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Maserati lobs special-edition Quattroporte GTS
Nerissimo Edition to sit atop Maserati Quattroporte range from $371,990 plus ORCs
13 Aug 2018
MASERATI has confirmed that just five examples of it limited-edition Quattroporte GTS GranSport Nerissimo Edition will come to Australia and it will be priced from $371,990 plus on-road costs.
Limited to just 50 examples worldwide, the Nerissimo Edition is the most expensive vehicle in the Maserati range and it carries a $26,000 premium over the GTS GranSport on which it is based.
As its name would suggest, the Nerissimo Edition adds a number of black-themed enhancements over the regular GTS, including Nero Ribelle exterior paint, and piano black finish on the front grille, bumper inserts, window surrounds and exhaust pipes.
It also gains 21-inch gloss black Titano alloy wheels, front and rear sport bumpers, body-colour side skirts, adonised red painted brake callipers and an exterior carbon package for the front splitter, door mirrors, door handles, B-pillar trim and rear splitter.
Inside, the Nerissimo Edition is bolstered by 12-way power sport seats, full premium black leather upholstery with red contrast stitching and red embroidered tridents on the headrests, gearshift paddles and door sills, carbon-fibre trim on the dashboard and transmission tunnel and a carbon-fibre sport steering wheel and Alcantara headliner.
To highlight its exclusivity, each Nerissimo Edition is certified by a plaque on the centre console individually reading ‘Nerissimo Edition X out of 50’ for each vehicle’s build number.
No changes have been made to the powerplant underpinning the Nerissimo Edition, namely a Ferrari-built 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine outputting 390kW at 3800rpm and 650Nm between 2000-4000rpm. An overboost feature is available that boosts peak torque to 710Nm from 2250-3500rpm.
The sprint from zero to 100km/h can be completed in 4.7 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 310km/h, which is the second-fastest for the brand behind the V12-powered MC12 supercar from 2004-05.
Maserati has previously given its Ghibli large sedan the Nerissimo treatment in 2017, however all 450 examples were reserved for the North American market.
Through the first seven months of 2018, Maserati has sold 29 examples of the Quattroporte, up 31.8 per cent on the 22 it sold in the same period last year.
It has outsold the likes of the Audi A8 (16) and Jaguar XJ (12), but is off the pace of segment leaders such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (178), BMW 7 Series (96), Porsche Panamera (82) and Lexus LS (58).
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