After their debut from New York and Beijing, Maserati brought its GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition and GranCabrio MC Centennial Edition at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The two Centennial Edition models of the GranTurismo MC will have three special “three-layer' color schemes. This is in addition to the four color schemes already made available.
Aside from the color scheme, there is also now a wider choice when it comes to wheels with consumers given the option of four special finished that uses the Trofeo and MC designs. The center of the wheels will have a medal-shaped centenary logo that is also offered in two finishes, either Charcoal grey or matte Smoke grey, which will depend on the color and design of the wheel itself.
The Centennial Edition also has a wide variety of interiors to choose from. While there are seven exterior finishes to choose from, each will have its own specific interior finish. The seat has been upholstered with leather giving it a rather aggressive look that highly contrasts with the decorative insert based on either the blue, red, or white color of its seat profiles. This particular motif spreads out to the headrests and also surrounds the already magnificent embroidered Trident logo.
Two of the three paint finishes are Inchiostro blue and Magma red. These are colors that highlight the rather extreme MC models of both the GranTurismo Convertible and GranTurismo. Furthermore, the colors also function as a modern interpretation of the logo of Maserati and are a representation of the traditional colors of Bologna where Maserati was originally founded back in 1914.
The combination of the different colors found in the interior of the car can also reflect the finish of the wheels and body. The seats and dashboard are encased in black leather which is dramatically offset by the red, white and blue color scheme of the full-length seat profiles as well as the stitching of a color that mirrors laser engraved details on the GranTurismo MC’s wheels. This color combination is also present on the steering wheel that has also been covered in leather. The seat surrounds and dash board have carbon fiber inserts that enhance the interior’s sporting appearance.
The appearance is further heightened through the kick plate that has the celebratory centenary logo. This particular color scheme on the interior is paired with exterior finish of Pietra gray. For the 3-layer body finish that uses Inchiostro blue, it is contrasted with an interior color scheme that has the dashboard and seats in white leather having Santorini Blue stitching and inserts.
The Centennial Editions have a 4.7 liter V8 engine capable of delivering 454 horsepower and when paired with the ZF 6-speed Automatic transmission, gives GranTurismo MC a maximum speed of 185 mph.
Similar to the other models, the Centennial Edition models also have a sport-tuned MC suspension and the dual cast Brembo brakes. In line with the philosophy of Maserati, these models take advantage of advances done on the prior models in the areas of reduction in the emissions and fuel consumption. Sales for the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition started in July 2014 and are available with other Maserati products.