This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 3500 GT. This was the first GT car Maserati produced and back in 1957 it took the brand to a whole new level. As such GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be marking the occasion with a special edition limited to only 400 units.
The Special Edition is based on GranTurismo and GranCabrio Sport versions. The main unique features of these new and exclusive versions include the New Rosso Italiano three-layer paint for the exteriors, reinterpreting the red of Fangio’s 250F – F1 champion in 1957 – and emphasizing the link with Maserati’s heritage. For those wanting to really push the Fangio effect the brand also offers unique vehicle wraps of its racing history. As standard on the special edition you will also find the MC-design 20” alloy wheels with a new Glossy Black finish that matches the Special Edition logo wheel centre caps.
The interiors have also been reimagined: the new interior design revolves around Poltrona Frau leather or the more sporty leather/Alcantara upholstery and new interior stitching available in 4 different combinations. Other distinguishing interior details are the door sills in carbon fibre featuring the Special Edition logo and the dedicated plate on the central tunnel with a carbon fibre holder, commemorating the anniversary and the limited production run of 400 units. Maserati have spared no detail for these 400 cars and whilst getting your paws on one may be hard, you can see them on display at the Geneva Motor show this week.
So, here is what can you expect from the GranTurismo Sport “Special Edition”
You get 460 HP from a 4.7-litre V8 naturally aspirated Ferrari engine which will give you a max speed: 300 and offer a 0-100 km/h: 4.7 with the MC Shift (6-speed electro-actuated gearbox, transaxle layout with longitudinal front engine, located behind the front axle – Rear Wheel Drive) or for a max speed of 298 km/h and a 0-100 km/h of 3.8 you could opt for the MC Auto Shift (6-speed automatic gearbox, front transmission in unit with the engine, drive shaft, rear differential – Rear Wheel Drive).
A dual cast brake system with drilled and ventilated discs by Brembo will help bring you to a halt, keep your brake pads clean and prevent loss of efficiency. With 4 slots and 16 blind holes around the perimeter to help break up the flow of water and keep a uniform wear on the pads, you can be assured your disc and pads will last the test of time.
The hood is made entirely from carbon fibre and produces additional downforce at the front. So if it’s improved steering and driving control at high speed you desire then Maserati tick all the boxes.
Maserati has put 100 years of engineering and design expertise into these special editions and we think you will agree they do not disappoint.
The Geneva Motor show is set to deliver some incredible new models across all the brands. So keep your eyes peeled for your next dream car.