One day only: PAPA previews Maserati MC20 supercar

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Posted 25 Oct 2020 — by Cathy Luebke
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A lucky few PAPA members got a preview of Maserati’s new 630-horsepower MC20 winged supercar. No touching and no driving, though. It will hit dealerships next year priced from $210,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green, white and red high-performance Trofeo models matched the Italian flag outside Scottsdale Maserati as part of the dealership’s turn on the U.S. city tour of the MC20 prototype. The Levante SUV and Ghibli sedan will join the Quattroporte sedan with the 580-hp Trofeo treatment next month.

 

Click here for Maserati’s media site with detailed press releases about the MC20 and Trofeos.

Odyssey and Civic Type R: Fun, practical Hondas

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Posted 21 Oct 2020 — by Cathy Luebke
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The Odyssey minivan and rowdy Civic Type R hatch occupy opposite ends of Honda’s lineup, yet they were parked side-by-side at Mountain Shadows resort for a COVID-limited group of writers to hear about significant changes.

Give Honda’s new PR guy Carl Pulley credit for drawing parallels as he began his presentation. “They’re both white,” he quips. Obviously, Type R is a blast to drive. But Pulley defends Odyssey. “When you’re driving solo it’s surprisingly fun to drive,” he says, adding it handles better than an SUV. Plus, there’s plenty of room for a day of fun with family and friends.

Obvious as well is the minivan’s practicality. But there also are elements of practicality to the Civic, Pulley says. It’s roomy for four with the hatchback design providing space for their gear.

Click below to see what’s new with these fun and practical rides.

Civic Type R

Odyssey

Rolls-Royce Dawn turns heads in Phoenix

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Posted 28 Jun 2020 — by Cathy Luebke
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A few PAPA journalists were lucky to spend a few days recently in this gorgeous Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge convertible. Here’s a link to my column in the Business Journal, though FYI, it is behind the paper’s paywall. As tested price: $477,550.