The GranTurismo MC won’t be the only Maserati hitting the track soon. The Quattroporte is getting a makeover for the touring car Superstars Series. To help it along the track, the sedan gets a bump to 450 hp and loses a gut-busting 1200 lbs.
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Maserati announced the Quattroporte sedan will compete in the Superstars Series 2009 championship drived Andrea Chiesa. The car will wear the Swiss Team colors.
The Maserati Quattroporte in a rear drive car with a front V8, 4.200 cc engine able to develop about 450 HP in its racing version. The weight, without the handicap due the use of a sequential gearbox (a Sadev placed in the car rear) is 1.430 kg. Tyres are Pirelli, according to regulations, while the bodywork, for an explicit choice, mirrors almost totally that of the road version with a few small aerodynamic changes.
At Swiss Team home are already working at full tilt on first Maserati Quattroporte assembly. The rendezvous is in a little more than one month, when the team will carry out the first test sessions in view of Imola first round on April 19.