While the Quattroporte IV was a compact sports sedan, the fifth generation Quattroporte marked Maserati's return to the upper premium segment, in the spirit of the first generation Quattroporte of 1963. The Quattroporte V combines royal interior space and the highest levels of luxury and comfort with a true sports heart. A powerful dry-sump V8 engine, mounted well back in the chassis, and a robotised transaxle transmission stand for a perfect weight distribution and excellent dynamic qualities. After its launch at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Quattroporte became an instant commercial success for Maserati and won numerous awards. This is partly thanks to its astonishing Pininfarina-designed bodywork.
|Data sheet||Quattroporte V (Duoselect)|
|Body type||4-door, 5-seater saloon|
|Production years||2003 - 2008|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump, transaxle|
|Maximum power||400hp @ 7,000rpm|