Throughout the years, the innovation shown by Maserati and its revered automotive platforms has helped to push the industry into a new frontier. Whether it be design-focused, performance-focused, or a mixture of the two, the manufacturer’s GranTurismo model has become emblematic of its expansion into uncharted waters, and its fearlessness when confronted with uncertainty. As such, it’s only right that the final version of the car, the GranTurismo Zéda, would act as the bridge between the company’s current, and next-gen vehicles.
The Maserati GranTurismo Zéda is a melancholic sendoff to one of the industry’s most prolific platforms. It marks the end of the manufacturer’s GT variant, but ushers in a new era for the brand, who has decided to place a staunch emphasis on electrification as it moves toward a more promising future. Alongside the retrofit of Maserati’s Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, the unique, naturally-aspirated platform seeks to reminisce the past, present, and future of the company, thanks to its unique, shifting stature. From the rear, a burnished “metallurgic” effect transitions almost seamlessly into a light satin finish, pressing forward into what can only be described as Maserati’s trademark blue hue, signifying an attempt to learn, evolve, and become better. Beneath the hood, a 4.7-liter Ferrari V8 engine capable of delivering 460 horsepower makes its return, paying homage to the 28,805 iconic examples sold between 2007, and the present day. We’ve only skimmed the surface on Maserati’s transcendental vehicle, so head to the company’s website to learn more.