Maserati has always been famed for its innovative engine design: in this respect the new 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 installed on the Quattroporte sets new standards, with a long list of sophisticated solutions that make this the most high-tech propulsion unit ever installed on a Maserati car. With its 530 HP, it takes the Quattroporte past the 300 km/h threshold with ease.
In spite of the long wheelbase necessary for record-breaking comfort, the new Maserati Quattroporte still offers the outstanding handling typical of the brands cars. Thanks to the ideal weight distribution, with the right split between the front and rear axles, it is great fun to drive. Whats more, the new steering system has been developed to give the driver unrivalled feel of the car when cornering at speed.
The suspension, double wishbone with aluminium arms at the front and five-arm multilink at the rear, is controlled by the latest version of the Sport Skyhook electronic system, with new shocks featuring continuous damping variation. Pressing the button on the central tunnel switches to a more rigid damper setting, limiting load transfers when driving with a sportier style
The new eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox with auto-adaptive software is lighter and more efficient than the previous generation and allows even faster gear shifts. The last two speeds are specially developed to reduce fuel consumption and increase comfort during long journeys at high speed. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the new I.C.E. (Increased Control Efficiency).
The new Quattroportes Brembo brake system has impressive new features, designed to deliver quieter operation without reducing performance. The monobloc calipers, with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear, act on ventilated, slotted discs of 380x34 mm and 350x28 mm respectively, dual-cast to combine the properties of iron with the light weight of aluminium.
The Maserati Quattroporte is a car forged by expertise and passion and produced with craftsman-like care. However, this is still not enough to make it unique: therefore, the final touch of class is left to the customer, who can choose colours and materials for every detail to enhance one or more facets of the character of this Italian design gem. Personalization that results in a unique car every time.
The completely renewed range of exterior colours comprises eight shades, which can be combined with four types of wheel: the standard 20 inch type offers the perfect compromise between sporty response and comfort, but customers may also choose 19 wheels for lower fuel consumption and quieter operation, or 21 for even sportier handling. There are five brake caliper colours: black, red, blue, silver grey or polished aluminium.
The Maserati Quattroporte GTS is an extraordinary car, and its design is no less impressive. Since 1963, the challenge of stylistically combining the sporty performance and the classical elegance of the most famous Italian luxury sedan has fascinated the greatest designers: Pietro Frua, Bertone, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini and Pininfarina. Now, the model that represents the epitome of the Maserati philosophy has been restyled in line with tradition, the perfect synthesis of luxury and power.
The Maserati Quattroporte is an extraordinary car, and its design is no less impressive. Since 1963, the challenge of stylistically combining the sporty performance and the classical elegance of the most famous Italian luxury sedan has fascinated the greatest designers: Pietro Frua, Bertone, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini and Pininfarina. Now, the model that represents the epitome of the Maserati philosophy has been restyled in line with tradition, the perfect synthesis of luxury and power.
Although considerably larger in size, the new Quattroporte is a worthy successor to its forebears, retaining a streamlined and utterly dynamic look. The first detail of this unmistakable design is the distinctive front: the traditional Maserati oval grille, which leads on to the majestic bonnet and the new front light assemblies, with LED day lights. A stylistic feature which makes the car immediately recognisable.
The headlights almost merge into the line of the sides, which start from the familiar three air vents behind the front wheels and run on in a sequence of muscular curves to caress the new rear light assemblies. The triangular C-pillar, which carries the iconic Saetta logo, is another obvious link to tradition, and an uncompromising expression of the models innate sporting character.