2014 Paris Motor Show: Maserati presents the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition Concept

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 2, 2014

Following the same recipe used for the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition, Maserati unveiled at he 2014 Paris Motor Show their new Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition Concept. The new vehicle arrives with an exclusive Azzurro Astro exterior colour based on a triple layer pigment as well as with 20-inch Urano wheels showing a Liquid Metal finish.

Contemporary feel and dynamism are the first words that come to mind when seeing the interior of the Maserati Ghibli S Q4. The passenger compartment for instance has a dual-material and dual-color composition with Zegna anthracite silk and leather tones. The pattern of the interior is effectively characterized by matching the micro-chevron silk weave from Ermenegildo Zegna POLTRONA FRAU’s natural color leather.

Dynamism and a contemporary feel are the key words to read the dual-colour, dual-material composition of the passenger compartment - in leather tones and Zegna anthracite silk. While already an essentially sophisticated material, the silk is further enhanced with a macro-chevron hand-stitched pattern which is then polished by the seat piping. The matching salt & pepper silk jersey on the door panel is enhanced as well through alternating rib embroidery.

The seating has natural color leather with extra fine grain that contrasts with the light grey stitching. These are then matched with a central silk that is inserted with vertical rolls of micro-chevron weave located on the central seat and backrest portion. The central roll meanwhile has leather piping on its sides and showcases a special macro-chevron weave giving it a soft feel, and a technical and three-dimensional appearance.

The central span of the door panels is covered with Zegna silk Jersey which is then embellished with a diagonal roll pattern having alternating rib embroideries and a ton-sur-ton ornamental stitching. This is the same fabric that is applied to the top pillars, roof lining, and sunshades. They carry the “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati” label. The luxurious and sophisticated finish of the Ghibli is also seen through the headrests which feature contrasting stitching along with the embroidered Trident emblem.

The interior of the car further highlights the signature dynamism of the Ermenegildo Zegna Concept and this is seen through the exquisite decorative glossy carbon fiber inserts that are then applied to its door panels and massive central tunnel. Owing to the transparent layer’s thickness and elaborate twill weave, the material is able to enhance the perception of the nature of the passenger compartment that it is technical, dynamic, and has superior quality.

Under the hood, the vehicle carries a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that generates 410 hp and 550 Nm of torque, which pushes it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 284 km/h or 176 mph. 

Press Release

WORLD DEBUT FOR THE GHIBLI ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA EDITION CONCEPT AT PARIS MOTOR SHOW

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 by Ermenegildo Zegna Concept, to be presented at the Paris Motor Show as a world preview, stands out from the rest of the current Ghibli range thanks to its special colour finishes, materials and trims; it is a tribute to the harmony of opposites, a stylistic synthesis between sophisticated design and technological dynamism.

Intended to be a first milestone towards the manufacturer's renewed, future product line-up, this special trim developed for the concept car enhances its character and aesthetic value, making it even more exclusive thanks to the materials designed in collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna and adapted to the car's interior to create the ultimate contemporary look.

The exterior is characterised by a new, exclusive Azzurro Astro colour; the production technology is based on a triple layer of pigment, adding to the depth, shine and iridescence of the finish, enhanced by changing shades of blue at the brightest points, and toned down to ash grey in the darker areas. The aluminium pigments used for this special colour magnify the design lines and bring out the muscular profile of the bodywork; the car's sculpted outline is forcefully enhanced by the colour used, while the transparent top coat adds depth and a glossy shine.

Other immediately apparent exterior features are the 20” Urano wheels with their distinctive colour specially developed for this concept car; this finish, named Liquid Metal, emphasises the sports style, high technology and luxury positioning of the vehicle design.

As befits the sartorial excellence represented by the Maserati and Zegna partnership, the style focus is mostly on the interior. The shared experience with the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition helped Ermenegildo Zegna create a pure silk fabric, combining an essential and soft feel with an elegantly technical look, resulting in an extremely high visual impact.

Dynamism and a contemporary feel are the key words to read the dual-colour, dual-material composition of the passenger compartment - in leather tones and Zegna anthracite silk.

The natural colour leather of POLTRONA FRAU is matched with Ermenegildo Zegna's micro-chevron silk weave, in a pattern effectively characterising the interior. Silk, an inherently sophisticated material, is further embellished by the hand-stitched macro-chevron pattern and finished off by the seat piping. On the door panel, too, the matching salt and pepper silk jersey is enhanced by an alternating rib embroidery.

As for the seating, the extra fine grain, natural colour leather with contrasting, light grey stitching is matched to a central silk insert with a micro-chevron weave of vertical rolls on the central seat and backrest area, within which the central roll, with leather piping on the sides, features a special macro-chevron weave adding to its three-dimensional, soft feel and technical appearance.

On the door panels, the central span is covered with Zegna silk Jersey and embellished by a diagonal roll pattern, with ton-sur-ton ornamental stitching and alternating rib embroideries. The same fabric is used to cover the car's roof lining, top pillars and sunshades, carrying “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati” brand labels on the inside. The sophisticated, luxury finish of the car interior is also expressed by the headrests, featuring an embroidered Trident emblem and contrasting stitching.

Inside the car, the signature dynamism of this concept model is reflected in the precious decorative inserts in glossy carbon fibre, applied to the massive central tunnel and door panels; thanks to the elaborate twill weave and thickness of the transparent layer, this material will enhance the perception of the dynamic, technical, superior quality nature of the passenger compartment.

This car has other exclusive features including the black mat covers with leather insert and the embroidered Ghibli name, finished off by a natural colour leather edge and fixed to the car floor with buttons machined from billet aluminium; the door sill plates are also specially designed, precious elements: machined from billet aluminium and satin-finished, they have a glossy carbon fibre insert and carry the Maserati logo. An exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna Edition plate is applied to the external central pillar and tunnel between the front seats.

The car is powered by the high-performance 410 HP V6 Twin-Turbo engine, with “Q4” four wheel drive, ensuring 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in just 4.8 seconds also thanks to a maximum torque of 550 Nm, and able to reach a top speed of 284 km/h.

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