Wikicars, a place to share your automotive knowledge


Jump to: navigation, search

State Limousine


The then President of Italy, Giovanni Gronchi, personally ordered four custom-built Lancia Flaminia limousines for a state visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961. The cars, all of which are landaulettes, were designed by Pininfarina and based on an extended wheelbase from the standard saloon. Two of the cars are still in service today for state occasions.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

The current presidential car is a Maserati Quattroporte, while the prime minister uses a similar vehicle. The government fleet also includes Audi A8, Lancia Thesis, BMW E39, BMW E38, Mercedes-Benz W211 and Alfa Romeo 159 and Alfa Romeo 166 models.


Maserati Quattroporte

Fmr. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi taking delivery of his special presidential Quattroporte


Maserati Quattroporte III

Ex-Italian President Sandro Pertini car of choice.