Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia Is A Maserati GranTurismo In A Bespoke Suit

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 The donor car’s aggressive front fascia has been replaced by a more conservative unit which is tapered and has chrome accents.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.

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  • salamOOn

    what a waste of money and time….

    • LeStori

      Yeah it is not even gold plated…

  • Six_Tymes

    pretty cool looking actually, it is unique.

    • Seven23

      It’s pretty high-tech.

  • robotlogic

    Wow, that is one ugly car! Who would do that to a GranTurismo? Poor taste and excessive money are never a good combination.

  • Dariush

    s-h-i-t

  • Finkployd

    I can imagine that it looked good as a sketch – in the flesh though, it looks like shit

    • Bo Hanan

      OUCH! LOL.

  • LWOAP

    That’s definitely a mouthful and I can’t pronounce it for the life of me. I’m glad to see a coach built car but this one doesn’t look particularly good.

    • Yeah coachbuild cars always excite me, but it’s really hard to convince myself about it.

  • MUCH MORE INTERESTING THAN THE DONOR CAR. I DON’T LIKE THE HUNK OF METAL TACKED ONTO THE REAR.

  • enthusia

    looks like a concept from 2004, i love it!

    • dumblikeyou2

      More like 1994.

  • At certain angle from the front, it looks like 70s GT, but the rest of the angle makes me a bit… meh….

  • You know this is from third party coachbuilder and Maserati right?

    • Bo Hanan

      Maserati should be working on better designs for it’s production cars with that coachbuilder instead of toying around with one-offs.

      • By the lack of Maserati badging, I doubt Maserati is involved much with this. And well Touring did make some good designs, like that Mini Superleggera.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Interesting but at the end of the day, it’s not as attractive as the car it’s based on.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    Unique and good looking. Not for everyone’s mouth taste. İf you different they think you absolutely ugly

  • Okay so the name of the car comes from 60s Maserati 5000GT specially built for Reza Pahlevi, former Shah of Iran. The car is known as “Scia di Persia” or “Shah of Iran”. That car was considered as the fastest car in the world

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3954e333f093c5df31cd7f31759a50966f003e13a214848f9708289b32784eb4.jpg

    In other news some news media suggest the car can do 0-60 in 2,7 seconds… I found that really hard to believe.

  • Marty

    If they cleaned up all those design gimmicks it would probably be a good looking car.

  • I really like this. Wasn’t sure at first but I’m admiring every single detail of this car, which as a whole, looks fantastic! Does remind me of the equally gorgeous Zagato DB9 Centennial from a few years back.

  • Vassilis

    Different but not pretty. At all.

  • Bash

    Gorgeous and unique, that for sure.

  • MJack

    How do you go from the Disco Volante to this???

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