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by George Skentzos

The new Maserati Quattroporte has made its international debut at the Paris Motor Show today, just days before it is unveiled locally at the Australian International Motor Show alongside the GranTurismo.

 

The Quattroporte has long epitomised the concept of “Sport Luxury Saloon”, a trend only now being followed by rivals such as Porsche, Aston Martin and now Lamborghini.

The Paris line-up mirrors the brands presence for Sydney, with both the standard 4.2-litre and S 4.7-litre variants on display.

Both models are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission developed in partnership with ZF.

Following the GranTurismo, the Quattroporte features a new grille with vertical slats while the front and rear light clusters now incorporate LED technology.

Maserati Quattroporte in Paris before Sydney Show

The local debut of the GranTurismo S within the next week will also be an Australian first with the new model boasting a 323kW V8 4.7-litre engine capable of 7100 rpm.

The sprint from zero to 100km/h takes just 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 295km/h.

With a more than six decade connection to the Pininfarina brand, Maserati will also honour the legend of Andrea Pininfarina who passed away earlier this year.




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