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The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS sets another milestone in the high performance luxury saloon segment. Conceived and developed as “a real driving machine in the guise of a luxury saloon”, the Quattroporte Sport GTS is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness in the Quattroporte range.
The uniqueness of the car in its segment is denoted by some important features.
First of all, it is the only car in its segment that truly offers sporty handling thanks to a suspension set-up which further enhances the Quattroporte’s already optimal dynamic balance. The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS is targeted at those customers who demand the unparalleled handling of a thoroughbred sports car even in a luxury saloon.
Secondly, it features the latest evolution of sporty automatic gear-shifting software, designed to win over committed and demanding drivers, seeking an exciting driving experience.
Last but not least, it is the only saloon in its segment with a sports exhaust which, by means of the “Sport” button, makes it possible to deploy the full power of the engine and produce a deeply enveloping and throaty exhaust note.
The technical changes to the new Quattroporte Sport GTS compared with the Quattroporte S concern four areas: the engine mapping, the gearshift management software, the suspension set-up and the exhaust system.
V8 4.7 liter engine power is increased to 323kW (440 HP) thanks to the adoption of a sports exhaust system that allows the vehicle’s power to be fully exploited;
specific gear-shifting software with new features designed to increase driving enjoyment;
front and rear suspension featuring single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lower ride height;
sports exhaust controlled by pneumatic valves for a deep, throaty and captivating sound enhanced by large twin-oval tailpipes.
The GTS engine has been developed to favour maximum power output, whilst its emission levels conform to Euro5 regulations.
Main technical data:
Displacement: V8 4,691 cc
Power: 323 kW (440HP) @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 490 Nm @ 4,750 rpm
Max engine speed: 7,200 rpm
“NORMAL” MODE – FLAPS CLOSED
In “Normal” mode, the valves are closed forcing the exhaust gases along a long and tortuous route so that they lose their energy and are emitted with very little noise, thus ensuring on board acoustic comfort.
“SPORT” MODE – FLAPS OPENED
When the “Sport” mode is selected, the valves which were initially closed, open up through a pneumatic control and the flow of exhaust gases are channeled down a route that leads directly to the outside, providing enthusiasts with a distinctive sound, giving voice to the deep and throaty V8.
The new Quattroporte Sport GTS is equipped with an automatic six-speed transmission developed with sportiness in mind thanks to the employment of a new and specific gear-shifting strategy: the MC-Auto Shift. Introduced for the first time on this model, it represents the ultimate evolution of the automatic transmission software in terms of sportiness and features specific characteristics which further enhance the “driving fun”.
“MC AUTO SHIFT” mode:
In Sport Automatic mode the gearshift technology exalts sporty driving. Moreover in order to optimise standing starts, the automatic gearbox offers the MC Start Strategy, which functions with the MSP off. After deactivating the MSP, the driver should press and hold the brake pedal, then start pressing the accelerator and releases the brake pedal only when the optimum revs are reached (usually between 2300-2500 rpm). This fast start strategy reduces the 0 to 100 Km/h (0-62 mph) time from 5.3 seconds to 5.1 seconds.
In manual mode the gear-shift is directly controlled by the driver, allowing the engine to reach its top speed.
In order to allow the driver to find the optimum gear-shifting point, the car features a digital “rpm indicator” on the dashboard display (same as on GranTurismo S). Moreover, the paddle shifts (Active Shifting), integrated with the steering column, present an ergonomic layout (same as on GranTurismo S) with effective results in on-the-limit driving conditions on winding roads.
“MANUAL SPORT”/”AUTO SPORT” mode:
When down-shifting, the throttle blip is matched with the SPORT-mode exhaust sound to ensure maximum driving enjoyment.
The Quattroporte Sport GTS features a sporty passive damping suspension system designed to further enhance the Quattroporte S’s already state-of-the-art dynamic balance.
The new suspension set-up reduces the front and the rear ground clearance. In addition, the spring stiffness has been increased by 30% at the front and 10% at the rear.
These new features ensure:
Greater agility when cornering and greater steering wheel responsiveness;
more grip when exiting corners;
improved cornering stability.
At the front, the sportier, more “aggressive” look of the new Quattroporte Sport GTS is expressed by the new black grille with concave vertical fins featuring the Trident logo with red accents, typical of the sportier versions of Maserati models. It is also further enhanced by the new headlights, in metallic titanium finish.
The Trident logo with red accents also features on the “C” pillar.
The side and the rear of the car feature a new “shadow line”, which includes black finishing around the doors, body-coloured door handles and black twin oval exhaust pipes.
New 20” Multi Trident Silver wheels are fitted as standard, together with red brake calipers and Dual Cast technology brakes.
The exterior body colour range includes all 19 colours available for the Quattroporte and the Quattroporte S.
As an option, dark chrome 20” Multi Trident wheels are available, as well as dark chrome 20” seven-spoke wheels and the “Chrome Line”, which includes chrome door line, chrome handles and chrome exhaust.
The sporty look of the interior features new M-design seats with perforated Alcantara® and leather upholstery.
The standard trim is the new Titantex: designed to further enhance the car’s sporty characteristics, this “titanium coloured” composite material, provides a light coloured trim with a remarkable 3-D effect.
The dashboard trim incorporates the “Quattroporte Sport GTS” logo.
The steering wheel features the Maserati “Active Shifting” paddles (longer for improved ergonomics).
The new additional digital rpm display on the dashboard indicates when to change gears.
The interior configuration range features ten leather colours (Avorio, Sabbia, Cuoio, Marrone Corniola, Grigio Ghiaccio, Grigio Medio, Blu Navy, Rosso Corallo, Bordeaux, Nero) which can be combined with five Alcantara® shades (Beige, Pearl Beige, Grigio, Blu Trofeo, Nero).
Among the new interior options clients can choose:
Aluminium sports pedals
Full leather upholstery, at no extra cost.
Carbon-fibre interior trim
Head lining in Alcantara® in a choice of five colours: Beige, Pearl Beige, Grigio, Blu Trofeo, Nero
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – MASERATI QUATTROPORTE SPORT GTS
Displacement 4,691 cm3
Bore 94 mm
Stroke 85 mm
Compression Ratio 11:01
Maximum Power 323 kW (440 HP)
Engine speed at maximum power output 7,000 rpm
Peak torque 490 Nm (49.5 kgm)
Engine speed at peak torque 4,750 rpm
Max engine speed 7,200 rpm
Max speed 177 mph
0-100 Km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration 5.1 s (with MC start strategy)
Stopping distance 100-0 Km/h (62-0 mph) 35 m
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
Urban cycle 11.7 mpg
Extra-urban cycle 25.8 mpg
Combined cycle 17.9 mpg
CO2 emissions – combined cycle 365 g/km
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
Length 5,097 mm
Width 1,895 mm
Height 1,423 mm
Wheelbase 3,064 mm
Front track 1,582 mm
Rear track 1,595 mm
Front overhang 891 mm
Rear overhang 1,142 mm
Turning circle 12.3 m
Boot capacity 450 l
Fuel tank capacity 90 l
Dry weight 1,880 Kg
Kerb weight 1,990 Kg
Weight distribution 49% front ; 51 % rear
Tyres 245/35 – 295/30 ZR 20
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE SPORT GTS £89,865.00
19” V-Style alloy wheels NCO 20" Dark Chrome 7 spoke alloy wheels or 20” Dark Chrome Multi-Trident alloy wheels £460.00
Space saver spare wheel 18” £575.00
Brake callipers painted Silver, Blue, Red, Titanium, Yellow £414.00
Aluminium Pedals £207.00
Metallic paint £540.00
Special paint £1,725.00
Bianco Fuji pearlescent paint £4,485.00
Power sunroof £1,339.00
Chrome window trim NCO
Car cover £207.00
Carbon fibre interior trim £828.00
Front parking sensors £518.00
Rear tinted windows £1,081.00
Interior trim: Starwood/Vavona/Rosewood/Walnut Briarwood with inlay work in "Bois de Rose"/Mahogany with inlay work /Polished Wenge wood with inlay work in "Bois de Rose". NCO
Blue Laque or Black Piano finish interior trim NCO
Steering wheel and gear knob colour upon request £136.00
Steering wheel and gear knob in black leather NCO
Steering wheel and gear knob in leather colour upon request (with Alcantara/leather) £225.00
Steering wheel and gear knob in leather colour upon request (with leather upholstery) £225.00
Wooden steering wheel (black leather) £678.00
Wooden steering wheel (coloured leather) £862.00
Pull-down wooden tables, Starwood, Polished Wenge, Vavona, Rosewood, Briarwood £1,616.00
Piping colour upon request £236.00
Stitching colour upon request - steering wheel, gear knob and gear leather boot excluded £161.00
Dashboard, rear shelf and details colour upon request £690.00
Carpet piping colour upon request £58.00
Leather upholstery NCO
Alcantara headlining colour upon request £1,110.00
Electrochromatic internal and external rear-view mirrors £396.00
HomeLink - Garage door opener £402.00
Bose Multi Media System (SatNav,RDS, DVD player,30GB hard disc drive,voice control,USB port, AUX-In plug) £2,484.00
Rear seat entertainment (7" LCD screen, Analogue TV tuner, DVD player, AUX plug) £5,434.00
iPod interface (requires Bose Multi Media System) £249.00
Front TV tuner (requires Bose Multi Media System) £702.00
Front seat heating system £517.00
Comfort pack front seats (heating, ventilation, massage) £3,974.00
Independently electronically adjustable rear seats £494.00
Rear seat heating system (power rear seats included) £908.00
Comfort pack rear seats (power rear seats with heating, ventilation, massage) £3,967.00
Clima pack (rear climate controls, rear manual side windows sunblinds) £1,162.00
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) £575.00
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