The Italian exotic car maker, Maserati, has unveiled its special edition of the Ghibli and the Levante to pay homage to its racing heritage. To know more about the brand’s racing history and also the new edition of the cars, read below
95 years ago, on April 25, 1926, Maserati made its debut at the racetrack. The first car to bear trident on the bonnet was the Tipo26, piloted by Alfieri Maserati. He drove the Tipo26 to victory in the 1,500cc class at the Targa Florio, an open road endurance race held in the mountains of Sicily, Italy.
28 years later, on January 17, 1954, Maserati stepped in Formula1 with the 250F, driven by Juan Manuel Fangio – nicknamed El Chueco or El Maestro. The partnership claimed many victories to which Maserati is paying homage with its new special edition of the Ghibli and Levante.
At the Auto Shanghai Show 2021, the Italian exotic carmaker has unveiled the special edition of Ghibli and the Levante dubbed the F Tributo. The ‘F’ in the name ‘F Tributo’ stands for Juan Manuel Fangio and the ‘Tributo’ part is a homage to the victories the Argentinian racing driver claimed with Maserati.
The special edition F Tributo of the Levante and Ghibli sport Rosso Tributo (red) and Azzurro Tributo (blue) respectively. Further in reference to Fangio’s 250F Formula1 car, both the cars get similar yellow-painted brake calipers and a pinstripe on the rim of the alloy wheels. Speaking of the wheels, the Levante gets 21-inch Anteo wheels in black, while the Ghibli sports 21-inch Titano wheels with a glossier finish. Both the cars get a specific badge and a Maserati’s trident in body colour on the C-pillar. The cabin gets black full-grain “Pieno Fiore” leather with red or yellow stitching.
Other cars and motorcycles showcased at the Auto Shanghai Show 2021: