Little is heard about the Maserati line of cars. When one hears the name, the immediate notion that comes to mind is that it is an expensive set of wheels. It is, but with good reason. A car making tradition that has been started since 1926 by the Maserati brothers, owning one of these hand crafted cars is indeed, a luxury.
Take the Maserati four door sedan car. Five generations span the history of the Quattroporte. Looking back, the 1963 Tipo 107 by Maserati is acknowledged as the first car designed to ride the European highways with a top speed of 230 km/h or 143 mph, thanks largely to its V8 engine.
Today, the Quattroporte has 3 models; Quattroporte, Quattroporte S , and Quattroporte GT S. Quattroporte features a 4.2-litre V8 engine while Quattroporte S and GT S use a 4.7-litre V8 engine.
The engine delivers 405 hp of pure power, clocks a top speed of 167 mph and acceleration time of 5.6 seconds to reach from 0 to 62 mph. And if this is not sporty enough, the Quattroporte S and GT S accelerate from 0-100 km in 5.4 and 5.1 seconds, respectively.
The exterior boasts of LED lights, a front end with grille bearing the trident logo of the manufacturer at the centre, and 19-inch Neptune wheel rims. True to the sense of style of coach designer/builder Pininfarina, the exterior is a solid exhibition of elegance and combined functionality. The interior cabin finishings are a combination of superior grade leather and fine wood. Standard equipment include a cooler compartment, front and back drinks holder, automatic headlights and wipers, air bags, stability and traction control, and even an electronic blind for rear passengers.
Maserati cars reek of elegance and luxury from its posh leather seats and hi-tech centre console to its sports steering wheel and aluminium pedals. Its 450-litre boot is spacious, perfect for storing stuff out of sight. There’s even a special place to tuck a 17-inch spare for those unthinkable situations (available as an option). Other extras include fitting seats with massaging, heating, and ventilation capabilities (Executive Pack Option).
Owners have the option of customising the colour of the vehicle from the interior and exterior body to steering wheels, foot pedals, and dashboards. Selling to the tune of £81,275 to £94,350 per unit, the Maserati four door sedan is a head turner with lots of road power to show.