Maserati GranTurismo Zéda: the last in line

14 Nov

 

The Maserati GranTurismo is a fairly iconic model although somewhat forgotten. It was first introduced in 2007 and since then it has retained the same platform while some minor updates arrived. Its history has always been linked to that of the Maserati GranCabrio, its convertible version, with which it shares qualities and mechanical range. Now it’s time to say goodbye to these models as we knew them so far and the Maserati GranTurismo Zéda is their last tribute.

It is a one-off, a unique unit that has been created taking the base of the GranTurismo 2018. With this specimen, an end is put to a stage where that 4.7-liter atmospheric V8 mechanics of Ferrari origin and a power reigned up to 460 hp. The Maserati GranTurismo Zéda will be the last to take it, since afterwards, the new innovation plan of the Italian brand will begin to be applied, in which it will be committed to electrification and autonomous driving.

And if we return to that unique GranTurismo Zéda, we have to say that it is a work of the Stile Maserati Center which has focused on a very striking exterior decoration. This copy, responsible for linking past and future of the brand, receives a gradient of colors that represents that evolution. It starts at the back with a clear satin effect changing to a burnished metallic color. In the central part it is emphasized and ends up mutating the blue Maserati so alive that it appears in the front of the coupe.

Using complex techniques, this peculiar result is reached by which this last GranTurismo will be remembered. With Zéda, its production ends. But renovation work begins at the Viale Ciro Menotti factory where they were made. These facilities are prepared for the arrival of a new high-performance supercar that will arrive in 2020 and of which there are still hardly any details. A new line of low environmental impact paint will also be put in the factory that will give customers the chance to see how they paint their own vehicle