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Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S (2008): first photos

Mon, 22 Dec 2008

By Tim Pollard

First Official Pictures

22 December 2008 09:38

Another week, another Maserati special edition. Today Maser shows off the new Quattroporte Sport GT S – the fifth edition of the sports saloon from Modena to grace CAR Online's pages. Maserati calls it the sportiest Quattroporte yet.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S is essentially a Quattroporte S with a remapped version of the 4.7-litre V8 now producing 433bhp and revised gearchange mapping. There has been a Sport GT S version of the Quattroporte before but this is the facelifted version.

Other changes over the standard S include:

• New single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lowered ride height
• Sports exhaust with pneumatic valves for aural delight
• Black grille with concave vertical fins, red-accented Trident
• Metallic titanium finish to headlamps
• Black 'shadow line' finish to doors, body-coloured door handles
• Twin oval exhausts
• Perforated Alcantara and leather seats
• Titanium-style composite interior trim

The Quattroporte Sport GTS will be unveiled at the 2009 Detroit show on 12 January 2009. CAR will be reporting live from the NAIAS – which is promising to be one of the most intriguing shows in recent years, in the wake of seismic change gripping Motown...

By Tim Pollard