Maserati Quattroporte Overview
Established in 1914 in Bologna, Italy, Maserati S.p.A. is one of the oldest luxury vehicle manufacturers in the world. The iconic trident emblem first made its appearance on Maserati’s racing cars back in the 1920s before their dramatic withdrawal from competitive racing in the 1957 Mille Miglia tragedy.
When Ferrari took over control of Maserati in 1997, one of the main objectives was to radically improve the quality of the vehicles. While Maseratis are renowned for their exceptional driving qualities, the Quattroporte suffered from reliability issue since its inception back in 1963. The result was a revised and improved 1998 fourth generation Maserati Quattroporte Evoluzione.
Quattroporte simply means ‘four doors’ in Italian. It was the marque’s first ever luxury sports sedan and is the fastest sedan in the world at the time. Fast forward to the present-day, the Maserati Quattropote is now in its sixth generation. Despite sharing the same underpinnings as the Maserati Ghibli, it is considerably larger in overall size.
The 2019 model is offered in three variants featuring Ferrari-built V6 and V8 petrol engine options- the base Quattroporte (V6), Quattroporte S (V6) and the full-blown Quattroporte GTS (V8). The two optional trim levels, the luxurious GranLusso or the more aggressively styled GranSport is offered as standard on the GTS variant.