I think first shipment sold out, not first year.
Unfortunately, the first round of the car for 2007 has already been sold out. Ever since the car was shown at the New York Auto Show, more than 300 buyers have put in their deposits.
Maserati expects US sales of 2,400 to 2,600 cars this year
Need to know if bluetooth and satellite radio are available as standard equipment,factory options or not at all. I am in a position to order pending the answer to these questions.Gran Turismo Available For December Delivery As We Speak.
Is Anyone In Position To Order This Fantastic Car?
I would be surprised if anyone here had ordered one. We were all attracted by the performance (in addition to styling) and some by the needless complexity of the CC.
Shifting lis like sex, faster is not always more pleasurable.Wow, Glenn, I guess you don't like the CC!!! Well, I think CC is amazing, esp for track days. I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated. The performance of automatic tranny's, of which I am not a fan, is getting close to manual tranny's, and the next generation of sequential robotized standard tranny's, specifically the DSG available in VW and Audi's and even the Veyron, is even better than CC and F430 F1, by a lot. Progress marches on, and the manual tranny will be a casualty, no question.
Want to put together a reasonable wager on when?
I think one can argue that the manual tranny has been obsolete for the US car market for a long time. Manual tranny cars are few and far between for cars that are the opposite in Europe. I grew up in Holland in a car culture where auto trannies are considered OK for disabled people, amputees, very old people, or for truly very clumsy people that cannot pass their driving test after 20 or so attempts. This is totally ingrained in the car culture. My mother in law came to visit the other week and she unexpectedly turned out to be a jaguar fan, so she took up the chance to ride along in my XJR. "An automatic???" she questioned in surprise as I put the shifter in "D". And this is a 67 year old lady (who drives a manual tranny Ford Ka BTW). I don't see that change in the next 40 or so years. Some high performance cars may be sold in auto or flappy paddle mode, but the bulk of cars in Europe will continue to be sold as a manual. After all, the manual transmission is the best, most economical and most durable solution to the problem of transferring the power generated by the engine to the wheels. And people in Europe like that sort of thing ;-)... I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated. ..
Oh no, I love the CC!! I'm just saying, what attracted me to it was how unusual it is compared to other cars. It is a talking point, as well as a great driver experience.Wow, Glenn, I guess you don't like the CC!!! Well, I think CC is amazing, esp for track days. I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated.