In a move we didn’t see coming, Maserati has unveiled the special Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Range at the New York Auto Show 2014. As the name suggests, the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition is available both as a coupe and convertible helps to mark the Italian firm’s 100th anniversary this year.
Based around the already potent GranTurismo MC Stradale, the Centennial Edition is available in two special three-layer colour schemes on top of the four already available on the GranTurismo MC. The new colours are Magma red and Inchiostro blue as displayed in these images. On top of the new paint finishes, four new wheels are available with each featuring a special centre cap with Maserati’s centenary logo available in Smoke grey or Charcoal grey.
Under the hood, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Range features the same 4.7-liter V8 engine as the ‘regular’ MC Stradale. However, that engine has received a 10 hp boost in power bringing the total figure to 454 hp instead of 444 hp. This potent powerplant is then mated to a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission helping to send the cars onto a top speed of 185 mph. Obviously for such power you need good brakes and the MC Centennial Edition Range features just that with dual cast Brembo brakes along with sport-tuned MC suspension as standard.
In the cabin, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Coupe and MC Centennial Edition Convertible features black, grey or white leather seats. When equipped with the black ones, they are offset by prominent red piping across the seats. The steering wheel also includes the same finish and some other new accents include carbon fiber inserts on the dashboard and seat surrounds. The same accents are featured on the grey interior while for the white cabin, you’ll find Santorini blue inserts and stitching.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Range will hit the market at the start of July.