What better way to celebrate the Carpocalypse than with a limited run American Express-branded $130,000 Maserati Quattroporte? The result is simply fabulous, darling.

Maserati owners have always been among the classiest of car consumers, so its no surprise they received the Maserati Quattroporte For Centurion special series with applause when it was unveiled to them at a black card-sponsored event in London's snobby Belgravia neighborhood.

Based on either the 4.2 or 4.7-liter 2009 Maserati Quattroporte, the Centurion adds black paint, a white interior and seriously questionable embossed American Express logos on the headrests and a custom American Express credit card replica plaque on the dashboard.

Exclusively available in England, where they're apparently still of the "let them eat cake" mentality, the price ranges from $123,900 to $132,100 for the faster version. We bet American Express can't wait to collect interest payments on these.

The Press Release follows:


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]