Skip to content
Maserati models, news & reviews
By Kyle Fortune
10 July 2008 09:20
Maserati's been busy; only a few months after it launched the Granturismo S, it’s now given us a revised and facelifted Quattroporte. Always one of the best-looking four-door cars around, sensibly Maserati has kept the visual tweaks to a minimum.
They've followed the facelift rulebook to the letter, changing the front and rear lights with LED festooned units, reshaping the front and rear bumpers and rear-view mirrors, and adding some sideskirts. Inside it’s little different except a new infotainment sat-nav system (and the choice of a new BOSE option), neater passenger airbag integration and some new fonts on the instruments and cheap-looking clock on the dash. Don't blink now...
The grille on this car is chrome and that’s significant. It means that under the long bonnet resides the same bored-out, red crackle paint cam-cover 4.7-litre V8 engine that powers the Granturismo S. The 4.2-litre unit will remain available on the new Quattroporte, but this larger engined S model is certain to take the majority of the sales in the UK.
Click 'Next' to read more of CAR's first drive review of the revised 2009 Maserati Quattroporte
Click here to view the Maserati Quattroporte S video
Add your comment
Sign in You must be signed in to submit a comment.
Maserati Quattroporte S (2009) CAR review and video
By submitting your comment, you agree to adhere to the CAR Magazine website
Terms and Conditions
You must be logged in to subscribe to a topic
Login or register now
RE: Maserati Quattroporte S (2009) CAR review and video
Well I did buy a GTS and it was awesome. I had it for 8 months after which I changed it for a Grancabrio. I may well go back to the GTS again in a few months. I must admit, that after 3 Masers, I find it difficult to fault any of them....!
21 May 2011 21:16
Having owned a Quattorporte from new for 18 months and driven 19,000 miles in it, I have decided to change it..... for a new GTS. It arrives in April. This car is so good, I can't bring myself to buy anything else. I can also confirm that whilst the GTS is a better car, difference between it and the Auto is not that great (except that gorgeous noise). Contrary to the article here, I find the seats to be very comfortable and supportive and the driving position perfect. My only gripe has been the SatNav, which, whilst not great, still worked. I suspect, that unless Maserati change the design significantly or drop the incredible reliability (my current car is every bit as reliable as my previous Jags, BMWs, Porsches, etc.) I'll stick with it for my posh car forever. A brilliant car - my congratulations to Maserati.
27 December 2009 11:48
The trident is useful for getting pickles out of the jar. My kids use the Jaguar steering wheel badge as a halloween mask for their Barbie dolls. Mrs R uses the cookie cutter Toyota, Lexus and Scion badges for cutting cookies. Conveniently, the cookies all come out the same shape and size - a bit like the cars. I use the BMW, VW and Nissan badges as clay pigeon skeet substitues. I use the Honda badge to label the drawer where I keep my preparstion H. (If only Honda's seats were not so hard and uncomfortable.) My gold Porsche badge makes a great neck chain medallion to prove my virility - but everybody does that, right!
15 July 2008 16:19
Audi rings for egg rings. I use the three pointed star on the top of my tree at Christmas, and use the RR spirit of excesstacy when I'm feeling particularly religious. Obviously, the Chevy symbol makes a nice belt buckle, the ram on the dodge for the string tie things texans wear. And, a personal favourite, a Jaguar leaper, nonchalantly easing from one's fly always amuses.
15 July 2008 07:45
I think they should sell the grille in the dealership boutiques as a toast rack. I'd like some trident forks in my cutlery drawer too. I wonder what other kitchen accessories are out there in brand bling world? Moving to the bathroom, I once read that Chris Harris was making a toilet tank top out of an old cam cover. Any other good uses for automotive trinkets?
14 July 2008 04:00
Upload stories, photos or videos direct to the site, or email email@example.com.
Alternatively, call 01733 468 485 (+ 44 1733 468 485)
Seen a secret new car, fabulous exotic or have news we should publish? Then get in touch now.
Advertise with us |
Site map |
About Us |
Contact Us |
© Copyright 2013 Bauer Media Limited - All rights reserved.
Magazine Subscriptions | Motoring Magazine Subscriptions | Car Magazine Subscriptions | FHM | Zoo | Empire | MCN | Parker's | Today's Golfer