Maserati bids farewell to the GranTurismo with the one-off Zeda

November 13, 2019

The GrantTurismo and its topless brother, the GranCabrio, were first seen in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Since then, they have been symbolic of the brand’s modern day sporting heritage.

But just like anything else in life, all good things must come to an end.

Hence the Maserati GranTurismo Zeda.

The special one-off creation is distinguished by its unique tri-color design showcasing a transition from white at the rear, to black, and to blue.

Apart from the differing color schemes, the actual paint moves from a satin finish to a high gloss shade, front to back.

Maserati likes to call it the metallurgic effect.

Symbolic it is as it connotes the Italian sports car maker’s journey into the future—a new era.

Note that the Zeda moniker has been used. Those who know their Italian are aware that this is the last letter in their alphabet.

But just like anything, the end is marks a new beginning.  In this case, Maserati is preparing to premiere a new sports car next year.

This one takes its cue from the Alfieri concept and would feature an electric motor. Moreover, other mainstays such as the Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte will be getting a refresh.

The latter will even see a new generation come 2021.

As for the GranTurismo and GranCabrio nameplates, rest assured that they will return, says Maserati.

And they will be ready to face whatever the future holds.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.