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Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello Is The First 100% Electric Luxury Convertible

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Maserati has created a special version of its latest electric car, the GranCabrio Folgore, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tignanello, a renowned red wine. This customized model, named Fuoriserie, was made exclusively for Marchesi Antinori and will be auctioned on July 14 at the Arts for All Gala in California. This event is known for supporting arts charities in the US.

To mark Maserati’s 110th anniversary, the collaboration with Marchesi Antinori, a renowned wine producer with a heritage of over 600 years, is significant. The production of Marchesi Antinori and Tignanello mirrors Maserati’s spirit of innovation and tradition. This partnership represents the values of Italian culture and excellence, embodying a shared passion for creativity and forward-thinking.

This car took inspiration from the vineyard, symbolizing deep roots and a sense of place. Both Maserati and Marchesi Antinori draw value from their local areas: Antinori from the cellar where their wine is made, and Maserati from the enduring Tignanello label, which has remained unchanged for 50 years, much like Maserati’s iconic creations.
Maserati has delved into the history of Tignanello wine to create a car that reflects the essence and values of Marchesi Antinori and Tignanello. The GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello pays tribute to the Florentine winemaking family through its colors, materials, and intricate artisan details, embodying the spirit of the prestigious Tignanello vineyard and its 50-year legacy.

The GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello showcases a customized body color—Terra di Tignanello—a chestnut hue inspired by the vineyard’s soil, infused with a coppery burgundy reminiscent of Tignanello’s red wine barrels. This rich metallic color, echoing the estate’s ambiance, is a prestigious tribute to the vineyard. The rims and calipers are matte and gloss black, with copper-colored emblems featuring a glossy Maserati logo against a glossy background. The soft top fabric is also black.

The intricate details of the interior of the car highlight the essence of Tignanello and pay homage to the histories of both brands by blending tradition, innovation, and craftsmanship. The seats are adorned with leather featuring a unique silver and burgundy ribbed weave made from Vegea, an innovative fabric sourced from vineyards. This fabric, resembling leather in appearance and texture, is inspired by the vine patterns on the Tignanello hill, defined by the presence of Albarese rocks. Notably, this is the first time this material has been used in a Maserati vehicle.

Extensive use of dark briar wood with laser engravings, reminiscent of text impressed on oak barrels, decorates the interiors, showcasing details related to the making of Tignanello wine. The headrest features sophisticated embroidery combining the Maserati Trident with an iconic symbol of Tignanello wine: the sun, which is a prominent element on the wine bottle label. The same symbol and the years 1971-2021 are displayed on the central tunnel, representing the initial and current vintage of Tignanello, marking 50 years since the wine’s debut in the market.

Klaus Busse, Maserati Head of Design: “Through this partnership with Marchesi Antinori, we can embody the true essence of personalized production, the leading feature of our Maserati Fuoriserie customization program. It aims to offer unique experiences for Trident customers by crafting bespoke cars that elevate the driving experience to a more exquisite and distinct level, much like exceptional wine enhances a meal. Showcasing the story of Italian excellence is a matter of great pride and serves as a continuous inspiration for our craftsmanship. With tailored production, our goal is to create something entirely exclusive and unmatched.”

The collaboration between Maserati and Piero Antinori is a constant endeavor to improve and challenge themselves. It is based on the pursuit of higher quality standards. The special edition GranCabrio Folgore, inspired by Tignanello for its 50th anniversary, symbolizes identity and recognition, similar to their wine. The Antinori family feels proud to auction this unique car at the 2024 Arts for All Gala, with the proceeds going to charity.The GranCabrio Folgore is Maserati’s most recent offering, being the first all-electric convertible in the luxury car market and currently the fastest. It boasts a blend of performance, comfort, style, and elegance with its 800V battery system featuring cutting-edge technology developed from Formula E, ensuring exceptional performance while maintaining Maserati’s signature comfort and elegance.

The Maserati GranCabrio seats four passengers comfortably, thanks to its soft top design. It introduces innovative features like a neck warmer for keeping warm with the top down in chilly weather and a wind stopper to minimize turbulence within the cabin.

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