We love Fiat’s partnership with Gucci and the resulting 500 by Gucci born from it. However, with all due respect to those two, the latest collaboration between Italian automaker and Italian fashion house is making us drool. The car is a Maserati GranCabrio. The fashion house is Fendi. The result is the GranCabrio Fendi, a car that has been described as "a masterpiece of technology and craftsmanship."

And that just might be an understatement.

To begin with, the GranCabrio has been finished with a special dark grey, three-layer body color with an iridescent golden finish on the surface. Then there are wood trims across the dashboard, doors, and gear lever, complemented by yellow painted brake calipers. The seats have been dressed with Fendi’s iconic ’double F’ logo with the headrests embroidered with yellow stitching featuring Maserati’s famous trident logo.

In addition, the special edition GranCabrio also features a silver oval plaque on the dashboard, displaying the Maserati trident, the Fendi logo, and the five-digit series number. There’s also a special black car cover and to top everything off, there’s also a Limited Edition Travel Set of Fendi luggage and accessories.

For all the changes done on the car’s looks, the powertrain and corresponding output remains the same. What this means is that you’ll still get the 4.7-liter V8 engine with 433 horsepower and 362 lb/ft of torque with a top speed 180 mph.

Maserati has yet to release the financial damage this car will have on our accounts, but to be honest, we’d probably fork over whatever figure it sells for just because we’re completely smitten with it. The paint finish alone already caused our jaws to drop to the floor.

UPDATE 09/22/2011: Maserati has just released a video that provides a look behind the scenes of the GranCabrio Fendi. It’s a slow starter, complete with elevator music and a slow sketch of the Maserati, but it shows everything from the work on the body down to the stitching of the seats.

  • 2011 Maserati GranCabrio Fendi
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.7-liter V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    433 horsepower
  • Torque @ RPM:
    362 lb/ft of torque
  • Top Speed:
    180 mph
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  • body style:

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24 comments:

  (1211) posted on 12.25.2011

I agree that the speed performance of the car is not that impressive. Anyway, with the luxurious and elegance of the vehicle, I bet it would be an awesome car!

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

As expected from the Maserati it has an impressive styling on their vehicle. However, its kind of disappointing that the figure performance of the vehicle is that powerful.

  (347) posted on 12.13.2011

I think it is better if they use a light body paint on this vehicle even on its interior. Anyway, it’s a good thing that this convertible has an efficient and an awesome engine.

  (517) posted on 12.2.2011

I don’t know why they say that it is the masterpiece of technologies with the fact that I didn’t see any one of it. Anyway, the appearance looks so perfect for me, and I’m impressed with its powerful engine.

  (466) posted on 12.1.2011

Yeah! I have to agree with that. It didn’t really look good on its body paint even though its platform is somehow impressive. Even its interior is seemed boring. I hope that it would also be available in other colors.

  (276) posted on 11.24.2011

Well, I think that they should need a lighter body paint with this vehicle because it didn’t really look great with its current color. However, I still find it so fun to drive with.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

433 horsepower on its V8 engine is I think quite dangerous for a convertible car, but I still find it so fun to drive. smiley Anyway, I have to be against on what the other commentator saying, because it doesn’t look lousy with me on its body paint.

  (287) posted on 10.11.2011

The V8 engine that can deliver 433 horsepower of this convertible car is really quite dangerous, but I’m still impressed with it. With that engine, I found it so fun to drive, but I have to agree that it didn’t look so great on its body paint.

  (474) posted on 10.3.2011

I must say that the partnership with Fiat and Gucci is really great! And with this Fendi car of them, I can see how successful the partnerships are. One thing I just don’t like about it, is its wheels. I found it lousy.

  (762) posted on 09.29.2011

I’m really impressed with every details and parts made and changes it done. Honestly speaking very unbelievable process of developments. Very powerful power-train, I like how technology and craftsmanship combine. Can’t imagine how this people create this masterpiece. Thumbs up!

  (448) posted on 09.28.2011

I don’t know why they say that it is the masterpiece of technologies with the fact that I didn’t see any one of it. Anyway, the appearance looks so perfect for me, and I’m impressed with its powerful engine.

  (798) posted on 09.27.2011

I like the concept of this car. The black paint of the car is good and its good to the eye people who see the car all black and the interior part of the car is black. I like paint black of the car.

  (467) posted on 09.26.2011

I don’t find it a boring car just like what they said, instead the features are so simple but very appealing. Sadly, it didn’t offer any advanced technologies which I bet can add lots of appeal to it.

  (858) posted on 09.26.2011

For me its unique and very impressive I give credit for its designs and style’s. This is a powerful and strong car for men. For me its one of the best seller for men cars.

  (302) posted on 09.23.2011

For me, this car has a difference car which reflects the physical appearance of this Maserati GranCabrio Fendi car. I like the design and style of this one.

  (442) posted on 09.21.2011

if the Italian automaker and Italian Fashion house joined in one creation. This is kind of car they will create. Now, I just want to see the Limited Edition Travel Set of Fendi luggage and accessories.

  (502) posted on 09.20.2011

I love the fact that it is a convertible car, but I really don’t like the body color of this and the interior touch, it seems boring and dead.

  (374) posted on 09.16.2011

I have to agree with them. The interior touch seems to bore even the exterior of it, but I think V8 engine is quite good on it.

  (600) posted on 09.12.2011

GranCabrio fendi is quite impressive for the fact that it is a convertible car and had an impressive engine performance but I noticed that the body color of it seems too boring and dead.

  (613) posted on 09.12.2011

No wonder why fashion and car merge and eventually had a new breed of sports car with lavish design and powerful engines.

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