Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Details


When the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, Steane described it as the world’s sexiest four-door - the Aston Martin Rapide may wish to lodge a complaint on that call, but regardless, the fast new Mazza saloon is a very good looking unit.

Envisioned, says Maserati, as a “real driving machine in the guise of a luxury saloon,” the Quattroporte Sport GT S benefits from a number of performance enhancements to make it worthy of the new letters slapped on the end of its name.


On the style front, the Sport GT S gains a more aggressive look courtesy of a new black grille with concave vertical slats aft of the famed Trident logo, which itself has been touched up with red accents to evoke the sporty Maserati look, and the same Trident logo can be seen on the C pillar.

The side and rear of the car takes on what Maserati refers to as a ‘shadow line’, featuring black finishing around the doors, body-coloured door handles and black twin oval exhaust pipes. If Batman has a sedan in his cave, this stealthy beast is it.


New 20” Multi Trident silver wheels sit at each corner (‘dark chrome’ seven-spoke rims can be optioned), in front of red brake calipers and Dual Cast technology brakes.

The interior gets a serving of the company’s new M-design seats with perforated Alcantara and leather upholstery, as well as a titanium-coloured composite material called ‘Titantex’ as accent trim.


On the technical side of things, Maserati has now released a more detailed run-down of what drives the hi-po Quattroporte, along with a series of images to illustrate the technology. Check it out below.