Maserati Creates ONE OF ONE Centro Stile for NBA Champion Ray Allen
This latest creation of Maserati’s ONE OF ONE customisation program is entirely personalised for the two-time NBA Champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Allen.
The Centro Stile Maserati worked alongside Ray to configure his vehicle in a process of shared creation based on a broad concept to capture his love for Miami. This special Maserati Levante GTS ONE OF ONE features “Blu Astro” tri-coat exterior paint, inspired by the astral blue colour of the galaxy, but also the colours of the magical city of Miami. Thanks to the matte finish, the overall chromatic effect is luminous and vibrant, but also metallic and anodised, giving the car a sportier and more technical look, also conveyed by carbon fibre exterior details on the side mirror covers and door handles.
The deep dark chrome finish details (air vent covers, grille, license plate bracket, exhaust tips, the Maserati and Levante badges and the trident badge on the rear pillar) contrast with the matte “Blu Astro” paint and give the exterior an intriguing, nocturnal look. The 22-inch diamond rims feature a deep dark chrome tint, while the brake callipers are finished to match in the same matte “Blu Astro” exterior colour, making the Maserati SUV even sportier.
The colours chosen for the interior are also very particular: the instrument panel, centre console, door panels and seats were inspired by a casual and timeless material: the blue denim. The central insert of the seat is embroidered with multiple elements, giving more personality and three-dimensionality to the Sport seat but without losing the excellent ventilation of Maserati seats. The leather used for the interior, in a special denim blue colour, is aniline-dyed with vegetable tanning, a particular leather-working process that results in an exclusive and unique product.
The interior trims (centre console, dashboard insert, and door panel inserts) are characterised by carbon fibre with blue thread woven into the structure, evoking the colours of Miami, the cityscape and the ocean, and giving a tactile and technical effect thanks to the 3D surface finish. This unique material is currently not present on any vehicles in the Maserati line-up.
In addition to the contrast stitching on the denim coloured dashboard, seats and door panels, the Maserati team also used the same chromatic motif on the stitched headrest logos. As a hidden personal detail, Ray’s signature is embroidered behind the driver’s headrest, so it can only be seen by family and friends inside his Maserati Levante. Another distinctive feature is found on the backlit door sill inserts, a laser engraving reading Maserati “for Ray”. To learn more about Maserati’s ONE OF ONE customisation programme, visit www.maserati.com.