The fourth generation of Maserati’s Quattroporte was unveiled in April 1994 at the Turin Auto Show and was produced until 2001 under Fiat ownership. It was also the first Maserati to be produced under ownership of the famous Italian compact car company until Ferrari bought a 50% controlling stake in Maserati in 1997 and made improvements to the manufacturing methods, overall quality control and the outdated production facilities.
Bertone’s famous Italian car designer who also designed the Lamborghini Miura and Countach as well as several other well-known famous and luxurious cars, Marcello Gandini was responsible for the overall exterior design of the Quattroporte as evident in the signature angular wheel arches and the rest of its wedge-shaped design, giving it an aerodynamic drag coefficient of 0.31.
The interior was design and assembled with a wonderful combination of Conolly leather and elm burl wood veneer with the Maserati clock located about the climate controls in the center of the dashboard to finish it off.
The Quattroporte of that generation came with 3 engine options, two V6s that were used in the Ghibli and one V8 that was evolved from the Shamal which were all twin turbocharged. Along with the engine changes from the last generation, the fourth generation Quattroporte also had a 300kg weight reduction thanks to the underpinnings that is based on the Maserati Biturbo. This combined with the 4-speed ZF automatic or 6-speed Getrag manual transmission gave the Quattroporte the ability to hit a top speed of 255km/h. It also featured MacPherson struts in the front and trailing arms in the rear to further optimise handling and overall comfort
This example has recently had a major refurbishment programme at Crossley & Webb and is in good condition
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