Maserati Quattroporte White Satin
The Maserati Quattroporte is a four-door full-size luxury sports saloon produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Maserati. The name translated from Italian literally means “four doors”. The car is currently in its sixth generation, with the first generation introduced in 1963.
The Quattroporte is offered with range of two petrol engines. The Quattroporte GTS features a variant of the F154 engine platform shared with the Ferrari 488, the Portofino and other Ferrari models. The engine is a 3.8-litre 90° twin-turbocharged V8, generating a maximum power output of 530 PS (390 kW; 523 hp). The base engine used throughout the trim levels is a 3.0-litre 60° twin-turbocharged V6 generating a maximum power output of 410 PS (302 kW; 404 hp). The same engine is shared with the mid-size Ghibli. Both of the engines are designed and assembled by Ferrari.
The V8 engine of the Quattroporte GTS differs from the other members of the Ferrari F154 family, in that the Maserati version has a crossplane crankshaft and wet sump lubrication. Turbine housings and exhaust manifolds are integrated in a single piece. The engine also has an overboost function which raises the maximum torque from 650 N⋅m (479 lbf⋅ft) between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm to 710 N⋅m (524 lbf⋅ft) between 2,250 and 3,500 rpm.
The V6 engine blocks are cast and machined to Ferrari’s specifications respectively in Chrysler’s Kokomo, Indiana and Trenton Engine Plant from where they are then shipped to the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy for assembly. Apart from the gasoline engines, a diesel engine is also available in the Quattroporte lineage, a 275 PS (202 kW; 271 hp) 3.0-litre V6 with a single variable geometry turbocharger, designed and assembled by FCA’s subsidiary VM Motori.
As of the 2018 model year, the Quattroporte S Q4 was upgraded to raise the maximum power to 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp) from its twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The GTS also received a power upgrade and now generates a maximum power output of 568 PS (418 kW; 560 hp) from its twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
The Quattroporte GTS can accelerate from 0–97 km/h (60 mph) in 4.2 seconds and can complete the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds as evident in Car and Driver’s December, 2014 road test.