2008 Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento

2008 Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento

2008 Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento

The Maserati Quattroporte offers today what the first Frua-designed Quattroporte surprised clients with in 1963: the inimitable Trident style, a sophisticated interior awash with full-grain leather and luxury woods, plus a spirited temperament its elegantly understated exterior doesn’t even hint at.

The Quattroporte, which debuts on September 9 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, lives up to every expectation drivers might have of such a twin-souled car: it has the space and dimensions of a limousine yet the irresistible, confident character of a blistering GT.

This is a car that can be personalized right down to the last detail to suit the client, using, of course, the very best of Maserati’s trademark Italian taste and design.

It also revolutionizes the classic architecture of the big saloon, thanks to two factors: the positioning of the engine behind the front axle and the use of the sports-derived Transaxle rear-mounted gearbox in unit with the differential. The result: optimal weight distribution for guaranteed maximum efficiency.

The sophisticated electro-hydraulic gearbox is fully automatic, but allows the driver to opt for a sportier change by selecting the manual setting and using the steering wheel-mounted paddle shift. The new Quattroporte also boasts some impressive vital statistics.

Story by Maserati

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $95 500 USD
engine 90 Degree V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Bosch Motronic ME7 Fuel injection
displacement 4244 cc / 259.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 79.8 mm / 3.14 in
compression 11.1:1
power 298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 94.25 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 207.25 bhp per tonne
torque 451.49 nm / 333 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Double Wishbones
curb weight 1930 kg / 4255 lbs
wheelbase 3064 mm / 120.6 in
front track 1587 mm / 62.5 in
rear track 1560 mm / 61.4 in
length 5052 mm / 198.9 in
width 1895 mm / 74.6 in
height 1438 mm / 56.6 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~273.6 kph / 170 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.1 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~12.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~13.6 seconds