Maserati Visits Yorkshire on UK Driving Day Tour

Maserati is the latest brand to come to the north for a driving day, bringing its press fleet to Ripon in North Yorkshire for a driving day.

The Italian brand brought a range of its recent vehicles to the event, including several versions of the Grecale SUV, its Levante SUV, and both coupe and convertible models of its quarter-million pound MC20 supercar.

Among the cars on offer, the MC20 is probably the one needing the least introduction. The mid-engined supercar sports a three-litre, twin-turbo V6 which produces 620hp, driving the rear wheels only. It was certainly the most popular vehicle there, with the coupe and “Cielo” convertible constantly on the move.

The Grecale SUV is set to be the most popular vehicle in Maserati’s range, although in Trofeo form it shares the MC20’s “Nettuno” engine — albeit in a milder, 520hp form. Modena and GT versions, powered by the two-litre turbo four, were also available. Meanwhile the larger Levante was on hand in twin-turbo V8 Trofeo guise.

Alongside the impressive range of cars, Maserati also chose a spectacular venue for the event: Grantley Hall. This exclusive location is a former country house, World War 2 convalescence hospital, and residential college, becoming a luxury hotel in 2017.

The site is nestled in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Yorkshire Dales, making for very scenic driving routes around the area which includes the nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest at Brimham Rocks.

Several members of the Northern Group were in attendance, along with our colleagues from further afield, and you’ll be able to read their impressions of the vehicles on offer in our various outlets soon.