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Maserati Quattroporte - a ''Second''
Maserati Quattroporte, the model which
created the category of ''Luxury Sports Sedan'', can be
considered something of a Maserati masterpiece.
After five years of success, with more
than 15 000 cars delivered and 46 international awards, the
Quattroporte is now being presented with a new look and new
Thanks to Pininfarina’s unrivalled and
skilful hand, the Maserati Quattroporte is being refined in a
fresher and more modern way, yet always mindful of the class,
glamour and exclusivity which characterise the Maserati
The personality and glamour of the
Maserati flagship are now represented by two products: the
Quattroporte and the Quattroporte S.
The former is fitted with the familiar
4.2 litre 400 Hp V8 engine, while the latter adopts the new 4.7
litre 430 Hp V8 recently introduced on the GranTurismo S, with a
different specification. Both cars have the 6-speed automatic
transmission developed in association with ZF.
The main styling changes are to the most recognisable features.
First of all the front, where the new grille, with its vertical
slats, is reminiscent of the GranTurismo. The front and rear
light units are also updated, featuring LEDs.
On the side, the under-door moulding is more noticeable, with a
line that runs into that of the new bumpers, which have a wider
protective band and more pronounced rear styling.
The door mirrors are also new, with a more dynamic shape and a
more streamlined mounting to the door.
The interior has a new central console;
the controls are grouped more closely together for even more
The car’s range of navigation systems is also
fully updated, now comprising the New Maserati Multimedia System. Two
new shades of leather, Marrone Corniola and Sabbia, replacing the beige
which was previously in the range, debut on the Quattroporte S and
The new Quattroporte and Quattroporte S will be
on sale from September. However, they will be presented to customers and
Maserati lovers in different locations all over the world from July
(August 23, 2008)