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Maserati GranTurismo and new Tesla Model S
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Maserati and Worldcarfans Websites
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Baby Maserati

Today Maserati announced about its entry level (€55 000) model to be produced. And they are planning to increase their market share with this expansion. It will be very clear that, this new entry level model will be offering the most exquisite design for this segment. There is one thing is clear about Maserati, despite their bad reputation for breaking down, they are the most attractive, most beautiful cars on planet. Aston Martin, Ferrari are making great looking cars but nothing can replace the place of Maserati!
Maserati is the only car which you would not care about its technical feature, Mercedes CL might offer more sophisticated technologies but it cannot offer the same level of beautifulness in a car. There is no ugly car in Maserati and it won’t have in future!

Pictures are taken from;
Maserati Website

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New Geely is very Geely !

Recently Geely announced its face lifted luxury car. The previous model was looking very similar to Rolls Royce Phantom, a very interesting incident! I guess this car did not have a very good impact on automotive market and Geely decided to introduced a face lifted model. Autocar mentioned this as Rolls Royce look alike but they were wrong!
This new model is totally new has essence from different brands. The front grill is looking very familiar with Maserati Quattroporte’s front grill. The real end, especially lights are very similar to Mercedes S Class and very similar boot lid. This new model is not look similar to one car, it looks similar to many cars. Honestly, one rear seat option is very creative. Some people might wish to have only one seat in the rear! Contemporary way of king transportation :)
Pictures are from;
Worldcarfans, Maserati, Mercedes Website
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Valentino: Last Emperor

Today I watched the movie “Valentino: The Last Emperor” and it was really nice movie. The story was discussing the passion of Valentino on his job, on his brand and trying to kept it isolated from other firms to buy it. All the time, we see one thing in Valentino; Passion! This passion emerged a brand and motivated him to stay in fashion business for forty five years. And transforming a name into a fashion icon.
Unfortunately, nowadays becoming a brand is associated with spending on PR and advertisement, finding some slogans, giving message and many more thing which you can easily find in magazines. Actually those things help to make a brand stronger but not for a long time. A brand can evolve into a proper brand only with passion! I know passion does not make cash but provides stamina to jump over obstacles.
Brand Valentino can be seen in automotive business also, especially Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Aston Martin, TVR and many others are built up with passion and still lives with passion and under a different brand.
I think Valentino should extend its passion, essence and elegance to a car. But a very specific car which can define Valentino very easily and it should also reflect the elegance. It shouldn’t be a mass production car like German brand, uniqueness is the key element. Then it comes to Maserati. Beautifully designed, elegant, not a part of popular culture, passionate design. GranTurismo and Quattroporte models are fitting with Valentino brand to be expanded on automotive business.
Cars will offer only one colour, specially designed interior, every detail should preserve the Valentino signature and its engine should be remapped or anything else. Interior should not be preferred by customer, it will be offered by Valentino like they did with clothes. If consumers start to change colours and other thing, there won’t be any point to put a Valentino name on those cars.

Pictures are from;
Valentino and Maserati Websites

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Oggi ho visto il film “Valentino: The Last Emperor”, ed è stato davvero bello film. La storia stava discutendo la passione di Valentino per il suo lavoro, il suo marchio e cercando di teneva isolata da altre imprese per comprarla. Per tutto il tempo, si vede una cosa in Valentino; passione! Questa passione è emerso un marchio e spinto a rimanere in attività della moda per quarantacinque anni. E trasformare un nome in un icona della moda.

Purtroppo, al giorno d’oggi di diventare un marchio associato a spese per relazioni pubbliche e pubblicità, trovando qualche slogan, dando messaggio e molti altri che cosa si può facilmente trovare nelle riviste. In realtà queste cose contribuiscono a rendere un brand più forte, ma non per molto tempo. Una marca può evolvere in un marchio proprio solo con passione! So che la passione non fa cassa, ma fornisce la resistenza di saltare oltre gli ostacoli.

Marchio Valentino può essere visto in attività automobilistiche anche, in particolare Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Aston Martin, TVR e molti altri sono costruiti con passione e vive ancora con passione e con un marchio diverso.

Penso che Valentino dovrebbe estendere la sua passione, l’essenza e l’eleganza di una macchina. Ma una macchina molto specifico che può definire Valentino molto facilmente e si dovrebbe anche riflettere l’eleganza. Non dovrebbe essere una macchina di produzione di massa come il marchio tedesco, l’unicità è l’elemento chiave. Poi si parla di Maserati. Splendido design, elegante, non una parte della cultura popolare, design appassionato. GranTurismo e Quattroporte sono modelli di raccordo con il marchio Valentino che può essere estesa business automobilistico.

Auto offrirà un solo colore, appositamente progettati interno, ogni dettaglio deve conservare la firma di Valentino e il suo motore dovrebbe essere rimappata o qualsiasi altra cosa. Interni non devono essere preferiti dal cliente, sarà offerto da Valentino come hanno fatto con i vestiti. Se i consumatori cominciano a cambiare i colori e altra cosa, non ci sarà nessun punto di mettere un nome di Valentino su tali macchine.

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Back Ends

In magazines, catalogs; actually in every printed material we always see the front ends of the cars. Of course, they will show the front, because the car is moving forward not backward. So the back is not that important! However, some cars does not have that good looking design at their back ends. May be design teams did not pay the same attention to back end ;) However some cars have a very good looking at their back end like their front end ;)
Porsche 911 – Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Edition
Range Rover – Ferrari 458
Maserati GranTurismo – Aston Martin DBS
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Porsche, Mercedes, Land Rover, Ferrari, Maserati and Aston Martin Websites
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Katerina Stikoudi is washing a car :) – Κατερίνα Στικούδη είναι το πλύσιμο αυτοκινήτων

If you are not Cypriot or Greek, you won’t probably know who is Katerina Stikoudi. She won the title Miss Hellas in 2005 and she represented Greece in Miss World. She is currently hosting TV programme Mega Star in Mega TV in Greece. And also she has a video clip with Lava called Tora.
Accidently I found a video of her in Mega Star programme. This is something very usual but the interesting thing; she was washing and filling up cars. But the problem is, she is washing a pre-historic, ancient Jaguar XJ. Production team picked up the worst car to wash! And also she was cleaning the wind screen of a Peugeot 206 CC and filling up with petrol. Then a guy comes with a Citroën C2 with plastic wheel covers!
Elaa reee! You found the worst cars to appear on TV! Jaguar XJ is classic but too classic! My opinion; she should be washing up a Maserati GranTurismo, for cleaning the wind-screen Jaguar XF and instead of C2 they should have used a Alfa Romeo MiTo. These cars will complete the sexiness ;)
In Greek;
Αν δεν είναι Κύπριοι της Ελληνικής, δεν θα έχετε ίσως γνωρίζουν ποιος είναι Κατερίνα stikoudi. Κέρδισε τον τίτλο Μις Ελλάς το 2005 και εκπροσώπησε την Ελλάδα στη Μις Κόσμος. Είναι φιλοξενεί σήμερα τηλεοπτικών προγραμμάτων Mega Star στο Mega τηλεόραση στην Ελλάδα. Και επίσης έχει ένα βίντεο κλιπ με Lava ονομάζεται Tora.

Κατά λάθος βρήκα ένα βίντεο από της στο πρόγραμμα Mega Star. Αυτό είναι κάτι πολύ συνηθισμένο, αλλά το ενδιαφέρον πράγμα? Ήταν πλύσιμο και γεμίζει αυτοκίνητα. Αλλά το πρόβλημα είναι, αυτή είναι το πλύσιμο των προ-ιστορικό, αρχαία Jaguar XJ. Παραγωγή αυξήθηκε το χειρότερο αυτοκίνητο να πλένεται! Και επίσης, ήταν η οθόνη καθαρισμού αέρα ενός Peugeot 206 CC και γεμίζουν με βενζίνη. Στη συνέχεια, έρχεται ένας τύπος με ένα C2 Citroën με πλαστικό τιμόνι καλύπτει!

 
ELAA reee! Βρήκατε το χειρότερο αυτοκίνητα για να εμφανιστεί στην τηλεόραση! Jaguar XJ είναι κλασικό αλλά πολύ κλασικό! Η γνώμη μου? Αυτή θα πρέπει να είναι το πλύσιμο μια Maserati GranTurismo, για τον καθαρισμό του ανεμοθώρακα Jaguar XF και αντί του C2 θα πρέπει να έχουν χρησιμοποιήσει Alfa Romeo Mito. Αυτά τα αυτοκίνητα θα ολοκληρώσει την sexiness ;)

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Buying Maserati is like buying uncomfortable and charming high heels for ladies

When I first saw the Masearti GranTurismo in London, I was shocked with its design. The aggressive look and curvely lines made it very unique. As its designer said, a car should both have feminine and muscular lines! And GranTurismo have them both. The front wheel arches are reflecting the female side and the aggressive front is reflecting the muscular side. When it is compared with rivals like Mercedes CL, Ferrari 612, Aston Martin DB9; GranTurismo can be considered as the best looking GT car! Its uniqueness does not end up in design. It has a very special automatic gearbox. GranTurismo S is equipped with double clutch high tech transmission and GranTurismo S Automatic is coming with a proper automatic gear box. And there is nothing unusual with these. The unusual thing is the new Automatic gearbox’s ability to handle high revs. As the automatic gearboxes are transferring energy by hydraulic, it has some limitations. Automatic gearboxes cannot able to handle more than 6800rpm but Maserati did something very unusual and increased this physical limit to 7200rpm. Even the Mercedes McLaren SLR cannot be achieved this performance!
Despite the exquisite design of GranTurismo it has some drawbacks. Matter of fact, Maserati does not have very good reputation in reliability. During last couple of years, Maserati’s quality significantly improved but the brand still has that image. In addition; when the GranTurismo first introduced, it had a very funny problem! When you put into reverse with its lazy gearbox which is not available anymore, the car first moves forwards and moves reverse! It was mentioned in CAR Magazine and it was really pity. They did great design and the transmission doesn’t even know the meaning of reverse. Hopefully, Italian threw that gearbox into trash and it is all history.
Despite its reliability question marks in my mind, I would definitely buy this car if I had the money! I know buying a Maserati is risky, may be this risky character of Maserati is more attractive than other cars. If this blog is being read by a lady, I can summarize the issue like this; Maserati is a hurting high heels (Picture; Giuseppe Zanotti) but it looks great and you look great. You know that, if you buy those shoes, you will suffer but you bought it already ;) I remember this from my friend Andri. She liked a high heels and they were not very comfortable and she bought them :) I would do the same with GranTurismo, but the minor problem is the price tage ;)
Picture are from;
Maserati Website
Net-A-Porter Website
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The Best Car Designer: Frank Stephenson

Most of you have never heard of this name. But if I wrote Tom Ford, everyone will know it :) However, Stephenson is a very successful car designer like the fashion designer Tom Ford. The cars he designed are the ones we felt in love with them. This is ability is very rare, even the very well know car designers have disaster designs (eq. Chris Bangle: BMW X3) but Stephenson has none. All of the cars he designed are piece of art and turn into money maker. I cannot find an ugly car from Stephenson’s design! Whatever he designed, it is magnificent.
These are the cars which he had designed;
Mini
BMW X5
Ferrari F430
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati MC12
Lancia Delta HPE
Fiat 500
McLaren MP4-12c (McLaren should find a better name which we could remember “easily”.)
As you could see there are no “ugly” cars in this portfolio :) And you don’t have to be rich to drive his cars :) Like, Fiat 500 ! BMW should have kept him. If they have done that, there won’t be so much scary BMW around us. The best one is the Maserati Quattroporte, this is my choice :)
I am pretty sure thati you cannot deny that any of these cars are not beautiful unless you are not looking some where else now :)

Pictures (in order);
Fiat 500
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Maserati Quattroporte
Picture are from;
Fiat Website
Ferrari Website
Maserati Website
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Taking Back My Love with two coloured Maserati

This summer’s one of the most popular video was from Enrique Iglesias Ft. Ciara’s Taking Back My Love. As we could see from the video clip, they were breaking and throwing every object in their home as they had some problems.
Ciara throw paints to swimming pool, Enrique clear the fridge and so on. But the final shot comes from Ciara! When we look at the video clip at 3:18, we could clearly see that Enrique’s grey Maserati Quattroporte turns into black and grey Quattroporte. The goods side, car has two colours ;) However the this new colouring style may not be welcomed by Enrique.
I think Guggenheim will be happy to accept this post modern art which reflect the anger of lady expressed contemporary transportation object.
However, as the EU and some other countries apply regulations to paints and chemicals inside them. Most of the paint are based on water. So Enrique may clean that paint before it turns into solid. And he will be thankful, Ciara did not throw brake fluid ;) Brake fluid doesn’t have mercy on any kind of paint!