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Paul Cayard chooses Maserati GranTurismo

22.10.2008 - Modena/Cairo - High-tech design, new materials and the quest for optimum performance are a few of the traits shared by sports cars and sailing. These characteristics, combined with the beautiful Pininfarina design and his love for Italy, explain Paul Cayard's choice of a black Maserati GranTurismo for the streets of San Francisco.
Paul Cayard was the first American skipper to win the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1998. In 2005-2006, Paul skippered the Disney entry, "Pirates of the Caribbean" in the Volvo Ocean Race to place second overall. Cayard cemented his place in Italian sports history as skipper of the Italian entry to the America's Cup, "Il Moro di Venezia" in 1992.
Paul Cayard

Paul is a seven-time sailing world champion, a five-time America's Cup veteran and two-time Olympian. Cayard's accolades include election to the Sailing World Hall of Fame in 2002 and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 1998.

Since its debut eight months ago, the Maserati GranTurismo has not ceased to enchant with 3,700 drivers already. The reasons behind its success are clear. Sleek and fascinating lines reveal a sporty car, powerful and brilliant, yet usable for everyday life with excellent handling and superior comfort. The back seat also provides room for two adults.

The Maserati GranTurismo is equipped with a 4.2 l, 405 HP engine at a speed of 7100 revs per minute, able to reach 285 km/h with an acceleration 0-100 km/h in only 5.2 sec.

Maserati says: A world class car for a world class sportsman. We say: A world class car for a lucky sportsman!

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