Celebrating the first arrivals in North America of Quattroporte four-door and recent unveiling of the Ghibli sports sedan, Maserati salutes winning horse and team
At the world’s most famous horse race, Maserati celebrated the arrival of the very first examples of the all new Quattroporte reaching the shores of North America and the recent global unveiling of the Ghibli sport sedan. Many of the jockeys, including winner Joel Rosario, carried the famed Maserati name and Trident on their britches, bringing the spirit of the 523 horsepower Maserati V8 to each competitor.
The timing is noteworthy as both the Ghibli and the Quattroporte are designed with All-Wheel-Drive for Maserati performance even when conditions are less than perfect, as it was for the 139th running at Churchill Downs. As a brand with a nearly a century of tradition in competition, Maserati wishes to congratulate the winning horse Orb, Jockey Joel Rosario, Trainer Shug McGaughey and the team behind this victory.
About the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte:
The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is a significant leap forward that not only sets the high-technology tone for the Trident brand’s upcoming range of new-models, but also remains faithful to Maserati’s long history of luxury sports sedans. The powerful and proprietary Maserati engines and the large cabin are at the core of the Quattroporte’s design. Dominated by a long, powerful nose and a concave Trident grille a clear link is created to both current and historic Maseratis.
The newly-developed direct-injection engine family boasts a 523 hp 3.8-litre V8 and a 404 hp/ 3.0-litre V6, both of which are twin-turbocharged, designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at their plant in Maranello. All versions come equipped with the latest eight-speed automatic transmission developed with ZF. The V8 is the fastest, most powerful and efficient four-door Maserati has ever built, reaching 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and achieving a top speed of 191 mph.
The all-new architecture retains the Quattroporte’s exquisite handling with near 50:50 weight distribution, double-wishbone front suspension and a state-of-the-art five-link rear suspension.
The V6 twin turbo Q4 All-Wheel Drive variant is capable of a top speed of 177mph. The “Q4” system is capable of redistributing the torque instantly from full rear wheel drive to a balanced near 50/50 distribution between front and rear wheels when more traction is needed.
New standards of quality in design, development, fabrication and process controls are employed in the facility building the Quattroporte, while traditional hand-crafted design continues inside and out of the Quattroporte’s cabin. Interior luxury leaps forward technically, too, with features like a touch control screen, adjustable pedals, WLAN-based WiFi and an optional 15-speaker, 1280 Watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
In 1963, Maserati established the benchmark for the luxury sports sedan. The new Quattroporte continues to elevate the standard of high quality engineering, supercar performance all within the space, luxury and daily driving ability of a sedan.