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 |  Mar 03 2010, 9:17 AM

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When Maserati announced it would debut another special edition model at the Geneva Auto Show we hardly even managed enough excitement to yawn. The new Quattroporte Sport GT S “Awards Edition,” is, however, worthy of a very intense look.

Sure its just another of probably a half-dozen limited edition QPs, but in person is a prime example of fine Italian coachwork. The Quarzo Fuso paint scheme is stunningly elegant, as is the car’s interior, with special Poltrona Frau leather seats, piano black wood trim and plenty Alcantara – including for the headliner. Other additions to this special edition include deep black 20-inch Multi Trident wheels and polished brake calipers.

Under the hood, the very excellent 430-hp, 4.7-liter V8 remains untouched.

As for the story behind the “Awards Edition,” Maserati has built the car to celebrate the 56 awards it has received since its inception. No doubt, this also signals the near end of the original QP as Maserati readies a second generation platform.

GALLERY: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S “Awards Edition”

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 |  Feb 23 2010, 1:16 PM

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Maserati is a company that makes very few different models, but plenty of special editions, ensuring that practically every buyer gets an original. Set to launch at the Geneva Auto Show next week is a new Awards Edition version of the 430-hp Quattroporte Sport GT S model. After six years on the market, the QP has received 56 awards and so this new model has been announced to celebrate its success. It also likely signals the end of the first-generation model.

The Awards Edition model comes painted in a new Quarzo Fuso color, with a darker matallic trim and matching 20-inch Multi Trident wheels. Inside the wheels the brake calipers have been polished. The interior gets special Awards Edition badging on the door sills as well as Poltrona Frau leather seats, piano black wood trim and plenty Alcantara – including for the headliner.

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GALLERY: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition

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Official release after the jump:

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