WE GAVE YOU the rundown on Maserati's latest heavy-hitting executive express, the Quattroporte Sport GT S, last week, but now the car is in the country, on sale and ready to rock.
Thanks to the ACCC's new car pricing scheme that came into effect today, Maserati has declined to give the Quattroporte Sport GT S a pricetag, instead directing prospective buyers to contact their nearest dealer. By our reckoning though, don't expect to get much change out of $350,000.
It'll no doubt cost a packet, but you'll be getting a big hunk of car in exchange. With 323kW and 490Nm of torque on tap from its uprated 4.7 litre V8, sportier shift mapping in its six-speed auto and stiffer suspension, the GT S is without doubt the king of the Quattroporte range.
"The Quattroporte is clearly one of the standard setters," Edward Butler, General Manager of Maserati in Australia and New Zealand said.
"It has captured not just the attention of car buyers, making it the most successful car that Maserati has produced, it has also set a benchmark for an exclusive performance saloon.
"But, as the new Sport GT S demonstrates, Maserati is not prepared to stand still, it is simply not in the company?s DNA, and so the Sport GT S lifts the benchmark ? again."
Hyperbole aside, the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S is not only the quickest Maserati four-door around, but also the meanest looking. Think your wallet is thick enough to take it on? Give Maserati a call.