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Maserati Ghibli 2021: special edition pays homage to racing history


Few brands are as drenched in racing history as Maserati, and as the brand nears the 100th anniversary of its first racing win it has launched a new special edition to celebrate.

Maserati has announced the 2021 Ghibli F Tributo Special Edition which pays homage to the marque’s deep history in motorsport and one of its most iconic racing drivers.

The special edition Ghibli was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show this week alongside a Levante large SUV version, with both expected to arrive in Australia around June this year.

Maserati Tipo 26
Maserati has paid history to its motorsport history that began with the Tipo26 back in 1926, by announcing two new special editions

The two cars pay tribute to a history that began way back in 1926, when Alfieri Maserati of the Maserati brothers, took the brand to victory in the Tipo26.

Sometime later in 1954, Maserati entered Formula One with a 250F driven by Juan Manuel Fangio who racked up multiple race wins before securing a world championship.

Maserati says it has baked this history into the Ghibli F Tributo Special Edition, with the F short for Fangio and Tributo a general reference to their racing history.

Maserati F Tributo Special Edition Ghibli and Levante
Maserati has made a F Tributo Special Edition for both the Ghibli and Levante

Available in a choice of two colours, the Rosso Tributo is a nod to the red colour of  Italian motorsports while the blue tones of Azzurro Tributo alludes to the City of Modena, the brand’s historic home.

Maserati has fitted on a set of 21-inch Titano wheels with both the outer rim and brake calipers finished in yellow to mimic the colour scheme of Fangio’s 250F.

The interior is trimmed in full-grain “Pieno Fiore” leather with your choice of red or yellow stitching

The interior largely remains the same with a choice of either red or yellow stitching worked in with the black full-grain “Pieno Fiore” leather.

No details have yet been released on the drivetrains available with more details to be confirmed closer to the date.