Agenda - Road

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am

Sporty Spice

The GranTurismo S is Maserati's sportiest model to date. But for connoisseurs, it has to be the GranTurismo S Automatic. The true GT spirit is brought to life by a 4.7 litre V8 engine, that delivers 440bhp to a six-speed gear box. The coupe is decked in sensuous Poltrona Frau leather and a Bose Surround Sound audio system that pumps music from 11 speakers. For more information, visit

Road Trip

Discover a side of Italy only an Italian can show you. On the Red Style Tour, you'll navigate the roads of ancient Rome and Florence to beautiful Assisi, Pienza and Pisa in one of three Ferrari models. The week-long 1,000km drive also includes a round of shopping, a showcase of Italian art and a sumptuous gastronomic experience. Shorter trips of between two and four days are also available. For details, visit

Led by ZeppElin

As far as opulent rides go, the Maybach Zeppelin 57S and 62S takes the cake. With only 100 units available, the sedan's 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine, delivers 640hp, 28hp more than the standard models. The 'Zeppelin' name features prominently on the car, plastered over the hood emblem, trunk, console and door sills. Inside, passengers can enjoy champagne in silver flutes, with their feet resting comfortably on lambskin carpets. The 57S retails at Euro460,000 and the 62S at Euro473,200. For more information, visit

Island life

October 30 will herald a new era in Formula 1 racing as the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix kicks off. Located on the man-made Yas Island, the Yas Marina Circuit is one of the most innovative and most luxurious settings, its 21 corners trading through the marina and winding across sand dunes. It's the first time in the history of the sport that the track is straddled by a 500-bedroom, 5-star hotel. For details, visit