MC Edition cars are finished in the colours of Modena – the city where Maserati is based

Maserati is introducing a new trim to the Levante and Quattroporte saloons and Ghibli SUV as a way to celebrate its “uncompromising performance and racing spirit”.

Reserved for those cars powered by the company’s 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, ‘Maserati Corse (MC) Edition’ models are finished in two exclusive new colours: ‘Giallo Corse’ and ‘Blue Vittoria’.

Yellow and blue are significant because they are the official colours of Modena – the Italian city where the Trident badge was founded and continues to produce its product portfolio today.

‘Giallo Corse’ is a three-layer yellow paint that has hints of blue mica visible throughout it in sunlight to create “a sporty and advanced look”. In contrast, a matt finish is applied to ‘Blue Vittoria’.

The MC Edition range features a number of trim-specific details that are finished in piano black as well as new badging for the B-pillars and rear wings.

The Levante MC Edition rides on gloss black 22-inch alloy wheels, with smaller 21-inch rims fitted to the Ghibli and Quattroporte. Blue brake calipers complete the look on all three cars.

The interior is set apart by flashes of blue carbon fibre, and seats that are upholstered in Nero Pienofiore black leather. These are lifted by denim inserts and yellow and blue contrast stitching. MC Edition logos are also present on the headrest and centre console.

Convenience features that come as standard include an electronic sunroof, a Bowers and Wilkins premium surround sound system and a Driver Assistance package.

Mechanically, no changes have been made to the Ferrari-derived engine that is also found in ‘Trofeo’ versions of the cars, so the Ghibli MC Edition will hit 62mph in 4.3 seconds, the Quattroporte MC Edition in 4.5 seconds and the Levante MC Edition in 4.1 seconds. Both saloons have a maximum speed of 203mph and the SUV will top out at 186mph.

Maserati has still to announce pricing for the MC Edition line-up, although it has confirmed that they will become available to order later this month.

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