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Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition
After making its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motorshow, the exclusive Quattroporte developed in collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna is finally being introduced in definitive form. A limited series of only 100 cars will go into production in July to satisfy demand from the world's most refined customers.
Compared to the current Quattroporte range, the Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition boasts a special finish in terms of colour, materials and trim, carefully chosen to embody all the personality, quality and exclusivity that link the histories and traditions of the Maserati and Zegna brands.
The exterior is finished in Platinum Silk, a colour developed exclusively for this Limited Edition. This unique paint finish uses extra-fine aluminium pigments to create an effect that combines the purity of a metal with the soft look of silk, giving a sensation of infinite depth. The Platinum Silk finish is characterised by a warm, soft tint that perfectly expresses the car's classic and formal yet technical and sophisticated character. The flowing liquid effect of the paintwork emphasises the sinuous lines of the bodywork and accentuates the way in which one section flows into the next.
The same finish is also applied to the elegant Mercurio 20” wheels whose diamond smoothed surfaces create a high-tech, sporting chromatic effect. The surfaces of the large aluminium brake calipers have been hand polished to mirror brightness, making them instantly recognisable. A special Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition plate on the B pillar identifies the car from the outside.
If the exterior is already unique and elegant, the interior of the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is even more breathtaking. The cabin is finished in brand new, warm and classical Moka colours - a modern Testa di Moro dark brown and Greige, a delicate fusion of light grey and sabbia. The result conveys a formal, sophisticated character through a combination of leather and silk inspired by the fabrics of the Zegna menswear collections. Ultra-fine grain leather lines the interior, blending the two tones of Moka and Greige. A generous use of contrasting stitching provides the perfect balance, embellishing the entire dashboard and the upper door panels. At various points around the cabin, leather blends into precious Ermenegildo Zegna fabrics, specially created for this unique car but with the same sensuous feel that has ensured the prestige of the brand's traditional fabrics. A fine Greige jersey silk fabric, specially designed by Ermenegildo Zegna, has been chosen for the roof lining and sunshades. Just like an original Zegna suit, the inside of the sunshades carry exclusive brand labels “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati” that not only confirm the Maserati-Zegna partnership but also discreetly remind the customer of the attention to detail that has gone into the design and finish of all aspects of the car.
The same fabric also covers the central door panels which also feature diagonal double stitching. The upper sections of the pillars are covered in Greige Alcantara.
The seats envelop the passengers like designer suits, with an exclusive 100% silk chevron weave making its appearance alongside the ultra-fine grain leather. This bright, soft and velvety smooth fabric, expertly produced at the historical Zegna woollen mills of Trivero, covers the central seat and backrest sections. The most interesting design challenge was precisely to develop a “Zegna” automotive fabric with the look of formal men's wear. The fabric had to have a masculine pattern typical of the best traditional weaves, and also needed to have the feel, softness and prestige typical of Zegna cloth.
Chrome surfaces, specially treated to produce a distinctive satin finish, provide striking contrast for the fabric expressly created for the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition and the warm nuances of Moka and Greige.
The loving care lavished on every little detail is demonstrated by features like the expertly crafted brass "Limited Edition One of 100" plate set into the central console and the exclusive radica walnut trim whose open pore surface and natural wood feel go magnificently with the other materials of the interior.
Ermenegildo Zegna has also designed an exclusive Owner’s Collection kit for sale along with the car. This contains a generous assortment of 19 refined articles including leather items, personal accessories and a 3.5 metre cut of fine Zegna silk decorated with the same chevron motif as the seats and bordered with a special celebratory selvage. Each of the precious items in the kit is the result of a thorough study of the concept underlying the partnership. The kit is designed to target the refined customer base the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is intended for, and is only available to the one hundred future purchasers of the car.
In addition to the other unique features conceived and developed for this limited edition and the Quattroporte's already rich level of standard equipment, each of the one hundred Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition cars also include a series of items chosen to maximise driving pleasure in terms of comfort, refinement and practicality.
An opening sunroof, front seat ventilation and a four zone climate control system for the rear passengers have been added to achieve the highest possible level of on-board comfort.
The car is also fitted with an exclusive Bowers&Wilkins Premium Sound System with 15 speakers, including a powerful sub-woofer, a 1280 Watt amplifier and Quantum Logic Surround technology.
Standard equipment includes steel pedals with rubber inserts, a removable ash-tray in the front drinks holder, and an 18” space-saver spare wheel in the boot.
Under the bonnet of the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition lies a mighty V8 twin-turbo capable of developing 530 HP and an impressive torque of 710 Nm. This engine pushes the car to a top speed of 307 km/h and accelerates it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.