Touring Superleggera Took A Maserati GranTurismo, Gave It A Racy New Body, And Named It Sciadipersia
For the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Italian coach-building company Touring Superleggera took a Maserati GranTurismo, which is already a pretty special car, and converted it into what they’re calling a Sciadipersia. Why? Why not, I say? And so do they.
Touring Superleggera actually has reasons that are better than that, however, calling the Sciadipersia “a modern manifestation of the romance of travel, evoking the ethos of the Orient Express on four wheels.”
If it sounds like these folks talk like artists, that’s because they are, and they’ve been creating masterpieces like this since 1925.
Here’s even more artsy talk from the Sciadipersia’s creators…
Touring Superleggera’s style is renowned for its perfect proportions, and in the Sciàdipersia the line is that of a quintessential gran turismo, with flowing, elongated shapes that slip effortlessly through the air. In complete contrast to the current trend, Touring has adopted graceful proportions, that hint at a subtle haughty elegance, regal in every sense, exuding dynamism without aggression.
Distinctive, refined, svelte, subtle and classy all define Sciàdipersia. The surface treatments portray an arrow about to be loosed from a bow, with a sharp front and a suggestion of the fletches at the rear.
“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.
The Sciadipersia’s 4.7-liter V-8 puts out 460 horsepower and can go from 0 to 62 MPH (0 to 100 KM/H) in just 2.7 seconds with a top speed of 187 MPH.
Only 10 of the cars will be produced and if you want to know what the price is, which they don’t reveal except on request, then you can’t afford it.