Ermenegildo Zegna has a way with suits and with Maseratis.
Instead of Zegna’s woven silk seating surfaces – still available as an option on the Levante – the Zegna Edition uses unique Pelletessuta woven leather co-developed by the fashion house and Maserati.
The Pelletessuta trim is also applied to the dashboard and door panels and is matched with black Pieno Fiore leather trim. Outside, the Zegna Edition is distinguished through the use of unique Bronzo tri-coat paint and Zegna B-pillar badges. There are also 21-inch Helios alloy wheels, as seen on this year’s Vulcano limited edition, and black brake callipers (instead of red).
The Zegna Edition is based on the twin-turbo V6 GranSport that, like the V6 GranLusso, retails for $159,900 before on-road costs.
Standard kit therefore includes 12-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera, and adaptive air suspension. There’s also Maserati’s MTC+ 8.4-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the bonnet is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine with 257kW and 500Nm, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Maserati claims a 0-100 time of 6 seconds flat and a top speed of 251km/h.
Seven times as many Levante Zegna Editions are coming here than came Quattroporte Zegna Editions… for a grand total of seven. Each carries a price of $170,000 before statutory charges, dealer costs and delivery.