Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sportline
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Sport GT S MC Sportline
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17th September, 2012
With the Quattroporte close to the end of its model life, Maserati has
lifted the power out of its range-topping Quattroporte Sport GTS sedan to 331 kW (450 bhp) with the MC Sportline version.
This drops the 0-100 km/h time to 5.0 seconds and further enhances the Quattroporte’s reputation as a performance saloon
that combines Italian style and luxury with real on-road ability and performance. Tongue-in-cheek you could say the only
thing faster with a Maserati Quattroporte is the depreciation!
“This is the latest in a line of improvements to the Quattroporte that ensure it remains the car against which
rivals must be judged,” claimed Glen Sealey, General Manager for Maserati in Australia and New Zealand. “This
performance lift, which cuts the 0-100 to the benchmark five second mark, is the perfect complement to the most recent
upgrade to this model, making the MC-Sportline range of trim and equipment standard which, like this power boost, comes
with no increase in price.”
The power lift from 323 to 331 kW has been achieved through changes to the high performance 4.7 litre V8 engine’s
mapping and software and builds on friction reducing measures made last year, changes that also lifts the torque peak
from 490 to 510 Nm.
The Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S version has been the range topping variant of Maserati’s salon and, since its
launch, has been consistently the best selling variant of the Quattroporte. Top speed is 285 km/h and the 0-100 km/h time
is now 5.0 seconds, down from 5.1 seconds. But these figures are only part of the story of how Maserati has produced a
luxury saloon that has the driving abilities similar to a super car.
With the MC Sportline package, this model is visually as well as technically focused on performance with it replacing
all the wood trim in the standard car with carbon fibre, across the dashboard, the front and rear centre consoles,
sections of the door panels, the gear knob and around the switchgear. Additionally it is used around the instrument pack
and on the longer Trofeo gearchange paddles. Each of the door sills is fitted with carbon fibre trim panels embossed with
the MC Sportline logo and the MC logo is stamped into the aluminium brake pedal.
Maserati revised the mapping of the V8 4.7 litre engine, with power increased to 331 kW at 7,000 rpm. In Sport mode
valves open in the exhaust system to reduce back-pressure increasing maximum available power. These valves not only
release more power – they also enable the Maserati V8 to provide a throaty roar at low engine speeds and full symphonic
sound of a genuine sports car at higher rpm.
The launch of the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S MC Sportline debuted MC-Auto Shift, the closest an automatic
transmission has come to offering instant response of sequential manual, yet maintain seamless smooth gearshifts when a
high performance response is not required. This has been achieved via a thorough redesign of the transmission operating
software and providing the driver with features not available on other Quattroporte variants.
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory
charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are
subject to change without notice, as are the specifications. E&OE.