• Dec 1, 2009

Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line limited edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you thought Rolls-Royce had cornered the market on special editions for the Middle East, Maserati would like you to think again. But only if you've got a big wad of cash and actually, you know... live in the Middle East.

The Italian automaker just took the wraps off a limited edition of its GranTurismo S, specially outfitted with items from the company's MC Sport Line. The car, decked out in a matte white "ice" paint scheme, was unveiled at the Yas Marina Circuit that just recently played host to the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Not much in the way of details were given, but only 12 examples will be produced: one for each of the twelve Maserati dealerships in the region, also honoring the twelve trophies (including constructors', drivers' and teams' titles) that the GranTurismo's big brother, the MC12, has racked up in the FIA GT Championship since 2005. The Trident marque has also announced a second run of 11 examples decked out in matte white pearl for its domestic Italian market.



[Source: Maserati]
PRESS RELEASE:

Limited-edition GranTurismo S MC Sport Line
30/11/2009 - Modena

The limited-edition Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line with Matt White "ice" finishing is here portrayed in front of the futuristic structure of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where it was unveiled in a dedicated event for a selected number of Maserati customers of the Middle East.

Designed to enhance the sporty DNA of the Trident, the "MC Sport Line" sums up the experience acquired on the track by the Maserati Corse racing department, whose contribution to the design of the functional components has been invaluable. The world of motor racing also inspired Maserati's designers when it came to styling, hence the extensive use of carbon fiber.

Only twelve GranTurismos in this configuration will be produced in Modena, all for the Middle East markets. Twelve is also the number of world titles which make up the prestigious palmares of the MC12 in the FIA GT International Championship since 2005: 2 Constructors' Cups (2005 and 2007), 4 Drivers' Titles 4 (Bartels-Bertolini in 2006, Thomas Biagi in 2007, Bartels-Bertolini in 2008 and 2009); 5 Teams' Titles (from 2005 onwards uninterruptedly with the Vitaphone Racing Team); 1 Citation Cup in 2007 with the gentleman driver Ben Aucott.

Furthermore, twelve are the Middle East cities where Maserati is present with a dedicated showroom: each car will feature an internal plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.

A limited and numbered edition of the GranTurismo S MC Sport Line, finished in a Matt Bianco Fuji with eye-catching pearlescent nuances, will be dedicated to the Italian market. Only eleven customers in Italy will be able to sit behind the wheel of this exclusive car.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Didn't Dubai just ask for help because they are bankrupt?
        • 5 Years Ago
        We did, and i want to thank all SUV driving Americans for the bailout.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its not a bailout sea urchin, its a freeze on a 30 billion dollars worth of loans by the biggest developer in the region called dubai world for their real estate arm.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it be wrapped in diamonds, gold or chrome?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A day late and a dollar short....lol

      I don't know how they are going to sell any of these.
      They are way too tasteful for that region.
      • 5 Years Ago
      One of the greatest looking cars of all time.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those tails look strikingly similar to the Subaru WRX(and STi) hatch tails..which many put the red around so they look better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I ll take a Maserati over an Aston Martin anytime
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not nearly gaudy enough for Dubai.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Won't be surprised if the "Dubai" look Maserati S...in gold plating finish comes out (real soon).

        This Gran Turismo S that is...
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The car, decked out in a matte white "ice" paint scheme.."

        Won't be surprised if the "Dubai" look Maserati S...in gold plating finish comes out (real soon).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not only that, but the trunk doesn't look very big. I doubt it would hold many guest workers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're right... there's too much taste, and it actually looks good. In Dubai it's gonna stand out like a flower in mud.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car looks good to me. They may have had some foresight in dialling it back a bit because it might not have the ready market of money dripping clients to buy them up. I hear some ex-pats are driving to the airport and abandoning their cars in a rush to get out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dubai Maserati dealers announce a new marketing plan: they are accepting bankrupt hotels as 'trades.'
      • 5 Years Ago
      well Jaguar produced a 30 unit special edition XKR for the middle east last year. i don't remember hearing about it.

      the funny thing about the above comments is that although i do agree that there are a lot of Carbage tuned and uglified cars in Dubai, there is also a hell of a lot of really neat well preserved, taken care of, and actually properly driven super cars that you see everyday, and that is a pleasure for us fans(as aopposed to stored in some garage with no access).

      and also, everyone is whinging about Dubai, but this car is for the MIDDLE EAST, 12 countries get the car but there are more countries in that neck of the world (and not all of them having loan dificulties), so i doubt whoever snaps the Dubai allotment will dare uglify it, in fact he's the smartest super car client out there with a good taste in cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn that car is sexy. Glad to see it without all the standard fare middle east fru-fru. One of the best GT design evAR
      matthew
      • 5 Years Ago
      HAHAAH at all the idiots saying "it's not gaudy enough" "its too tasteful for Dubai" because they've got sour grapes over whatever sucky country they live in where you don't see Rolls Royce, Bugatti's, Bentley's etc.. in special editions driving all around.

      If those nosepickers got lives off the internet, and got cars that didnt blow(you know: junk like Mustangs and Civics with wings and bodykits), then they'd shut up!

      NICE LOOKING CAR BY THE WAY. I'm sure they'll be well cared for in airconditioned garages.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @matthew
        Wait, you haven't accused us of being communists for not liking this car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @matthew
        And thus you prove why pubescent boys should not be given unsupervised internet access.
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