Maserati Quattroporte is definitely a car for the petrol head millionaire who wants to share the joys of fast paced motoring with his family. It’s a car that can satisfy the demands of providing a racy driver while at the same time offering the ample practicality that comes with a sedan. Although the Maserati Quattroporte was launched six years ago, the car has received numerous upgrades since then to keep it in sync with the times and demands of customers with increasing expectations of what they want from their cars.
From the outside, the Quattroporte is instantly appealing. The combination of a long bonnet and muscular haunches gives it an aura of sportiness, while its four doors and the boot hints, rather less than subtly, at the practically on offer. The Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition, is based on features like low ride height, 20 inch alloy wheels and Maserati’s red smeared trident.
ON the inside, the Awards Edition features special elegant scuff plates and two-tone trim and beige leather over the regular Sort GT S version of the car. While such things take care of the luxury aspect, the presence of large paddle shifters is a clear invitation to the enthusiast. The seats are enormously comfortable both up front and back, making it great to drive as well as to be driven in. Therer are spacious units that also offer ample bolstering for good all round support.
The Maserati Quattroporte is fitted with a new and powerful eight cylinder V90° engine with a capacity of 4.7 litre. The engine develops 430 bhp at 7000 rpm and has a peak torque of 490 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The engine was specially developed to guarantee the Quattroporte an even more involving drive, the smoother gear shifts and top draw performance. The car can reach a top speed of 285 kmph and sprints from 0-100km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
|Engine||4.7 L V8 petrol|
|Max power||[email protected] rpm|
|Max torque||[email protected] rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed auto with manual override|
|Top Speed||285 kmph|
|0-100 kmph||5.1 sec|
|Price||Rs 1.43 crore|