Maserati announces 100 Royale vehicles
Back in 1986–1990, Maserati used to offer a luxury version of its 3rd-gen Quattroporte sedan. Called the Royale, it had its stock 4.9 V8 boosted to 300 hp (224 kW) and featured four power-adjustable seats, a minibar, and exclusive leather finish. Only 51 units out of the planned 120 was produced (watch the video for an overview). Today, the Italian manufacturer has announced the resurrection of the Royale series.
The production run will be limited to 100 copies and encompass two sedan models – Ghibli and Quattroporte – as well as the Levante SUV. All three models will be available in two paint variants, Blu Royale and Verde Royale, and and will ship with exclusive 21-inch wheels.
The cabin finish of the 2020 Royale batch is unique in that it uses a thin trim material known as Pelletessuta – essentially, Nappa leather interwoven with virgin wool strands. You can opt for an interior completely in the shades of brown or go for brown with black accents.
The base equipment list includes everything Maserati has on offer for the models, notably the panoramic roof and the Bowers & Wilkins audio system. There is also a plaque on the center tunnel that reads ‘Uno di cento’ (‘1 of 100’).
The series comes powered by assorted V6 turbos with three liters of displacement. This includes gasoline engines rated at 350 hp (261 kW) and 430 hp (321 kW), as well as a diesel unit with 275 hp (205 kW) at its disposal. Regrettably enough, the V8 range is unavailable.
Maserati is already accepting pre-orders for its Ghibli Royale, Quattroporte Royale and Levante Royale, hoping to start shipping in March.
Editor Andrew Raspopov