Maserati has updated its stylish four-door with a new grille, small detailing changes and, in the ‘S’, the GranTurismo S's 430bhp, 4700cc V8.
The Quattroporte has been a sales success for Maserati, with over 15,000 examples sold since its 2003 debut. The introduction of a ‘conventional’ ZF 6-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox in 2006 dramatically extended the model’s appeal. Now, for late-2008-delivery cars, the company has made several changes inside and out.
The new GranTurismo-type radiator grille is the most obvious; however, there are also updated front and rear light units (featuring LEDs). At the side of the car the under-door moulding is more noticeable, with a line that runs into that of the new bumpers. These now have a wider protective band and more pronounced styling at the rear.
There are revised, more streamlined, door mirrors and, inside, the Modenese manufacturer has installed a new Maserati Multimedia System in a redesigned centre console with more ergonomic placing of the controls.
Two new shades of leather, Marrone Corniola (brown) and Sabbia (sand), replace the previous model’s Beige and are available in both the Quattroporte and Quattroporte S.
Text: Classic Driver
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