Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte

  Maserati Quattroporte

Novitec Tridente has unveiled a new tuning package for the Maserati Quattroporte luxury sedan, both S and Sport GT S versions. The tuner focused on increasing the engine’s maximum power, but also on improving the car’s aerodynamics.

Thanks to the addition of a new Tridente Sport compressor, the 4.7-liter V8 engine now delivers a total of 590 hp at 7,300 rpm and a peak torque of 572 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This allows the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, to 124 mph in 14.9 seconds, while pushing the car to a top speed of 183 mph.

Next to the engine upgrade the tuner is also offering a set of 21-inch wheels, a height-adjustable coil-over suspension, and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler. They have also added numerous options for a stylish customization of the interior of the luxury sedan. The options range from a custom-tailored interior crafted from the finest leather or Alcantara to a state-of-the-art multimedia equipment package with TV, Blu-Ray player, and high-speed internet connection.

Press release after the jump.

The Maserati Quattroporte is no doubt a car with lots of competitors on the market, so it comes as no surprise that the Italian maker has decided to offer a significantly improved next generation. The new model will be unveiled in 2011 and will receive a new exterior design, improved technology on the interior, and will mostly focus on improving fuel economy. Maserati’s target is a number of about 25%.

For that, Maserati will offer smaller fuel efficient engines, with a V6 engine being a possibility, but also the latest 8 speed ZF automatic transmission (also offered in the BMW 7-Series ). Also a first for Quattroporte is that it will be offered with stop-start technology which is said to reduce fuel consumption by 15 percent.

Another piece of big news for the luxury sedan is the availability of a new AWD system, that will make from the Quattroporte a direct competitor to the Audi A8 Quattro and Porsche Panamera 4 models.

Source: Caradvice

Just like the whole world, we were shocked and dismayed to hear about the tragic air plane crash that took the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people last April 10.

Yesterday, Poland bid farewell to the president after over 100,000 people flocked the streets to pay their last respects to their leader and befitting a man of his stature, we were at the very least glad to see that the Polish government spared no expense in giving the president a grand state funeral, which included the use of aMaserati Quattroporte hearse to bring his remains to its final resting place.

We’ve never been to Poland, but we do extend our deepest sympathies to the Polish people for this unspeakable tragedy.

Source: Jalopnik

Even if the Maserati Quattroporte has only six years of life it has already received fifty six awards from the most prestigious automotive and lifestyle publications. So, is no wonder why at the Geneva Motor Show we will see the special edition Quattroporte Sport GT S "Awards Edition".

This special edition is painted in an exclusive pearlescent metallic gray with golden nuanced color and features a burnished treatment used on the exterior chrome parts, as well as on the side air vents and radiator surround. It sits on 20"’ Multi Trident dark gray rims with satin finish.

The interior gets Poltrona Frau leather of the seats combined with perforated Alcantara with a new undulated pattern, and the headlining still in Alcantara. Completing the interior space are the special brushed aluminum door sills and Piano Black satin-finish wood moldings.

Press release after the jump.

When you’re dead, you really don’t care as to what car brings you to your grave, right?

So why is it that we’re seeing an increasing number of high-end four-door sedans get turned into a hearse?

We’re guessing that despite being dead, these people would still prefer to ride in class and if taking a Maserati Quattroporte and turning it into a hearse is their idea of class, then hey, who are we to judge.

As far as Quattroporte’s are concerned, we don’t know what it is about this particular car, but it seems that it’s been subjected to a lot of modifications over the years – and not the kind where they soup it up. From being covered in shattered glass, to getting stretched out into a limo, to getting turned into a fire truck, the Maserati Quattporte has undergone more facelifts than Lady Jocelyn Wildenstein. Ok, that’s not true.

Nevertheless, this particular Maserati Quattroporte was modified by Intercar Modena and to be fair, it actually looks classy and elegant compared to other funeral hearses we’ve seen in the past. At least, it has that going for it.

There’s no excuse for crashing a car, let alone doing it while under the influence of alcohol so when we found out that a 21-year-old girl did all of the above – in a Maserati Quattroporte , no less – we kind of figured that she’s going to be in a heck of a lot of trouble.

After having one too many alcoholic beverages for her own good, Alex Ford decided to have an even better time behind the wheel of the borrowed Maserati. Initial reports indicated of a speeding Quattroporte to which, Officer Tracy Sheets was quick to respond to.

It didn’t take long for Ford and Sheets to meet though, after the Quattroporte crashed head-on into Sheets’ police cruiser, severely injuring the police officer and leaving Ford in a pretty bad mess of her own.

Both ladies were taken to a hospital and after some initial concerns about their status, both Ford and Sheets have since been upgraded to good and fair conditions, respectively.

As far as Ford is concerned, her good fortune was all too fleeting as after a blood draw determined her alcohol level, a warrant was issued for the reckless driver where she’s facing charges of intoxicated assault causing serious body injury to a peace officer.

We don’t mind sounding like a broken record in the interest of safety, but drinking under the influence has never – and will never be – a good idea.

Source: KBTX

No it’s not a horse-drawn carriage like the ones we’ve come to know in fairy tales, but we’re hedging our bets that these gorgeous debutantes had no problem being chauffer driven in a Maserati Quattroporte .

Maserati drives debutantes to Queen Charlotte's Ball

The young debutantes had the time of their lives, not just by getting a chance to ride a Quattroportes, but they were also decked from head to toe with some of the world’s most expensive jewelries. On top of that, the ladies were also greeted at the ball by no less than a few women who know a thing or two about royalty: HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, HH Princess Olga Romanov and Their Graces The Duke and Duchess of Somerset. As far as the Maserattis were concerned, the luxury car brand was the official entourage vehicle of the Queen Charlotte’s Ball. Apart from its duties as entourage vehicle, Maseratti also took advantage of the occasion by auctioning off an all-new 2010 Maserati GranCabrio .

The event, which was founded over 250 years ago to raise fund for mothers and babies, was supported by Maserati GB together with its London distributor, HR Owen Sports Cars, in an attempt to raise donations to the Wolfston and Weston Research Centre for Family Health at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital site of Imperia Imperia l College London. The event was able to raise £60,000 for the hospital where the money would be put to use to help further develop research of premature birth, miscarriage, and infertility among mothers and all women alike. Here at TopSpeed, we appreciate a noble deed when we see one and Maserati’s involved at such a worthy cause will not go unnoticed. Good work, gentlemen.

Press release after the jump.

The Italian sports car builder Maserati has just announced their UK pricing for the Quattroporte Sport GTS luxury sedan. The powerful four door is now on sale and can be yours starting at £89,865.

The Quattroporte Sport GTS is powered by a 4.7 Liter V8 that delivers 440 HP at 7,000 RPM. All that power sends the saloon sprinting from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.1 seconds, and the car won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 177 MPH.

Press release after the jump.

Maserati has just revealed new images with the Quattroporte Sport GTS that recently made its world debut.

The vehicle is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine, and power has been increased to 433 hp (3 more than the Quattroporte S). The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS also features a new shift pattern for the transmission, a revised exhaust system, new headlights and a new black grille with concave vertical fins and a trident emblem highlighted with red accents.

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