During the opening days of Italy's biggest motor show, high
profile politicians and
sports stars have been among the thousands of people to
visit the spacious Maserati stand. One highlight
was when the 2005 FIA GT Championship Drivers’ drivers title
winner, Andrea Bertolini,
dropped by. Bertolini won the title at the wheel of a
Vitaphone Racing run MC12, helping them to secure the Teams'
title in the process.
Among the other champions from the world of sport to visit
the stand were ex-Formula 1 driver and now co-owner of
Scuderia Toro Rosso, Gerhard Berger, and the sprint
specialist cyclist, Mario Cipollini.
Maserati’s new Chief Executive Officer, Roberto Ronchi, also
received Georgette Lalis, Director of the
European Commission’s automobile sector.
The Trident company is also presenting the 'Maserati
Collection' to the public at the motor show. The brand new
merchandising catalogue's products range includes apparel, leather goods
and gifts, all of which are distinguished by craftsmanship and
attention to detail typical of the Modenese marque.
"For us the
Italian market is very important," a
Maserati spokesman told Italiaspeed at the show. "The
most sold model here is the Quattroporte, the second is the
GranSport and then the Spyder and Coupé. The market is now
anticipating the new models: in January we will show the
Quattroporte with the new automatic gearbox in Detroit,
while in March in Geneva we will present the new Coupé," he