The Maserati Quattroporte is now available with a choice of two engines, the original 4.2 V8 or the 4.7 V8 as found in the Gran Turismo S and Sport. The 4.2 litre V8 has a whopping 400bhp and is extremely quick achieving 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds. The 4.7 is just as dramatic and drops 0.2 seconds to 5.4. The Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 V8 Sport GT Auto can do the same sprint in 5.1 seconds.
The Maserati Quattroporte is a four seater and the rear seats are genuinely roomy and adjustable there is not a huge amount of head room due to the sloping rear of the roof. The interior of the car is very tasteful with lovely leatherwork, quality buttons and proper bold faced strumenti. The backs of the two fingertip gearchange paddles are finished in a soft felt. The Maserati Quattroporte is fitted with anti-lock brakes, traction control and six airbags. Standard features include satellite navigation, a high end stereo system that features a 30GB hard disc and USB interface, plus of course a Bluetooth handsfree set-up for your phone.
If you’re going to spend £80,000-£90,000 on a luxury saloon, the Maserati Quattroporte is something unique. You can drive it, you can draw up in it and you can drool over it. You can buy faster, bigger and brasher supersaloons but you can’t buy anything that’s quite as ice-cool as a Quattroporte.