handcrafted interiors, paint finishes, embroidery and bodywork, gathering the collective expertise of its skilled designers and engineers to form a brand-new program to meet growing customer demand for ultra-customized designs, materials and finishes.

Louis Chiron was one of Bugatti’s most legendary racing drivers, notching up countless victories at the wheel of Bugatti racers. Just one of his memorable wins was at the 1931 the French Grand Prix, together with Achille Varzi, in a Bugatti Type 51 emblazoned with the number 32.

This number – painted entirely by hand – now proudly adorns Bugatti’s modern hyper sports car as just one of a number of custom-made elements developed especially for this car. Two new exterior colours were created to pay homage to the legendary Grand Prix racing Bugattis of the ‘20s and ‘30s.

The Bugatti Sur Mesure team also developed a new fading EB painted pattern, applied meticulously by hand, which is complemented by a multi-layer stitched EB motif on the door panels. Both required new techniques and processes to be developed by the Bugatti Sur Mesure team. 

The 32 and Grand Prix motifs continue throughout the cabin, including a special centre console inlay in black anodized aluminium, with a silver hand-painted inscription. The motifs extend to the door sills, headrests and entry lights. Subtle branding distinguishing the model as a rare and unique product of the program can also be found.

Bugatti has calibrated the Chiron Pur Sport for agility, handling and driving performance. In addition to immense power; it also offers a high level of comfort and is suitable for everyday use. It is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine delivering 1,500 PS and 1,600 newton metres that is designed for an engine speed of up to 6,900 rpm in the agile Chiron Pur Sport. With the assistance of a 15 percent shorter transmission ratio, the Chiron Pur Sport accelerates even faster than the Chiron. The Chiron Pur Sport catapults from zero to 62mph in just 2.3 seconds, to 124mph in a mere 5.5 seconds and to 186mph in less than twelve seconds.

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport by Sur Mesure will be joined on the Bugatti stand at Salon Privé London by two other examples of Bugatti’s hyper sports cars; the Veyron and Chiron.  

The three Bugatti models form just one small part of Salon Privé London, sister to Salon Privé Blenheim, which will make its debut in April at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As one of the UK’s most prestigious events, eight cars will be making their global, European or UK show debut at Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Promising to be London’s most exclusive automotive party, with plenty to see and do in addition to the motoring attractions, the shopping village will host a variety of luxury brands, alongside the first-class hospitality for which Salon Privé has long been renowned. Tickets for Salon Privé London are on sale now, please visit the website HERE.

H.R. Owen is the UK’s leading luxury motor dealer group, representing some of the world’s most sought-after brands including Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, BAC, Czinger, Rimac and Radford.
 

Jaguar QK via Influence Associates for use by 360 Magazine

Thomas Kelham New European Range

Thornley Kelham has revealed the first entirely new project in its ‘European’ range of reimagined automotive legends: the Jaguar XK European, which builds on the success of their Lancia Aurelia Outlaw. Taking a derelict donor Jaguar XK as its base, the bespoke program allows customers to transform their car into ‘European’ specification, featuring an all-alloy lightweight body penned by McLaren P1 designer Paul Howse, and a full range of performance and comfort upgrades and enhancements.  

Most of the work is carried out in-house by Thornley Kelham, together with a small number of trusted and talented partners.  As well as its work in concours restoration, the in-house team of craftsmen is expert in race-winning classic motorsport engines, and numerous previous projects have involved bespoke enhancements from uprated suspension, steering and brakes, to conversion to fuel injection, and the design and execution of convenience features such as air-conditioning and high-end ICE. In the ‘European’ program, all that experience comes to bear to create the ultimate incarnation of a number of European sports cars of the golden era, including the Jaguar XK.

Howse’ vision celebrates the original beautifully aerodynamic lines in a way that remains true to the car’s original intentions, echoing the kind of work applied to the E-Type Lightweight. The first major task was to lower the roofline so that the proportions become more elegant and purposeful. The next was to add some curvature to the sides; all the body sections now have an acceleration to them which adds sculpture and muscle but also lightness. The arches are wider both at the front and more significantly at the rear with wider alloy wire wheels filling them out nicely, giving a ‘road racer ‘stance. The brightwork was also removed and instead a subtle crease was introduced down the bonnet which follows the split-screen into the roof and washes out over the roof, which is more smoothly integrated into the overall form, as are the rear arches. At the rear, the tail now sweeps up to create a more teardrop form. The rear lamps are nestled into the bodywork and the headlights have had the chrome bezels removed, cleaning up the appearance.

Inside, a completely redesigned dashboard and interior echo the original but with a dedication to modernizing and improving wherever possible. The dials are kept in a similar layout but are surrounded by a body color aluminum dashboard rather than a flat slab of walnut. This is enveloped in the finest leather hugging the dials, now positioned slightly higher. The seating position is a vast improvement over the original, dropping the H-point significantly so that you sit in the car rather than on it and ensuring that the lowered roof doesn’t affect the headroom. The seats themselves, whilst classic in design, offer more support than the original items. The door design is also more sophisticated and sporting in design, with a slim storage pocket and a completely new door release to not only improve the ergonomics but also the knee clearance for taller drivers.

Electric windows are added, as are electronic gauges and a discreet rollcage, while air-conditioning, power steering, Bluetooth connectivity and a number of in-car entertainment options ensure that every European will offer the thrill of a classic with the convenience and everyday drivability of a modern car. 

The Jaguar XK 3.8-litre straight-six engine—which produced around 160 -220 bhp in period—is thoroughly re-engineered, imbuing the ‘European’ specification with performance akin to a modern sports car. The all-alloy engine is equipped with direct injection, a bespoke camshaft and rebored cylinders for either 300hp or 340hp depending on specification.

To allow the new engine to perform more consistently at higher performance, there is an upgraded aluminum radiator with an oil cooler, as well as louvered bonnet and subtly redesigned vents and apertures. Power is delivered through a redesigned five-speed manual transmission. Each and every component has been carefully considered and thoughtfully designed for the best possible driving experience. 

The handling has been enhanced with reconfigured suspension all-round, employing double wishbones at the front, coilovers, tuned Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs. It’s a far more modern package than the original car, which featured basic leaf springs on the rear axle. In fact, the rear axle set-up has been completely redesigned, and now incorporates a limited-slip differential. Four-piston vented disc brakes equip each wheel.  

From basket case Jaguar XK to European-specification Jaguar XK involves a process of over 5,000 hours, every stage driven by Thornley Kelham’s meticulous (and award-winning) attention to detail and applied across the entirety of the car from metalwork, paintwork (800 hours) to engineering, fine Connolly leather trimming and chassis set-up.  

For almost 15 years, the Thornley Kelham team have been masters of both authentic award-winning restoration work and bespoke, upgraded collector cars. From its 32,000sq/ft facility in the Cotswolds, UK, a talented team of over 30 has produced the Restoration of the Year-winning Bizzarrini 5300GT Strada, the London Concours ‘Best in Show’ Frazer-Nash BMW 328 and the Concorso d’Eleganza class-winning Lancia Astura Torpedo by Viotti.  

When customers require additional performance, they can turn to Thornley Kelham’s expert in-house engineering and engine-building team, who can imbue existing historic engines with incredible levels of performance. At the 2018 Le Mans Classic, for example, three cars—two Invicta S Types and a Lagonda—used engines prepared by Thornley Kelham engineers. One S Type produced double the output of the original engine, and the other the overall fastest nighttime speed of the race.   

To qualify as a member of the ‘European’ program, a project must bring together this world-class engine-building and chassis experience with decades of top-tier Concours-standard restoration expertise and a dedication to ultimate perfection.

In short, it must fulfill three key criteria: design, details and drive.  

Simon Thornley, co-founder of Thornley Kelham, said: “With our concours-winning restoration heritage and our years of experience in perfecting our bespoke Lancia Aurelia ‘Outlaw’ project, we have developed a team perfectly placed to design and engineer a car that reimagines automotive icons authentically, in intricate detail and with a fastidious attention to quality. The Jaguar XK European is, to our eyes, the most beautiful car yet in the restomod sector, backed up with expertise and experience in developing cars that aren’t just perfect in their finish, but thrilling to own and drive.

“The 1950s marked the start of a golden era in European car design. As the world emerged from the dark years of WW2, there was a quest—and a need—for light and joy; a passion to create and rebuild. In Europe, this resonated in the car industry. A new era began, driving exports, harnessing and refocussing the continent’s talents, and a new generation of sports cars emerged—in Britain the Jaguar XK120, Austin Healey 100, MGA and AC Ace, in Italy the Lancia Aurelia, Alfa Romeo 1900, models by Fiat, Ferrari and Maserati. German engineers developed the wonderful Porsche 356 followed by the majestic Mercedes 300SL. At Thornley Kelham, over a decade of working with, driving, and restoring these models to Concours-level standards, has honed our appreciation for these wonderful automobiles. Our deep experience of their beauty, engineering—and foibles—has also led to an evolution in our approach to them. And so, we have launched our ‘European’ division, our mission being to both pay tribute to their heritage, and to develop them to meet the demands of the 21st Century driver.” 

Development of the first Jaguar XK built to ‘European’ specification is already underway, with the first commission secured. Numbers will be strictly limited, with prices from £550,000 plus donor car depending on specification. 

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Cosmopolitan and modern. Italian and timeless. Out of this creative tension comes the all-new Grecale. Its sculpted lines fuse essential iconic design elements with an audacious, futuristic outlook. Purity of shape, free of ostentation. Exceptional never follows trends.

The Grecale embraces a new luxury paradigm made of tradition, innovation, and concrete vision. Every detail has a purpose. Every function expresses emotion, down to the smallest knob. Discover all the key design feats of the new Maserati SUV.

Their artisan tradition reinterpreted with a contemporary touch. The extensive use of real materials like natural leather, carbon fibre and wood, together with the quest for unique patterns and colours, convey a feeling of complete harmony. Beautiful digital surfaces remove the need for crowded buttons, transforming the central panel into a blank canvas to play with colors and materials.

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