Official: Maserati and Zegna to roll out limited-edition Quattroporte in Frankfurt

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Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition Concept

Back in April, Maserati announced a new partnership with men’s clothier Ermenegildo Zegna. We wondered at the time how a Maserati could possibly get any more stereotypically Italian stylish, but now the Modenese automaker is presenting the answer in this fresh take on the new Quattroporte.

When the doors open at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, Maserati will unveil the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car. That’s their name, not ours, and if you’re wondering how a production vehicle could be turned at once into both a concept and a limited edition, well… we don’t know, either. Maserati says that it previews a production version to follow next year.

So, confusing nomenclature aside, what are we looking at here? For starters, there’s a special platinum-color paint finish with tiny aluminum flecks and a gloss-black primer to give it that extra-deep luster. And the interior has been upholstered in “moka” and “greige,” with leather seats, door panels and headliner and other surfaces finished in Zegna’s own textiles.

We have the feeling pictures probably don’t do it justice, as strikes us as the kind of thing you have to see in person to appreciate, so we’ll look forward to seeing how it comes across in the flesh next week.

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Maserati Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition Concept

Back in April, Maserati announced a new partnership with men’s clothier Ermenegildo Zegna. We wondered at the time how a Maserati could possibly get any more stereotypically Italian stylish, but now the Modenese automaker is presenting the answer in this fresh take on the new Quattroporte.

When the doors open at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, Maserati will unveil the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept car. That’s their name, not ours, and if you’re wondering how a production vehicle could be turned at once into both a concept and a limited edition, well… we don’t know, either. Maserati says that it previews a production version to follow next year.

So, confusing nomenclature aside, what are we looking at here? For starters, there’s a special platinum-color paint finish with tiny aluminum flecks and a gloss-black primer to give it that extra-deep luster. And the interior has been upholstered in “moka” and “greige,” with leather seats, door panels and headliner and other surfaces finished in Zegna’s own textiles.

We have the feeling pictures probably don’t do it justice, as strikes us as the kind of thing you have to see in person to appreciate, so we’ll look forward to seeing how it comes across in the flesh next week.

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Report: Maserati orders triple on strength of Quattroporte demand in China

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2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4

Considering Maserati sold all of 6,300 cars globally in 2012, its goal of selling 50,000 by 2015 seemed like a bit of a stretch to say the least, but it turns the Fiat-owned automaker was on to something. Reuters is reporting that Maserati has already received about 17,000 orders for cars this year, with help from the new 2014 Quattroporte and strong demand in China.

The US continues to be the top market for Maserati sales, but the report quotes Harald Wester, brand chief executive, as saying that China is now the top market for Quattroporte. As big of an improvement as this is it bears mentioning that the Ghibli isn’t even on sale yet and the Levante SUV, a redesigned GranTurismo and a new 911-fighting coupe are still waiting in the pipeline.

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Spy Shots: Baby Maserati Quattroporte mule snapped hiding in plain sight

Maserati 'Baby Quattroporte' spy shots

Maserati ‘Baby Quattroporte’ spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you’ve been listening to the whispers about a new smaller version of the Maserati Quattroporte and wondering exactly what the machine will look like when it debuts, you can quit your pondering. Sort of. Our task force of stealthy spy photographers have managed to lay their lenses on a mule version of the new baby Quattroporte. This particular evaluation car sports a shorter wheelbase and smaller brakes than its bigger brother, and a single exhaust outlet hints to a slightly lower level of performance. Though this tester seems to have raided the parts bin of the larger Quattroporte for some ill-fitting glass, we’re told that the production version of the car will look significantly different.

Maserati has been itching to tango with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz AMG E-Class, Jaguar XFR and BMW M5, and this machine could be the beast that allows the company to do just that. As of right now, there’s no indication as to exactly what will lurk underhood when it debuts in 2012, though with a mule running around, we’re guessing it won’t be too long before we hear more about the smaller Quattroporte’s drivetrain.

Gallery: Maserati Quattroporte Spy Shots

[Source: CarPix]

Spy Shots: Baby Maserati Quattroporte mule snapped hiding in plain sight originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Maserati drops MC Sport Line for the Quattroporte at Sydney show

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Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S with MC Sport Line – Click above for high-res image gallery

MC. The letters are sacrosanct to fans of the Trident marque and its venerable racing prowess. They stand for Maserati Corse, and you may recognize them from the MC12, the Enzo-based homologation special that’s still kickin’ ass and taking names in the FIA GT1 series. More recently the Modenese automaker rolled out a racing version of its GranTurismo coupe bearing those same letters, which has since been followed by a roadgoing version of said racer called the MC Stradale. There’ve been MC Sport Line accessories for the GranTurismo S as well, but until now the Quattroporte has been left out of the fun.

Kicking things off for its four-door model, Maserati has unveiled the Quattroporte MC Sport in Sydney at the Australian International Auto Show. So what are we looking at, a road-going version of the touring car currently being flogged around Italy’s best circuits in the Superstars series? Unfortunately not. What you’re looking at here is the existing Quattroporte Sport GT S – already one heck of a car – with some added trim: carbon fiber interior accents and aluminum pedals, and little else. Not much on their own, but then this is how Modena kicked off the MC program for the GranTurismo, so we’re hoping this is the harbinger of things to come.

Gallery: Maserati Quattroporte MC Sport Line

[Source: Maserati]

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Report: Maserati’s baby Quattroporte coming late 2011

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Maserati Quattroporte S

Maserati Quattroporte S – Click above for high-res image gallery

We’ve heard the rumors about a Baby Quattroporte for some time now and Inside Line managed to wrangle up some new details on the upcoming Maserati. The car is expected to arrive sometime next fall and will take aim at the likes of the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. While the Quattroporte received its lines from Pininfarina, the smaller Maserati will be penned at Centro Stile Fiat – Fiat’s in-house design studio.

Currently, the automaker is deciding where the sporty luxury sedan will be built. The Modena factory is running at full-tilt so the next choice seems to be Bertone’s Turin plant.

Gallery: First Drive: Maserati Quattroporte S

Photos copyright (C)2010 Noah Joseph / AOL

[Source: Inside Line]

Report: Maserati’s baby Quattroporte coming late 2011 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 07 Oct 2010 15:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Ultimate Shooting (Through) Brake – Maserati Quattroporte hearse

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Maserati Quattroporte Hearse

Maserati Quattroporte Hearse – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Remember when we told you about Intercar Modena turning a Maserati Quattroporte into hearse? We’re not sure if this is one of theirs, but the number of Maserati hearses built has to be very low, but that hasn’t stopped some fortunate soul from capturing one in the wild. The video after the jump is quick but the car is clearly visible. It’s a rare spotting of a vehicle people are dying to get into (Thank you! Try the veal!).

When you get set to leave this world, you may want to go out in style. Cadillacs and Lincolns are the chariots of commoners. A Mercedes is a step in the right direction. There are some, however, with a privileged palate and serious sense of style, and some of them will doubtlessly opt for coachbuilt Italian splendor. The Maserati Quattroporte hearse is a wonderful example of how someone can shoot through to the other side in fine style. Put on your best black suit and make the jump to see the video. Thanks for the tip, Monty!

[Source: YouTube]

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Maserati to base upcoming junior Quattroporte on next Chrysler 300?

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1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati

1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati

As excitement and anticipation mount for the arrival of a new “entry-level” sedan from Maserati, so do the rumors. The new model, expected to slot in below the current Quattroporte, has been the subject of much conjecture and speculation, but the latest hits a little closer to home.

According to reports, the junior QP could share its underpinnings with the next Chrysler 300C. This in contrast with previous reports that the Trident marque was looking to develop a new platform for the model, a move that would be decidedly more expensive for a Fiat/Chrysler empire already spread too thin. (Closer collaboration is expected between the Chrysler and Lancia divisions, which could also lead to a next-gen 300-based successor to the discontinued Lancia Thesis.)

As sources point out, this wouldn’t be the first time that Maserati and Chrysler have gotten into bed with each other. Close ties between onetime Chrysler chief Lee Iacocca and Alejandro de Tomaso (of the eponymous sportscar company that once owned Maserati) led to the disastrous badge-whoring exercise known as the Chrysler TC by Maserati (pictured above). If the latest reports come to fruition, we’d certainly hope the outcome would be in a different league altogether.

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Maserati to base upcoming junior Quattroporte on next Chrysler 300? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Novitec Tridente supercharges the Maserati Quattroporte

Filed under: Aftermarket, Sedan, Performance, Europe, Maserati, Luxury

Maserati Quattroporte by Novitec Tridente – Click above for high-res image gallery

Used to be – not so long ago, even – that if you wanted something exotic and sporty with four doors, your choices were largely limited to the Maserati Quattroporte. Maybe the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, if your budget and tastes veered more towards the statesmanly. But these days, buyers have more choices in the form of the Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide and even the Jaguar XJ Supercharged. And while Maserati reportedly has a pair of new QPs in the works, for those still enamored with the current model but hoping for a little extra kick, Novitec Tridente has something in store for you.

Novitec who, you ask? The Dutch tuning firm massages all manner of Italian automobiles – like the Alfa 159 and Fiat 500, for example – under its unadorned name, but may be more familiar to exotic car aficionados under the Novitec Rosso label, the division that tunes Ferrari models. A couple of years ago, the company launched a unit dedicated to tuning Maseratis, and these are its latest releases.

The upgrade package can be fitted to either the Quattroporte S or the top-of-the-line Quattroporte GT S, bolting a supercharger, intercooler, new intake manifold and fuel injectors and a remapped ECU to the 4.7-liter V8 to boost output up to 590 horsepower, a stout 160 and 150-horse boost over stock, respectively. A new, electronically adjustable sport suspension is also fitted with 21-inch modular wheels and Pirelli P Zero rubber, along with some discreet aero bits and a variety of interior upgrade options. The result? Try 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and a 183 mph top tend. Details in the press release after the jump and photos in the high-res image gallery below.

Gallery: Maserati Quattroporte S & GT S by Novitec Tridente

[Source: Novitec]

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