PART 2: ANOTHER LOOK AT THE MASERATI QUARTTROPORTE S

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1 – THE NEW QUATTROPORTE

A large luxury saloon with unrivalled driving dynamics.

Since its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003, the Maserati Quattroporte has been unique on the automotive market thanks to its character of sport luxury saloon, combined with a distinctive Italian soul. It speaks for the traditional Maserati values and provides continuity with the great saloons bearing the same name that have achieved success in the past, from the first Quattroporte with Frua body in 1964, to the “presidential” Quattroporte in 1984, of which the Italian President Sandro Pertini was particularly fond.  

After five years of success, with more than 15,000 cars sold and 46 awards won internationally, the new Quattroporte range reinforces the model’s exclusive image with a thorough technical and stylistic upgrade, while performance reaches new peaks with the powerful new 4.7 litre, 317 kW (430 CV) engine.

The Pininfarina design, one of the main factors underlying the Quattroporte’s success, reworks the basic theme of the Quattroporte by incorporating the stylistic features of the GranTurismo. All intended to stress the Quattroporte’s character as a luxury limousine with unbeatable dynamic qualities.

There are two versions available, reflecting the car’s dual soul:

  • Quattroporte, powered by the 4.2 litre 8 cylinder engine
  • Quattroporte S, equipped with the 4.7 litre 8 cylinder engine with higher power output and torque, the pinnacle of the Quattroporte range.

2 – PININFARINA STYLE

A strengthened stylistic identity, to turn even more heads on the road.

Beauty of form is the most immediately noticeable aspect of the work carried out by Pininfarina on the design of the new Quattroporte.

However, the profound renewal of the car’s image is not just the outcome of style for style’s sake, but rather expresses an approach to changing technical and functional requirements: the larger cooling area, for example, was a necessary requirement of the increased engine size. Technological features, such as the introduction of LEDs for the lighting units, as well as aerodynamic ones, which optimise the air flows in the lower part of the vehicle, have also contributed to the final result.

 

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The new Quattroporte looks as if it is gripping the road with even greater determination, with a fresh aggressiveness at the front, due to its increased similarity to the GranTurismo. This effect derives above all from the new radiator grille with vertical fins, and from the larger-sized headlights, with an L-shaped band of LEDs, contributing to the car’s “tougher look”. The side has also been transformed with a more noticeable under-door moulding, while the rear-view mirrors merge more smoothly into the design of the car’s body.

To match the front, the rear has also been reinforced with a more striking approach. The stylistic link to the GranTurismo is clearly reflected in the red outline of the headlights, with a white central part. This is a strong signal of the new Quattroporte’s identity by night, when the rear parking light lights up to form a pair of slanted bars.

Interior

Sophisticated, cosy and comfortable, the new Quattroporte interior owes its exclusive taste to unmistakably Italian style lines and meticulously crafted details. The dashboard retains its strong character provided by the supporting centre console, finished in luxury materials. All the harmony of the car’s shape now becomes apparent; the airbag housing in front of the passenger is perfectly integrated into the dashboard.

The centre console has been restyled to bring the controls closer together. This considerably improves the ergonomics of the driving position, also enhanced by snugger seats, a sportier grip for the steering wheel and an easily reachable storage compartment located in the central console.

 

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THE MASERATI QUARTTROPORTE S

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