We haven’t heard much from Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera since the company unveiled the Disco Volante Spyder a couple of years ago but the coachbuilder has just revealed plans for an all-new model.
Set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, the Sciadipersia is based on the Maserati GranTurismo and features unique bodywork that makes it virtually unrecognizable. The donor car’s aggressive front fascia has been replaced by a more conservative unit which is tapered and has chrome accents. The model also features new headlights and a ventilated hood.
The styling changes continue further back as the Sciadipersia has custom fenders, a distinctive greenhouse and eye-catching pillars with bright accents. Continuing to the rear, buyers will find a new window which resides above a bespoke trunk and custom rear fascia.
While the exterior styling is certainly unique, the cabin is virtually identical to the GranTurismo. Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera spruces it up a bit with premium leather upholstery and aluminum accents but there’s not hiding the fact the interior comes from a model that debuted over a decade ago.
Since the car is essentially a rebodied GranTurismo, it comes as little surprise that the Sciadipersia features a Maserati-sourced powertrain. Buyers need to provide the donor car so the coupe can be powered by various versions of the GranTurismo’s naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine including the latest variant which develops 454 hp (338 kW) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque.
Production will be limited to 10 units and the conversion process will take approximately six months.