Maserati quattroporte 1996




Maserati quattroporte 1996

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    The Maserati Quattroporte is a four-door full-sized luxury sports sedan produced by Italian car .. a litre twin-turbocharged V8 Quattroporte was added to the range in new AM engine, in the Quattroporte, generated a maximum.

    All specifications, performance and fuel economy data of Maserati Quattroporte ( kW / PS / hp), edition of the year for Europe, including.

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    In all, including the Royale, production of the Quattroporte amounted to 2, units in total. The first generation of the Quattroporte had a steel unibody structure, complemented by a front subframe. The Quattroporte's body is a steel unibody , with an aluminium boot lid and engine bonnet; the C d is 0. 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. A torque tube joined rigidly together the two units.

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    Maserati Quattroporte V8 specifications & stats

    The Maserati Quattroporte Italian pronunciation: The name translated from Italian literally means " four doors ". The car is currently in its sixth generation, with the first introduced in , and the current model launched in It was a large saloon powered by V8 engines—both firsts for a series production Maserati.

    The task of styling the Quattroporte was given to Turinese coachbuilder Pietro Frua , who drew inspiration from a special Maserati GT chassis number Regular production began in It was equipped with a 4. The car was also exported to the United States, where federal regulations mandated twin round headlamps in place of the single rectangular ones found on European models.

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    In , Maserati revised the Tipo , adding the twin headlights already used on the U. A leaf-sprung solid axle took place of the previous De Dion tube. The interior was completely redesigned, including the dashboard which now had a full width wood-trimmed fascia.

    In alongside the 4. Around of the second series were made, for a total of Tipo Quattroportes. Production ended in The first generation of the Quattroporte had a steel unibody structure, complemented by a front subframe. Front suspension was independent , with coil springs and hydraulic dampers. Rear suspension used a coil sprung De Dion tube featuring inboard brakes on the first series, later changed to a more conventional Salisbury leaf sprung solid axle with a single trailing link on the second series.

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    On both axles there were anti-roll bars. Brakes were solid Girling discs all around. A limited slip differential was optional. It featured two chain-driven overhead camshafts per bank , 32 angled valves , hemispherical combustion chambers , inserted cast iron wet cylinder liners , and was fed through an aluminium, water-cooled inlet manifold by four downdraft twin-choke Weber carburetors —initially 38 DCNL 5 and 40 DCNL 5 on 4, and 4, cars respectively, later changed to 40 DCNF 5 and 42 DCNF 5 starting from December Rory Brown was commissioned as the chief engineer of the project.

    The car received the 4. The car had Bertone bodywork, penned by Marcello Gandini. Most of the cars built were sold in the Middle East and in Spain, where such type of approval was not necessary.

    The front-wheel drive layout and the modest 3. The production total amounted to 13 cars only. While the prototype was built in , the succeeding twelve cars were built to order between and After the brief parenthesis of the Citroen-era front-wheel drive Quattroporte II, the third generation went back to the classic formula of rear-wheel drive and large Maserati V8 engine.

    Maserati quattroporte 1996

    The designed was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro. It was only three years later though, in , that the production version of the car went on sale. Initially, the "4porte" badging was used, but changed in to Quattroporte. Two versions of the V8 engine were available: The interior was upholstered in leather and trimmed in briar wood. The Quattroporte III marked the last of the hand-built Italian cars; all exterior joints and seams were filled to give a seamless appearance.

    From onwards, the Royale superseded the Quattroporte. On 14 December , at Maserati's 60th anniversary as a car manufacturer, De Tomaso presented the Maserati Royale in Modena, a built-to-order, ultra-luxury version of the Quattroporte. Besides the usual leather upholstery and veneer trim, the car featured a revised dashboard with an analogue clock, four electrically adjustable seats , retractable veneered tables in the rear doors, and a mini-bar.

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