• Mar 6, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Maserati Quattroporte by Centurion

Call it the Italian Express by American Express for British Execs. Maserati and American Express have just announced a special edition Quattroporte that features the AE Centurion logo in several strategic locations on the car. This limited edition model is officially known as the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series. Presented to AE Black cardholders in the U.K., the exclusive sedan will be available in left- and right-hand drive, and in any color so long as it's black Nero Carbonio (carbon black).

As the post-jump press release tells us, it features a bespoke Bianco Polare (polar white) Poltrona Frau (we looked it up, it's an upscale Italian furniture maker) leather interior with an embossed Centurion logo on the headrests, a dash plaque, titanium colo(u)red trim and 20-inch polished wheels. The QP for Centurian will be available in either 4.2-liter 400-horsepower regular strength, or 4.7-liter 430-hp extra bold flavor, with prices starting at £88,315 (around $125k USD) for the former and £94,185 ($133k) for the latter in the UK. More details after the jump and a full gallery available by clicking on any image.




PRESS RELEASE

MASERATI QUATTROPORTE FOR CENTURION SPECIAL SERIES

3 March 2009 - Maserati GB and American Express Centurion are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series. Officially unveiled at Forbes House, in London's Belgravia in front of an exclusive audience of American Express black card holders, the Pininfarina designed luxury saloon was received with great enthusiasm.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series is exclusively built to order: finished in stunning metallic Nero Carbonio (carbon black), it features a sumptuous Bianco Polare (polar white) Poltrona Frau® leather interior with embossed Centurion logo on the headrests, a bespoke numbered plaque, titanium coloured trim and 20" ball polished rims.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series is based on the latest evolution of Maserati's iconic flagship saloon, combining distinctive Italian styling with prodigious performance and peerless driving dynamics. The styling is characterised by the radiator grille, a 'modern' classic of Maserati design, accompanied by a range of enhanced technological features, with their most eye-catching expression in the LED rear-light clusters.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.2 is powered by an impressive 400 hp 4.2 litre V8 engine, powering the car to a top speed of 167 mph and allowing it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The fully automatic ZF gearbox ensures a smooth and responsive ride in all conditions.

The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 represents the ultimate fusion of the luxury saloon with Maserati's renowned sporting prowess. With a 4.7 litre, 430 hp engine under the bonnet, the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 is propelled to an eye watering top speed of 174 mph with a blistering 0 to 62 mph time of just 5.4 seconds. The dual-cast brake discs, combined with the car's near perfect weight distribution ensure that the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7 offers an unparalleled driving experience.

Prices will start from £88,315 for the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.2 and £94,185 for the Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion 4.7.

[Source: Maserati]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a really nice Buick... Or maybe Buick's look like crappy Maseratis... your call.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does anyone else see the front end of a Chrysler Sebring coupe with the LXi wheels?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't get it. What's with all of the comparisons to Buicks?
        • 5 Years Ago
        The front fender vents. Though if you ever see a Quattroporte on the road, the last thing you'll think of is a Buick.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Buick produced a Centurion from 1971-1973.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously, why would anybody want that ugly monstrosity?
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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's not irony. AmEx has pissed off so many of it's US customers that its unlikely any of them would buy an AmEx car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are you really that much of an exec that you need a car which has a brand tie-in with a credit card? Just buy a normal Quattroporte. it's classy enough.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks more tame for some reason. It's not as angry as some other versions I've seen.

      I like those better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maserati Centurion = Buick Century

      Works for me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So do I just swipe my credit card to start it? Is there a service fee to do that?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Soon in the streets of Ukraine :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like a melted Buick.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's the "I'm an over-extended debt-loving moron who loves getting dicked by Amex and is soon to go bankrupt Edition" so I can show the world.
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