Words by Afzal Rawuther
Maserati has delivered the very first Quattroporte GTS in India. The car is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 motor that pumps out 523bhp of maximum power and 710Nm of peak torque. The car can sprint from 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 310kmph, and it is also the fastest four-door luxury offering from the automaker.
It will be offered in two trims – the Granlusso and the Gransport. Granlusso emphasizes on luxury. It features chrome inserts in the bumpers, 20-inch Mercurio rims with black brake calipers, body-coloured side skirts, a discreet front spoiler and Granlusso badging on the wings. Gransport is a sportier version. It gets 21-inch forged aluminium Titano wheels with red brake calipers, more aggressive design bumpers, Saetta logos and blue inserts in the Trident, giving it a more sporty appeal. Other traditional Maserati design elements such as the imposing front grille, the Maserati Trident, triple-slats on the sides and the bulbous proportions also make their way into the updated model.
The same approach is carried in the interiors as well; the Granlusso ups the luxury quotient with the Ermenegildo Zegna silk upholstery, Radica open-pore wood trim on the dashboard and a leather wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts. The Gransport on the other hand features 12-way power adjustable leather sport seats, sport steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles, Inox sport foot pedals, fine-grain extended leather and the classic Maserati analogue clock with embedded GTS badge. Standard equipment includes a 7-inch TFT display in the centre console, a 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and smartphone mirroring functions, air-quality sensor and soft-close doors.
The 2018 Quattroporte GTS GranLusso and GranSport range will be available at an average price of Rs 2.7 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) depending on the customization. Deliveries of the car will commence at the same time everywhere across the world.
We have driven the Quattroporte GTS in the past. You can read all about it here.