Pelletessuta comes courtesy of Ermenegildo Zegna, and the luxurious material “is not only durable but brings comfort and beauty to Maserati interiors.” At the price point of the Quattroporte, we’re wondering why doesn’t the Italian brand owned by Fiat Chrysler use Pelletessuta for every Quattroporte interior.
The biggest offender, however, is the Levante. Ram and Dodge switchgear in a luxury crossover are inexcusable in this day and age, more so if you remember that Maserati poses as the more affordable alternative to Ferrari. In regard to the special edition Levante S GranSport, every single one of those 50 examples will be finished in Bronzo tri-coat, Black Pelletessuta, and Radica wood trim.
21-inch Helios polished wheels are also standard, along with black brake calipers. Maserati doesn’t mention a thing about the starting price of the Levante mid-size SUV or Quattroporte full-size sedan, but given the exclusivity of these two special editions for the U.S. market, expect to pony up top dollar.
The Levante S AWD starts at $87,980 before destination charge, coming with a 3.0-liter V6 with twin turbocharging, 424 horsepower, and a zero-to-60-mph of 5 seconds. The Quattroporte S, meanwhile, starts at $113,680 and it’s faster to 60 by 0.2 seconds even though the engine’s output is similar.
On a related note, have you heard the Alfieri will launch in 2020 as a fixed-head coupe? Come 2021, the GranTurismo will be redesigned from the ground up as well.