On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Maserati of Pasadena, part of the Rusnak Auto Group introduced the all-new 2017 Maserati Levante in the Maserati showroom.The new Levante SUV is the ideal complement to the Maserati range. Combined with the Quattroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the range now covers the entirety of the global luxury automotive market -priced from $72,000 to $85,000 for the V6 Twin-Turbo versions of 350 and 430 horsepower respectively. Design, Exclusivity and Performance are the key characteristics for describing this new Maserati. Distinctively Italian in style, with breathtaking and iconic Maserati design features, its coupé-sleek exterior has the best aerodynamic efficiency in its category with a Cx coefficient of just 0.31. The interior, its spaciousness enhanced by the panoramic electric sunroof, has been created with the finest materials, most exquisite to the touch, from premium leather to Ermenegildo Zegna silk, through to the Luxury and Sport packs for an exclusive look both inside and outside. The technology installed on every Levante is designed to offer outstanding performances both on- and off-road: the sophisticated suspension, combined with electronically controlled damping and four corner air-springs with 5 different ride levels (as well as an extra-low level for parking) put the vehicle’s handling in a class of its own. Furthermore, with the lowest center of gravity in its class, perfectly balanced weight distribution (50-50) between front and rear, high levels of flexural and torsional rigidity, and a mechanical self-locking rear differential as standard, when driven on-road the Levante delivers all the performance and thrills typical of every Maserati. The human-machine interface on board, based on an evolution of the Maserati Touch Control system, has also been completely updated to offer even more functions and convenience, thanks to the 8.4” high-resolution capacitive screen and the new rotary control on the central tunnel. State-of-the-art driving aid systems such as adaptive cruise control with Start&Stop function, forward collision warning, automatic brake assist system and lane departure warning are also available on request. Additional options include blind spot alert, surround view camera and power lift tailgate.
To add to the event, Maserati Pasadena also produced the Modena Cigar Lounge.-an exclusive event celebrating Mi Havana Cigar House cigar rollers and fine cigars. Duncan Taylor & Co. Scotch whisky tasting and Asombroso Tequila tasting and Margarita Bar kicked off the evening. A wine bar hosted by Trinitas Cellars, a Napa Valley Winery since 2002, enchanted the guests with their incredible story of their wines. Latin for trinity, Trinitas represents the Holy Trinity, a central Christian concept integrated into our winery’s mission and winemaking philosophy: sun, soil, and humanity. Celebrity DJ, Griffin White, mixed club house music which was enjoyed by all.
Teaming horse power with horse-power, Rusnak Maserati invited the Flintridge Riding Club to celebrate their 92 anniversary in Southern California. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Flintridge Riding Club is located on 40 beautiful oak studded acres in La Canada Flintridge. The private riding club was begun in 1922 when the heads of four prominent families decided to create a place to mutually enjoy fine fellowship and equestrian pursuits. The Membership is successfully fulfilling the goals of its Founders and the barns and clubhouse are busy as children, juniors and adults enjoy the Club for riding and socializing. Flintridge Riding Club is the oldest riding club west of the Mississippi and it has evolved and thrived for what will soon be a century by upholding a tradition of excellence in facilities, training and instruction. The guests were treated to horse paraphilia, including custom saddles, hand crafted polo mallets, bespoke helmets and polo riding skills.
With over 200 VIP guests in attendance, the event was invite-only. Guests were able to dine in the Maserati showroom: Sushi Roku combined the finest, freshest fish from pristine waters around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be provided by a mature sushi chef ensuring superlative traditional sushi, together with a splash of California innovation. Sushi Roku is a pioneer of contemporary sushi, incorporating diverse, non-traditional ingredients from Latin America and Europe. The Rustic Gourmet treated hungry eaters to an Italian Cuisine of a Bruschetta and Tapenade Bar, Italian meats and fine imported cheeses, dessert abundance sponsored by the John Aaroe Group, and plenty of sweets to incite the palate. A decadent reality to be enjoyed by all.