2021 Maserati Ghibli Operanera and Operabianca Special Editions
Maserati just announced that it’s teaming up with famed Japanese fashion designer and DJ Hiroshi Fujiwara to create a pair of special edition Ghiblis themed after the street brand “Fragment.” These special editions go by the name Operanera and Operabianca, and total production is capped to just 175 examples for the entire planet. The Operanera is the darker of the two models and features an oddly contrasting exterior finish of gloss and opaque black. Operabianca, which hasn’t been revealed quite yet, will apparently feature a mix of gloss white and opaque black.
Exterior modifications outside of the main body include body-colored door handles, a new set of 20-inch matte black wheels, the Fragment logo on the grille, and the fashion brand’s emblem on the C-pillar. There’s also a very interesting and somewhat cryptic code on the fenders below the vents that reads “M157110519FRG.” But, this isn’t The Da Vinci Code, so don’t start trying to figure it out, because we already have the answer. “M157” stands for the Ghibli’s Id code, “110519” stands for the date that the company first met with Fujiwara (November 5, 2019), and FRG is the acronym for Fragment.
The interior of these special edition cars come upholstered in a mix of premium leather and Alcantara. Contrasting silver inserts make up the vertical stitching and the trident on the headrests. The seatbelts are, oddly, dark blue. As part of this partnership, Fragment is also launching a capsule collection that will only be available via Maserati. As for when these cars are going to launch, that’s a complete mystery, as is their price, but I wouldn’t expect them to come cheap. The Ghibli starts out from $72,190, and you can expect both of these special editions to come at quite the premium.
Maserati Celebrates The Launch of Furoriserie Personalization Program in Style with Three One-Off Models
It’s been an eventful week for Maserati. The arrival of the MC20 supercar coincided with the Italian automaker unveiling its long its five-year plan. The industrial plan includes 16 launches, including three refreshed models and as many as 13 new models, including the Grecale crossover, which is scaled to arrive in 2021. It’s a lot to digest, and we wouldn’t be surprised if you overlooked another important announcement from Maserati, one that involves the long-awaited opening of the Fuoriserie personalization program. Part of the program’s launch is a show of capability — a muscle flex of sorts — that involves three one-off models that are based on three of Maserati’s existing models: the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte. Each one-off offers a preview of what we can all expect from the Fuoriserie personalization program. All existing Maserati models, including the just-launched MC20 supercar and the soon-to-arrive Grecale crossover, will be available in the program.
2021 Maserati Ghibli Trofeo
Maserati didn’t slap the Trofeo badge just on the Quattroporte. No, sir. Its smaller sedan also gets to wear it, along with the same V-8 that equips the Levante Trofeo and the said Quattroporte Trofeo.
The Ghibli Trofeo and the Quattroporte Trofeo are now the fastest sedans ever made by Maserati. We’ve already discussed the Quattroporte Trofeo, so let’s focus on the similarly-specced Ghibli, shall we?
2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo
We’ll call it how we see it: the Maserati Quattroporte is a bit (too) long in the tooth. And while the exterior might tend to disagree, the more eloquent clues can be found inside the cabin, which has a strong, dated vibe.
However, Maserati won’t let the Quattroporte fade into oblivion just yet and has prepared a Trofeo version for its larger sedan, as it did for the Levante SUV, hoping it will do better battle against the likes of Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and BMW 7 Series.
Maserati Just Showcased an MC20 Prototype Dedicated to Sir Stirling Moss
The fact that Maserati is working on a new supercar – the MC20 – isn’t a well-kept secret. In fact, Maserati has teased a camouflaged model a couple of times. Now, the company has shown off the prototype once again, this time with unique dedication to none other than Sir Stirling Moss himself.
Maserati Launches the Edizione Ribelle Special Edition Models, based on the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte
Maserati is making dramatic moves in 2020 to boost sales of its vehicles after an abysmal sales year last year that saw Maserati sell only 11,000 models for the entire year. In an effort to boost sales, the Italian automaker is slashing prices for the 2020 models of the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte. Just as important, Maserati is also offering the new Edizione Ribelle special edition units involving the three aforementioned models. Only 225 units of the Edition Ribelle will be built, spread out across the three models. Of that total, 100 units each of the Levante and Ghibli will receive the Edition Ribelle treatment while only 25 units of the Quattroporte will get the same. The limited-production Edizione Ribelle models will hit dealerships this March. Prices for these models are a lot more expensive than their standard edition counterparts, so expect to pay anywhere from $93,285 to $120,985 if you want to get your hands on a Maserati Edizione Ribelle.
2019 Maserati Gran Turismo Zeda
Maserati is ending production of the current-generation GranTurismo by rolling out the GranTurismo Zeda, a one-off creation that commemorates the model’s more-than-a-decade-long run in the market. The Maserati GranTurismo Zeda comes with a lot of exclusive touches, none more prominent than a unique paint finish that separates its aesthetics from just about every GranTurismo model that has hit the market in the last 12 years. There are currently no plans to offer the Maserati GranTurismo Zeda to the public, but a limited-production run in the future hasn’t been ruled out quite yet.
2019 Maserati Levante One of One Allegra Antinori
Maserati is about to launch a customization program for its cars and SUVs and built a unique Levante to preview the possibilities at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This one-off SUV was designed for Allegra Antinori, the vice president of famous Italian wine producer Marchesi Antinori.
Painted in a special green color and fitted with a two-tone upholstery that’s not yet available for the standard Levante, the Allegra Antinori edition reveals that you may soon be able to order paints and leathers in far more colors and finished that are available right now. While it might not be as diverse as Ferrari’s customization program or Bentley’s Mulliner offerings, Maserati definitely needs a few extra options in order to become more exclusive. Information is scant as of this writing, but the Levante One of One Allegra Antinora seems to be good start for a personalization program.
2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition
Maserati’s table is full at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, although nothing is genuinely new, and the most interesting model on its stand has to be the Levante Trofeo Launch Edition. The Italian manufacturer unveiled the Trofeo with its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 last year but the model is only going on sale now. Only 100 of the ’Launch Edition’ models will be sold worldwide. Maserati really tries to keep its sporting credentials alive. It still stuffs Ferrari-derived engines in its vehicles and still puts out ’angry’ versions throughout its lineup. Of course, the Trident is no longer seen in competition much nowadays - even a deal to partner with Haas as a branding exercise in F1 fell through. And some criticize the way the company has reused some of its famous nameplates, particularly the Ghibli. But, after all is said and done, Maserati remains as one of the few carmakers in the world that can sell you a +580 horsepower SUV.
2019 Maserati Levante Vulcano
Maserati is dropping some spice back into the Levante SUV with the release of the Levante Vulcano. The special edition model is an aesthetic showcase featuring exclusive touches in the exterior and interior. The SE is also available in two states of tune, though those don’t include the range-topping, 590-horsepower Levante Trofeo or the 542-horsepower GTS. Unfortunately, only 150 units of the Maserati Levante Vulcano will be available. Worse, all 150 units are headed to the European and Asian markets. Details on pricing have yet to be announced by Maserati, though expect it to cost somewhere in the vicinity of $120,000.
Maserati’s Edizione Nobile Package Adds Some Extra Goodies to the 2019 Levante, Ghibli, and Quattroporte
It’s been a while since Maserati made the news, but when it does, it makes sure to leave a lasting impression. The Italian automaker has announced a series of special edition models for the 2019 Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte under the Edizione Nobile package. The special edition models are limited to a total of 150 units with each model receiving 50 units. The Edizione Nobile special edition models carry a similar theme, defined by an exclusive paint scheme to go with a handful of upgrades in the exterior and interior. There are no engine upgrades included in the special edition models. As it is, the package is scheduled to arrive this month in Maserati showrooms, both in the U.S. and Canada.
Maserati GranTurismo Clings to Life with New Sport Special Edition
The Maserati GranTurismo turns 10 in 2017 and refuses to die. Not that I want it to die, but just when I thought that the grand tourer was almost forgotten, the Italian firm popped up with a new special-edition model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Called the GranTurismo Sport Special, it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 3500 GT, a sports car that also debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and became one of the brand’s most iconic models.
Available for both the GranTurismo and GranCabrio models, the Sport Special Edition standards out by means of a new Rosso Italiano, three-layer paint – which mimics the red of Juan Manuel Fangio’s
winning 250F race car – and 20-inch alloy wheels in Glossy Black with "Special Edition" logos. Customers can also pick from other two special colors or four of the standard hues in the GranTurismo palette.
The interior has also been reimagined around Poltrona Frau leather or a leather/Alcantara combination for the upholstery and new stitching available in four different combinations. Maserati also added door sills in carbon fiber featuring the "Special Edition logo" and the dedicated plate on the central tunnel with a carbon fiber holder, commemorating the anniversary and the limited production run of 400 units.
There are no changes in the drivetrain compartment, so both the GranTurismo and GranCabrio feature the standard
made, 4.7-liter V-8 rated at 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed sequential or automatic gearboxes.
Only 400 examples will be made, and chances are that the Sport Special is among the final iterations of the current GranTurismo and GranCabrio.
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Neiman Marcus’ annual Christmas Book always gets our attention, largely because it always has a special edition car in it. Over the past five years, we’ve seen a handful of models receive the “Neiman Marcus Edition” treatment, including the Jaguar XJL Supercharged (2009), the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible (2010), the Ferrari FF (2011), the McLaren 12C Spider (2012), and the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante (2013). This year, Neiman Marcus has given that distinction to the Maserati Ghibli S Q4.
The actual (and obscenely long) name of the car is the 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4. Like the past models, the Ghibli Neiman Marcus Limited Edition is very limited. Only 100 units will be made and each model will be priced at $95,000. Bring out your calculators and that’s roughly $20,000 more than what a standard Ghibli S Q4 goes for these days.
That’s the price you have to pay for being one of the 100 lucky owners of this limited edition Maserati. Besides, once you find out the level of personalization Neiman Marcus gave to the Ghibli, you’re probably going to think that $95k is a relative bargain. At least you might think that if you have enough money to buy a Neiman Marcus car in the first place.
There are plenty of visual changes. but don’t expect any power upgrades. This limited edition Ghibli retains its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces 404 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. That’s still good enough to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph.
Click past the jump to read more about the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition.
The Maserati-Ermenegildo Zegna collaboration has already given birth to one special-edition model, the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition. The success of that model, which was limited to only 100 units, gave Maserati and Zegna reason to come back for seconds. So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, round two of the Maserati-Zegna tie-up: the Ghibli S Q4 by Ermenegildo Zegna Concept.
The new Ghibli concept was shown off at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014, an appropriate venue considering Paris’ reputation as one of the world’s premier fashion destinations. Like its Quattroporte counterpart, the Ghibli Zegna Concept was treated to a significant amount of exclusive items befitting Zegna’s reputation as one of the most iconic fashion houses in the world.
That’s all well and good, but the more important question is whether Maserati has plans to actually produce the Ghibli Zegna Concept the same way it did the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition. If past success is any indication, I’m gonna have a lot of trouble finding reasons why the Italian won’t go that route.
Maserati hasn’t made any announcements on that end, but I do expect a limited edition variant to arrive soon, hopefully as early as the start of 2015.
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Maserati is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and just like pretty much every car brand that celebrates anniversaries these days, the Italian automaker is set to introduce a special-edition GranTurismo MC to commemorate the occasion. The car is called the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition and as expected, it comes with a bevy of exterior and interior upgrades befitting a model that’s been designated with the important "anniversary model" label.
Give how incredibly sexy the GranTurismo MC already is in its standard guise, it seems like Maserati just found the perfect opportunity to create a limited run of GranTurismo MC models that makes it even more attractive. The GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition is set to become available in the next few months as either a coupe or a convertible model.
If deciding on getting one isn’t hard enough already, you now have to choose between getting a coupe or a drop-top. Then again, there are worse problems to have these days, and being in that situation should be considered a blessing.
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Maserati is an Italian automaker with a long tradition on the market, as it was established on December 1, 1914. Now, the trident-wielding company is preparing to celebrate its centennial with a limited edition Quattroporte developed in cooperation with Ermenegildo Zegna.
This limited edition will feature new colors, materials and trims inspired by Zenga - a leading men’s’ fashion group. This is the first model to be developed under a new three-year agreement signed between the two companies, but Maserati announced that a whole range of new optional trims by Zegna will be available for all models by 2015.
The Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna will be limited to only 100 units. Each customer will also receive a unique collection of accessories by Zegna.
This special edition will be unveiled during one of the upcoming international auto shows, but unfortunately Maserati did not revealed exactly which one.
Updated 02/28/2014: Maserati unveiled today the first official images of the Quattroporte by Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition, just days before the car’s official debut in Geneva.
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Courtesy cars are nothing new in the auto industry. Collaborations between two companies have gone on for sometime now in an effort to entice the company’s respective clients in the industry. If you recall, Ferrari once went this route, releasing a limited edition model of the Fiat 500 as a courtesy model for its clients. Now, a couple of other models under the Fiat umbrella will be giving birth to another one of these models in the form of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta for Maserati Edition.
The car will be limited to only 100 units and will be distinguished with a number of styling cues befitting its association with the upper-echelon Maserati. Among these features include a new set of 18" allow wheels with enhanced diamond tooling and a larger set of red caliper brakes. Meanwhile, the interior of the Giulietta for Maserati Edition has been dressed in a “Maserati Brown” Venere leather upholstery with brushed aluminum inserts. There’s also an “Alfa Romeo for Maserati” plaque on the dashboard, to go with aluminum door sill plates with the names “Giulietta” and “Maserati” engraved on each side.
In terms of performance, the Giulietta for Maserati Edition will be powered by the top-of-the-line, 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Quadrifoglio Verde engine that produces an impressive 235 horsepower.
The Maserati GranTurismo S Limited Edition isn’t the only exclusive Maserati that has come out this week. Joining the sports car in the fold is this luxurious Maserati GranCabrio Sport Poltrona Frau.
We understand your curiosity about the Poltrona Frau name because we’ve never heard of it either until now. Turns out, Poltrona Frau is an Italian interior and furniture design and leather upholstery company that has had a partnership with Maserati since 2001. To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the two companies’ partnership, Poltrona Frau customized the GranCabrio Sport’s interior with a special leather treatment that touches on soft, luxurious comfort. As if the GranCabrio Sport needed any more luxurious touch-ups.
On top of the finely-dressed interior, the GranCabrio Sport also has a minor performance improvement from the standard version, courtesy of a faster and more fuel efficient MC Auto Shift transmission. As a result, the GranCabrio Sport’s 4.7-liter V8 engine now produces 450 horsepower, an increase of 10 ponies from the standard model. The result is 0-62 mph acceleration time of 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.
Italy has been celebrating the 150th anniversary of its unification all throughout 2011. In the past 11 months, a number of Italian automakers have paid homage to this special year, including Ferrari, which christened their 2011 Formula One race car as the "150° Italia". Ferrari’s biggest rival, Lamborghini, also paid tribute to the occasion with the release of the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore. At the 2011 Bologna Motor Show, Maserati unveiled their celebratory vehicle in the form of the GranTurismo S Limited Edition.
The most unique feature of this special edition car is the Sebring Blue paint finish, but it also comes with certain carbon fiber elements to make it stand out. Elements such as the front and rear spoilers, the side mirrors, and the door handles highlight the blue finish, while polished aluminum calipers, side skirts, headlights, and a new set of 20" alloy wheels round out the exterior details of the special edition GranTurismo S.
As for the interior, Maserati added a carbon trim for the instrumentation, particularly on the center console and dashboard. Additionally, there’s also a tradition commemorative plaque that highlights its tribute to Italy’s 150th unification anniversary, complete with the official number of the model.
On the technical side, Maserati has yet to announce whether the GranTurismo S Limited Edition received performance modifications. Nevertheless, the sports car still carries a pretty impressive 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 440 horsepower, mated to an electro-actuated MC-Shift manual transmission. This setup is good enough to post a 0-62 mph time of just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph.
Maserati will only be releasing 12 models of the GranTurismo S Limited Edition, which means that you’re going to have to strike early to score one.