1964 Corvette XP-819: Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Best of, Chevrolet, Corvette, Funny Videos, General, Import Review, Maserati, Morgan, Pagani, Rides, Videos by MrAngry | June 21st, 2013 | 3 Responses |

Corvette XP-19

Since the Corvette’s inception in 1953, there have been rumors swirling around the brand that one day, a rear or mid-engine car may actually pop up. Understand now that the United States has only made two rear/mid engine cars; the Pontiac Fiero and the Chevrolet Corvair. However in 1964 the Corvette XP-819 prototype was developed and man-O-man would this have been an interesting car. The engine was mounted behind the rear wheels like a Porsche 911, it had urethane safety bumpers, a rack & pinon steering rack and a one piece clam shell hood. All amazingly innovative stuff for 1964. Owner Mike Yager showed off his one-off rear-engined prototype at this years Amelia Island show and to say the car was amazing would be an understatement.


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1975 Maserati Khamsin: Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Best of, Celebrity Cars, General, Maserati, Top of the Heap, Videos by MrAngry | June 6th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

1975 Maserati Khamsin

Jay Leno is a huge fan of original and unrestored vehicles. Original cars are time machines that not only preserve the history of the vehicles themselves, but give us insight as to how the manufacturers constructed them when new. Douglas Magnon owns this 1975 Maserati Khamsin, a car with less than 20,000 original miles on the odometer. It runs and drives beautifully and as Jay found out, it’s truly a great car to pilot.


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Maserati Grand Cherokee To Be Built In Detroit

Posted in Bizarre, Car Buying, Concept Cars, Jeep, Maserati by Kurt Ernst | August 20th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Image: Tennen Gas

Chuck Berry penned these lyrics made famous by George Thorogood: “I met a German girl in England who was going to school in France, said we danced the Mississippi at an Alpha Kappa dance.” It would appear that the tale of the upcoming Maserati SUV is no less confusing, since it involves Maserati, Jeep, Italy and Detroit. Here’s what we know: Maserati will build their own SUV, based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it will be assembled in Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit. Read More…

Maserati Announces GranTurismo MC For North America

Posted in Maserati, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW by Kurt Ernst | April 28th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Image: Maserati

Did you feel cheated when Maserati showed their GranTurismo MC Stradale at last year’s Paris Auto Show? The range-topping coupe appeared to be destined for European customers only, but Maserati has had a change of heart. We’re not getting the exact car the EU gets, but what we are getting is close enough to keep most U.S. enthusiasts happy. First, Maserati is dropping the “Stradale” name, so North American cars are simply called the GranTurismo MC. On the outside, the cars are identical, and that’s a very good thing since the coupe is a stunner. Inside, North American cars get the back seat that the GranTursimo MC Stradale omits, and buyers on this side of the Atlantic can get any transmission they want, as long as it’s an automatic. Maserati has opted to use the ZF automatic transmission from the GranTurismo, instead of the sequential-shift version found on the European MC Stradale. Why? Chalk it up to “buyer preferences” on this side of the Atlantic. Read More…

Maserati GrandCabrio Sport Gets Performance Tweak

Posted in European Rides, Event Coverage, General, Geneva Motor Show, Maserati, Rides by MrAngry | February 21st, 2011 | 1 Response |

Maserati GrandCabrio Sport

Last year at the IMPA Test Days I had the opportunity to drive the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo convertible, a car which completely caught me off guard. At first I was expecting a driving experience that was similar to that of a BMW or Porsche, what I got though was something that was so much more. Most German automobiles, even the cabriolets, have a somewhat stoic feeling to them. They always work wonderfully but at days end they just don’t ignite the soul. The Maserati GranTurismo was different, as not only did it make all your correct parts tingle, but it did so with a exhaust note that was simply spectacular. It’s now one year later and Maserati is getting ready to release its new GrandCabrio Sport to the public, a car that should deliver everything the GranTurismo did and more.
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Jeep based Maserati SUV to possibly have Ferrari mill?

Posted in auto industry, Ferrari, Jeep, Maserati, News by MrAngry | January 14th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

Maserati Engine

Oh boy… already I’m having visions of Chrysler’s TC sport coupe from the mid-1980’s. For those that don’t remember, that little P.O.S. was what happened the last time Chrysler and Maserati joined forces. Now it seems that something along those lines may be in the works again according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. You see he’s apparently thinking about having a new Jeep Grand Cherokee derived SUV built under the Maserati nameplate whilst utilizing a mill from, get this… Ferrari. reports that while at the North American International Auto Show, Marchionne stated, “It will be a rock and roll engine” and one that could be either a V8 or a V12. As of right now there are no known sketches or renderings of this proposed SUV that is supposedly going to appear in 2012. Rest assured though that as soon as we know anything more about it that we’ll let you know. Read More…

Maserati Architectural Digest Design Driven Garage

Posted in Maserati, Parking, Videos by MrAngry | January 9th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

I’ve always said that, if I could I would own a 3 bedroom house on the water with an attached 10 car garage. Quite honestly, I could care less about the house, in fact as long as there was a clean mattress and some working plumbing in there, I’d be good to go. Some people though are content with just having a one car garage and a few paintings on the wall. Take Holger Schubert for example, he is the Los Angeles, CA resident who won the 2009 Maserati Architectural Digest Design Driven contest for having one of the nicest garages out there. The space itself is probably one of the most pleasing I’ve ever seen. It’s welcoming and truly showcases the automobile as a work of art. Spanning 1,200 square feet, the area contains a large flat-screen TV, built-in book shelve, small kitchen, bathroom and a large storage room. Now, if it was only another 4000 square feet I’d take it in a heartbeat.


Belgium Builds A Supercar?

Posted in auto industry, Bizarre, Foreign Cars, Maserati, Supercars by Kurt Ernst | November 3rd, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Gillet Vertigo 5 Spirit

There are a lot of things I associate with Belgium. Good chocolate is one of them, followed by good beer, even if the fruit-enhanced lambic desert beers are an acquired taste. One thing I never associated with Belgium, until enlightened me, was the design and construction of supercars. Did you know that Gillet, a Belgian firm started by former racer Tony Gillet, has been cranking out street legal race cars since 1994? I didn’t either, since I’ve never seen one up close and personal, or even in photos.

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Cars and Coffee Virginia/DC

If you’re in the DC area and want to check out an exceptional collection of exotic and immaculate classic rides FOR FREE, I suggest you head over to Great Falls, VA to the Cars and Coffee event that takes place every Saturday.

SLS AMG at Cars and Coffee VA

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It’s a bad day to be a Maserati.

Posted in Crashes, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, FAIL, Funny, Funny Videos, General, Maserati, Videos by MrAngry | October 15th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

So you get to work at the construction site one morning only to find out that some asshat has parked his high dollar Maserati right in front of the entrance. After looking around for the absentee owner you decide to take matters into your own hands and utilize the tools that you have at your disposal to solve the problem. Thankfully the forklift was right where you left it and figuring it would be an easy move, you fire it up. Unbeknown to you however one of the other workers has coated the skids with grease to help them slide under the heavy palates that were scheduled to be moved. This works out great for wood palates, but as it turns out, not so great for Italian sports cars.