Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and luxury sports cars. Maserati has played a significant role in the development of sports car.
Owners Maserati catches admiring glances. The cars provides the most wonderful driving experience.
Maserati engines are assembled by hand. Engines fitted to the Maserati Quattroporte and GranTurismo are assembled by highly skilled personnel at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters.
The bodyshells on Maserati automobiles are painted at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters to ensure exceptional quality standards. The numerous manual and automatic stages guarantee enviable quality standards. The work is carried out in a room where the temperature and humidity are constantly monitored to ensure optimum conditions. Owners have a choice of the 16 colours in the Maserati range, 12 of them metallic. However, the extremely flexible painting process means that non-standard colours can easily be applied.
Each and every Maserati is unique; a distinctiveness that is also reflected in the choice of finish as Maserati enrobes its interiors in Poltrona Frau leather. The Poltrona Frau marque is renowned for its quality, elegance, suppleness, usability and for its hardwearing qualities. These enviable characteristics have been achieved thanks to a leather treatment process that combines craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology.
At the end of the production line, each automobile undergoes a rigorous check to ensure that the overall standards, inside and out, are as high as possible. After making sure there are no leaks in a rain infiltration test, the car is tested on a series of motorways, hilly stretches and the city streets. After a final ‘finishing’ stage in the specially equipped zone the car is then ready for its new owner.
Maserati’s main aim is to produce flawless cars and so many stringent checks are made during production.
Whoever buys a Maserati should be aware that they are buying a dream that has been created with love and passion. It is a dream that is ongoing and is embodied in these stunning, unmistakeable models.
Maserati GranTurismo range
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Every Maserati has always been styled to be a unique symbol of prestige. Lines, curves and contours have been drawn by Pininfarina’s masterly hand.
With its decisive personality and blend of power and elegance, the Maserati GranTurismo is a modern day masterpiece. What’s more, its style and design are combined with a presence of unrivalled physicality and drama. Inspired by the Maserati Birdcage 75 concept car, the exterior appears muscular, with a natural fluidity that starts at the front grille and extends all the way along the sides to the tail lights. This stunning design, with careful attention paid to every tiniest detail, is the outcome of lengthy and meticulous aerodynamic studies. The wind tunnel, where the finishing touches were put to the GranTurismo’s lines was a crucial stage in this Maserati’s development.
A Luxurious, functional interior. Both the electrically operated front seats are designed with a sports configuration of both the squab and the seat-back. Again the classic Maserati “V” shape adorns these body-enveloping seats. Guaranteeing a high degree of comfort and supporting the top half of the body and legs when negotiating bends at high speed. they can be further upgraded with three-temperature settings and automatic raising/lowering of the steering column to give the driver an easier entry and exit.
The steering wheel reflects the sporty design and styling of the seats: leather-covered, and ergonomically positioned, it features controls which allow safe driving in full interaction with the car.
The main multimedia functions can be controlled through the buttons on the steering wheel, and displayed on the 7″ screen of the Maserati Multi Media System in the centre of the dashboard.
Comfort in the back is enhanced by the centre pull-down armrest and two climate control vents.
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The Maserati GranTurismo is powered by an eight cylinder 4,244 cc V90° engine, one that is part of the company’s new range of power units. The engine develops 405 bhp at 7,100 rpm, equivalent to 96.4 bhp/litre. Compact and light, the cylinder heads are made of aluminium alloy and silicon.The lubrication system features a wet sump, which means a reduction in noise, making the cabin an even quieter place to be. The engine produces a reassuring burble that never interferes with the driving experience. The acceleration provided by the Maserati V8 is immediate, and, thanks to the electronic ‘drive by wire’ throttle control, the car responds to even the slightest touch on the pedal.
The Maserati GranTurismo’s new hydraulic gearbox brings out the best in the engine. The self-adapting automatic gearbox is especially useful at the low-mid range revs while top end power doesn’t suffer. Gear changes can be made right up to 7200 rpm, a rate that no other automatic transmission in the world can match.
There are four function modes: Auto Normal is for comfortable cruising, Auto Sport is for those who like a sportier, more involving drive, Auto ICE is for low grip conditions and then there is Manual mode. In manual, it is the driver who chooses when to change gear via the steering wheel paddles
The load-bearing chassis means greater rigidity and its high-resistance, box-steel structure allows the suspension to track every dip in the terrain. This enhances the car’s dynamic handling and ensures a more comfortable drive.
The Maserati GranTurismo’s precise handling benefits from front and rear wishbone suspension. The system’s ‘anti-dive’ and ‘anti-squat’ geometry prevents the front from dipping under braking and the rear end from squatting under acceleration. As an option, the GranTurismo can be equipped with the Skyhook system of shock absorbers with an aluminium body that continually adjust the damping. This technology automatically selects the optimal level of damping and integrates with the MSP safety system and the calibration of the car’s automatic gearbox. The result is that the car is able to adapt to the characteristics of each driver; the GranTurismo is a car that fits like a glove.
The aluminium bodied, gas-regulated Skyhook set up assures the automatic and continuous control of the damping whatever the road condition. It does this without affecting on-board comfort, penalising performance or compromising the car’s sporty nature. The Skyhook system acts by using acceleration sensors that detect movement on all four wheels and the body. A control unit processes the data it receives from the sensors, analyses the driving style and road surface and instantly adjusts the dampers accordingly via their proportional valves. However, as the Skyhook and transmission is data from the sensors is fed to the same point, Maserati engineers have integrated the two systems. So, the GranTurismo is able to tweak the suspension settings so that the driver feels even less movement through the chassis during gear changes.
|GranTurismo||GranTurismo S||GranTurismo S Automatic|
|Engine||V8, 4244 cc||V8, 4691 cc||V8, 4691 cc|
|Max power||405 bhp @ 7100 rpm||440 bhp @ 7000 rpm||440 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|Max torque||460 Nm @ 4250 rpm||490 Nm @ 4250 rpm||490 Nm @ 4750 rpm|
|Top speed||285 km/h||295 km/h||295 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h 5,2 sec||0-100 km/h 4,9 sec||0-100 km/h 5,0 sec|
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The Maserati GranCabrio is a cabriolet with four real seats.
Get on board, take hold of the exquisite wood-trimmed steering wheel, drive the world’s most rewarding roads and enjoy being open to the sky, the sun, the air and the fragrances of nature. The Maserati GranCabrio brings the pleasure of open-topped motoring to new heights. The weight distribution is balanced, slightly biased towards the rear. This setup, combined with the Skyhook active suspension system, brings the car’s comfort to new levels. The bodyshell, designed for supreme rigidity, the 20″ standard wheels and the SPORT function of the active suspension mean that this convertible handles and performs like coupe. All making the Maserati GranCabrio the place where excellence, comfort, luxury and performance meet.
Imagine the throb of a powerful engine that blends harmoniously with breeze to enclose you in a symphony of sound. This is the music to the ears experience on board a Maserati GranCabrio. Its 4.7 litre V8 engine with 440 HP combines comfort and power, thanks to the 6-speed automatic gearbox, able to adapt the shifting mode to suit various driving styles and road conditions. The sporty exhaust is controlled by pneumatic valves that open at 3,000 rpm in SPORT mode, a high-tech solution that gives a full-bodied sound even with the valves closed. The sound of advanced engineering combines to perfection with the state-of-the-art BOSE sound system, comprising 12 speakers controlled by a system that modulates their output in real-time. This system, developed through thorough acoustic research, is effective even with the hood down. That’s why driving a Maserati GranCabrio is the ultimate convertible experience, every day, bringing all your senses to life.
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Just a touch of the hand and your view of the world has been transformed. In less than 300 seconds you can pass from the intimacy of the enclosed car to the unrivalled pleasure of open-top motoring, shared with your 3 passengers. With the Maserati GranCabrio, the dream of comfortable accommodation for four adults and all the elegance of a spacious yet luxurious interior has come true. Comfortable front seats with complete electric adjustment, and ergonomically designed rear seats, ensure exceptional comfort in all driving conditions and support the body and legs even while fully enjoying the car’s high performance. Overall, the interior is equally comfortable for both long journeys and driving around town, making even the most everyday ride an unforgettable journey.
You can select from the 11 colours of the Poltrona Frau leather, choose one of the 10 exquisite wood and lacquered finishes, and follow your own taste in combining one of the 14 exterior paint colours in the range with the 6 external hood fabric colours and the 3 soft shades available for its interior. There are more than 80 combinations of exterior and hood colours alone; these combinations, along with the other personalisation options, are virtually infinite.
Engine: V8, 4691 cc
Maximum power: 440 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Maximum torque: 490 Nm @ 4750 rpm
Top speed: 283 km/h
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 5,4 sec
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Materials, and high-tech luxury features. It is imperative that every Maserati be unique because the people who drive them are unique as well – demanding and exacting individuals with uncompromising standards, who view exclusivity as an essential part of their lifestyles.
The interior is simply faultless in design, quality, and craftsmanship: the luxury wood panel work is a joy to behold, whilst the soft Poltrona Frau leather upholstery is a delight both to touch and to smell. Then in addition there is an extensive range of options that adds to the car’s exclusivity and cachet. The cabin of the Quattroporte mirrors the awe-inspiring external contours that were penned by Pinunfarina, and which contribute so much to the car’s unique Italian persona.
At the heart of the Quattroporte lies the legendary Maserati V8 engine, which is available two versions: the 400 CV 4.2 litre unit, and now the even more potent 430 CV 4.7 litre unit that’s found in the Quattroporte S.
State-of-the-art passive safety features brought it through the most severe crash tests with flying colours. Whilst in terms of active safety it boasts a brilliantly engineered chassis, an incredible rigid bodyshell, and a highly sophisticated anti-dive and anti-squat suspension system. This feature front and rear double wishbones that prevent the front end from diving during heavy braking, and the rear end from dropping down under hard acceleration.
In addition there’s the Maserati Stability Programme (MSP) – a traction control and stability system that interacts with the ABS, EBD and ASR functions to maintain the dynamic balance of the car, often before the driver even realises that there is a problem. On top of all this a whole host of other safety devices that ensure that the Quattroporte is one of the safest cars on the roads today.
Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
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Only an enthusiastic passion for vehicles in this class could generate a car with a style so elegant and yet at the same time so aggressive.
The interioir of the Quattroporte Sport GT S is dominated by technical innovation and materials specially developed for the greatest driving pleasure in all conditions. This is reflected by the new perforated Alcantara seats, created for optimal breathability and unrivalled support during hard cornering, and the use of titantex, an aluminium-coated titanium fibre fabric with a modern, high-tech appearance.
The concave bars of the new radiator grille and the red ornamentation on the trident make its competitive spirit even clearer. Another exclusive feature of the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S is provided by the headlights, with their black-effect internal casing.
The Quattroporte Sport GT S is the finest combination of luxury saloon and performance sports car that Maserati has ever produced. This version is fitted with the most powerful engine in the Quattroporte range, able to deliver 440 CV at 7,000 RPM.
No two Maserati Quattroporte cars are alike. That’s because every Quattroporte is built specifically to its owner’s particular tastes and requirements. The idea of the bespoke car is a typically Italian concept that Maserati has now taken to the extreme, which is why Quattroporte owners are offered almost limitless permutations of colours.
|Quattroport||Quattroporte S||Quattroporte Sport GT S
|Engine||V8, 4244 cc||V8, 4691 cc||V8, 4691 cc|
|Max power||400 bhp @ 7100 rpm||430 bhp @ 7000 rpm||440 bhp @ 7000 rpm|
|Max torque||460 Nm @ 4750 rpm||490 Nm @ 4750 rpm||490 Nm @ 4750 rpm|
|Top speed||270 km/h||280 km/h||285 km/h|
|Acceleration||0-100 km/h 5,6 sec||0-100 km/h 5,4 sec||0-100 km/h 5,1 sec|