Maserati and Hiroshi Fujiawara, known as the Godfather of Japanese street culture, has come together to create a pair of special edition Maserati Ghibli called the Operanera and Operabianca. Only 175 units will be made.
The partnership is the result of Maserati Fuoriserie’s comprehensive customisation program, which allows customers to create a Maserati that’s tailored to their unique individual tastes.
Pioneer of the streetwear culture of Tokyo in the 1980s, Fujiwara was one of the first DJs to import hip hop into the Land of the Rising Sun, and as a producer and musician, he has worked with international recording stars. Fujiwara is also the owner of the streetwear brand, Fragment, as seen on the badges of the special edition cars.
Dubbed as a song on wheels, the Operanera and Operabianca is based on the Ghibli (Granlusso variant) and are available in two distinctive looks – one in gloss/opaque black and another in gloss white and opaque black.
“The cars are more than just objects; they’re tailor-made garments, to be proudly worn on the road and along the streets of the world as an extension of oneself, and a symbol of contemporary luxury,” Maserati said.
Black is applied generously throughout the car has part of the theme of the project, while the interior gets a dose of colour through the blue seat belts. The upholstery consists of leather and Alcantara, with Maserati’s Trident logo on the head rests.
Fragment’s badges can be seen on the grille and on the C-pillar while the wheel arches are occupied 20-inch items painted in Urano matte black.
Lastly, the code M157110519FRG is plastered under the air vents, by the front fenders. The first four characters in the alphanumeric combination represent the ID code of the Ghibli while the last six numbers represent the date of the first meeting (5th November 2019) between Fujiwara and Maserati. The final three letters are the acronyms of Fragment.