2008 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT Sedan
4.2L DOHC 32-valve V-8 engine
Six-speed automatic transmission
Limited-slip rear differential
Grigio Touring exterior, black Poltrona Frau leather interior
Aluminum hood, trunk lid
19-inch, eight-spoke, ball-polished wheels
Ventilated, adaptive and massaging rear seats, rear A/C controls, retractable veneered rear tables and rear curtain shads
Documentation includes - owner's manual, multi-media system owner's manual, warranty card booklet, sales and service organization booklet, Blaupunkt Audio/Navigation System Passport and more
Another Italian stallion has arrived at MotoeXotica Classic Cars! This time, we are very proud to offer this 2008 Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT Sedan. "Quattroporte" literally means four doors in Italian.
TheQuattroporte Executive GTwas a comfort- and luxury-oriented specification; it came equipped withwood-rimmed steering wheel, analcantarasuede interior roof lining, ventilated, adaptive, massagingrear seats, rearair conditioningcontrols,veneeredretractablerear tables, andcurtainshades on the rear windows. The exterior was distinguished by 19-inch eight-spoke ball-polished wheels andchromemesh front and side grilles.
Made in July 2007, this car was delivered to a couple in suburban St. Louis, Missouri on May 10, 2008.
This example, finished in Grigio Touring, has very good paint, with just a few minor blemishes visible upon close inspection. The windows are in fine form, as are the vehicle's lights. The car rolls on 19-inch, eight-spoke, ball-polished wheels within 245/40ZR19 tires in front and 285/35R19 tires in back. The right rear wheel has a small spot of curb rash. The body panels are straight and the car's bumpers fit well with no major blemishes.
Inside, black leather interior is in fantastic shape - seats, carpet, Alcantara-suede headliner, instrument panel, three-spoke steering wheel, door panels, package shelf, etc. There are front airbags for driver and passenger. The CD changer on underside of dash below steering wheel is inoperative but the car has a factory multi-media system accessible by the driver and all passengers, plus a separate rear console with vents and miscellaneous controls.
The fifth generation of the Quattroporte (Tipo M139) was unveiled to the world at theFrankfurt Motor Showon September 9, 2003and made its U.S. premire at the 2003Pebble Beach Concours d'lgance; production started in 2004. Exterior and interior design was done byPininfarina. Built on an entirely new platform, it was 19.7inches longer than its predecessor and sat on a 15.7-inch longerwheelbase. Initially, it was powered by an evolution of thenaturally aspirateddry sump4.2-litreV8 engine, mounted on theMaserati Coup, with an improved output of 400horsepower. Due to its greater weight compared to the Coup and Spyder, the 0-62mph time for the Quattroporte was 5.2 seconds and the top speed 171mph. More than 5,000 Quattroportes were built in 2006.
The Maserati Quattroporte was initially offered in only one configuration, equipped with the DuoSelect transmission. The baseQuattroporte DuoSelectwas recognizable by its chromed grille with horizontal slats; adaptive Skyhook suspension and 330mmbrake diskswith four piston calipers all-around were standard. Maserati put emphasis onpersonalization, offering customers a choice of 15 exterior paint colors,Poltrona Frauleather upholstery in 10 hues, contrasting seat piping and stitching and three types of wood inserts. At theFrankfurt Motor Showin September 2005, Maserati introduced the Executive GT model trim level.
The Quattroporte body is asteelunibody, withaluminumboot lidandengine bonnet;drag coefficientis 0.35.Front and rear aluminumsub-framessupport the whole suspension and drivetrain.
A 47/53 front/rear weight distributionwas achieved by setting the engine behind the front axle, inside the wheelbase (front-mid-engine layout) and the adoption of atransaxlelayout. With the later automatic transmission - fitted in the conventional position in block with the engine - weight distribution changed to 49/51 front/rear. The suspension system consists ofunequal length control armswithforgedaluminum arms and hub carriers,coil springsandanti-roll barson both axles.
The six-speedtorque converterautomatic transmission was a6HP26supplied byZF Friedrichshafen. Unlike the DuoSelect it was placed in the conventional position right behind the engine; to accommodate it and the new rear differential the front and rear sub-frames as well as part of thetransmission tunnelhad to be redesigned. Manual shifting was possible by the centre-console mounted gear lever; in addition Sport GT cars came equipped with paddle shifters as standard, while on other models they were an optional extra. All Quattroporte models were fitted with alimited-slip differential.
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