Here is a rare chance to own a coach-built masterpiece.
After more than a decade on sale, the Maserati GranTurismo has finally been put to rest with a unique special edition model capping off the car's production run. But while the GranTurismo itself has been discontinued, it will still live on at least for a bit longer in the form of the elegantly sounding Touring Sciadipersia and Touring Sciadipersia Cabriolet. You may remember the Touring Sciadipersia as the creation of Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera. A company otherwise known for the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante.
The car debuted back at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and was later followed up with a convertible version in 2019. It has been some time since Touring Superleggera revealed the cars, but the company does have some good news if you are interested in buying one. For the first time ever, this limited-edition, hand-built car will be sold in the United States.
Touring Superleggera says the Sciadipersia is hand-built to order in limited quantities as either a coupe or convertible, both of which come as four-seaters. Only 15 examples of each will be built with the assembly time reportedly taking six months. It is safe to assume that both models will use Maserati's 4.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 putting out 460 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. This should get the Sciadipersia up to 60 mph in around 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 187 mph, unless the new body has a substantial impact on performance.
Coach-building a car with a bespoke body is no small feat and we assume that Touring Superleggera will charge a pretty penny for its creation. Pricing will vary greatly depending on how you option the car.
"The absence of visible support structures allows light to flood the cabin, allowing a total involvement with the surrounding environment, making the journey not only comfortable, but exciting, satisfying, absolute," says Louis de Fabribeckers, Head of Design for Touring Superleggera.
The Italian coachbuilder says it will soon be represented by a select number of exclusive dealers in America. But until then, interested clients can contact the company directly.