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Maserati Polo Tour 2016 in collaboration with La Martina gains speed in Dubai: Desert Palm wins 1st Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge

Maserati Polo Tour 2016 in collaboration with La Martina gains speed in Dubai: Desert Palm wins 1st Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge

Acceleration combined with excellent off-road handling was the focus as the Maserati Polo Tour 2016 continued in Dubai this week, with the first Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge taking place at Desert Palm Polo Club. The winning team, “Desert Palm”, produced an impressive performance at this inaugural tournament.

Played over five days, four talented polo teams, featuring both professional and amateur players from the UK, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Argentina, produced both competitive and entertaining polo, much to the delight of Maserati’s guests. They were joined by a hand-selected audience of VIPs and special guests from the individual team sponsors, which included Gulfstream, Scavi & Ray and Desert Palm.  

“While we are very familiar with thoroughbred horsepower from our cars, the game of polo adds a different level of excitement to the Maserati experience. We are delighted to share this with our guests and our special thanks goes to the teams and Desert Palm for making this such an exhilarating event,” explained Umberto Cini, Managing Director of Maserati Middle East, India & Africa.

The winning team, featuring Team Patrons Tariq Albwardy (UAE, Handicap 1) and Sam Instone (UK, 0) as well as Martin Gandara (ARG, 4) and Matias Machado (ARG, 4), narrowly won the final, only going ahead to win the match in the last chukka. Their opponents, Team Maserati, put up a strong fight on Desert Palm’s impressive hotel grounds, but could not score enough goals to put the match into extra time. Third place was claimed by Gulfstream, who beat Scavi & Ray in the Trident Trophy.

The Maserati Most Valuable Player prize was awarded to Nacho Gonzalez from the Maserati Team, while Castora, played by Matias Machado, was named the Equestrio Arabia Best Playing Pony.

Besides the actual horsepower on the field of play, Maserati had a fleet of vehicles with a different kind of horsepower on display. The special highlight was the Maserati Levante, which made one of its first appearances in the region. With the Levante, the Trident brand’s mission was not just to build an SUV, but to build a true Maserati, combining on-road handling typical of all Maserati cars with solid off-road capabilities and breath-taking Italian design.

The Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge was supported by the world's leading supplier of polo equipment, La Martina. Enrico Roselli, CEO of La Martina, said: "The Maserati Polo Tour always creates strong emotions. It is a celebration of our origins and our passion for the sport. Our partnership with Maserati and Guards Polo Club highlights the prestigious character of the event, showing once again the success of the combination of luxury and performance.”

The Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge also marks the start of a series of La Martina and Maserati #PoloStories videos revealing the secrets of polo from the unique perspective of top polo players. Ebe Sievwright, an Official Commentator at Guards Polo Club and founder of the Guards Polo Academy, was chosen as the ambassador and protagonist for the first episode of the series. The videos will unveil the limited edition polo shirts dedicated to each leg of the Maserati Polo Tour and will be available exclusively on the digital platforms of Maserati and La Martina.

In conjunction with the Dubai Polo Challenge, the two brands presented the spectacular “24K Gold Dubai Polo” - a unique polo shirt which blends sportswear with luxury: the stretch piquet fabric is embroidered with a 24-carat gold thread. The “24K Gold Dubai Polo” will be available exclusively at La Martina Stores in the Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates and subsequently in the brand’s London and Milan flagship stores.

The Maserati Dubai Polo Challenge was organised by the UK-based Guards Polo Club, Europe’s leading polo club, which was founded in 1955 by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who remains the Club’s President to this day.

Following St. Moritz and Dubai, the third instalment of Maserati Polo Tour 2016 will take place in the UK in June. To keep up to date with all of the thrilling action from these global events, the 2016 tour can be followed at www.maseratipolo.com.

 

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Ghibli
Ghibli
Levante
Levante
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
Ghibli
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed 267 km/h
Starting from BD 289,000
Ghibli S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed 286 km/h
Starting from BD 329,000
Ghibli S Q4
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed 286 km/h
Starting from BD 339,000
Levante
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.0 sec
Max speed 251 km/h
Starting from BD 329,000
Levante S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed 264 km/h
Starting from BD 379,000
Quattroporte
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed 270 km/h
Starting from BD 389,000
Quattroporte S
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed 288 km/h
Starting from BD 429,000
Quattroporte S Q4
Engine Layout V6
Displacement 2979 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed 288 km/h
Starting from BD 439,000
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 3799 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed 310 km/h
Starting from BD 579,000
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed 299 km/h
Starting from BD 485,000
GranTurismo MC
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed 301 km/h
Starting from BD 555,000
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed 288 km/h
Starting from BD 575,000
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout V8
Displacement 4691 cc
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed 291 km/h
Starting from BD 625,000
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Build and Price
Every Maserati is like a work of art constructed with the care and attention that only the human hand can provide.
Ghibli
Ghibli
Ghibli
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed
267 km/h
Starting from BD 289,000
Ghibli S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Starting from BD 329,000
Ghibli S Q4
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
286 km/h
Starting from BD 339,000
Levante
Levante
Levante
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 6.0 sec
Max speed
251 km/h
Starting from BD 329,000
Levante S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.2 sec
Max speed
264 km/h
Starting from BD 379,000
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
Quattroporte
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.5 sec
Max speed
270 km/h
Starting from BD 389,000
Quattroporte S
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Starting from BD 429,000
Quattroporte S Q4
Engine Layout
V6
Displacement
2979 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Starting from BD 439,000
Quattroporte GTS
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
3799 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
310 km/h
Starting from BD 579,000
GranTurismo
GranTurismo
GranTurismo Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.8 sec
Max speed
299 km/h
Starting from BD 485,000
GranTurismo MC
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.7 sec
Max speed
301 km/h
Starting from BD 555,000
GranCabrio
GranCabrio
GranCabrio Sport
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 5.0 sec
Max speed
288 km/h
Starting from BD 575,000
GranCabrio MC
Engine Layout
V8
Displacement
4691 cc
Acceleration
0-100 km/h: 4.9 sec
Max speed
291 km/h
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