Designed to Thrill

A look inside the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition.

BY DAVID A. ROSE

Italy is renowned for many fine products: cuisine, wines and luxury fashions instantly come to mind. But high on the list of Italian gems are its exotic sports cars. Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati set the bar for fast and exquisitely designed racing machines. Every so often this automotive world crosses paths with the world of high-end fashions, but rarely have the results been so intriguing.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Maserati marque, the company has collaborated with top fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna to offer a limited series of 100 Maserati Quattroporte high-performance luxury cars. The 100 numbered cars represent each year Maserati has been in production.

When two highly respected global companies of this caliber work together on a project, it becomes a celebration of Italian production and design not just from a standpoint of mechanical know-how, but also of fabric innovation. Ermenegildo Zegna was established as a fine woolen mill in 1910 and today is known not only for its clothing designs, but also for its unparalleled creation of original fabrics.

An exclusive Owner’s Collection kit is Ermenegildo Zegna’s gift with purchase. The kit includes personal accessories and 10 yards of Zegna silk in the same chevron pattern used on the car’s seats.

Reminiscent of the finest Zegna suit, the silk fabric used for the car’s roof lining exhibits a tasteful and classic touch. The combination of leather and silk appears in soft shades of gray and cappuccino, which exude the tone of a Zegna menswear collection and give the vehicle its strong masculine identity. The exterior shade, developed exclusively for the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition, is called Platinum Silk. The exterior appeal of the car is further enhanced by the stunning 20” polished wheels.

To drive a beautiful car is very satisfying, but the experience would be quite lacking if the car’s performance did not match its elegant looks. In this regard, the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition will not disappoint. Thanks to its twin turbo V/8 and 530 horsepower, the car can catapult from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 191. Not only will the owner turn heads as he cruises along Main Street, but the vehicle’s speed and handling will impress even the most accomplished driver.