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Maserati Quattroporte GT S to go on sale in the spring

Mon, 12 Jan 2009

Maserati's latest speed demon, the Quattroporte Sport GT S will go on sale this spring, the company said at the car's debut on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Sport GT S gets a 4.7-liter V8 that pumps out 433 hp--an increase from 425 hp in the Quattroporte S. The gearshift has also been calibrated for an even sportier ride.

The front and rear suspensions receive single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and the ride has been lowered. The exhaust note is tuned to provide a deeper and throatier rumble with pneumatic valves.

The striking sedan gets an eye-catching black concave grille and new headlights with a metallic finish. The shadow-line treatment--so dubbed by Maserati--includes black finishing around the doors, body-colored door handles and black exhaust pipes.

The interior is marked with Alcantara and leather seats.

The Sport GT S honors the 70th anniversary of Maserati's first win in the Indy 500.

The all-new Quattroporte is due for 2012.

Detroit Auto Show News

By Greg Migliore