Maserati came with a big surprise for us at the 2014 New York International Auto Show as it unveiled the new GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition coupes and convertibles. The new models will be easily recognizable as they will be available with three special new 'three-layer' colour schemes in addition to the four already available for the GranTurismo MC.
Moreover, the vehicles will offer a wide choice of wheels, with four special finishes for the MC and Trofeo designs. The center of the wheels will show the medal-shaped centenary logo, itself available in two finishes, matte Smoke grey and Charcoal grey. As expected, the GranTurismo MC Centennial Editon range comes with a wide range of interiors and each of the seven exterior finish is combined with a specific interior finish.
The interiors feature contrasting decorative inserts based on the three colors – red, white and blue – of the seat profiles. This motif is also seen on the headrests and surrounds the embroidered Trident logo. According to Maserati, the special three-layer paint finishes include the Magma Red and Inchiostro Blue. These new colors are actually a modern interpretation of those of the Maserati logo.
The black leather of the seats and dashboard is strikingly offset by the red, white and blue of the full-length seat profiles and by stitching in a color that mimics that of the laser engraved details on the wheels. Same color combinations are found on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the sporty appearance is enhanced by the carbon fiber inserts on the dashboard, seat surrounds and by a kick plate on which the celebratory centenary logo.
Maserati also offers the same interior color scheme for the Pietra gray exterior finish. The interior color scheme that is associated with the the three-layer Inchiostro blue body finish contrasts white leather seats and dashboard with Santorini Blue inserts and stitching. Under the hood, the vehicles carry the 4.7-liter V8 engine that generates 454 hp.
The engine is bolted to a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission and can push the vehicles to a top speed of 185 mph or 298 km/h. As standard, Maserati offers the dual cast Brembo brakes and the sport-tuned MC suspension. Sales of the GranTurismo MC Centennial Editon range will start in July 2014.