To kick start 2008,Â MaseratiÂ has brought its flagship saloon in a super-deluxe incarnation toÂ DetroitÂ â€” the Quattroporte â€ťCollezione Centoâ€ť â€” of which just 100 will be produced: comfort, technology, andÂ luxuryÂ all rolled into one; dressed for the occasion in a sophisticated Italian outfit â€” in a brand-new ivory colour, with a contrasting coach line on the sides that enhances the sinuous lines of the Quattroporte. 20â€ť wheels are fitted with polished rims,Â addingÂ the perfect touch of sophistication and elegance. The chromed honeycomb front and side grilles also bring out the executive nature of this flagship saloon.
The interior is no less spectacular. Everything exudesÂ luxury, from the Poltrona Frau â€ťCuoioâ€ť coloured leather seats with diamond-shaped stitching and matching buttons in the centre, to the polished WengĂ© wood inserts on the steering wheel, centre console and small object compartment. The mother of pearl inlays are a true delight,Â addingÂ an unusual gleam to the name of the vehicle and theÂ tridentÂ on the gear knob. Cuoio coloured leather is also used for the superior-weight overmats, enhanced by edges in contrasting Beige. The interiorâ€™s concept was exclusively presented toÂ MaseratiÂ customers at last yearâ€™s Frankfurt Motorshow; the â€ťCollezione Centoâ€ť has been developed on the basis of their feedback and comments.
Technology is another area where the Collezione Cento scores highly. Back seat passengers in the new Quattroporte find themselves in a multimedia paradise controlled by theÂ MaseratiÂ Multimedia Entertainment system. The technology is housed in the rear centre armrest, which contains an AUX-IN socket, iPod docking station, SIM card port and a USB port so that passengers can view photographs, videos orÂ listenÂ to MP3/WMA tracks on other external devices. TheÂ carâ€™s sound system or the special Bluetooth headsets can also be used.
The armrest also features a built-in keypad for Internet browsing and email access, which can be folded away. As image also counts, especially when it comes toÂ luxury, there are two real eye-catchers built into the back of the front seats: two 10.4â€˛ touch screens complete with a CD/DVD player built into the back of the centre receptacle.
The 100 lucky owners will be guaranteedÂ luxuryÂ and exclusivity, thanks to the numbered plate housed in the dashboard moulding.
The Quattroporte Collezione Cento is fitted with a 4244 cc engine (400 bhp) paired with a hydraulic automatic 6-speedÂ transmission that guarantees the same performance as the Quattroporte Automatic range.
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Source:Â MaseratiÂ Press Release