Maserati Quattroporte: Executive GT And Sport GT | Part Four

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT

Maserati Quattroporte

The Quattroporte Sport GT - Blistering handling and exhilaration

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 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, for instance, take their inspiration from Maserati’s traditional racing styling cues while the bonnet bears the pierced Trident typical of the Maserati competition cars of the past. The carbon fibre trimmed steering wheel, sporty hand-brake grip and lightweight aluminium pedals complete the Sport GT look.

Quattroporte Executive GT - Uncompromising style
This Quattroporte Executive GT epitomises the great Italian flagship saloon at its most exclusive, raising the elegance of the car’s design and the sophistication of its interior to a whole new level. The Executive GT is instantly recognisable thanks to its chrome front and side grilles and 19" wheels. Almost obsessive attention has been lavished on both the comfort of the interior and the exclusive finish. This version also includes the Comfort Pack (combined heating, ventilation and massage for rear passengers as well as electric adjustment of both seats and backrests), retractable wood rear tables matched to the rest of the interior, and curtains for extra privacy and comfort. The cabin also boasts Alcantara roof lining, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with wood inserts and a climate control panel for the rear seat passengers.
Personalisation - Officine Alfieri Maserati programme

The Officine Alfieri Maserati Personalisation Programme adds yet another layer of exclusivity to an already highly sophisticated package. It takes the Italian concept of bespoke automotive tailoring to new heights, allowing the client to create his own car, from a catalogue that offers four million colour and material combinations alone. For instance, he will be able to choose from a selection of 15 exterior paintwork colours and 10 interior leather colours as well as 10 dashboard and steering wheel colours, 13 stitching and three roof lining colours. A choice of three deluxe woods is available too: rosewood, walnut and mahogany, each one enhanced by delicate Bois de Rose inlay. Clients can also opt for a high tech titanium effect or elegant Black Piano finish. Officine Alfieri Maserati’s personalisation options all focus on improving the onboard quality of life and on highlighting the Quattroporte’s brilliant temperament.

Last but not least, the personalisation programme can also be used to include other ad hoc features requested by the client, the only limit being that these must comply with the necessary technical, homologation and quality standards set by Maserati.

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Published 19 April 2006 Melanie Carter

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