Maserati may make the bulk of its sales dollars in the luxury car market these days, but did you know that the Italian luxury brand also has had its fair share of success out on the track? If you didn’t it’s understandable with much of the company’s recent marketing focusing more on the comfort side of the coin versus its racing pedigree. Maserati is out to change that though and has unveiled a new crop of MC Edition models to remind the world of its racing pedigree.
A Trio Of MC Editions For Any Occassion
For now, the Maserati lineup is limited to three core models (Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante) with all three of these models getting the MC Edition treatment. Each has a choice of two colors (Giallo Corse and Blu Vittoria and all of them come with potent V8’s lurking under the hood. Maserati claims that the two colors are representative of its home town Modena, Italy and that the differences between the three lie in some of the finer details. The sedans for example come standard with 21-inch gloss black wheels while the Levante comes with 22-inch hoops.
The interiors here are largely unchanged from their standard cousins, but MC Editions add some styling touches with features such as a sunroof, Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, and a standard Drivers assistance package. That’s contrasted nicely with denim inserts, for the rich black leather interior, yellow and blue stitching, as well as MC Edition logos on the headrests. Maserati didn;t release any performance information for the three but look for the 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 to get the call for duty here. All three models offer it, and with 580 hp on hand, it’s no slouch when it comes to laying down rubber either.
When Can I Buy One?
Maserati will begin shipping MC Edition models to Europe, Asia, and China this coming February. Pricing information wasn’t released, but look for the MC Editions to command a sizable premium over the typical Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante. As for U.S. buyers, Maserati hasn’t confirmed if these models will be making it into the United States or not, but look for buyer feedback to perhaps play a significant role in helping the company make a final decision.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.