Maserati distributor Naza Italia is celebrating 10 years of bringing the Trident brand to Malaysian shores with the launch of the Maserati Levante Vulcano. This limited edition SUV arrives with a few choice exterior and interior accoutrements, and 10 units will be allocated to the local market. Not bad, considering only 150 units will be available worldwide.

While Maserati is offering a choice of standard and Levante S versions in other markets, we’ll only be getting the latter, priced from RM838,800 nett (excluding on-the-road costs such as road tax and insurance). That’s a full RM50,000 dearer than the standard S, but it does have a few extra features to justify it.

For a start, the Vulcano gets the GranSport exterior package as standard, complete with the far more aggressive Trofeo-style front bumper introduced this year. All units are painted in matte Grigio Lava grey and come with the Nerissimo appearance pack that adds dark tail light clusters, black chrome front grille and logos, glossy black window surrounds, body-coloured door handles and burnished tailpipes.

Other standard features include laminated privacy windows and gorgeous 21-inch Helios two-tone alloy wheels, the latter hiding Brembo brakes with red six-piston callipers at the front. Step inside and you’ll find heated and ventilated seats upholstered in full red Pieno Flore leather with black stitching, complete with the Trident insignia on the headrests – the look is said to underline the car’s “volcanic” personality.

Elsewhere, you get LED matrix adaptive headlights, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, soft-close doors, front and rear parking sensors and a 360-degree camera system. Safety-wise, the Vulcano comes with Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), including Forward Collision Warning with autonomous braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Highway Assist System, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.

As always, power comes from a Ferrari-built 3.0 litre twin-turbocharged V6, producing 430 PS and 580 Nm of torque sent through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to the Q4 all-wheel drive system; active air suspension, Skyhook adaptive dampers and a rear limited-slip differential keep the Vulcano on the road. Zero to 100 km/h is done and dusted in 5.2 seconds and it will go all the way to a top speed of 264 km/h.