Saturday, December 12, 2009
Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S - Frankfurt Show Premier
As if we weren’t already enchanted by the Quattroporte, Maserati decided to raise the stakes and introduce a sportier version of its luxury sedan at the Frankfurt Show. Compared to the standard Quattroporte Sport GT and while it retains 400 Hp 4.2L V8 and the automatic 6-speed gearbox, the Sport GT S promises to offer better handling and looks. According to Maserati, the Sport GT S’ revised suspension features new, stiffer springs and dampers while the car also sits 10mm lower at the front and 25mm at the rear compared to other versions of the Quattroporte.
However, the GT S’ most prominent feature is its braking system developed by Brembo that uses dual-cast brake discs - a first for a road car. According to Maserati, unlike traditional cast iron discs, dual-cast discs are made of two materials, cast iron and aluminum, which ensure optimized braking and greater resistance to fade. The 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). Design-wise, the Sport GT S stands out thanks to the black-chrome mesh front grille, the black side window trims and the two double exhaust pipes and the dark-chrome 20", seven spoke alloy wheels
Via: Autoblog.it , Source: Maserati
MASERATI QUATTROPORTE SPORT GT S WORLD PREMIERE AT THE FRANKFURT MOTORSHOW
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.