Maserati is upping its avenue cred.
The century-old nameplate has joined forces with “the godfather of avenue tradition,” Hiroshi Fujiwara, to create two daring new riffs on the Ghibli.
The restricted editions have been constructed with the marque’s Fuoriserie customization program, which allows collectors to create bespoke four-wheelers tailor-made to their particular tastes. On this case, Fujiwara, a famous artist, musician, producer and designer, put his spin on the posh sports activities sedan by imbuing his signature streetwear aesthetic.
The tip result’s a pair of minimalist and monochrome Maseratis generally known as Operanera and Operabianca. Like yin and yang, one Ghibli contains a gleaming black exterior whereas the opposite incorporates shiny white paint.
Within the spirit of itanji—a Japanese time period signifying the wedding of Italian design with Japanese perfection—the Trident’s elegant visible codes are balanced with Fujiwara’s pared-back but exact styling. Every automotive additionally contains a spate of references to Fujiwara’s streetwear label Fragment which he based in 2003. The Fragment brand will be discovered on the C pillar and the distinctive grille which Maserati says embodies Fujiwara’s “metropolitan model.”
Inside, the uniformity of coloration continues and sees black leather-based and Alcantara seats emblazoned with the Fragment identify and Maserati trident. There’s additionally a particular alphanumeric tag that runs beneath the triple facet air ducts. It reads “M157110519FRG”; the primary 4 characters mirror the Ghibli ID code, the next 4 reference the date of Fujiwara’s first assembly with Maserati (November 5, 2019), and the final three are one other tribute to Fragment.
Maserati didn’t share what’s beneath the hood, although the Ghibli will be geared up with both a 3.0-liter V-6 or 3.8-liter V-8 that churns out 345 hp and 580 hp, respectively. Each vehicles are additionally fitted with 20-inch matte black Urano wheels for added perspective.
Restricted to only 175, Fujiwara’s Ghiblis shall be accompanied by a collaborative capsule assortment in the identical “unconventional spirit” because the vehicles. Costs and particulars are nonetheless to come back, however you may count on loads of Fujiwara’s trademark swag.
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