Quattroporte S

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Quattroporte S

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  • If you have to have a saloon, you might as well have a saloon with a Ferrari heart.

Very literal naming system from Maserati here – Quattroporte simply means ‘four-door’. So take it as read, this is the Italian manufacturer’s performance saloon. And very good it is too. It looks delicious, sounds operatic and drives superbly.

  • Comfort

    This isn't an S-class. But for the performance on offer, this is a good balance. Ride is firm, but not uncomfortable

  • Performance

    A Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8 with 470bhp makes the Quattroporte quite capable of dealing with all but the most determined of challengers.

  • Cool

    Luca de Montezemolo, de facto boss of everything interesting and Italian and widely regarded as one of the coolest men in the world, is chauffeur-driven in a Quattroporte. If it's good enough for him...

  • Quality

    We can't vouch for its long-term reliability, because nobody would give us one for a very long-term. But the Italians aren't known for churning out reliable and solidly-built stuff

  • Handling

    One of the best and most natural-handling cars of this size, the Quattroporte was always designed to manage dynamic flair as well as practical space. Attack a twisty road and the QP disguises its bulk quickly and efficiently.

  • Practicality

    It's a proper four-seater with proper room for proper people with proper legs and proper heads. In fact, you can squeeze in a fifth if he isn't too big. Plus the boot can take luggage that's not made by boutique manufacturers

  • Running costs

    All that performance doesn't come cheap. But, you didn't know that...?

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