Say hello to the new Maserati F Tributo Special Edition series.
Maserati has an illustrious racing history. The Italian automaker made its racing debut 95 years ago on April 25, 1926, and made a strong impression when the Tipo26 driven by Alfieri Maserati won the 1,500 cc class at the Targa Florio. 28 years later on 17 January 1954, Maserati made its debut in Formula One and went on to secure nine Constructors Championships before its factory team retired from the sport in 1957.
To celebrate the 95th anniversary of its racing debut, Maserati is launching the F Tributo Special Edition series. The "F" stands for Juan Manuel Fangio, the famous F1 racing driver who secured several victories for Maserati.
Debuting at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, the special edition package is available for the Ghibli and Levante in two unique colors: Rosso Tributo (red) and Azzurro Tributo (blue). The red represents the color of Italian motorsports as Masertari cars have historically raced in this hue, while the vibrant Azzurro Tributo blue is one of the colors of the City of Modena, where Maserati's headquarters is located.
Other visual enhancements include yellow brake calipers and wheel trims inspired by Fangio's 250F red and yellow racing livery.
The Levante F Tributo rides on Anteo 21-inch wheels finished in black, while the Ghibli F Tributo comes with 21-inch Titano wheels in glossy black. A special glossy black badge on the wheel arch and a body-color trident logo on the C-pillar round off the exterior embellishments.
Inside, the interior features red and yellow stitching that matches the exterior and black full-grain "Pieno Fiore" leather.
Since the F Tributo Special Edition series is an appearance package, there are no performance enhancements. Under the hood, the Maserati Ghibli and Levante are powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 345 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. No pricing or availability details have been announced.
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