When Maserati presented the first Quattroporte at the 1963 Turin Motor Show, it not only launched the fastest four-seater car in the world but also introduced a whole new category to the marketplace: the luxury sports saloon. The concept was revolutionary for the times: take a successful Maserati racing engine and place it inside the body of a sedan; nobody had done it until then. With its exceptional handling and a race-bred V8 engine, the Quattroporte was the fastest sedan in the world at the time.
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n the following 50 years, Quattroporte has remained as Maserati’s flagship model. Forever exclusive, never mainstream, it has always been daringly different – for those who dare to be different.
With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand’s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.
Those who seek even more exclusivity and lavish luxury in their Quattroporte can opt for the unrestrained opulence of the GranLusso trim, with an interior styled and appointed by the leading fashion house of Ermenegildo Zegna.
For individuals of a sporting disposition who want their Quattroporte to reflect their more athletic lifestyles, there is the highly distinctive and dramatic GranSport trim. Exterior enhancements include front and rear new sports bumpers with exclusive black gloss features, body coloured sideskirts, 21” Titano wheels, and red brake callipers. Inside, the cabin benefits from special sports seats, gearshift paddles, Inox sport foot pedals, a new sports steering wheel, and Piano black trim.
Despite its impressive size, Quattroporte manages to maintain a balanced and dynamic appearance – from the restyled Maserati grille at the front to its LED light clusters at the rear. Newly designed front and rear bumpers give the car even greater authority and presence, whilst the marque’s traditional three air vents are featured along the sides. Frameless doors then manage to give this executive saloon the appearance of a sleek coupé. The Quattroporte’s familiar triangular C-pillar, the celebrated Saetta logo, is another nod to the car’s innate sporty character, as are the quad chrome tailpipes and the integral boot spoiler, which generates downforce at high speeds. Its aerodynamics are unsurpassed, thanks in part to its flat underbody and also to a clever Air Shutter behind the front grille that controls the passage of air through the radiator and reduces drag.