100 years ago in the heart of Bologna, Italy, Maserati was born. A century of unparalleled success, innovation, and prestige has made cause for celebration. To commemorate this historic time, Maserati has created unique designs of the GranTurismo MC with the esteemed title of “Centennial Edition.” Featuring three new and unique three-layer paints, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition captured the hearts of spectators at the Beijing and New York Auto Shows in April of 2014. This gorgeous vehicle has now made its way into the halls of Park Place Maserati.
Park Place Maserati is holding the new “Blu Inchiostro” color GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition in our spotlight. The paint color, with deep dark glints, has been specifically developed to combine with the lighter shades of the interior, creating an aesthetically beautiful transition between the cabin and the exterior. The color is sporty, yet retains an air of elegance with its intensity and reddish undertones. Furthermore, a unique centennial logo has been placed in the door sill and the center wheel caps so as to emphasize the exclusivity of this vehicle.
Taking a look under the hood of the Centennial leaves little else to be desired. Featuring a powerful 454 horsepower 4.7L V-8 naturally-aspirated engine with MC Trofeo-developed high-performance and specifically-tuned exhaust, the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition lacks in neither bark nor bite. The suspension and chassis are designed specifically to enhance track performance without sacrificing any of its abilities as a day-to-day driver because of its single rate sports suspension and a lower, stiffer setup. The hood, made entirely of carbon fiber, provides additional downforce at the front to improve steering sensation and control at high speeds.
Once you take a seat in the cabin, you immediately realize that the emphasis placed on performance in no way detracts from the luxury experienced within. The Poltrona Frau leather interior with the contrast stripe design with specifically matched contrast stitching truly highlights this interior as the pinnacle of indulgence. This, coupled with the carbon fiber trim on both the interior and exterior accent regions, indicates that Maserati held nothing back in either its design or implementation. With the realization of the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition, Maserati has undoubtedly primed itself for its next century of unbridled achievement.