Maserati GB is proud to announce that the 1000th Quattroporte has just been registered in the UK, since its debut on UK roads in 2004.
The 1000th car, a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS in Blu Oceano with Sabbia leather interior, was delivered yesterday by Maserati GB’s Head of Sales Peter Denton and Edward Lovett, Dealer Principal at Dick Lovett Maserati in Swindon, to its proud new owner John Burton. A keen racing driver of World Sports Racing Prototypes (he still races his Chevron B26 that he used to drive in the ‘70s), Mr Burton, accompanied by his wife Rosie, couldn’t wait to get on the road, accompanied by the sound of the GTS’s thrilling V8.
The Maserati Quattroporte, which had its worldwide premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003, took the sport luxury saloon segment by storm, thanks to its distinctive Italian soul. It speaks for the traditional Maserati values and provides continuity with the great saloons bearing the same name that have achieved success in the past, from the first Quattroporte with Frua body in 1964, to the “presidential” Quattroporte in 1984, of which the Italian President Sandro Pertini was particularly fond.
After five years of success, with 46 awards won internationally, the new Quattroporte range reinforces the model’s exclusive image with a thorough technical and styling upgrade, and with the Quattroporte Sport GTS performance reaches new peaks.
Conceived and developed as “a real driving machine in the guise of a luxury saloon”, the Quattroporte Sport GTS features the new V8 4.7 litre engine with increased power output (440 HP), specific gear-shifting software, front and rear suspension with single-rate dampers, stiffer springs and lower ride height and a sports exhaust controlled by pneumatic valves for a deep, throaty and captivating sound enhanced by large twin-oval tailpipes.
The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS is on sale at £89,865.