• Aug 1, 2005

Maserati Quattroporte Executive GTPerhaps Maserati's split-personality Quattroporte will get to split into two different versions. Maserati will unveil two new variants of its Quattroporte sedan, the Sport GT and Executive GT. The Sport GT will receive a carbon fiber interior, 20-inch wheels, exterior badging, a sports steering wheel and aluminum pedal covers. Sounds like NOPI to me, be we're sure the tastefulness of the Sport GT will be sufficient to warrant its price tag. Where the Sport GT goes racer, the Executive GT goes luxury. The Quattroporte Executive GT will feature new colors and wood finishes for the interior as well as chrome treatments for the exterior, 19-inch wheels, Alcantara in the headliner, and additional comfort features for the rear passengers. The two variants should also receive revised suspension and drivetrain enhancements, maybe to better match their intended audiences.

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTThe current Quattroporte has been criticized for being too rough-edged to be a luxury sedan but not quite sporty enough to be a sports car. With competition from other sporty luxury sedans coming down the pipe, Maserati?s Quattroporte needs to stake a serious claim in the current market if it hopes to survive the rush of new competition.





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      • 9 Years Ago
      True, as you said,"many". But to my knowledge the this one doesn't. Which is why it lost out to the audi a8 with w12 engine in a car mag comparason.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Of course it has an auto mode, just not a very smooth one. Read the numerous reviews. Forbes is a biz mag, not a car mag.
      • 9 Years Ago
      http://www.forbes.com/vehicles/2004/02/09/cx_dl_0209feat.html Check for yourself and see, just ctrl-f and look for transmission, you'll find where Forbes states that there is no auto mode.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I test drove the quatroporte about a year ago. It acts just like an automatic by default. You have to take an affirmative action to do the shifting yourself.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Many of these paddle-shifted manual transmissions have a fully automatic mode, which would scratch the "I'm too busy to shift my own gears" itch. To my mind, that gives the best of both worlds.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have owned 2 Quattroportes! Maserati took my first back after several major problems including replacing the throw-out bearing and clutch. The second just completed the same surgery. This repair will probably not be covered after 10-15k miles as Maserati considers it a wear item. According to service manager, he expects replacement will be needed between 20-30k miles. Ill bet most of the people considering this car are like me and have never owned an exotic. Repairs such as this will come as a complete shock, hurt resale and undermine the cars image as a competitor w/ BMW, Mercedes and the new Porsche four door. If you own a Q, put it on an incline in first gear, and accelerate gently. That rubbing noise you hear for the first split second is a bad bearing. Get it fixed now!