DREAMCARS Mount Dora, Fla. (352) 385-1945
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Quattroporte V Sedan
Wow! We had an opportunity to buy
this car and once previewing it, decided it was a
Must Buy. Absolutely Stunning
Performance, Garaged all it's life, never Smoked In, No Curb-Kissed Wheels, a
Knock-out Beauty in Grecio Metallic Silver with Tan leather. This car drives
like NEW and 'looks' like it came off the showroom floor yesterday. This is a
late build 2005 with only 18,670 miles- loaded with Bose Sound, Blaupunkt
6 CD Changer, 400 hp. Ferrari Built V8, Dual
Climate Control Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Paddle Shift Duo Select
Automatic Transmission, 'Sport' Mode Suspension / Transmission, Power Front &
Rear Heated Seats, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, 19" Sport Alloy Wheels, Power
Rear Shade, Power Sunroof, Retractable Mirrors, Wood Steering Wheel, Full
Leather Interior (mint) and even Multi-Media Navigation. Tires were changed not
for wear but, lack of use just recently. Clean Auto Report and Full Recent
Service at the Maserati Dealer. A Great value; List price new $113,500. NADA
Guide Current Issue Book $60,600. Let someone else take that 'first-5 year
hit'...and, still Live The Dream...Buy
it now $39,500 OBO.
in Italian means "Four Doors" and this beautiful design began in 1963 when
Maserati announced a new model. Not new to the Auto Scene, this Sedan has now
created Six Generations of endearment.
First Generation (1963-1969)
drew a strong resemblance to
sketches by Frau, then executed by the Vignale Coach Builders. They were heavy
Highway Cruisers capable of 124 m.p.h.. By 1966, Maserati added double
headlights and increased top speed to 160.
1974-1978 by introducing the 2nd generation
Quattroporte II at the Turin, Italy Car Show. Most of these FWD cars
were sold to the Middle East for Sheiks and to Spain. By 1973, the Oil Crisis
saw the car in a downward spiral from which this model never recovered.
Furthermore, the FWD (Front Wheel Drive) feature did not attract many or, should
we say... any admirers.
Then came the Quattroporte
III & Royale models.
Considered a "Businessman's Maserati" it was re-configured and released by newly
appointed Alejandro deTomaso as a rear-wheel drive car with a large V8. It was
one of the last hand-built Italian cars with all the seams filled to give a
'seamless appearance'. Only 2,155 Quattroporte's were ever produced and most
carried the '4200' 8 cylinder motor. They are best remembered for their lavish
By 1994-2001 the Quattroporte
IV was unveiled.
They were actually a restyled 4 -door version of the Ghibli II designed by
Marcello Gandini. They packed an incredible punch with a 2.8 Twin Turbo V8 that
produced 284 hp and 158 mph. A 3.2 Bi-Turbo version was announced in 1995 and it
reached 335 hp and 168 mph.
In 1997 Ferrari
took over Maserati and introduced the Quattroporte
Evolutione' for 1998. It featured over 400 new ,or improved, parts benefitting
from FERRARI'S dramatically improved manufacturing methods. Only 320
Evolutione's were ever produced 1998-2001.
enters the Quattroporte V (2004-2012).
This is a Work of Art designed by Pinanfarina offering the same engine as the
Maserati Coupe, Spyder and new Gran Turisimo but, improved to 400 hp Due to it's
weight it does 0-62 in 5.2 sec and has a Top Speed of 171 mph. It was unveiled
at the Frankfort Auto Show in 2003 and then was premiered at the Pebble Beach
Concourse by Aug. of 2003. A beautiful continuation of the long standing
Maserati Quattroporte Luxury Sedans. It had a remarkable 47% front to 55% rear
weight distribution while the Duo Select Transmission which allows a very nimble
handling machine. Maserati then re-designed the weight distribution further by
setting the engine back a bit further in the chassis to shift the load back even
further towards the cabin. This new design maximizes weight distribution and
forward thrust on accceleration. Truly a Ferrari racecar in Maserati Clothing.
The result was 47% front and 51% rear distribution. Over 5,000 Maserati
Quattroporte's were delivered by 2006 alone.
Successful production continues
on Maserati Quattroporte's with the release of the
2013 to present. They are now built at the Bertone plant on the outskirts of
Turin, Italy. It's hard to match the Prestige and Beauty of driving a "4-Door
Ferrari" in the Maserati Quattroporte'.