If you couldn't tell from our website, the Agents appreciate the finer things in life.
We love our cars but we also love great music, great liquors and wine, the best shoes and other apparel.
It's no wonder why our gift guides do so well — we know good stuff when we see it.
So when I see that Maserati has worked with famed clothier Ermenegildo Zegna — who is really known for its made-to-measure suits – the hair on the back of my neck bristled. Being 6'8 and with big shoulders and legs I am a made-to-measure guy for life. That's good and bad as I will always have a good fit but crying when I have to go to the register.
According to the company-issued press release the automaker worked with the clothier to produce a concept that features a particularly special paint and interior. I am sure the studio shots don't do it justice so it's good that our very own Agent 001 will be on the scene to take it all in. He's a guy that knows what's "hot" and what is "meh."
Until then, check out the the shots below.
Maserati's press release follows:
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA LIMITED EDITION CONCEPT CAR TO DEBUT AT FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW
The Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show features a unique new look in colour scheme, materials and finish. The car, presented as a limited edition concept, is intended for development into a production version in 2014 and will maintain the same personality and quality of the current Quattroporte range.
Ermenegildo Zegna's concept for the Maserati Quattroporte limited edition is the result of a close collaboration between two companies that are linked by history, tradition and exclusivity.
The exterior of the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car features a special effect paint finish that simulates the fluidity and purity of metal, by using ultra-fine aluminium pigments. A gloss black primer amplifies the brilliance of the aluminium pigments and creates a sensation of depth. The platinum metal colour effect finish is warmly nuanced to express the car's classic and sophisticated yet technically advanced character.
The material and chromatic research behind the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition is based on a play between the classical and the contemporary.
A leading role in the Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car is played by its interior. Classical warm hues like moka and greige are re-interpreted in a modern key to emulate Zegna's latest men's fashion collections, conveying a formal, sophisticated character. Interior components such as seats, door panels and roof lining are finished in genuine soft leather, in addition to a velvet-smooth, bright fabric that, due to Zegna's vast experience and know-how, guarantees the level of performance needed for automotive applications.
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