Haute Auto : 2013 Jaguar XJL Ultimate & 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

2013 Jaguar XJL Ultimate

The newly presented XJL Ultimate captures the essential Jaguar design elements of elegance, muscularity, sleekness and strength. The icon features bespoke British craftsmanship, lightweight aluminum construction and astonishing performance with respectable efficiency. Extending its luxury business class experience, the XJL Ultimate includes a power rear seat workstation, an illuminated chiller box, and custom beverage flutes. Priced at $155,000, only 30 exclusive models will make it to America in a Black Amethyst hue.

2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

The statuesque GranTurismo Sport by Maserati in Blu Sofisticato speaks elegance and dominance simultaneously. Behind the leather and Alcantara steering wheel with attached carbon fiber Trofeo shift paddles one is able to understand the messaging of Maserati’s new GT. Its mission is not fixated on all-out acceleration, yet hones the ability to propel itself intelligently from the venerable 4.7-liter V8. Once inside the cockpit of the $129,500 Italian purist there is no sense of urgency. Supple leathers, refined veneers and contrast stitching offer titleholders a key advantage to disciplined beauty and admirable performance.