Maserati pulls the plug on the GranTurismo model
The last unit is named Zéda
It's the end of the road for the Maserati GranTurismo. The last unit has rolled off the line of the Modena factory.
Maserati will unveil a special GranTurismo Zéda to mark the end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo. The new car coincides with the brand's recent announcement to add more production innovation – as renovation work commences at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena - electrification and autonomous driving.
The last model is sporting futuristic exterior shades designed by Centro Stile Maserati. The body was painted in three different colors.
The surfaces change and become richer, shifting from a light satin finish to a burnished “metallurgic” effect. The midsection slowly morphs once again, deepening all the way to Maserati blue.
The end of production of the Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio marks the beginning of a new path for the Modena plant. Work is already under way to update the production line in view of a total renovation that will see the facility devoted to the construction of the new super sports model scheduled to launch in 2020. In parallel, work has already started on a paint shop, a completely new addition to the facility, equipped with low environmental-impact, innovative technologies and boasting a special design enabling customers to personally view their cars as they are painted.
The GranTurismo, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2007, represents a milestone in the history of Maserati. This four-seat, two-door coupé, with Pininfarina’s classic design and a naturally aspirated 8-cylinder engine, came into being as a modern interpretation of the Maserati A6 1500 of 1947, and has come to be considered, over the course of time, one of the most emblematic cars ever constructed by Maserati. In 2009, the GranCabrio joined the GranTurismo.
After various updates, the GranTurismo saw its final and last version with the MY18, in which an efficient restyling effort improved the aerodynamics, ergonomics and infotainment systems. The MY18 offered the coupé in 16 exterior colours. Also available were 14 light alloy wheels in six different designs, brake callipers available in nine colours, and Exterior Carbon and Exterior Body Colour packs. With the MY18 the GranTurismo and GranCabrio range included two versions: Sport and MC (Maserati Corse).
The Maserati GranTurismo uses the 4.7 litre Ferrari V8 engine capable of delivering 460 hp at 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm of maximum torque at 4,750 rpm. More than 40,000 of the GTs have been sold throughout the world, of which 28,805 were GranTurismo and 11,715 were GranCabrio.