While the Quattroporte IV was a compact sports sedan, the fifth-generation Quattroporte marked Maserati’s return to the upper-premium segment, in the spirit of the first-generation Quattroporte and the successful Quattroporte III. The Quattroporte V combined a spacious interior and the highest levels of luxury and comfort with a true sports-car drivetrain. It featured a powerful dry-sump V8 engine, mounted well back in the chassis, and a transaxle transmission for perfect weight distribution and excellent dynamic qualities. After its launch at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Quattroporte became an instant commercial success for Maserati and won numerous awards, thanks in part to its astonishing Pininfarina-designed bodywork, today regarded as a modern classic design.
|Data sheet||Quattroporte V (Duoselect)|
|Body type||4-door, 5-seater saloon|
|Production years||2003 - 2008|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump, transaxle|
|Maximum power||400hp @ 7,000rpm|