By Amos Kwon
on 12.27.11
Photo by Maserati

It seems like Maserati has been spitting out versions of their luscious GranTurismo like machine gun fire. It appears that they may have, at least aesthetically, reached their zenith with the Maserati GranTurismo S Special Edition. Limited to a scant twelve cars for strictly the Italian market, the S Special Edition was created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Italian Unification, and you’ll know it’s special just by looking at it. Rather than adopting the now ubiquitous matte black paint scheme, Maserati has opted for a beautiful flat blue, along with carbon fiber spoilers, mirrors and door handles, and beautiful black 20-inch wheels. With all the flat finishes on the exterior, they did add a bit of bling by hand-polishing the aluminum brake calipers. Oh, those crazy Italians. And as if all those touches weren’t sufficient to make you feel ultra-special, the Centocinquantenario (“150th Anniversary”) of Italian Unification plate stares at you as you drive, planted right on the center console with your vehicle number for all to see.

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