Touring Superleggera’s Sciàdipersia Is A Drop Top Time Machine

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera has used the Geneva Motor Show to introduce their new Sciàdipersia Cabriolet.

Created as a follow up to last year’s Sciàdipersia Coupe, the convertible is based on the Maserati GranCabrio and features a handcrafted exterior with lightweight aluminum body panels and carbon fiber components.

The model has a bit of retro vibe and Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera says the “sharp edges and flat surfaces revert to suggestions of elegant styles from the 1970s.” Regardless of how you feel about the design, the car is certainly unique and its rear end has stylish combination of soft curves and angled surfaces.

The cabin largely carries over from the GranCabrio, but buyers can select their own trim and upholstery combinations. In the case of this particular car, the owner ordered chocolate leather with cream accents and orange contract stitching.

Power is provided by a naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 454 hp (338 kW / 460 PS) and 383 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which enables the rear-wheel drive convertible to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in approximately five seconds. Given enough room, the model will eventually hit a top speed of around 179 mph (288 km/h).

While Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera was originally planning to build ten Sciàdipersia Coupes, CEO Piero Mancardi said customers requested a convertible variant. The company decided to oblige and now fans can order either a coupe or convertible. Each takes approximately six months to build and there are now plans to make a total of 15 Sciàdipersias.

Pricing is available “upon request,” but the Sciàdipersia is probably pretty expensive as the car is effectively handmade and buyers need to provide a donor vehicle.

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  • Andrewthecarguy

    It’s a NO for me.
    I appreciate hand work though.

  • Kash

    I really wish these companies would incorporate some distinctive DRL’s instead of just a single bulb unit for a headlight. They lose out on so much design potential when they don’t do the DRL’s, it kind of breaks my heart because this could look so much better up front at least with some.

    • europeon

      I think it has the same DRLs as the coupe version.
      But, I agree. I laughed when Audi hired “light designers” for their design department, but now I see why they are important.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Great shape. Classic. I don’t think I’m a fan of the headlights, though.

    • A SECOND SET WOULD FINISH OFF THE FRONT NICELY.

      • Six Thousand Times

        Could be.

  • Thunderbolt

    Beautiful, just beautiful in every way.

  • europeon

    Compared to the coupe, it looks more resolved.

  • SteersUright

    Front needs work but, overall, its pretty cool.

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