Back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show we saw the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegilgo Zegnia Limited Edition Concept. Almost one year after the debut, Maserati finally revealed the exclusive Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition. The Italian carmaker will offer just 100 examples of the limited series, each featuring colour schemes, materials and exclusive trims linking to the histories of the two brands.
The special edition models will feature a special effect paint finish that simulates fluidity thanks to ultra-fine aluminum pigments, while a gloss black primer amplifies the brilliance.
The interior is dominated by warm hues such as moka and greige, while the seats, door panels and roof lining are finished in genuine soft leather and velvet-smooth bright fabric.
In order to celebrate the launch of the new Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition, Maserati and Zegna are embarking on a tour of four international events starting in Shanghai in July 2014 before stopping in New York (Sept 2014), Dubai (Feb 2015) and Milan (Spring 2015).
The locations were carefully chosen and represent the pinnacle of Italian elegance. In addition, the companies chosen the world famous Italian photographer, Fabrizio Ferri, that will be in attendance at each of the four events capturing 100 unique images – 25 from each occasion.
Moreover, the pictures will be put together in a book, called “One of 100”, which will be presented in Milan in Spring 2015.
Maserati’s newest model, the sixth generation Quattroporte, not only acts as a replacement to a globally acclaimed car, but is also there to set the tone for the upcoming new-model onslaught, when it comes to technological advances. Even with its high tech features, the Quattroporte still remains faithful to the automaker’s long history in luxury sports saloons.
Overall, the two-door Maserati Quattroporte is lighter, bigger, more luxurious and more practical. But that’s not all it has to boast because it is also as fast as most two-door supercars, with a top speed of 307 kilometers per hour (191 miles per hour). You are probably wondering now where it got all its power. Under the hood of the sixth generation Quattroporte will either be a twin turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 or a 3.0 liter V6 that both come from the direct injection engine family. These engine options were designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at Maranello.
As for performance, the 3.8 liter V8 engine can now set a new performance benchmark. That’s because in only 4.7 seconds, it is capable of reaching 100 kilometers per hour, before it continues to its maximum top speed of 307 kilometers per hour (191 miles per hour). That actually makes the Quattroporte even faster than the Quattroporte Sport GT S. Moreover, it is capable of delivering 200 Newton metres more torque than the said model. When comparing it with the V6 twin turbo model, it won’t lack in performance either, as it can reach still an impressive 285 kilometers per hour (177 miles per hour).
Also, to remain close to its family tradition despite all of its new technology, the Quattroporte comes with a twin turbo V8 that makes it the fastest four-door Maserati ever built, the most fuel efficient, and the most powerful one too.
Enough engine and performance talk, and moving on to the Maserati Quattroporte’s design, it clearly has a long and powerful nose and a concave Trident grille. When looking at it, you can easily see the resemblance between the outgoing Quattroporte as well as the GranTurismo.