Friday, April 16, 2004
Luxury Living: Maserati
It's like a Ferrari turned into a family vehicle. A car with all the amenities for her and all the power for him. In tonight's Luxury Living report, 7's Belkys Nerey is taking us for an exclusive ride you'll see nowhere else.
(WSVN) -- P. Diddy's got a Bentley...
Jennifer Aniston a Mercedes Benz...
But when it comes to unique luxury living vehicles... This could be it.
It has lights... a grill... mirrors... and four doors...
But this isn't just any ordinary car... It's a 2005 Maserati Quattroporte... the first one made in more than a decade by the makers of Ferrari.
"This vehicle is designed by Sergio Pininfarina, who is responsible for all the great Ferrari designs from 1948 until the present day," says Andy Thomas of Ferrari/Maserati North America. "We like to think that this car has two souls, a luxury car and the soul of a sports car."
That's because the 400 horsepower engine can take you from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds.
This car is so exclusive it won't go into production until September and won't be shown at any major auto shows.
Recently, it made an exclusive stop at the collection in Coral Gables… where you needed a special invite just to get in the door.
The Collection President Ken Gorin says, "There's no pressure to purchase the car, it's just to view it and people just see it and say, 'I have to have it.'"
And nothing's standard about this sedan... It can be shifted into gears without moving your hands from the steering wheel.
Not only do the rear seats fully recline, but...
Andy says, "Inside, all four seats in this car have heating, ventilating and massage."
Plus, you get to decide what your car will look like from the inside out.
"It's not standard," says Andy. "You can choose everything, and we have 15 exterior colors. We have 10 interiors. You can choose from a different carpet color, to your stitching, your piping."
So how much for this ride?
One hundred thousand dollars will have you rolling out Luxury Living style.
Ken says, "This is just a dream that's never been able to be fulfilled because no one's ever built a four-door luxury vehicle like this before."
Andy says, "This is luxury living with four wheels."
Only 250 to 300 Quattroportes are being made worldwide this year... Another 1,200 a year after that... So you won't have to worry about seeing a car like yours everywhere.
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