The Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio are officially dead. To honour the memory of the end of production, the company created the one-off GranTurismo Zéda that covers the body in a tri-color mix of blue, black, and white. The paint transitions between shades in a subtle gradient.
The Modena plant will be used for production of Maserati’s long-awaited sports car previewed by 2014’s Alfieri concept. Promised with hybrid and battery-electric powertrains, the sports car is due in 2020 which is why GranTurismo production has ended early.
The GranTurismo has gone through a few iterations in its 11 years of production, with the most recent version being equipped with a Ferrari-built naturally aspirated 454-hp 4.7-liter V-8. Although it was underpowered for its class, it oozed style inside and out with its sharp and sporty lines on the exterior and the lavish interior.
Maserati also re-affirmed its commitment to releasing a next-generation GranTurismo (which will again spawn a convertible named GranCabrio), and announced production of both models will shift to Turin, Italy. Technical details haven’t been publicly announced yet, but Maserati pointed out the next-gen Gran-badged models will be its first series-produced electric cars. The hardtop will arrive in 2021, so likely in time for the 2022 model year, and the convertible will follow about a year later.