The voguish Maserati is being made available in limited numbers.
Last year, Maserati debuted a set of limited edition models based on the Ghibli, the brand's executive sedan offering. Renowned fashion designer Hiroshi Fujiwara turned his attention to the Italian sedan, bestowing it with unique flourishes in line with his own personal style and brand. At the time, it was unclear whether the American arm of the luxury brand would introduce the Fragment special edition stateside. But fashion-conscious Maserati buyers can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as a limited amount will be made available to US consumers.
Two looks are available; Operanera and Operabianca. As per the names, the duo is available in either black or white and is based on the Ghibli's Modena trim. Matte black-painted 20-inch Urano wheels underscore the distinctive design, with a Fragment logo adorning the luxury sedan's C-pillar. Fragment is Fujiwara's fashion brand and enjoys great popularity, collaborating with numerous major brands.
Under the brand's signature side air ducts is a code: M157110519FRG. Maserati says this is representative of the partnership, the first four letters being the Ghibli's ID code with the following six numbers signifying the first meeting behind the Japanese designer and the Italian luxury carmaker. The final three letters are the acronym of Fujiwara's brand.
A unique radiator grille treatment also sets the unique vehicle apart from lesser models, with the Fragment logo sited on the right side. Step inside the limited edition Ghibli and you'll note the premium leather and Alcantara trim. Dark blue seat belts liven up the dark cabin while 'Ghibli Fragment' is visible on the seatbacks, picked out in contrasting silver stitching, also used for the brand's Trident logo.
Maserati has not made mention of how many Operanera and Operabianca Ghibli's will be produced, with limited inventory available through the dealer network. Perusing the website, the limited edition sedans are retailing for between $108,600 and $111,100. CarBuzz has previously reported that the luxury sedan is due to be discontinued after the 2022 model year. The E-Class rival was Maserati's hope of attracting a wider market, with the car never achieving the sales figures the brand hoped for.
Pricing for the Ghibli currently starts at $76,200 and is the cheapest vehicle available from the brand. The range-topping Trofeo, with its Ferrari-sourced 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, serves as the halo car for the model range.