As 2020 rolls in, a decade is coming to a close, and along with those 10 years also comes the end of the current generation of Maserati GranTurismos. Maserati is shutting down production of the series with a special, one-off model, the GranTurismo Zeda.
To set this special edition apart from other GranTurismos, Maserati treated the Zeda to a special paint finish that has what they are calling a “metallurgic” effect. The tri-color paint job mixes blue, black, and white, transitioning from one to the next as you go from front to back. The paint is the real story here, as Maserati didn’t change the exterior outside of the new color scheme—but why mess with perfection?
The interior also went untouched, but you can bet no one’s complaining about that. The Zeda comes with the same premium materials that the standard GranTurismo enjoys. The seats are wrapped in soft leather or faux suede. The dash is also covered in leather. The stitching provides a lovely contrast. An embroidered Maserati trident logo decorates the headrests. The Zeda also features an 8.4-inch infotainment system that employs the Uconnect interface from Fiat-Chrysler. The infotainment system plugs into a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system that is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable.
Under the hood, the Zeda sports a 4.7-liter V8 engine that is mated to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Optionally, you can also elect to go with a six-speed sequential robotic transmission. The engine pushes 460 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, propelling the Zeda from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds and topping out at 187 miles per hour.
As a one-off, there won’t be more of the GranTurismo Zeda being made, though Maserati hasn’t completely ruled out a limited production run. It’s a great send-off to a beautiful line, though, so hopefully they’ll produce a few more for the world to enjoy.