Maserati opened Detroit’s 2015 North American International Auto Show with the Maserati Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition, which made its North American premier alongside the acclaimed Alfieri concept and all-wheel drive 2015 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4. The Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati collaboration is an extension of a partnership between these two Italian powerhouses which previously created the Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition, which was limited to 100 examples worldwide. The newly-debuted Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition concept is based on the S Q4 version of the Ghibli and provides a first glimpse at Maserati’s possible future product line-up.
In addition to being the Trident’s best sales year on record, 2014 also marked the 100th Anniversary of Maserati, which the brand celebrated worldwide with an array of special events for its valued clients and fans. “We are proud to end 2014 on such a high note, expanding our dynamic product portfolio, entering new segments, and reinvigorating the Maserati brand,” says Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati.
“We are fiercely confident in the future of Maserati design, as seen with the spectacular Alfieri and Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna design concepts here today, as both are cues of what’s to come from the Trident. And, we are committed defining ‘the absolute opposite of ordinary’ in everything that we do, reaffirming our unique positioning in the luxury sports car market,” he concludes. Maserati has gained solid momentum this past year, reporting a significant boost in sales worldwide and record increases North America, the Trident’s global market leader, and closed out 2014 with a record number of sales, representing the highest sales in the company’s one hundred year history
Beginning with a new exterior color, Azzurro Astro, a sinuous and specially fashioned exclusively with Zegna, the concept is a scene stealer. This special trimmed Ghibli S Q4 enhances its character to create the ultimate contemporary look. The interior features Zegna-inspired materials and trims with special contrast color combinations of the finest Italian leather and 100% Italian natural fabrics. The result is a bold and contemporary product fashioned for the detail-oriented enthusiast and tailored for connoisseurs of luxury. It pays tribute to the harmony of opposites, a stylistic synthesis between sophisticated design and technological dynamism.
The car is powered by the high-performance 410 HP V6 Twin-Turbo engine, with “Q4” all-wheel drive system, ensuring 0 to 60 mph acceleration in just 4.7 seconds, thanks to 406 ft-lbs of torque and fully capable of reaching a top speed of 175 mph.