Heading in to the New York Auto Show 2014, we had no indication that Maserati was going to celebrate its 100th anniversary with the release of a special, limited edition. However, that is precisely what it did with the release of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition Range. Available both as the GranTurismo coupe and the GranCabrio, the MC Centennial Edition brings together a host of small visual changes to separate it from the current MC Stradale.
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.
Alongside these two cars at the New York Auto Show 2014, Maserati also brought along a Quattroportes S Q4 and a Ghibli S Q4!