Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento
From Maserati press: To start 2008 with a novelty, Maserati has brought to Detroit its flagship sedan with super-luxe dress - the Quattroporte "Collezione Cento" - of which just 100 will be produced: comfort, technology and luxury all rolled into one, dressed for the occasion in a sophisticated Italian outfit - in the brand-new ivory color, with a livery on the sides that enhance the sinuous lines of the Quattroporte. On the exterior, the 20" wheels are fitted with polished rims, adding the perfect touch of sophistication and elegance. The chromed honeycomb front and side grilles also bring out the executive flagship nature of this sedan.
The interior is no less spectacular. Everything exudes luxury, from the Poltrona Frau "Cuoio" colored leather seats with diamond-shaped stitching and matching buttons in the centre to the polished Wengé wood inserts on the steering wheel, center console and receptacle. The mother of pearl inlays are a true delight, adding an unusual gleam to the name of the vehicle and the trident on the gear shift knob. Cuoio colored leather is also used for the superior-weight overmats, enhanced by Beige contrasting edges. The interior's concept was exclusively presented to Maserati customers last year at Frankfurt's Motorshow: the "Collezione Cento" is born from on the basis of their feedback and comments.
Technology is another area where the Collezione Cento scores highly. Back seat passengers in the new Quattroporte find themselves in a multimedia paradise controlled by the Maserati Multimedia Entertainment system. The technology is housed in the rear center armrest, which contains an AUX-IN socket, iPod docking station, SIM card seat and USB port so that passengers can view photographs, videos or listen to MP3/WMA tracks contained in other peripherals. The car's sound system or the special Bluetooth headsets can be used for listening.
The armrest also features a built-in keypad for Internet browsing and email access, which can be folded. And because image also counts, especially when it comes to luxury, there are two real eye-catchers built into the back of the front seats: two 1.04" touch screens complete with a CD/DVD player built into the back of the centre receptacle.
The 100 lucky owners will be guaranteed luxury and exclusivity, thanks to the numbered plate built into the dashboard molding.