Maserati is about to unleash something ‘Big’ come May 2020 MMXX. The Luxury car make has released first images of the GranTurismo Zéda to herald the New Era of GranTurismo and the last day of production of the Maserati GranTurismo line at the Modena plant. Production of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio will move to the Turin manufacturing plant in time to come.
The Maserati GranTurismo Zéda is a celebratory car set to tour the world in anticipation of the arrival of a new GranTurismo. The unique model, sporting futuristic exterior shades designed by Centro Stile Maserati, tells the story of the dawn of a new era through colors and materials: GranTurismo Zéda is the bridge which connects the past, the present and the future of the Trident Brand. From front to rear, the finish becomes richer, shifting from a light satin finish to a burnished “metallurgic” effect. The midsection slowly morphs once again, deepening all the way to Maserati blue with a mirror effect.
The Maserati GranTurismo legacy
The GranTurismo, presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007, represents a milestone in the history of Maserati. This four-seat, two-door coupé, with Pininfarina’s classic design and a naturally aspirated 8-cylinder engine, came into being as a modern interpretation of the Maserati A6 1500 of 1947, and has come to be considered, over the course of time, one of the most emblematic cars ever constructed by Maserati. In 2009, where it was debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the GranCabrio joined the GranTurismo line-up.
The final version of the GranTurismo came last year. The 2018 model year had 16 color choices, 14 wheel designs, nine colors for brake calipers and carbon/body color exterior. Both the GT and GranCabrio came in Sport and Maserati Course versions. Under the hood, there’s a 4.7 liter Ferrari V8 engine capable of delivering 460 hp at 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm of maximum torque at 4,750 rpm. Over its lifespan from 2007 – 2018, more than 40,000 units have been sold throughout the world, of which 28,805 were GranTurismo and 11,715 were GranCabrio.