- Jul 3, 2007
Extreme Restraint: Novitec tunes the Maserati Quattroporte
It takes a special kind of customer to take their exotic Italian supercar to Novitec. Starting off with some of the all-around best-performing automobiles ever to grace God's green earth, Novitec rips them apart in an effort to try and make them "more perfect". So what's such a customer to do when he needs to take the family along? If their mods to the Alfa Romeo 159 weren't enough, Novitec has now turned their attention to the sublime Maserati Quattroporte.Read on for more.
[Source: Motor Authority]
Easy there, fellas. That's arguably the most beautiful four-door sedan on the market, and it's no slouch of a performer, either. Thankfully, Novitec hasn't gutted the car and painted it neon orange, but has taken a slightly more conservative route. Under the hood, the modifications to the Ferrari-developed 4.2-liter V8 have been limited to a revised ECU, increased redline (to 7800 RPM) and a new exhaust. The results of the mods are a modest thirteen extra horses and lb-ft of torque each over the stock 400 and 332.
Novitec has also fitted adjustable shocks and 20-inch rims at all four corners, fitted with 245/35 and 285/30 Pirelli P-Zeros front and rear, respectively. Around back the dirty air is let loose through four 83mm stainless-steel exhaust tips.
After seeing some of Novitec's more radical mod-jobs, the Dutch tuning firm's work on the Quattroporte demonstrates their capability to go easy when sensible is the order of the day.