Maserati is an Italian automaker with a long tradition on the market, as it was established on December 1, 1914. Now, the trident-wielding company is preparing to celebrate its centennial with a limited edition Quattroporte developed in cooperation with Ermenegildo Zegna.
This limited edition will feature new colors, materials and trims inspired by Zenga - a leading men’s’ fashion group. This is the first model to be developed under a new three-year agreement signed between the two companies, but Maserati announced that a whole range of new optional trims by Zegna will be available for all models by 2015.
The Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna will be limited to only 100 units. Each customer will also receive a unique collection of accessories by Zegna.
This special edition will be unveiled during one of the upcoming international auto shows, but unfortunately Maserati did not revealed exactly which one.
Updated 02/28/2014: Maserati unveiled today the first official images of the Quattroporte by Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition, just days before the car’s official debut in Geneva.
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The current-generation Quattroporte is offered with a choice of two engines: a 3.8-liter V-8 or a 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Both engines are all new, twin-turbocharged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at Maranello.
The V-8 engine delivers a total of 530 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, and the V-6 version delivers a total of 410 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. In the most powerful version, the Quattroporte can hit a top speed of 191 mph.
Gallery Maserati Quattroporte
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Group, and Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, signed a three-year agreement giving birth to a long-term partnership between the two brands, both representing Italian design and manufacturing excellence worldwide.
The first step in this direction pays tribute to the forthcoming Maserati Centennial in 2014, with a Limited Edition of the new Maserati Quattroporte by Ermenegildo Zegna. The Maserati flagship will be reinterpreted and customised with new colours, materials and trims inspired to the collections of a leading fashion Group in men’s global luxury. In particular, fabrics will be produced by the historic woolmill Lanificio Zegna in Trivero.
Furthermore, a whole range of new optional trims by Zegna will be available for all Maserati models within 2015. In 2016, taking advantage of the Zegna Group long-term experience in ‘custom-made’ fashion clothes, Maserati will approach new tailor-made solutions, with new colours and trims exclusively available.
The Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna will be produced in 100 units only and customers will benefit from a unique collection of accessories by Zegna, specially designed for each Maserati. The first prototype will be unveiled during one of the forthcoming International Auto Shows.
The Quattroporte Limited Edition launch will be supported by a communication campaign and a series of important international events, while the partnership includes special initiatives reserved to top customers of the two brands.
“We already had a positive collaboration in the past with Fiat Group and, in particular, with Maserati“ - commented Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna Group. “Both companies have a centenary industrial tradition and are renowned worldwide as ambassadors of Italian excellence. A new partnership during the Centennial celebrations of Maserati, one of the car manufacturers with most allure, tradition and sporting successes worldwide, is for us a great pride. I am confident that by this renewed collaboration both brands will be able to combine the tailored attention to details with cutting-edge technology, leading to the creation of a new world icon of style and elegance. The Maserati Quattroporte Limited Edition by Ermenegildo Zegna, with trims and options designed by Zegna, will feature an extremely comfortable interior, evoking the timeless charm of the Italian lifestyle”.
“The partnership between Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna Group is the meeting point of two leading companies representing pioneering Italian design and manufacturing – said Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Group and President of Maserati. “Maserati is a prestigious automotive brand, standing at the edge of an unparalleled strategic and industrial growth in terms of products and market presence. The partnership with an equally prominent company as Ermenegildo Zegna will benefit both brands and the Fiat Chrysler Group. Furthermore, from a personal point of view, I am proud of this outstanding collaboration between two leading Italian companies.”