Maserati’s Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition is a luxury car lover’s dream

first_imgLast year, the Italian car company Maserati treated luxury car enthusiasts to the grand daddy of automotive exclusives with its Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition. As the name suggests, Maserati collaborated with the uber-high class fashion designer Ermenegildo Zegna to create an extremely extravagant, ultra-limited customization of the company’s popular Quattroporte. The exclusive run — Maserati manufactured only 100 of them — proved a wild success for both the auto company and fashion designer, allowing the pair to push the envelope even further.In what Maserati and Zegna call a “natural evolution of their partnership,” the duo decided to put their uniquely exquisite touch and stylings on a Maserati Ghibli S Q4. The resulting vehicle, naturally dubbed the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition, boasts much of what made the Quattroporte so striking while featuring a few special enhancements of its own. The Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna’s one-of-a-kind Azzurro Astro exterior color uses technology based on a triple layer of aluminum pigments geared towards enhancing the car’s muscular profile. The finish itself emanates a stunning amount of depth and shine, arguably highlighted by the Azzuro Astro’s beautiful blue to ash gray iridescence. Maserati also outfitted this gem with 20″ Urano wheels surfaced with yet another exclusive color, Liquid Metal.Despite the exclusives present on the vehicle’s exterior, the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna’s interior truly exemplifies the sartorial elegance of Maserati’s partnership with Zegna. With a perfect combination of natural color leather, and Zegna’s pure silk fabric, the vehicle’s seats shine with beauty. Areas of the interior like the seat backs, sunshades, and door panels all boast unique hand-stitched designs and the partnership’s limited “Ermenegildo Zegna Exclusively for Maserati” brand labels. Maserati also outfitted the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna with a carbon fiber center console, as well as carbon fiber door panels, which enhance the vehicle’s already stunning quality.It’s easy to drool over the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna’s interior and exterior highlights, but what it packs under the hood is equally as impressive. Sporting a high-performance 410 horsepower V6 Twin-Turbo engine, the car has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km in just 4.8 seconds and boasts a top speed of 284 km/h. For non-metric fans this means the Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna’s top speed reaches 176 mph; in even clearer terms, it’s damn fast. The car also touts Maserati’s innovative Q4 four-wheel drive technology, which instantly transfers drive force to the front wheels if any rear wheel begins losing grip on slick roads.Maserati’s latest collaboration with Ermenegildo Zegna is a gorgeous set of wheels, which will no doubt satisfy any luxury car enthusiast’s taste for extravagance. Zegna’s signature Italian style and flair beautifully upgrade the already impressive Ghibli, while Maserati’s state-of-the-art engine technology pushes the car to drive like a bat out of hell. The Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna Edition’s mastery proves that even after 100 years as an automaker, Maserati still stands at the top of its class and isn’t going away any time soon. Editors’ Recommendations Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Give Your Hypercar the Garage It Deserves with a Custom Aston Martin Lair How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Falllast_img read more


Offhighway Vehicles Now Require Liability Insurance

first_imgEffective immediately, anyone operating an off-highway vehicle (OHV)on another person’s property must have liability insurance of at least $500,000, as well as accident benefit coverage. This change is a result of legislation that came into effect in 2006, after a recommendation of the Voluntary Planning Task Force report on off-highway vehicle use. The final regulations have now been approved by the government. “In keeping with other changes to the use of off-highway vehicles, this is an important step in establishing responsible rules for OHV use,” said Jamie Muir, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “This may help address the concerns of private landowners who don’t mind OHVs using their property, but are concerned about damages and liability.” Off-highway vehicle users who operate exclusively on their own property are exempt from the insurance requirement. The liability insurance is required under the Off-highway Vehicles Act and will cover bodily injury to a third party or damage to their property up to the insurance limit. The accident coverage is required by the Insurance Act. Those who race off-highway vehicles can not purchase liability insurance and are exempt from the requirement for insurance, if they meet the following conditions: The fine under the Off-highway Vehicles Act for operating an off-highway vehicle without third-party liability insurance is $250. For a second offense, it is $500 and third offense it is $750. To view the full regulations, see the Department of Justice website at www.gov.ns.ca/just/regulations/rxam-z.htm#ohveh . Parents of children who operate an off-highway vehicle are responsible for purchasing insurance since the policy is for the vehicle and should cover all drivers. In Nova Scotia, off-highway vehicle drivers/operators must follow the rules for each age group. For example, a youth under the age of 14 operating a snowmobile must: have successfully taken the safety training course (by Oct. 1, 2008), be under the direct supervision of their parent or guardian, and be operating the vehicle on private land or in a designated area. the driver is a member of a club that is registered and in good standing under the Societies Act or the Companies Act of Nova Scotia; the club has off-highway vehicle racing as one of its objectives; the driver is a member in good standing of the club and holds a valid membership card; and the machine they ride is designed or modified for racing purposes and used solely for that purpose.last_img read more