ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the final match concluded by a thrilling overtime win by Alegria, the most prominent Polo event in North America, the USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship®, the first polo tournament of the "Maserati Centennial Polo Tour" organized in collaboration with La Martina, wrapped up four weeks of high-goal polo at the famed International Polo Center in Palm Beach, Florida. The championship matches included many of the world's most accomplished 10-goal players. Maserati together with La Martina entertained clients, friends and fans alike in a beautiful field side hospitality area and two exclusive boxes in the grand-stand area. For those who wanted to experience the inspired qualities of a Maserati, the entire Italian sport luxury range was on-hand in a carefully crafted display.
"Maserati was proud to play host for a second year at the USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship®," commented Peter Grady, president and chief executive officer of Maserati North America, Inc. "Polo brings together individuals with a passion for competition, style, excitement and awe-inspiring performance, an ideal match for our own values."
A comprehensive drive experience was music to the ears of the car aficionado and newcomers alike, as the Ferrari-built engines launched from the grounds. The all-new to market Ghibli mid-size sedan, the most accessible of the range, was joined by the Quattroporte GTS, the flagship with an Italian V8 producing well over five hundred horsepower. Of course the four-seat GranTurismo Convertible maintained the role of most alluring Italian on the grounds along with its Coupe sibling.
The tour continues in China, from 30 May to 2 June, where the Maserati-branded edition of the "Metropolitan Polo Classic" takes place. Following China, the "Jerudong Park Polo Trophy" in the UK, which supports the charities of HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and will take place in June in one of the oldest and most prestigious English polo clubs, the "Cirencester Park Polo Club", inaugurated in 1894. Finally, as a finishing touch to the initiative created to highlight Maserati's celebrations in the most strategic markets, an exclusive event in autumn will see the end of the tour in the United Arab Emirates. The competition and its rankings, supported by specialist publication Pololine, can be followed on www.maserati100.com in the section dedicated to the tour at www.maseratipolo.com. More images available at: http://bit.ly/1icZH0b
Maserati produces a full line of two and four door models legendary for their spacious handcrafted luxury, thoroughbred performance and everyday usability. The Maserati range includes the all-new full-size Quattroporte and the mid-size Ghibli sport sedan, which earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS)*. The flagship Quattroporte GTS leads the charge with a 523 HP twin turbo V8 while both the Ghibli and Quattroporte are available with All-Wheel-Drive, a competition bred twin-turbo 404 HP V6 and an adaptive 8 speed automatic transmission. The two-door GranTurismo line continues with several variants of coupes and convertibles that combine elegance and comfort for four adults, with a six speed automatic transmission to keep the legendary Maserati performance and exhaust note close at hand. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at authorized retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at www.maserati.us, 1-800- My-Maserati. *Built after Nov 2013
About La Martina:
La Martina is a brand internationally known as the icon of the polo sport. Since 80's La Martina is an Argentinean high quality polo equipment and leisure clothing manufacturer and is present in North, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East and South East Asia with more than 70 exclusive stores. La Martina is currently the official supplier of more than 90 polo events around the world.
Lando Simonetti, founder of La Martina, also created a company to promote the sport of polo around the world: Polo Management Group (PMG).
La Martina is partner of Maserati since 2011 and produces a Maserati – La Martina apparel collection featuring their respective logos.
SOURCE Maserati North America