VIGLIETTI MOTORS, the official importer of Maserati to South Africa, has launched the much-long-awaited new Quattroporte locally.
The sixth-generation Quattroporte is a giant leap forward for the brand and combines the high-technology tone the Quattroporte will set for the Italian manufacturer’s future models with its long history of luxury sports sedans.
The flagship in Maserati’s product range, the Quattroporte is now even larger, more luxurious and practical than the car it replaces, yet is lighter and will sprint to a top speed of 307km/h, making it as fast as most two-door supercars.
The new Quattroporte will be available with two direct-injection engine derivatives: a 3.8-litre V8 and 3.0-litre V6, mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The twin-turbo 3.8 litre will storm to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds onto its 307km/h top speed, setting Maserati’s new performance benchmark. This model is 20km/h faster than the fifth-generation Quattroporte Sport and generates up to 200Nm more as well.
The 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 isn’t to be sniffed at either, as it will still top out at a very impressive 285km/h.
To offset this mind-blowing performance, the V8 Quattroporte has lowered both its fuel consumption and emissions by 20%.
The trademark Maserati handling has been exceptionally retained thanks to the Quattroporte’s 50:50 weight distribution, as well as a double-wishbone front and state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension.
Technological leaps made its way into the interior too, which features the Maserati Touch Control screen, adjustable pedals, reverse cameras and the optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, as well as WLAN-based Wi-Fi and compatibility with most modern mobile-phone systems.
Maserati says that the Quattroporte will once again shape the company’s future, as it is the ultimate grand-touring vehicle that combines high-tech sporty performance and luxury materials to make every journey an unforgettable one.