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A Publisher’s Favorite Day in a High-Performance, Uber Luxe Ride | The New Maserati Grecale

Photography by Carlye Klick

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Experience the thrill of driving the new Maserati Grecale.

At ICONIC LIFE magazine, we like to talk about our days shopping at the finest luxury centers in the world, staying at the finest places, dining in high style, and on this day, driving a luxe new Maserati. “Yes, we are working,” are the words you can hear from our mouths. Often, I call these my favorite days.

On this day, I flew to Scottsdale in the morning via my private jet membership with Set Jet, which took a total of 90 minutes from my place in Orange County to the tarmac at Scottsdale Airport. The perfect easy-breezy start to the day for a commuting entrepreneur. From there, my team delivered me to the Maserati dealership, where I picked up my ride for the week, a stunning white Maserati Grecale with just seven miles on the odometer. 

Maserati is a name synonymous with luxury, style and performance. And their latest offering, the Grecale, is no exception. As soon as you slip into the driver’s seat, you’re transported into a world of sophistication and exhilaration. The Grecale is more than just a car—it’s a driving experience like no other. I’ve always driven an SUV, so I was excited to put this one to the test.

The first thing that strikes you when you sit behind the wheel is the attention to detail. From the leather-wrapped steering wheel to the sporty gauges, every element has been crafted with care. The infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use, offering access to all the features you need, including navigation, music and climate control.

As you push the start button, the engine comes to life with a satisfying growl. (I seriously love this sound!) The Grecale is powered by a turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower and 331 pound-ft of torque. It’s quick off the line and has a top speed of around 160 mph. I, of course, was cruising down Scottsdale Road, so I kept my speed well below that. 

What really sets the Grecale apart is its handling. The car feels nimble and agile on the road, with a precise steering system that responds to even the slightest input. There are four driving modes—comfort, gt, sport and off-road. I chose sport for most of my driving, as I love how the car feels like it’s gripping the road.

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Once I got a feel for the car, I was off to a photo shoot and another segment of Renee Dee-I-Y, shot at a luxurious home in Paradise Valley on the market through The MacDonald Team at Russ Lyon. Seriously, the car looked great outside this house. On the inside of the SUV, the Grecale is a symphony of premium materials and craftsmanship. The seats are upholstered in luxurious leather, and the dashboard is finished in high-quality materials. As I drove off into the sunset—literally—that night, the SUV’s interior LED lighting set a lovely mood for my drive to Zinc Bistro in Kierland, impressing my friends as I arrived.

Driving the Grecale is a thrilling experience. The vehicle feels light and responsive, with a low center of gravity that inspires confidence. The suspension is well-tuned, providing a comfortable ride without sacrificing handling. 

Of course, the Grecale is not just a performance machine. It’s also a luxurious vehicle, with features like heated and ventilated front seats, a premium sound system and a panoramic sunroof that add to the overall experience. There’s plenty of space for passengers and cargo, too, making the Grecale a practical choice for long road trips. For its size, the back seat is quite ample for guests, especially very tall adult children.

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Speaking of children, the Grecale is equipped with the latest in safety technology, including a host of airbags, advanced traction control and a rearview camera. It also features a lane departure warning system and a blind spot monitoring system to help keep you and your passengers safe. The first quarter of the year is a busy time on the road in Scottsdale, and I sure didn’t mind the extra attention to safety.

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The exterior of the Grecale is simply stunning, with its sleek lines and aggressive stance. The car sits on 20-inch wheels, with 21-inch wheels available as an option. The car’s signature grille is finished in chrome, and the body is available in a range of beautiful colors. The Grecale also features LED headlights and taillights that add to the car’s distinctive appearance. The Grecale also features a sport-tuned exhaust system that adds to the car’s performance and appeal.

One of the most notable features of the Grecale is its advanced infotainment system. You can stream music, access navigation and control the climate control system all from the touch screen. The system also features Apple CarPlay compatibility, making it easy to connect your smartphone and access your favorite apps—perfect for a busy publisher.

The Grecale offers a level of exclusivity that’s hard to match. Maserati is a brand that’s known for its premium vehicles, and the Grecale is no exception. I was pleasantly surprised by the price, and I’ll let you learn more about that on your own. The new Maserati Grecale offers a unique blend of performance, luxury and style that sets it apart from the competition. 

Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled driving experience or just a comfortable and stylish ride, the Grecale delivers what anyone could call a favorite day. And at the end of the week, I could call the Grecale one of my new fave SUVs. The smaller size added an ease and sportiness that I loved without sacrificing the uber-luxe style of Maserati, which I also love.

Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of the open road for yourself.

 

This story is sponsored by Scottsdale Maserati.

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