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Maserati Quattroporte S news — ‘Porte Royal - 2008

You’re Maserati. You’ve got a shiny new
4.7-litre V8 with 430bhp sitting around the factory, so what do you do with it?

Stick it under the bonnet of your lovely
four-door saloon, that’s what. Maserati has just revealed the updated version
of its really-rather-desirable Quattroporte, and the big news is that there’s
now a proper ‘S’ version, complete with the bigger V8 from the GranTurismo S
and the Alfa 8C Competizione.

Maser says the engine is of a ‘different
specification’ to the unit in the GT S, though, which probably means an engine
remap for a slightly more relaxed torque curve. It’ll put its power to the rear
wheels through the six-speed ZF auto transmission.

The Quattroporte gets a few midlife
styling revisions, too, including a new grille, freshened-up LED light clusters
and revised door mirrors. You’d obviously spotted those, though.

We’re set to
drive the Quattroporte S in just a couple of weeks time. We’ll let you know
just how good it is as soon as Maser crowbar us out of it.

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