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...