2008 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

2008 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

2008 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S

Modena – 28 August 2007 – The new Quattroporte Sport GT S will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motorshow for its worldwide preview (the Maserati press conference will take place at 11.30 on stand A06, in Hall 6.0). The Quattroporte Sport GT S is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s saloon sportiness.

Exclusively for those looking for an even stronger sporting edge in a luxury saloon, the Quattroporte Sport GT S, equipped with an automatic 6-speed gearbox, stands out for its exceptional dynamic behaviour and uncompromised handling.

This result was obtained with the introduction of new suspension layout, featuring single rate dampers and a racing set up. The Quattroporte Sport GT S sits 10mm lower at the front and 25mm at the rear compared to other versions of the Quattroporte, and also features new, stiffer springs and dampers.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S boasts 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 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 and driving emotion.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S’s exterior is distinguished by a more aggressive look. Along with the black-chrome mesh front grille, a characteristic element of sporty Maseratis, 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.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S is fitted with eye-catching dark-chrome 20″, seven spoke alloy wheels.

Even the choice of material for the interior of the Quattroporte Sport GT S reflects the car’s sporty character. 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 sporty shape.

Story by Maserati

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine 90 Degree V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Bosch Motronic ME 7 Fuel Injection
displacement 4244 cc / 259.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.62 in
stroke 79.8 mm / 3.14 in
compression 11.0:1
power 298.3 kw / 400 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 94.25 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 215.05 bhp per tonne
torque 460 nm / 339.3 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
wheel type 20” Alloy
front tires 245/35-R20
rear tires 295/30-R20
front brakes Dual Cast Brembro Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Dual Cast Brembro Discs
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1880 kg / 4145 lbs
wheelbase 3064 mm / 120.6 in
front track 1582 mm / 62.3 in
rear track 1595 mm / 62.8 in
length 5052 mm / 198.9 in
width 1895 mm / 74.6 in
height 1425 mm / 56.1 in
transmission 6-Speed Automatic
gear ratios :1
top speed ~270 kph / 167.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.4 seconds