The Quattroporte takes the convention that large luxury saloons should look sober and restrained…and throws it out of the window. Luxury, scale and space meet phenomenal dynamic capabilities in the Maserati Quattroporte. It’s a unique combination perfectly expressed by this vehicle’s stately and flowing yet dynamically intense exterior proportions. The front is dominated by the characteristic grille bearing the iconic Trident. Inspired by the Alfieri coupé concept, its deep-cut, concave design creates a predatory shark-nose effect. This is perfectly complemented by 10 vertical bars in chrome that further underscore the car’s prestigious stature. The imposing presence is brought into even sharper focus by plunging character lines on the long bonnet and stylish full-LED Adaptive headlights, as standard. The side profile also reveals much about this vehicle’s commanding character. The long wheelbase is clear to see, for example, promising abundant space for all on board. The sporting heritage is boldly stated, too. This is revealed in the traditional triple air vents in the front wings, the muscular, rising wheel-arches and the timeless Saetta logo in the C-pillars.
Design & Craftsmanship
Whether you’re the driver or a passenger, the interior of the Maserati Quattroporte is a profoundly engaging place to be – on two fundamental levels. On the one hand, there is the awareness and the experience of massive performance. On the other, there’s meticulously crafted comfort, technological convenience and peerless Italian style. Signature Maserati details signpost this unique vitality. The Trident is seen on the headrests and the centre of the steering wheel. The Quattroporte designation is a discreet, dynamic flourish across the dashboard. And, also on the dashboard, the blue Maserati clock takes centrally-mounted pride of place. Get closer and there’s much more to discover – and it’s all offered as standard. The seats, upper dashboard and armrests, for instance, are finished in fine, hand-stitched leather. Extensive trim detailing in genuine Radica open-pore wood provides a smooth and graceful contrast.