Italian fashion house teams up with carmaker for slick new concept, while diesel variant of luxury sedan is introduced.
Following the Quattroporte’s launch in Detroit and the Ghibli in Shanghai, Maserati has introduced the Quattroporte diesel in Frankfurt alongside a concept car signed by Zegna. The 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 used in the oil-burning four-door develops 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque for a 0-62 mph time of 6.4 seconds. It also features advanced tech such as a variable geometry turbo that minimizes turbo lag and a steel exhaust manifold with Air Gap tech allowing for higher exhaust temp and energy gas flow.
A new Active Sound system consisting of acoustic actuators housed near the exhaust modulate and accentuate the engine note depending on how the car is being driven, while a Sport button can turn it up to ear-bleeding levels of noise. Also unveiled in Frankfurt is the Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept. Based on the Quattroporte, it features a special liquid platinum metal effect finish using ultra-fine aluminum pigments that are amplified by a gloss black primer. The special paint also features on the 20-inch Mercurio rims. Inside, fashion house Zegna created a unique fabric offered with soft moka and greige leather, featuring a herringbone pattern and traditional weave.
Completing the exclusive cabin, titanium treatment and antique-look matt walnut finish is complemented by branded aluminum ingot plates, one with a limited series number on the center console, and a real fabric label behind the sun visor. The Zegna Limited Edition comes equipped with a twin-turbo V8 rated at 530 hp and 524 lb-ft of torque good for a 4.7-second 0-62 mph time and 191 mph top speed.