The exotic Italian automaker Maserati has just unveiled a new special edition GranTurismo S intended for the Middle East market just outside the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The limited edition GranTurismo is inspired by the sports car maker’s racing division, Maserati Corse, which is one reason for all the carbon fiber that went into the build. There will only be 12 examples of the white ice sports coupe, and they are all destined for the oil rich region where all three contiguous eastern continents join together.
There is some significance to the number 12, not only is the exact number of FIA GT world titles that Maerati has accumulated over the past few years as well as the number of locations that buyers will be able to pick up their GranTurismo S MC Sport Line when it goes on sale. In an attempt not to alienate their home market in Italy, Maserati will also release a limited number of MC Sport Line models finished in matte Bianco Fuji pearl along with all of the carbon fiber accents that make the Middle East version so special.
Press release after the jump.
The limited-edition Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line with Matt White “ice” finishing is here portrayed in front of the futuristic structure of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where it was unveiled in a dedicated event for a selected number of Maserati customers of the Middle East.
Designed to enhance the sporty DNA of the Trident, the “MC Sport Line” sums up the experience acquired on the track by the Maserati Corse racing department, whose contribution to the design of the functional components has been invaluable. The world of motor racing also inspired Maserati’s designers when it came to styling, hence the extensive use of carbon fiber.
Only twelve GranTurismos in this configuration will be produced in Modena, all for the Middle East markets. Twelve is also the number of world titles which make up the prestigious palmares of the MC12 in the FIA GT International Championship since 2005: 2 Constructors’ Cups (2005 and 2007), 4 Drivers’ Titles 4 (Bartels-Bertolini in 2006, Thomas Biagi in 2007, Bartels-Bertolini in 2008 and 2009); 5 Teams’ Titles (from 2005 onwards uninterruptedly with the Vitaphone Racing Team); 1 Citation Cup in 2007 with the gentleman driver Ben Aucott.
Furthermore, twelve are the Middle East cities where Maserati is present with a dedicated showroom: each car will feature an internal plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.
A limited and numbered edition of the GranTurismo S MC Sport Line, finished in a Matt Bianco Fuji with eye-catching pearlescent nuances, will be dedicated to the Italian market. Only eleven customers in Italy will be able to sit behind the wheel of this exclusive car.