Maserati Tames the Road Beneath It

December 22nd, 2017 by

More than 100 years after the Officine Alfieri Maserati was first founded in Bologna, the enduring legacy of Italy’s ‘figlio prediletto’ lives on in Maserati’s deceptively mighty heartbeat. Indicative of a far more youthful company, it speaks to the eternal nature of the iconic automaker. Where younger automakers appear preoccupied, satisfied to battle for the superficial relevance that accompanies trend, Maserati remains self-referential in its design. Devoid of any millennial ‘identity crisis’ it competes with no-one but its former self.

As a result, the iconography of Maserati’s trident badging remains as impactful as ever. Fitting, considering that the image is intended to symbolize strength and vigor, the Trident is linked to the landscape of the city in which Maserati was born, and a landmark that remains there to this day. But whereas the Trident of mythology grants it the power to tame the sea, the Trident of Maserati tames the road beneath it.

And its power is tangible…in its authoritative stance, in its throaty engine note, and the unparalleled driving experience that it offers.

 

Maserati of Albany

The first step to experiencing this for yourself is to visit your Maserati Dealership in NY. Here at Maserati of Albany, we are proud to welcome our valued customers into a world of rich, opulent driving, overflowing with the power of superior engineering.

Whether you’re looking to buy or lease…regardless of whether you’re interested in new or pre-owned…Maserati of Albany offers an extensive selection designed to satisfy even the most discerning connoisseur.

But which of Maserati’s offerings best suits you?

 

Quattroporte

One can choose to define ‘luxury’ in any way they see fit, and the executive class of sedan styling has any number of entries deserving of such description. Maserati differentiates itself by presenting a distinctively-styled alternative, complete with an Italian ‘passione’.

In the case of the Ferrari-powered Quattroporte, a romantic design is more apropos than ever. And the Quattroporte continues to enjoy a recent refresh in its overall aesthetic, ensuring that it’s just as breath-taking as ever (and remains deserving of its luxury ticket price).

Available in three trim levels, you can opt to explore the S, S Q4 or GTS variants. Truth be told, describing the Quattroporte S as the ‘base’ trim feels insulting to both its heritage, and its engineering. Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic, the Quattroporte wrangles an earth-pounding 404 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Then again, you could opt for the ‘top’ GTS trim and enjoy a turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 that thrusts out 523 hp and 524 lb-ft. As we said…Maserati tames the road beneath it, and the Quattroporte may just represent the ideal realization of its ability to do so.

 

Gran Turismo

The sleek and sculpted appearance of the Maserati Gran Turismo embodies the timelessness of Italian coupe-styling. Less concerned with the cluttering of amenities, it embraces the primal joy of driving, as reinforced by its overall visage.

Available in Sport, MC And MC Centennial trim levels, each is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 Ferrari-sourced engine that delivers 454 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Offering a 4.7-second sprint to 60 mph, the Gran Turismo is certainly fast enough. And with adaptive drive modes, drive and ride quality is customizable. But the lion’s share of the Maserati Gran Turismo’s appeal comes as a result of its eye-catching design.

 

Ghibli

Splitting difference between the mighty footprint of the four-door Quattroporte and the sporty feel of the two-door Gran Turismo is the Ghibli sedan. The Ghibli is a unique entity within the lineup, embodying an almost playful spirit. But the ‘bridging’ nature of its placement within the line speaks to a sense of refinement, representing in many ways the best of both worlds.

Perhaps then it’s appropriate that you could opt for either of two 3.0-liter V6 engines paired to an eight-speed transmission. While the base trim level serves up an overly-capable 350 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, the S and S Q4 trims offer up more power (410 hp / 406 lb-ft). Never jarring in terms of thrust, the Ghibli feels balanced, and with precise handling, it is deserving of the Trident badging that sets it apart from traditional midsize sedans.

The Ghibli also replaces many of the amenities one might consider absent from the Gran Turismo. Combined with a stylish interior, and its beautifully sculpted aesthetic, it’s hard to argue its appeal. In fact, one might suggest that the Ghibli serve as the pinnacle of Maserati’s offerings. Considering the strength of the lineup, it makes for a powerful statement.

 

Levante

Maserati could never be accused of following a ‘me-too’ in anything that it does. With that in mind, any claim that the Levante served as yet another addition to the over-inundated SUV segment feels blasphemous. If you ask us, Maserati drivers are deserving of Trident-badged SUV. And in that regard, the Levante does not disappoint.

Equipped with the same 3.0-liter V6 (as the Ghibli) it enjoys confident acceleration, sprinting to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds). And despite its luxury styling, a 6,000 LB towing capacity earns it some utilitarian street credibility.

Outfitted with either the Sport of Luxury Package, the Levante has little problem going head-to-head with the likes of Range Rover, BMW or Mercedes.

Tame Your Own Road

At Maserati of Albany, we are dedicated to helping our customers to explore every joy to come from driving some of the finest vehicles known to man. Regardless of which Maserati best suits your personal approach to driving, we guarantee that it will deliver an unparalleled driving experience.

So it’s fitting that we guarantee our customers unparalleled service, dedicated to the singular goal of their satisfaction. If you’re ready to tame the road beneath you with the help of Maserati, Maserati of Albany would like nothing more than to help you behind the wheel.

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