The new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte delivers a leap forward that not only sets the high-technology tone for Maserati’s upcoming new-model onslaught, but also remains faithful to Maserati’s long history in luxury sports saloons.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Interior. The combination of classy and elegant colours makes the interior an exclusive lounge for the occupants that can become unique with a tailored approach for each customer. The Quattroporte’s interior shows streamlined, wraparound forms, which give the dashboard and tunnel an unprecedented feeling of lightness.
The instrument cluster has a large speedometer and a large tachometer that flank a 7″ TFT display used for many of the car’s operational features.
The leather-finished steering wheel is electrically adjustable for both reach and height, while the pedals are also adjustable (LHD cars only), moving towards the driver at the touch of a button mounted at the front of the driver’s seat. Many of the vehicle’s settings are oriented towards the driver and are controlled with the buttons alongside the gear shifter, while other on-board settings can be set by the driver via the Maserati Touch Control (MTC) at the centre of the dashboard.
The Quattroporte standard equipment includes leather, heated front seats with 12-way electrical adjustment, dual-zone climate controlled air conditioning and active cruise control, while the upper and lower dashboard and the interior upholstery are wrapped in Poltrona Frau leather.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Exterior. The design has been kept simple and clear – continues Tencone – with a character line flowing on the side to define the strong volume of the rear wing and create a very muscular look. The cabin is sleek, with a three window treatment and frameless doors.
The Quattroporte is a high performance sports saloon featuring a light, sensual design that embodies all the most famous stylistic touches of Maserati in a contemporary language.
A large part of the Quattroporte’s aerodynamic work is out of sight, beneath the car. It has a flat floor that contains several aerodynamic features with the scope of optimising performance by lowering drag coefficient and keeping the proper cooling of all systems (engines, brakes, and transmission) at speeds over 300 km/h.
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Engines and Transmissions. The 3.8-litre V8 engine provides Maserati’s new performance benchmark, reaching 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds and achieving a 307km/h (191 mph) top speed. It is 20km/h faster than the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S and delivers up to 200Nm more torque as well. The V6 twin turbo doesn’t lack in performance, either, reaching 285km/h (177 mph).
With an eight-speed automatic transmission and both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations (V6 only, AWD not available in RHD markets), it is also the most secure all-weather performance car in Maserati’s history.