Launched in 1963, the first generation Quattroporte was a glorious, gorgeous thing. Designed by the famous coachbuilder Pietro Frua and partially built by Vignale, it was the pure essence of what a luxurious four-door car should be. Within a couple of years, however, a high price and low demand shut it down, and that was that – until Maserati decided to bring back the moniker in 1994 with a new, modern Quattroporte made for a brand-new millennium.
The Maserati Quattroporte – a four-door supercar
The fourth and fifth generations were genuine four-door supercars, using Ferrari-derived twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines blowing away everything the competition had to offer. They had some minor issues, as all cars do, but these were a part of the Quattroporte’s character. After ten years, Maserati decided it was time for a new generation, which brings us to today and the 2017 Maserati Quattroporte.
Base engines include a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged petrol with 404 hp and 406 lb.ft. of torque, as well as a 3-liter turbocharged diesel, but it’s the flagship Quattroporte GTS equipped with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 everyone wants. It produces an almighty 523 hp and 479 lb.ft. of torque, with the entirety of it being sent to the rear wheels alone.
Compare it to its rivals, such as the new Giulia Quadrifoglio, and you soon discover it one-ups them by at least 20 horsepower.
The Maserati Quattroporte delivers luxury and comfort that dominates the entire segment. Using high-quality materials, unrivaled craftsmanship, and state of the art technology, the Quattroporte is, for all intents and purposes, the best luxury sedan in the world. It just so happens to be one of the fastest and prettiest, as well.
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