Consider its voluptuous Pininfarina shape. Driving It This magnificent Maserati is truly rewarding to drive. The standard 18-inch wheels are 11 spokes. There were nice leather handles to close the doors, but the levers to open the doors were only big enough for two or three fingers. Although photos of the black leather with red stitching, and Black Piano wood trim, look hot.
This is a good thing. It makes 400 horsepower at 7000 rpm, and 339 pound-feet of torque at 4250 rpm. Our upgraded steering wheel came in dark Rosewood, three wide spokes with leather on the inside, beginning at 2 and 10 o'clock with nubs for your thumbs and wrapping all the way around the bottom. The Quattroporte has Brembo all-disc brakes and a Skyhook automatic-damping suspension. And once the pilot has settled into the luscious interior, the seduction process accelerates.
Judged purely from a performance standpoint, those numbers may seem a bit high compared to some of its prime rivals. But we liked the mute button located there. Maserati says that 75 percent of that torque is available at 2500 rpm, but we found ourselves climbing a hill at 70 mph and 2100 rpm in sixth gear, and when we put our foot down without downshifting, it didn't exactly zoom. Maserati says the Quattroporte can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a swift 5. The owner was very friendly and was willing to work with us on another vehicle.
Vehicle Overview For the 2005 model year, Maserati introduced a full-size four-door luxury sedan called the Quattroporte. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information. For optimum weight distribution, the engine sits behind the front axle and drives a rear-mounted transmission. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. It comes down to materials, and even though one might say that cows are cows, leather isn't always necessarily just leather. At 90 miles per hour, the Quattroporte rises to a new level of performance, and inspires a new level of confidence.
Does that make it a better European car than American? 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. You can hang your thumbs there and still reach the big shifter paddles with your little fingers; the left paddle downshifts, right paddle upshifts. Show full review Vehicle Overview For the 2005 model year, Maserati introduced a full-size four-door luxury sedan called the Quattroporte. 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 ranks highly for its comfortable yet precise handling, as well as head-turning exterior design and luxurious four-passenger cabin.
You don't notice the short deck until you look for it, although you might notice the strategically placed Maserati emblem on the coupe-ish C-pillar. The steering wheel is made of wood and leather. The three portholes behind the front wheels aren't functional, but they look cool; we'd be tempted to say they're reminiscent of the classic 1955 Buick Roadmaster, except the ports are much better done, with three instead of four, trapezoidal instead of round, and closer together. Step hard on the throttle and its exhaust note takes on an entirely different level of urgency as the Quattroporte streaks from zero to 60 mph in about 5. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
The optional 19-inch wheels are beautiful tapered nine-spokes, wagon wheels honed to fine art, and the 20-inch wheels are thicker seven-spokes. And the best part is, it's not a Ferrari. Too many knobs require too many moves resulting in too much distraction to get where you want to go with the radio, even after you learn the drill. Its rarity and exclusivity remain a bonus. The Italians do a good job there, too. The gauges in front of the driver are nice, having a blue background with white notches around the rim of the speedometer on the left and tachometer redline 7500! DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The DuoSelect electrically actuated six-speed manual transaxle has been discontinued for 2008.
It's long, with a wheelbase of 120. But factor in the Quattroporte's style and fluid handling — plus the intangible value of its exclusivity — and that bottom line becomes less of an issue, given its remarkable emotional appeal. The taillights are kind of forgive us Acura-looking, but the smooth bumper fascia and cool double twin exhaust tips that peek from holes in that fascia make up for it. Buyer is responsible for shipping and inspection costs. But chrome trim on the black aluminum paddles? Maserati misses on the ergonomics of the turn signal stalk, which is stubby and too hard to reach beyond the paddle shifter.