If there’s one Maserati to buy, it would be this: the Maserati GranTurismo Zéda Coupé. Take a good look at it. Take it all in for it is the last of the Pininfarina-design coupé to ever roll off the Italy luxury car maker’s Modena plant, and the last of the internal combustion engine (ICE) Maserati GranTurismo.
GranTurismo bears a design that has stood the test of time – 12 years to be specific. 12 years and it is a looker, doesn’t it?
It is powered by Ferrari F136, AKA Ferrari-Maserati engine. The F136 Y is a 4.7L V8 gasoline engine packing 454 horsepower and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque. However, it is neither the look nor the powertrain that matters here.
This is an automobile with special significance because, it is the last of its kind and also, it has a dope paint job designed by Centro Stile Maserati.
The color transitions from rear to the front, mutating from a light satin finish to a burnished “metallurgical” effect before morphing into an electrifying Maserati blue. Perhaps, the Maserati blue is a symbol of what the GranTurismo would be moving forward: an all-electric GT, possibly with autonomous driving in the mix.
The colors come together to tell a story that bridges the past, the present and the future of the Brand. Anywho, it is safe to say it is one paint job that you don’t want a wrap over it.
We understand that Maserati is waving goodbye to the fossil fuel-power GT with the Maserati GranTurismo Zéda Coupé which will be making its farewell tour. Though details of the tour is unknown.
We also understand that it is a car money can buy. But for how much and when, and how many are there to go around, they are all undisclosed. Man, after all this years, the design of the GT still gets me, whether or not it has dope paint job.
All images courtesy of Maserati S.p.A..