The Trident Marque exhibits its latest models, the Quattroporte Sport GT and the GranSport Spyder, at the 11th annual Canary Wharf Motorexpo, which opens today and runs until Sunday, 28 May.
Set in the heart of Canary Wharf, one of the world’s most vibrant business environments, the Motorexpo is free to visit and provides an excellent background to showcase Maserati’s newest creations. Visitors to the show can also test drive the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT and the Maserati GranSport. The Maserati stand is in the Coutts Zone, on the ground floor of the Canary Wharf Tower.
Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am to 6 pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. For further information on the Motorexpo, please visit www.motorexpo.co.uk.
Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT
The Sport GT version of the Quattroporte was created to further enhance the high performance spirit and sporty character that set the Quattroporte apart from any other executive saloon. From an engineering point of view, the gearbox has been given the most radical overhaul; the Sport button allows the driver to significantly cut gear changing times (which are now 35% faster on average), thanks to a development in the electro-hydraulic transmission system’s CPU. At high engine speeds, the Quattroporte Sport GT’s exhaust system also gives a much deeper rumble to the already sporty sound of the Maserati 4.2 litre V8.
The 20" wheels and specific Skyhook adaptive damping software mean a clear improvement in dynamic handling when used in more press-on situations. The wheels, which include the tyre pressure monitoring system, are combined with brakes featuring metal weave tubing, cross-drilled discs and titanium-coloured callipers.
The car’s sporty character is enhanced by subtle yet significant aesthetic touches. The black chrome of the grille and the side air intakes and the carbon fibre trimmed steering wheel, complete the look of the Quattroporte Sport GT. Priced from £80,595, the stylish Quattroporte also includes a ‘Peace of Mind’ package which covers the scheduled servicing for the first three years.
Maserati GranSport and GranSport Spyder
The Maserati GranSport and its Spyder version are designed to entice the sportier Trident enthusiasts. For both versions the front bumper has a very pronounced low spoiler, with the side bars elegantly integrated into the body itself. The look is completed by attractive 19" wheel rims inspired by those sported by the cars competing in the Trofeo Vodafone Maserati Europe series. Traditional Maserati elegance has not been neglected either with a classic chrome finish given to the front grille.
The interior is a cleverly designed mix of carbon, leather and technical fabric trim BrighTex. As a result, the cabin has a very strong racing feel whilst still exuding authentic Trident elegance.Published 23 May 2006