Camp Quality are running their first ever car raffle, with a Maserati Gran Turismo as the prize.
Valued at $345,659 (incl. ORCs), the GranTurismo up for grabs is a limited-edition 2020 ‘Sport Edizione V8 Aspirato’ and is described by Maserati as the last of 23 units specially produced for Australia and New Zealand.
“This particular GranTurismo marks the end of production of one of the greatest Maseratis ever made. It also marks the end of an era with the last of the normally aspirated V8 engine,” says Glen Sealey, COO of Maserati Australia and New Zealand.
“Ultimately it will be a money can’t buy item as this vehicle cannot be replicated or replaced. There are no more. For any automotive enthusiast, this represents rarity and exclusivity.”
Powered by the ‘F136’ naturally-aspirated 4.7-litre V8, hand-built by Ferrari and matched to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission, the MY20 GranTurismo Sport Edizione V8 Aspirato produces 340kW and 520Nm, can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 299km/h.
Finished in Blue Sera paint, the last of the naturally-aspirated GranTurismos was announced in 2019 ahead of local release earlier this year.
Other features include a 3D effect in the ‘sharknose’ grille, while new air ducts improve aerodynamic efficiency. The rear bumper gets a makeover, too.
Inside, individual Poltrona Frau leather seating for four is a highlight, with a state-of-the-art infotainment system included that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the central console accommodates a user-friendly, double rotary knob controller made of forged aluminium.
The next-generation GranTurismo will be revealed next year, first in coupe then spyder form. With styling inspired by the Alfieri concept, the new GranTurismo will be powered exclusively by the ‘Folgore’ (‘lightning’ in Italian) 800V, three-motor electric drivetrain that promises sub-3-second 0-100km/h acceleration.
After the GranTurismo, this all-electric drivetrain will be rolled out across other models in the future as Maserati moves to an EV-only lineup, making cars like the current GranTurismo Sport Edizione V8 Aspirato even greater collector’s items.
“With the added impact of COVID-19, fundraising for Camp Quality is more important than ever. To assist in reaching much-needed targets for 2020, Maserati are delighted to be able to support this wonderful community,” Sealey adds.
Tickets in the raffle are $50 each, with proceeds helping kids diagnosed with cancer, and their families, get a vital break from cancer at a Camp Quality camp or retreat.
“Thanks to Maserati, we have the opportunity to raise funds that will give kids and their families a vital break from the trauma of cancer,” says Camp Quality CEO Deborah Thomas.
“Every ticket sold will help fund wonderful experiences, and provide trusted information and coping tools, for kids and their families whether in hospital, at home, at school or away from it all on one of our camps and retreats.”
Only 20,000 tickets will be issued, which Camp Quality says are better odds than an average lottery. The raffle closes on 28 January, 2021, at 6:00PM (AEST), and will be drawn on 29 January, 2021.
To enter the raffle and to help raise much needed funds for kids facing cancer, go to: https://fundraise.campquality.org.au/raffle/car-raffle