Coachbuilder presents Maserati-based Sciadipersia Cabriolet at Villa d’Este

Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera used the event of the previous weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to roll out the Sciadipersia Cabriolet.

The automotive is the convertible model of final yr’s Sciadipersia coupe, and like its fixed-roof sibling, the Sciadipersia Cabriolet is predicated on the bones of a Maserati GranTurismo, therefore the considerably dated gauges and controls.

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia Cabriolet

However the exterior is the place the true motion lies. Whereas the coupe appeared a bit off from some angles, the mixture of straight traces, cuts and curves mix fantastically on the convertible.

Impressively, not a single physique panel is shared with the GranTurismo, though the windshield and door handles have been retained. Curiously, the automotive’s physique is greater than 50 p.c carbon fiber, which is a primary for Touring Superleggera.

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia

No adjustments had been made to the mechanicals, which means there’s nonetheless a four.7-liter V-Eight underneath the hood. It delivers 460 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and spins the rear wheels through a 6-speed computerized transmission.

Simply 15 examples of the convertible are destined for manufacturing, or 5 greater than the coupe. That is really the second instance, as the primary, completed in a darkish shade of blue, was proven in March on the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia Cabriolet

Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia Cabriolet

The automotive’s identify, Sciadipersia, Italian for “Shah of Iran,” provides a touch on the inspiration behind the undertaking. It honors the fee of three bespoke Maserati 5000GTs accomplished within the 1950s for Iran’s final Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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