The limited-edition Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line with a special matte white paint finish dubbed “Ice” was unveiled last week in the futuristic surroundings of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Only 12 of these limited-edition GranTurismos will be produced in Modena, all for Middle Eastern markets. The cars are being built in part to celebrate the 12 world titles Maserati has won in various racing events over the past five years, as well as the number of Middle Eastern cities where Maserati is present with a dedicated showroom: each car will feature a plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.
A second batch of 11 GranTurismo S MC Sport Line models finished in a similar “Matt Bianco Fuji” pearl white will also be built and sold in the Italian market only.
For those that missed our previous story, the MC Sport Line is an option package designed to give Maserati’s cars a decidedly motorsports-inspired look and handling treatment.
In the case of the GranTurismo, the MC Sport Line package features upgraded, track-tested aerodynamics thanks to new carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, as well as new side skirts and a central panel finished in matte black.
Black 20 inch wheels complete the track-day look, while inside the carbon fiber theme is carried forward via the door sills, which bear the MC Sport Line logo. The steering wheel rim, door panels, dashboard and center stack are also all finished in carbon fiber.
The package isn't solely about looks, however, with upgraded, stiffer springs, shocks and anti-roll bars all around. A 10mm lower ride height lowers the roll center and center of gravity for further improved handling, and the new suspension is synchronized with Maserati's unique Stability Program software, allowing more freedom to the driver.