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Maserati drops MC Sport Line for the Quattroporte at Sydney show

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MC. The letters are sacrosanct to fans of the Trident marque and its venerable racing prowess. They stand forMaserati Corse, and you may recognize them from the MC12, the Enzo-based homologation special that’s still kickin’ ass and taking names in the FIA GT1 series. More recently the Modenese automaker rolled out a racing version of its GranTurismo coupe bearing those same letters, which has since been followed by a roadgoing version of said racer called the MC Stradale. There’ve been MC Sport Line accessories for the GranTurismo S as well, but until now the Quattroporte has been left out of the fun.

Kicking things off for its four-door model, Maserati has unveiled the Quattroporte MC Sport in Sydney at the Australian International Auto Show. So what are we looking at, a road-going version of the touring car currently being flogged around Italy’s best circuits in the Superstars series? Unfortunately not. What you’re looking at here is the existing Quattroporte Sport GT S – already one heck of a car – with some added trim: carbon fiber interior accents and aluminum pedals, and little else. Not much on their own, but then this is how Modena kicked off the MC program for the GranTurismo, so we’re hoping this is the harbinger of things to come.
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Report: Maserati’s baby Quattroporte coming late 2011

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We’ve heard the rumors about a Baby Quattroporte for some time now and Inside Line managed to wrangle up some new details on the upcoming Maserati. The car is expected to arrive sometime next fall and will take aim at the likes of the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. While the Quattroporte received its lines from Pininfarina, the smaller Maserati will be penned at Centro Stile Fiat – Fiat’s in-house design studio.

Currently, the automaker is deciding where the sporty luxury sedan will be built. The Modena factory is running at full-tilt so the next choice seems to be Bertone’s Turin plant.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gets more pics, video, configurator and mini-site

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We weren’t looking for any more reasons to fall hard for the new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. It’s the hottest machine to wear the Trident emblem since the Enzo-derived MC12 homologated supercar, packing a 450-horsepower V8, a track-ready chassis, optimized aero that increases downforce without dialing up the drag and a stripped-out interior. In short, it is to the “ordinary” GranTurismo what its sister-company’sScuderia is to the Ferrari F430: a transformation. But in case we needed any more convincing after seeing itup close on the Paris show stand, Maserati has released a whole slew of fresh media for your drooling enjoyment.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the new crop of high-res photos, hit the jump to watch the video or click the link to hit the dedicated mini-site, complete with online configurator.

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Maserati GranCabrio Priced from £95,630 in the UK

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The convertible version of the Maserati GrandTurismo coupe, the GranCabrio, is available for order now in the UK with OTR prices starting from £95,630. The first right-hand drive examples will reach Maserati’s showrooms in April 2010. It comes equipped with a folding fabric roof and according to Maserati, it features the longest wheelbase (2,492mm) of any convertible available on the market, meaning that it should offer adequate room for all four passengers.

The GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 delivering 440 HP and 490Nm (362 lb-ft) of torque. All that action is sent to the rear wheels through a ZF automatic six-speed gearbox with Maserati announcing a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 281 km/h or 175 mph.

Buyers can choose from 14 different colors for the body and six different shades for the soft top. In addition to the wide range of options, Maserati also offers a bespoke four-piece leather luggage set which fits perfectly into the boot.

 Maserati GranCabrio Priced from £95,630 in the UK
 Maserati GranCabrio Priced from £95,630 in the UK
 Maserati GranCabrio Priced from £95,630 in the UK

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Maserati Kuba SUV Design Study with a bit of Dodge Razor Flair

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So what is this: a new Maserati SUV model; a concept teaser? Fortunately for those that think highly of the Italian automaker’s latest designs such as the GrandTurismo, the answer to both questions is no. This is an extremely well executed but, sorry to say, far from sleek or stylish, independent design study for a crossover Maserati model created by Russian designer Andrey Trofimchuk. Furthermore, we couldn’t help but notice some design similarities, especially up front, to the 2002 Dodge Razor Concept.

To be honest, if it weren’t for the inverted A-pillar up front that was a dead giveaway, we wouldn’t have thought of the American automaker’s concept coupe. Well, at least that’s what we think. As always, you can agree or disagree with us in the comment section below.

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