The current GranTurismo bids farewell after 12-years of service and paves the way for an electric successor, due to arrive in 2021.
After making its debut at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, the curtains have fallen on the Maserati GranTurismo, along with its convertible sibling, the GranCabrio (revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show). To mark the end of production, Maserati has revealed a one-off farewell edition, called the GranTurismo Zéda. The Zéda will certainly go down as the most 'visually distinctive' version in the nameplate's history, thanks to an outlandish tri-colour exterior. The Blue (front), Black (middle) & White (rear) colours feature a gradient transition, with the front featuring a high-gloss finish and the rear featuring a satin-matte effect. The GranTurismo Zéda remains mechanically unchanged.
Moreover, with new electric versions of the GranTurismo/GranCabrio planned from 2021, Maserati is gearing up for its electric offensive, with these two models setting the ball in motion for more electrified models in the future. The Italian marque has already started overhauling its Modena production facility for the same. As for 2020, expect Maserati to pull the covers off the updated Levante, Ghibli & Quattroporte models.
For those not aware, the outgoing GranTurismo & GranCabrio range (MY18) was available in two versions: Sport & MC (Maserati Corse). Both models were powered by a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-litre V8, capable of delivering 454bhp & 520Nm of torque. Combined, Maserati has sold north of 40,000 units of its famed Grand Tourer.
Do watch this space for more updates on the electric versions of the new GranTurismo & GranCabrio.