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02 August 2013

Maserati V8 now in Philippines

Autostrada Motore Inc., the country’s official distributor of Maserati ultra-luxury high performance vehicles unveiled its all-new V8 twin turbo Quattroporte. It is the fastest four-door Maserati built to date. Six generations and exactly fifty years later, Maserati’s flagship car is now larger, even lighter and more luxurious than its predecessor. Considered as the pioneer of the luxury sports sedan, the first generation Quattroporte was created and pattered after a one-off Maserati in 1963 after Prince Karim Aga Khan ordered a special unit dubbed as the “5000 WP” designed by Pietro Frua.

The all-new direct-injection 3.8-litre V8 twin turbocharged engine was designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at Maranello. It goes from zero to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds, on to a top speed of 307km/h. Despite this, Maserati managed to lower both its fuel consumption and emissions by 20 percent over the previous Quattroporte model. It is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission compared with the 6-speed version of the previous model. Its hydraulic gearbox is assisted by auto-adaptive software, which is now a standard on all Maserati models. There are five operating modes, selected using the buttons by the gear lever: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and the new I.C.E. (Increased Control Efficiency).

Maserati’s traditional values of providing artisan handcrafted detailing continues in the new Quattroporte’s cabin but is paired with new technology as well. Modern tech features like the Maserati Touch Control screen, adjustable pedals (left hand drive only), reversing cameras, WLAN-based wifi, and the optional 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system offer high-fidelity on-board entertainment and easy driving.