Five years after its launch and with more than 15,000 vehicles produced, Maserati’s highly successful Quattroporte underwent a discrete restyling. Pininfarina reworked the Maserati flagship without affecting the purity and elegance of its original design. The new front and rear gave the car a fresh, modern look, while at the same time enhancing the connection with the GranTurismo models. The interior was updated with a new infotainment and satellite navigation system, and new interior colors. Under the hood, the classic 4.2-liter V8 wet-sump engine was joined by a more powerful 4.7-liter version for the Quattroporte S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S. The latter was undoubtedly the most exciting combination of a luxury sedan and a performance sports car that Maserati had ever produced, and was praised by the international press as a “sports car in black tie.” The restyled Quattroporte models were available with an automatic six-speed transmission only, as the Duoselect option was discontinued.
|Data sheet||Quattroporte (Restyling)||Quattroporte S (Restyling)|
|Body type||4-door, 5-seater saloon||4-door, 5-seater saloon|
|Production years||2008 - 2013||2008 - 2013|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaf, wet sump||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaf, wet sump|
|Maximum power||400hp @ 7,000rpm||440hp @ 7,000rpm|