David Beckham is, honestly, arguably one of the most handsome men in the world. So of course, he needs an equally handsome car to drive around. Obviously being a multi-millionaire, the former footballer can pretty much choose anything he wants. But after being named a Maserati Ambassador earlier this year, the choice is obvious – it’s the MC20 or nothing.
But he didn’t just stop there, no. Celebrities need exclusivity, so the No. 7 actually worked directly with the team at the Maserati Centro Stile to “design” his very own MC20 via the Fuoriserie Customisation Programme.
The custom Maserati MC20 is themed around Beckham’s love for the city of Miami, which he calls his second home. One of his own football club, the Inter Miami CF, is also based in the city – go figure.
So what exactly did Beckham do to the car? On the outside, the Maserati MC20 has been given a new coat of paint with a mix of black and pink hues – the colours of his football club – with the latter used as accents around the brake calipers and the MC20 badge on the fenders.
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The exterior also uses both glossy and matte finishing on the surfaces, while moving inside, the upholstery gets a mix of leather and Alcantara textures in black, contrasted by stitchings in pink. Uniquely, Maserati also used a special “tone-on-tone laser engraving method” to apply a “three-dimensional” pastel pink embroidery on the backrests and headrest.
Finally, in the centre tunnel between the two seats, the DB7 Maserati MC20 also gets a personalised nameplate between the two seats that reads: “For David”, alongside the Maserati Trident badge and Fuoriserie lettering, all in pastel pink.
Mechanically, the car is completely unchanged from the Maserati MC20 that was launched in September last year. The Italian supercar is built on a carbon-fibre monocoque tub, with an in-house-developed, F1-inspired three-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine sitting behind the passenger compartment that makes 630 hp and 730 Nm of torque.
Paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Maserati MC20 is able to propel itself from 0-100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, onward to a top speed of “over 325 km/h”.
Maserati Design Head, Klaus Busse commented: “As car designers, our mission is to offer a holistic experience. This value guides our Brand’s stylistic research, making each Maserati uniquely recognizable. Our customization program is another example of our brand’s goal to create singular experiences for our customers: Maserati Fuoriserie is a blank canvas, on which Maserati clients can write their own stories and unleash their creativity, making their dreams come true.
“Designing this special edition MC20 with David, as with all our Fuoriserie projects, is also an ode to the Brand’s past, taking us back to a time when every car was hand-built to the client’s requests, giving life to a one-off, a true ‘fuoriserie’.”
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David Beckham added, “Cars are about individual taste whether it’s the model, colour or small personal details on the inside. It has been incredible to collaborate with the Maserati team and designers to create this one-off car that is inspired by my second home, Miami and my football club there. It is a joy to be behind the wheel.
Want to see the car in action under the neon lights of Miami? You’re in luck – Maserati also made a promotional video to show off DB7’s unique creation. Check out the video below: