Detroit 09' Preview: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Unveiled

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Maserati is going to unveil the new Quattroporte Sport GT S at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next month to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Maserati’s first Indianapolis 500 win.

The changes to the GT S from the Quattroporte S include a recalibated 4.7L V8 engine that now puts out 433 horsepower and the transmission also gets revised shift points. The front and rear suspension have been revised with stiffer springs and a lower ride height. A new sports exhaust has also been added to give the car an even better sound than the S.

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The new Quattroporte Sport GT S debuting at 2009 NAIAS on the 70th anniversary of Maserati first Indianapolis 500 win

Modena – December 22nd, 2008 – The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S sets yet another milestone in terms of sportiness in the high performance luxury sedan segment of the automotive market . Conceived and developed as “a real driving machine in the guise of a luxury sedan “, the Quattroporte Sport GT S is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness in the Quattroporte range.

The technical changes to the new Quattroporte Sport GT S in respect to the Quattroporte S concern four areas:

– the mapping of the V8 4.7 litre engine, with power increased to 323kW;
– the gearshift management software, with new features designed to increase driving enjoyment;
– the front and rear suspension system featuring single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lower ride height;
– the sports exhaust controlled by pneumatic valves for a deep, throaty and captivating sound.

The sportier and more aggressive look is evident also in virtue of the interior’s and exterior’s stylistic choices:

– the new black grille with concave vertical fins featuring the Trident logo with red accents, typical of the sportier versions of Maserati models;
– the new headlights, in metallic titanium finish;
– the side and rear “shadow line”, which includes black finishing around the doors, body-colored door handles and black twin oval exhaust pipes,
– the new M-design seats with perforated Alcantara┬« and leather upholstery;
– the standard trim in Titantex, a “titanium colored” composite material.