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Maserati Quattroporte GT S Awards Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nobody could rationally justify that they "need" a Maserati Quattroporte, but we'd gladly take one just the same. In similar fashion, we don't "need" an excuse to photograph and report on the sumptuous Italian exotic saloon. But we'll take any we can get. This year's is called the Awards Edition.

Created to mark the innumerable honorable citations the QPorte has accrued since its launch a couple of years ago, the Awards Edition starts off with the top-of-the-line Quattroporte GT S. From there, the Trident marque has upgraded it with special "Quarzo Fuso" paint, tastefully muted brightwork, and an interior decked out in the creamiest of leathers and Alcantara. 20-inch wheels round out the package housing upgraded Brembo brakes.

New trimmings does not a new Quattroporte make, but then it doesn't require much in the way of enhancement. It'll do for an excuse, though. Check it out in the galleries below.

Photos by Noah Joseph / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Beautiful car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Beautiful indeed
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still say it's hideous...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Russell,

        You say the Quattroporte is a hideous sports sedan. This, from a man with the Porsche logo as his avatar? What is it they say about people who live in glass houses?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Che bella macchina!
      • 5 Years Ago
      First of all; what's a Buick LaCrosse? The photos I have seen look nothing like any Maserati. And secondly, what does 'hideous' mean in Americanese? In Britain it means repulsively, even frightening ugly. Obviously time and distance have altered the meaning in the US.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's been around ages. But it's still a beautiful car, so what does it matter?
        A young(ish) friend has just bought a blue coupe, and it is indeed very beautiful, and fits his children in the back perfectly well. But the Quattroporte is also captivating; it's just for a different market. It really hasn't aged.
        You see a lot of chauffeur driven ones in Rome.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If you are an Italian dowager from a noble family you sometimes want an Italian car, and since driving in Rome is very hell, you have driver.
      • 5 Years Ago
      and I still fail to understand the relevance to a Buick lacrosse http://blog.niot.net/blog-images/14_Jan/detroit-preview-2010-buick-lacrosse-breaks-cover.jpg