Velvet-Wrapped Maserati Ghibli Is The Cuddliest Trident On Wheels

Once confined to the realm of the exotic, Maseratis are becoming more commonplace – thanks in no small part to the broader appeal of new models like the Ghibli sedan and Levante crossover. So what’s an owner of Modena’s finest to do to make his or her ride stand out from the crowd? Why, cover it in velvet, of course!

Pictured here is a Ghibli covered in black velvet. The fuzzy fabric is offset by satin gold trim, but the rest of the brightwork – including the grille, window frames, and wheels – appear to have been blacked out.

Italian plates aside, the picture – judging by the livery of the police car in the background – appears to have been taken in neighboring Monaco.

Now this isn’t the first high-end European automobile we’ve seen following this emerging trend. We’ve observed the same treatment applied to a Ferrari 599, a Porsche Panamera and a Rolls-Royce Phantom DHC, among others.

The missus tells this writer that, in fashion terms, velvet is very much “in” this season (from what she’s seen on Pinterest, at least). But when it comes to automobiles, the velour wrap is still something of a rarity compared with relatively more common matte or chrome treatments.

Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, of course, is entirely a subjective matter of taste. We just wouldn’t recommend leaving it out in the rain.

Photo Gallery

  • Tumbi Mtika

    If I wanted something furry to take me places, I would ride a bear.

    It would smell better in the rain too.

  • supermanuel

    Each to their own I suppose. It must be nice to have so much cash that you can’t think of anything better to do with it than cover your Maser in fur.

  • Chung

    no. and no. and no. then no.
    super extreme care of the fur is needed


  • Craig

    That’s just silly.

  • Bash

    tint the windows and then maybe, just maybe we can talk.

  • Bob

    What an eyesore. I hope PETA confuses this for fur and burns it to the ground.

    • Matt Johnson

      That would be an Insult.

  • kkk

    looks like a car from some old computer game…. only its not on VGA lol

10K-Mile Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX MR Will Excite Any True Petrolhead

The Lancer Evo IX MR pumps out 286 hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four and, thanks to its advanced AWD, offers uncanny handling .

Aussies Beware: The Airbag In Your New Mercedes Could Detach While Driving

The recall includes certain 2019 A-Class, CLA and GLC models in Australia, sold between April 1 and September 30.

What’s The Wild, 402 HP Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus Like To Drive?

The Hyundai iMax N Drift Bus is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 powering the rear wheels.

Nissan Xterra Owner Almost Reaches Their Final Destination After Rear-Ending A Logging Truck

The driver escaped with only minor injuries.

Range Rover Set To Launch Its First Electric Vehicle In Late 2021

The model will be a mid-sized crossover that will compete with the Audi E-Tron Sportback and Porsche Macan EV.

Toyota Is Bringing A Solid State Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle At The 2020 Olympics

The e-Palette will become the brand’s first EV to use solid state batteries, which are much more efficient than the ones currently available .

Local News Reporter Jumps On Multiple Vehicles, Damages Others At Sacramento Auto Show

Angel Cardenas was quickly fired following the incident which has sparked outrage.

Toyo Tires Previews Six SEMA Builds Including Models Based On The Supra, Mustang And Bronco

One of the highlights is a twin-turbo Ferrari from Button Built.

Hyundai Unveils Nexo And Sonata Hybrid Land Speed Record Concepts

The models attempted to set new records at the Bonneville Salt Flats last month.

Brabham BT62 To Make Its Racing Debut At Brands Hatch In November

Brabham ultimately wants the BT62 to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022, although it hasn’t decided yet in which class.