Introduced in 1963 was the first generation Quattroporte – a direct translation of ‘Four doors’ from Italian to English. The Italian brand’s four-door flagship sedan was introduced in the 2000s with the fifth generation of the Quattroporte, the Quattroporte V released in 2003. Featuring a design penned by Ken Okuyama of famous Italian design firm Pininfarina, as well as being based on an entirely new platform (that would also form the basis of future Maserati models, the GranTurismo & GranCabrio), this four-door luxury sedan stood out from other British and German offerings by being powered by a 4.2L Ferrari F136 V8 – with later models upgrading the displacement to 4.7L. The Quattroporte was given a refresh in 2008, featuring revised exterior styling, new headlights, an upgraded infotainment system, as well as replacing the original 6-speed Graziano ‘Dualselect’ automated manual gearbox with a 6-Speed ZF traditional torque converter automatic. Production of the Quattroporte V ran from 2003 to 2012.
This is a 2011 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, finished in Bianco Eldorado with a Cuoio (Brown) interior. Being a Sport GT S model, this Quattroporte features a power increase to 434 hp (an approximate 10 hp more than the standard output of 424 hp) thanks to an upgraded exhaust system with adjustable bypass valves & a revised intake, upgraded brakes, and Bilstein dampers that replaces the standard Quattroporte ‘Skyhook’ adjustable dampers. Additional changes included GT S exclusive styling features, black double oval exhaust pipes, as well as Maserati’s ‘Titan-Tex’ composite material replacing the standard Veneer trim. This car was imported and sold as new for the Hong Kong market by AutoItalia Ltd. It has remained in fully stock condition with no modifications or changes done to its exterior, interior, or running gear. Under the current owner, it has received new control arms and engine bushings. This Quattroporte Sport GT S has had four previous owners, a current mileage of 65,455 km, and the current road licence is valid until 10th June, 2023.
The Bianco Eldorado and all of its original White paint finish is in excellent condition – while there is a small scuff mark on the rear right quarter panel (on the wheel arch surface closest to the rear door), the rest of the body panels are free of any imperfections; this imperfection can easily be rectified with some TLC to restore its original look. All of the doors, front bonnet and boot open and close without any issues – none of their latches or hinges have any corrosion. Both side door mirrors are free of any scratches. Both headlights, tail lights, and side markers illuminate normally. All of the exterior badges – from the Maserati badges to the Pininfarina emblems are present with none missing any trim pieces. The lower front side vents and all of their surrounding chrome trim are fully intact. All four 20” ‘Multi Trident’ alloy wheels are free of any kerb rash.
Interior and Trim
Look inside and a luxurious Italian interior can be seen – composed of Cuoio Brown interior with Black surfaces overlaid with ‘Titan-Tex’ composite material trim. Both front and rear seats are fully intact with none showing any surface wear or damage. The dashboard is also fully intact with no imperfections to report of – all of this GT S’ exclusive ‘Titan-Tex’ composite material trim is free of any blemishes or surface wear as well. The leather-appointed steering wheel is free of any surface wear – all of its buttons are operational and none show any signs of wear, including the side-mounted paddle shifters. The gear shift knob is free of any surface wear on its leather and ‘Titan-Tex’ material. All of the side door panels, door sills and scuff plates are fully intact. The infotainment system works normally as it should – the dashboard-mounted analogue clock is also fully functional. All of the interior buttons and vents are intact and feel solid to touch and use. The instrument cluster is free of any warning lights – all of the dials operate normally and the LCD display has no missing pixels.
Engine and Running Gear
Turn the key and the 4.7L F136 V8 roars to life with a raw and potent exhaust note – reminding you that this is a luxury sedan carrying Maserati’s Trident badge. The Ferrari-derived V8 runs without any issues – power delivery is smooth across the rev range complimented by the V8’s natural soundtrack that is normally found with fellow Italian coupes and supercars. Press the ‘SPORT’ button and the exhaust opens up to allow this V8 to sound even more potent at the top end. The 6-Speed ZF automatic transmission operates normally to engage all of its gears without any problems – gear changes happen smoothly whether left in automatic or in manual mode. Thanks to the Bilstein dampers exclusive to these GT S models, this luxury sedan feels planted and responsive through the corners; combined with the sport-oriented steering setup, this makes it exciting and thrilling to drive as expected of an Italian exotic. The brakes are very responsive to bring this luxury sedan to a halt. For those looking for a luxurious sedan with a touch of Italian design and sounds, this Quattroporte Sport GT S will easily fit all of those criteria – exclusively available at the Car Farm.
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