A select group of potential customers and existing Maserati owners have been treated to an exclusive preview of the new Maserati Spyder at Goodwood House in Sussex.
Just 150 specially invited guests were present to witness the first showing in this country of the new Maserati. The Spyder was unveiled at the home of the Earl of March during the Goodwood Revival Festival.
It was the first time that the car had been seen by anyone other than journalists at the world debut last week at the Frankfurt show when Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and president of Ferrari and Maserati, Luca di Montezemolo, revealed the Maserati Spyder.
Philip Mills, general manager of Maserati in the UK, introduced the two Maserati Spyders, which were displayed on the lawn in front of Goodwood House.
Also present among the guests were Mr Matteo Panini, owner of the famous Maserati Museum in Modena, Italy, which houses one of the largest collections of Maseratis in the world. He was accompanied by his wife, Alessandra Cagliari, daughter of the Italian coffee magnate Alberto Cagliari.
"The reaction of our guests at Goodwood to the new Spyder was incredible, with 20 customers confirming specifications of their order on the day," said Mr Mills. "We're confident that the rejuvenation of Maserati will continue and accelerate when the first examples of this amazing new car arrive in our dealer showrooms.
"We anticipate that there will be a significant waiting list for this car throughout its life," he added. "The first year production of right hand drive cars is already pre-sold and the first UK customers will receive their cars in December, this year."
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