Every time we think we've seen the ultimate in over-the-top bling and luxe, somebody manages to come up with something even more outlandish. This time, it's a custom Maserati Quattroporte crafted by Studio M especially for the "Scrigno Tesori d'Italia" (roughly translated as the Italian Treasure Chest), a luxury show taking place at the Spazio Etoile & Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome from the 16th to the 18th of March.
We've yet to start an Autoblog Italian, and online translators will only take you so far, but here's what we could gather about the bling on this Trident. Most noticeable is the special paint job that blends actual 24-karat gold powder – similar to the silver powder technique used in collaboration with Fiat on the Panda Luxury – giving this Maserati what is undoubtedly an unrivalled luster. This Quattroporte is also fitted with some custom bodywork, and with bigger Trident badges, just in case anyone would miss it rolling by. Inside, of course, the premium touches continue with every surface covered in ultra-soft leather and Alcantara trim, even the trunk. The cabin is also highlighted by lacquered French briar wood panels, though Studio M can also outfit customer cars with woven panels of gold or platinum. The back of the front headrests are fitted with individual LCD panels with USB jacks and SD card readers, almost a foregone conclusion on modern pimped-out rides.
No word on how much this entire treatment would add to the cost of a Maserati Quattroporte, but pushing the limits of good taste as it does, any customer will likely be glad to tell you emphatically.
[Source: La Repubblica]