Maserati Centennial Editions Confirmed for SA

Maserati Centennial Edition

Maserati is celebrating its 100th anniversary and has announced the allocation of the exclusive GranTurismo MC Stradale and GranCabrio MC Centennial Editions to the South African market.

Maserati Centennial Editions

Available as a coupe or convertible, the Maserati Centennial Editions will feature three special, new three-layer colour schemes to the four already available for the MC Stradale. The special three-layer paint finishes include Magma red and Inchiostro blue, and according to the company, these colours are a modern interpretation of the colours of the Maserati shield and also represent the traditional colours of the town of Bologna where the company was founded in 1914.

Models finished in Magma Red will have black leather seats and a dashboard with red, white and blue accents. There’ll also be carbon fibre trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tri-colour accents. While the Inchiostro Blue model will have similar features but with contrasting white leather seats and a dashboard with Santorini Blue inserts and stitching.

Like the standard model, the special editions are powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine that first appeared in the GranTurismo Sport. Connection to a 6-speed MC Race Shift gearbox allows the GranTurismo MC Stradale to achieve a top speed of 303 km/h.

In a statement, Verene Petersen, Marketing Manager for Maserati in South Africa, said "We expect more demand than we can fulfil for this special edition, however, customers who receive the car can be certain to have a truly exclusive Maserati. It's a pleasure to celebrate the centennial of Maserati with them in this extraordinary way."