This weekend luxury Italian carmaker, Maserati, led the on-track action at the famous three-day Silverstone Classic with the Maserati Ghibli as the Official Pace Car for the world’s largest classic motor racing festival.
The Ghibli pace car was joined by a fleet of Maserati models which were used by the Clerk of the Course’s team of marshals across the weekend, and included the GranTurismo MC Stradale as lead car alongside the flagship Quattroporte S which acted as official safety car.
As a partner of Silverstone Classic, the Italian marque was title sponsor of the prestigious ‘Maserati Trophy HGPCA Pre ‘66 Grand Prix’ class, one of the most evocative races at the event. The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale supercar led a cavalcade of 50 celebrated Grand Prix cars around the iconic Silverstone track. Amongst the grid of racing legends was the priceless front-engined Maserati 250F; the car in which Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio both raced to victory in the 1950s heydays of Formula One.
Off the circuit, Maserati showcased two examples of its iconic Ghibli model in the VIP hospitality; a stunning maroon coloured 1971 Ghibli SS worth £250,000 was displayed alongside a modern day 2015 Ghibli S. Following last year’s largest-ever gathering of Maserati cars in celebration of the marque’s Centennial, the Maserati Club UK once again showcased an impressive selection of cars representing the brand’s history.
The Silverstone Classic is now in its 25th year and has grown to become the world’s biggest festival of classic motor racing. Staged at the home of the British Grand Prix, the three-day event features historic racing covering over eight decades of motorsport history as well as live entertainment from classic rock bands.