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GranTurismo Zéda: Tribute to Maseratis of the past

GRANTURISMO ZEDA: End-of-run special to celebrate the end of the Maserati GranTurismo. Image: Maserati

MODENA, Italy – Maserati has taken another step towards a new chapter of its story with the unveiling of a special GranTurismo Zéda to mark the end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo.

The new car, the automaker says, coincides with the brand’s recent announcement of more production innovation as renovation work goes ahead at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena – electrification and autonomous driving.

The unique model, sporting futuristic exterior shades designed by Centro Stile Maserati, ”tells the story of the dawn of a new era through colours and materials: GranTurismo Zéda is a bridge connecting the past, the present, and the future of Maserati”.

GRANTURISMO ZEDA: End-of-run special to celebrate the end of the Maserati GranTurismo. Image: Maserati

Observing the model from the rear section to the front, Maserati says, the surfaces change and become richer, shifting from a light satin finish to a burnished “metallic” effect.

COMPLEX EFFECTS

The midsection slowly morphs once again, deepening all the way to Maserati blue.

”The finished overall effect,” Maserati says, ”is a masterpiece in the complex use and juxtaposition of vastly differing effects. Through manual skills we go back in time, with today’s technology and know-how constantly evolving towards the future.”

The end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio, the automaker says, is the start of a new path at Modena devoted to the new supersport model scheduled for launch in 2020.

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The GranTurismo, presented at the Geneva autoshow in 2007, is a four-seat, two-door coupé with a naturally aspirated eight-cylinder engine, It came into being as a modern interpretation of the Maserati A6 1500 of 1947 and is said to have come to be considered one of the most emblematic cars yet created by Maserati.

In 2009, where it was debuted at the Frankfurt auto show, the GranCabrio joined the GranTurismo.

GRANTURISMO ZEDA: End-of-run special to celebrate the end of the Maserati GranTurismo. Image: Maserati

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