The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
There's a new car in the Maserati line-up and it will be launched at Frankfurt - the Quattroporte Sport GT S will be 'for those looking for an even stronger sporting edge in a luxury saloon'.
The new version of the fabulous four-door has a new suspension layout, featuring single rate dampers and a “racing” set up. It sits 10mm lower at the front and 25mm at the rear compared to other versions, and also features new, stiffer springs and dampers.
The Quattroporte Sport GT S also has a unique braking system developed in collaboration with Brembo. This innovative technology uses dual-cast brake discs, and this is the first time such a set up has been employed on a road car.
Unlike traditional cast iron discs, dual-cast discs are made of two materials, cast iron and aluminium, to ensure optimised braking, improving performance in the most extreme conditions and providing greater resistance to fade even at the highest temperatures. The Quattroporte Sport GT S’s new braking system also benefits from new mono-block, six-piston callipers at the front and tyres developed especially for this car (front 245/35-R20 and rear 295/30-R20). The tyres are mounted on new dark-chrome 20", seven spoke alloy wheels.
The increased size of the rear tyres allows optimum use of the Maserati’s V8 power, whilst the new tyre compound helps the brakes and set-up to guarantee a superior level of handling.
The new car’s exterior is distinguished by a more aggressive look. Along with the black-chrome mesh front grille, the side window trims and the two double exhaust pipes are also in black, whilst door handles are in the same colour as the body of the car.
Inside the car, traditional Poltrona Frau leather has been combined with Alcantara, which covers the central zone of the seats, the interior door panels and the steering wheel. Maserati has previously used Alcantara for the interior of the Trofeo cars and the MC12.
The dashboard is finished in new carbon fibre with aluminium treads, whilst front seats are characterised by a new, more cosseting shape.
Text: Classic Driver
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