The Stig at the wheel of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo

The Stig, the mystery driver from the BBC's hit show Top Gear, has had a taste of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo.

The scene was Tuesday 10 June at Monza for the promotional launch of Top Gear Live, the programme that sees presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Richard Hammond and The Stig travel the world. The show will be broadcast in Italy exclusively on the Discovery Channel and on DMAX and will be touching down at Turin's Palaolimpico on 5-6 July. Top Gear Live has arrived in Italy after a hugely successful tour around four continents.

The Stig took selected journalists for a drive around Monza with guests and curious VIPs also going for a spin. While everyone was eager to work out who the mystery driver was, they were also taken in by the the stunning Maserati's charm and engine roar.