Don’t you just love it when an automaker and a fashion house collaborate to create a special edition car? After Fiat recently unveiled their Abarth 500 Gucci edition, its now Maserati’s turn to get into the fashion action with their Maserati GranCabrio by Fendi.

Fendi, best known for supplying handbags, shoes and sunglasses, has joined forces with Maserati to create the GranCabrio Fendi. You’ll get to see this stunning Maserati in the flesh if you’re in Frankfurt, but if not, stay tuned and we’ll let you feast your eyes upon the real deal during its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt MotorShow next month. Meanwhile, these pictures might give you some idea of the effort that went into it.

Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the GranCabrio Fendi features a three-layered body colour named “Grigio Fiamma Fendi,” which is a special dark grey with an iridescent golden finish on the surface.

There is also wood trim Pergamena Fendi that runs across the width of the dashboard, on the doors and on the top of the gear lever, all in the iconic Fendi yellow colour. The colour also features on the brake calipers and the embroidered trident on the headrests.

The GranCabrio Fendi also gets Fendi’s F-logo stitched onto the seats, also appearing in the centre of the 20” alloy wheels, and along the rocker panel.

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the GranCabrio Fendi’s interior is its unique leather. Taken from Fendi’s “Selleria” line, the brown leather is distinctive for its maze-like design. The unique leather continues throughout the cabin, and in the limited edition luggage set and accessories for the car.

There is also a silver oval plaque with the engraving of the Maserati trident, Fendi logo and the 5-digit serial number which is located on the passenger side of the dashboard and on both sides of the black cloth folding roof. A special black car cover with a ton-sur-ton double F logo comes standard with this special GranCabrio.

Under the hood, The GranCabrio Fendi is powered by a 4.7L V8 engine and comes with an automatic transmission. Not only will the owner be cruising in style, but will also have the power to back it up!

And like any buyer of Fendi’s labels, we can’t help admitting that this special edition GranCabrio is truly a fashionable piece!



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