WHILE luxury brands are scrambling over one another to pioneer the latest interconnected on-board autonomous super software that will eventually reduce their cars to a teleporter with a glamorous sticker on it, Maserati are heading in a somewhat different direction.
An Italian brand, Ellena Autotrasformazioni, have taken Maserati’s well-received Ghibli, and a few components cobbled together from here and there to construct the brand new Frankenstein monster the Maserati Ghibli Hearse for those who want to rock to the graveyard in style.
With fibreglass rear bodywork, a luxurious coffin space, and a bombastic 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel engine it’s certainly guaranteed to make your last roadtrip one to remember.
Maserati aren’t alone among luxury manufacturers with too much time on their hands. Bugatti has thrown their energy, not into smashing their rivals to pieces with a diabolical new breed of automobile, but towards building a 1:18 scale model of their 1,480 hp Chiron, which can be picked up for a few hundred euros. For people with enough money to spend half a grand on a toy car, but just not enough to buy a real €2.4 million version.