Already renowned for the individuality of its products, Maserati has taken exclusivity to a new level with the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport Nerissimo Edition – there are just 50 worldwide and only five in Australia.
And, if you are in any doubt – the rarity of the Nerissimo Edition is certified by the plaque on the centre console that states “Nerissimo Edition One of 50” and which is sitting atop some of the carbon fibre which is liberally spread inside and out across this car that is special, even by Maserati standards.
The Maserati Quattroporte GranSport GTS Nerissimo Edition embodies the excitement of urban night and enhances the aesthetic sportiness of the Quattroporte. Luxuriant Nero Ribelle paint combines with black piano finishing on the front grille, inserts on bumpers and rear extractor to create a truly unique statement.
Also getting clothed in black are the window surrounds, exhaust pipes and vertical grille bars. The vehicle also features front and rear sport bumpers, body-color side skirts, 21-inch glossy black Titano wheels, anodised red painted brake callipers and an exterior carbon package that extends from the front splitter, through the door mirrors and door handles, b-pillar trim to the rear splitter.
The interior of the car features 12-way power sport seats, full premium black leather upholstery with red stitching as well as the red embroidered trident on the headrests, gearshift paddles and door sills, a sport carbon steering wheel, carbon trim and an Alcantara headliner.
Comfort is completed by four-way split ventilation with a full set of controls for the rear passengers
The Maserati Quattroporte GranSport GTS Nerissimo Edition is powered by the flagship 3.8-litre V8 engine that is the perfect representation of Maserati’s performance tradition. The engine produces 390 kW (530 hp) of power at 6,800 rpm and 650 Nm of torque from 2,000 rpm to 4,000 rpm. This maximum normal torque figure offers an over-boost feature of 710 Nm from 2,250 rpm to 3,500 rpm during acceleration.
These engine figures help the Quattroporte to reach 100 kmh in just 4.7 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating four-door car in Maserati’s history and another record held by the Quattroporte is its top speed, well above the 300 kmh barrier at 310 kmh and second only to the mighty MC12 with a V12 engine.