As a further way of honouring the landmark, a special limited-edition model of the Spyder was introduced, with production limited to just 90 units. It was officially presented in September 2004 at the Paris motor show, in the same month as the celebrations were taking place.
The more sporty look of the GranSport Spyder was anticipated by the adoption of new front and rear bumpers, together with more pronounced sill covers. This version of the Spyder also featured lightweight carbon-fibre rear roll-hoop fairings inlayed with attractive blue polyester strands embedded into the weave. Finished exclusively in the specific Blu Anniversary livery, the Spyder 90th Anniversary sported exclusive design features including distinctive oval Trident logos on the front wings, paying homage to the 250F driven by Fangio in the 1957 Formula 1 World Championship. Headlight cluster mountings were in contrasting grey, emphasising the profile of the bonnet and chrome door handles, ball-polished 19″ rim wheels (with titanium coloured brake callipers), and the classic red-striped Trident adorning the front grille completed the exterior look.
Blue carbon fibre was also present in the car’s cockpit, enhancing the upper and lower sections of the centre console and matching the blue and cream two-tone leather lining the seats, dashboard and door panels. The 90th Anniversary model featured a grouped centre console with blue-starter button and high-performance stereo system in place of the Maserati Info Centre LCD display screen. A commemorative plaque on the lower console indicated each car’s serial number.
To coincide with the celebrations, watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet created a remarkable limited edition timepiece: the Dual Time Millenary Maserati.