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Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S: first photos

Published: 22 December 2008

Another week, another Maserati special edition. Today Maser shows off the new Quattroporte Sport GT S – the fifth edition of the sports saloon from Modena to grace CAR Online's pages. Maserati calls it the sportiest Quattroporte yet.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S is essentially a Quattroporte S with a remapped version of the 4.7-litre V8 now producing 433bhp and revised gearchange mapping. There has been a Sport GT S version of the Quattroporte before but this is the facelifted version.

Other changes over the standard S include:

New single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lowered ride height
Sports exhaust with pneumatic valves for aural delight
Black grille with concave vertical fins, red-accented Trident
Metallic titanium finish to headlamps
Black 'shadow line' finish to doors, body-coloured door handles
Twin oval exhausts
Perforated Alcantara and leather seats
Titanium-style composite interior trim

The Quattroporte Sport GTS will be unveiled at the 2009 Detroit show on 12 January 2009. CAR will be reporting live from the NAIAS – which is promising to be one of the most intriguing shows in recent years, in the wake of seismic change gripping Motown...

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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