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Maserati Prepares Two Special Editions For Monterey Car Week

After completing a 10,000-kilometer tour of China to celebrate the marque’s 15th anniversary in the Middle Kingdom, Maserati looks forward to the Monterey Car Week. A pair of “exclusive limited editions” will be exhibited, based on the Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso and Levante S GranSport.  
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First things first, the House of the Trident announced how limited the two will be. 50 units of each will have to suffice, and deliveries will begin in the spring of 2020. The special edition based on the Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso comes as standard in Blu Sofisticato paintwork over Dark Brown for the Pelletessuta interior, a combination that’s complemented by the blue brake calipers.
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 

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