MASERATI X GIOVANNI SOLDINI
This is a collaboration between people moved by passion, adrenaline and the search for maximum performance, values that have been shared by Maserati and Giovanni Soldini since 2012, the year in which the collaboration began and that goes beyond sponsorship.
The research project applied the aerodynamic knowledge and virtual analysis tools, usually used when developing Maserati’s cars, to the Maserati Multi 70 trimaran. This, and special hydrodynamic profiles, boosts the yacht performance and aerodynamics, and enhances its flight attributes.
The Maserati engineers analyzed the data from Maserati Multi 70’s latest races to identify the key parameters of its motion. They made an in-depth study of the craft’s current configurations to identify possible areas of improvement using advanced CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, able to predict the behavior of the complex flows created around the trimaran.
Virtual tools were also used to test different hull streamlining and sheet configurations, on the one hand to reduce the boat’s resistance to the air and on the other to increase the efficiency of its sails by controlling extremity phenomena.
The outcome of these studies was a reduction of about 5% in the entire vessel’s aerodynamic penetration (Cx) coefficient. What’s more, improving the flows around the craft enables the sails to work more efficiently, increasing propulsion force by 4% with a less than 1% rise in heeling force. With these results, the yacht’s cruising speed could now exceed 43 knots in ideal conditions.
By applying its technical expertise even to sailing, Maserati yet again reaffirms its aptitude for innovation, adopting Maserati Multi 70 as a continually evolving “laboratory boat”.
The Maserati Innovation Lab is the heart of the brand’s technological research, development and design. The brand’s engineering hub, on via Emilia Ovest in Modena, recently opened its doors to share its key role in the development of new Maserati models with the outside world for the first time.
It is at this facility of excellence that all Maserati models of today and tomorrow are designed, with digital processes that support the product’s development, applying the exclusive Maserati formula which adopts an integrated approach to prioritize the human factor right from the initial phases; customer-focus is incorporated in the world of virtual simulation with an exclusive hardware-software mix.
In fact, the Maserati Innovation Lab engineers are assisted by advanced technologies such as the new, latest-generation DiM (Driver-in-Motion) Simulator, the Static Simulator and the work of the lab to develop “User eXperience”.
You can follow Maserati Multi 70’s 2020 racing season yourself. The Channel Record attempt in May will be a special highlight, as it’s a popular challenge loved particularly by non-sailing communities too.
January 2020 – Cape to Rio Race
February 2020 – RORC Caribbean 600 Race
March 2020 – St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
April 2020 – May 2020 – Atlantic Record attempt (Bermuda – Plymouth) May 2020 – English Channel attempt
September 2020 – Super 8 Race
October 2020 – Rolex Middle Sea Race
For more on the Maserati Multi 70 go to maserati.soldini.it. For more information on Maserati in Kuwait, visit the Maserati Showroom at Al Zayani, Al Rai Industrial Area, 4th Ring Road, call 1808 010 or visit kuwait.maserati.com. For the latest local updates, please follow Maserati on Instagram @maseratikuwait. Feature image courtesy of Maserati.