04 July 2024
The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello Is A Toast to Tignanello’s 50th Anniversary

Maserati has unveiled a bespoke version of the GranCabrio Folgore in honour of Tignanello’s 50th anniversary.

This unique vehicle, crafted exclusively for Marchesi Antinori, will be auctioned on July 14 at the Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala, one of the leading arts charity events in the US.

Marking its 110th anniversary, Maserati’s collaboration with Marchesi Antinori, an esteemed winery with over 600 years of history, embodies a celebration of Italian heritage. 

The design of the GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello is deeply rooted in the essence of the vineyard.

The exterior boasts a custom Terra di Tignanello paint – a rich chestnut hue inspired by the vineyard’s soil, accented with a coppery burgundy reminiscent of Tignanello’s iconic barrels. 

The rims and callipers come in matte and gloss black, while copper emblems add a touch of elegance.

Inside, the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello is a tribute to the craftsmanship and heritage of both Maserati and Tignanello. The seats are upholstered in an innovative fabric derived from vineyards, combining tradition and modernity.

This multi-material weave, featuring silver and burgundy ribbing, mimics the rows of vines on the Tignanello hill.

Dark briar wood with laser etchings adorns the panels, echoing the oak barrels used in winemaking.

The headrests feature elegant embroidery that merges the Maserati Trident with the sun symbol from Tignanello’s label, celebrating both brands’ rich histories.

Klaus Busse, Maserati’s Head of Design, remarks, “This collaboration with Marchesi Antinori epitomizes the essence of bespoke production. Our Fuoriserie customization program is designed to create unique experiences for our customers, much like how a fine wine enhances a meal.”

Piero Antinori adds, “The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Tignanello, inspired by Tignanello, is a symbol of our shared values. This special model will be auctioned at the Arts for All Gala, with proceeds going to charity, a cause that makes us particularly proud.”

The GranCabrio Folgore is Maserati’s first 100% electric convertible in the luxury segment, and it’s the fastest on the market.

With an 800V battery system developed using Formula E technology, it delivers outstanding performance while maintaining Maserati’s signature comfort and style. The car features four true seats, a soft top, a neck warmer for cooler days, and a wind stopper to reduce turbulence.

Tignanello, the first Sangiovese to be aged in barriques and one of the first contemporary red wines blended with Cabernet, represents a milestone in winemaking.

This wine embodies the Antinori family’s motto, “Te Duce Proficio” (“Following your guide I flourish”), crafted from Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes harvested from the Tignanello vineyard.

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