Maserati Refreshes Quattroporte

maserati refreshes quattroporte

Maserati has revealed its refreshed Quattroporte S sedan.The 4.3-liter V8 making love to your ears from the engine bay remains for "standard" Quattroportes. The S gets a newer 4.7-liter V8, shared with the GranTurismo S. Horsepower is up from 400 to 430, a necessary but not overwhelming bump for this class of machine (cough 518hp S63 cough). The Italian's standard transmission becomes the ZF six speed automatic– now that Maserati has finally realized most buyers were not interested in the F1-style clunkbox transmission. The exterior is also slightly refreshed, and as far as I'm concerned, it's as though Monica Belluci just put on a new dress. TTAC will be driving the Quattroporte, so keep the peepers open in the next few weeks for a review.

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  • AKM AKM on Jun 24, 2008
    it's as though Monica Belluci just put on a new dress. Justin, thanks for sharing my fantasies (both the car and the actress).

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Jun 24, 2008

    Seeing a Gran Turismo in person is the only reason to go to the NY Car Show. IMO. :D Though I have seen a few Quattroports & one GranTurismo in Manayunk, PA. Can't miss that engine sound, just sweet.

  • Marc Marc on Jun 24, 2008

    Wow, did someone complain about the original headline? Did the tissues comment just go a little too far??? Well this is the country that forced Joycelyn Elders out. I wont say anymore, someone is clearly paying too close attention....

  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Jun 24, 2008
    marc: Wow, did someone complain about the original headline? Did the tissues comment just go a little too far??? FYI: it was me what killed it, entirely unbidden. [Check out the start of today's podcast.] I thought Justin's enthusiasm for this car was a bit too... ew.

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