Elegant new special editions pay tribute to the Quattroporte Royale of 1986.
Looking for a particularly elegant set of wheels? A Maserati could be just the ticket - especially in this new specification just revealed.
The new Royale Special Series is being rolled out across the Modenese automaker's entire lineup, including the mid-size Ghibli sedan, the full-size Quattroporte sedan, and the Levante crossover (the GranTurismo having been discontinued). It pays homage to the Royale version of the third-generation Quattroporte - an even more upscale take on Maserati's flagship sedan, of which only 51 example were made to order in the late 1980s for the marque's most discerning clients.
In tribute to the original Quattroporte Royale, this new special edition is based on the GranLusso spec of each of the three models, and features a number of enhancements to make them even more luxurious.
Each will be available, for example, in one of two special colors: Blu Royale or Verge Royale. They also feature unique 21-inch alloys with silver-colored brake calipers. But as you might have guessed, it's inside where the upgrades will be felt most acutely. Buyers will be able to choose between two-tone black and tan Pieno Fiore leather or Ermengildo Zegna's special Pelletessuta woven Nappa leather.
The upholstery is offset by high-gloss trim - metallic mesh in the Levante, ebony in the Ghibli, and piano black in the Quattroporte. Each comes loaded as well with all the options, including a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, sunroof, tinted windows, and the Cold Weather, Premium, and Driving Assistance Plus packages, all fitted as standard.
Only 100 individually numbered units will be made available globally across the three models, with deliveries set to commence in March. Though we've yet to see US pricing and availability information for these global models, in the UK they carry quite a substantial premium of about £25k over their respective base prices.