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.
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.
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.
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.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Coupe and Convertible.
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.
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.
The GranTurismo S Automatic has turned out to be Maserati’s most sold model on the British market and, as a thanks to their customers, the automaker is now offering a new Sport Pack as a bonus. The new add-on further enhances the GranTurismo S Automatic so that it delivers a performance oriented experience, but don’t expect that experience for free; the new package is priced at £3,840, or about $6,240 at the current exchange rates.
The most important feature of the new Sport Pack is a revised exhaust system which keeps its bypass valves fully open in Sport mode to provide an even richer sound. Next to this, the package also includes body colored side skirts and front winglets, a stylish black grille featuring the Maserati Trident logo with red accents, black mesh side grilles, black look headlights, an integrated rear boot lid spoiler, and oval exhaust pipes. Grigio Mercury Neptune-design alloy wheels finish off the Maserati’s sportier look.
Other than that, the GranTurismo S Automatic’s specifications remain unchanged. Look for the usual 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 440 HP and a peak torque of 361 lbs-ft at 4750 rpm to get the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds flat. Top speed remains at 183 mph.
Maserati may err on the side of of caution when choosing between luxury and speed, but eventually speed-loving fanatics have no choice but to reveal their road-gripping, fire-breathing side. Alas, we now have evidence of Maserati’s wild side. Just a couple of weeks before the Italian luxury brand was set to unveil their new special edition Gran Turismo at the Paris Auto Show, the company has jumped the gun and released the first official details of the fastest, lightest, and most powerful Maserati in the line-up. We hope everyone is just as intrigued as we were because this is a side of Maserati that should come out more often.
The special edition is called the GranTurismo MC Stradale and is due to go on sale in Europe in the first quarter of 2011 with a U.S. launch shortly thereafter. It is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 450 HP - an improvement over the standard 405 HP - while still offering the same fuel consumption as a standard Gran Turismo. It also comes with an improved aerodynamic down force and will brake the 186 mph barrier.
Inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale special edition has been tweaked and modified as a direct result of the lessons learned from Maserati’s three racing programs. But what makes this vehicle even better is that it’s road legal.
More details about the car will be released closer to its official unveiling.
UPDATE 07/27/2011: Maserati North American has announced that the new MC Stradale will go on sale at a starting price of $139,000. With its 185 mph top speed, this will be the fastest Maserati offered on the US market.
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Maserati unveiled the GranTurismo MC Stradale at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, but the company is now bringing the North American version of the car to the New York Auto Show. It’s not exactly the street-legal machine found with the Stradale nameplate, though. This is the Maserati Corse (MC) which means we have a racing setup with no hopes to take it out on the streets. Eliminate the Stradale wording, add a new transmission and two rear seats, and you get a car that will only be sold on the US and Canadian market, strictly for track use.
The new GranTurismo MC will be the fastest production car Maserati has ever sold in the US market. It is powered by a 4.7-liter all-alloy V8 engine that delivers 443 HP at 7000rpm and and a peak torque of 376 lbs-ft at 4750rpm. This translates into enough power to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 185 mph. The MC version comes with a automatic gearbox instead of the Race Shift transmission that was used for the Stradale version.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC.
Maserati has been making headlines with its engine reduction, a sub-Quattroporte, and the Maserati of tomorrow, but the Australian International Auto Show saw the current side of Maserati as it unveiled its newest special edition.
The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sportline (yeah, that’s a ridiculously long name) is basically the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS equipped with the MC Sportline package which was first unveiled for the GranTurismo S model. We haven’t heard exactly how many units of this special edition we are going to get, but the GranTurismo S only got 12 so we imagine this special edition will get the same treatment.
The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS MC Sport Line replaces all the wood trim in the standard car with carbon fiber. This material can be seen across the dashboard, the front and rear center consoles, sections of the door panels, the gear knob, and around the switchgear. The area around the instrument pack and on the gearchange paddles will also be decked out in the stuff. Each of the door sills is fitted with carbon fiber trim panels embossed with the MC Sport Line logo and the MC logo is stamped into the aluminum brake pedal.
The engine remains unchanged, so we are still working with a 4.7 liter V8 mated to sequential manual auto transmission. The difference here is that the gearbox now has a Sport mode with faster shifting times. The power remains the same at 440 hp with a peak torque of 490 Nm with a top speed of 177mph.
Press release after the jump.
Even if the Maserati Quattroporte has only six years of life it has already received fifty six awards from the most prestigious automotive and lifestyle publications. So, is no wonder why at the Geneva Motor Show we will see the special edition Quattroporte Sport GT S "Awards Edition".
This special edition is painted in an exclusive pearlescent metallic gray with golden nuanced color and features a burnished treatment used on the exterior chrome parts, as well as on the side air vents and radiator surround. It sits on 20"’ Multi Trident dark gray rims with satin finish.
The interior gets Poltrona Frau leather of the seats combined with perforated Alcantara with a new undulated pattern, and the headlining still in Alcantara. Completing the interior space are the special brushed aluminum door sills and Piano Black satin-finish wood moldings.
Press release after the jump.
The Italian automaker Alfa Romeo will produce 100 special MiTo hatchbacks destined for their FIAT family member and exotic sports car maker Maserati’s service network. The limited edition MiTos will be sprayed in Maserati Ocean Blue and will be further distinguished by a bespoke Limited Edition plate on the center stack as well as a set of aluminum kick plates that read "Alfa Romeo for Maserati" along with a few other sporting touches like matching pedals, a set of 18 inch alloys, rear spoiler and a unique rear bumper.
Aside from the go fast goodies, the MiTo for Maserati will also feature quite a few luxurious touches like Frau leather seats, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel with integrated radio and telephone controls, Blue&Me hands free system with USB port, dual zone air conditioning, navigation and bright bi-xenon headlamps. Being the exotic performance car builders that they are, the sporty MiTo will be powered by the top of the line 170 HP version of FIAT’s 1.4 Liter MultiAir Turbo gas burning power plant.
Press release after the jump.
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.
Looks like Maserati is getting into some territory usually reserved for the customizers when it unveiled a new special edition at the Bologna Auto Show, the MC Sport Line. Starting with a GranTurismo S, Maserati adds front and rear carbon-fiber spoilers, side skirts with a matte black central panel, carbon fiber mirror housings and exterior door handles, and glossy black 20" wheel rims.
Maserati also added performance enhancing elements. The suspension has been upgraded to stiffer springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. There’s also new software for Maserati’s Stability Program, which the company says allows the driver "more freedom".
Because this comes directly from Maserati everything is done in good taste. This makes it a much harder sell for some of the custom jobs out there. Although this MC Sport Line is based on the GranTurismo S, Maserati says it will bring the Sport Line features to the GranTurismo and then the entire Maserati line-up in 2009.
Press release after the jump.