If there’s one brand name that should jump to your tongue whenever the thought of top-quality, premium luxury vehicles comes to mind, that name should be Maserati. Known for decades as the automaker behind some of history’s most impressive performance and luxury models, Maserati has long brought that attention to detail and top-tier Italian styling to the day’s most desirable vehicles – and today is no exception. That’s thanks to the impressive performance and enviable style found on the 2016 Maserati Quattroporte, which brings with it just about everything the modern driver could ask for in a luxury sports sedan.
But when it comes to bringing unbeatable comfort, the latest in entertainment and safety tech, and a breathtaking design to today’s automotive market, few can compare to the truly amazing 2016 Quattroporte GTS trim, a powerful race-ready rider that packs in all of the best of what the Quattroporte model line has to offer. If you’ve been searching for a vehicle that can be as much of a showstopper as it is a beast on the track, look no further – the Quattroporte GTS is quite likely the one for you.
Here’s a look at everything drivers can expect from the new Quattroporte GTS, and why it’s one of our top picks for quality luxury sedans for 2016. Chances are, you’ll be about as amazed as we are with this impressive, high-class sedan – and don’t blame us if you find yourself wanting to go for a test drive.
Fine Italian Design
Perhaps most notable about the new Quattroporte GTS are the subtle design changes it’s gone through since its preceding model years, including a notable boost in size and proportions throughout the vehicle for a more comfortable ride and better presence on the road.
However, despite the larger size, Maserati managed to keep the Quattroporte GTS sleek and slim, retaining that streamlined and aerodynamic look with features like distinctive air vents near the front wheels, the iconic triangular C-pillar, a stylish sculpted hood, and Maserati’s classic oval radiator grille for easy aerodynamic driving. The body evokes a flowing series of curves gracefully sliding from bumper to bumper, adorned as it is with premium elements like LED day lights and rear light assembly.
The side panels, complete with frameless doors and a wide expanse of side glass, breathe with a sleek simplicity that’s matched only by functional design elements like a chrome-plated central trim on the rear bumper and two brushed steel trapezoidal tailpipes for that eye- and ear-catching style that announces you’re in a premium Maserati vehicle.
And take just one step into the Quattroporte GTS and you may feel as though you’ve been transported into a first-class lounge, complete with premium Italian Leather upholstery, fine wood grain and chrome accents throughout the sweeping dash area, and intuitive driver controls for everything from the power seats to the premium entertainment system.
The cabin is designed to provide unimaginable space for you and your rear-seat passengers, extending the wheelbase for longer legroom and a more spacious ride no matter where in the Quattroporte you’re sitting. And if the innovative design and premium materials don’t soothe your tired mind at the end of a long day, advanced features like the integrated fiber-optic night lighting system is sure to evoke a sense of wonder at just how much the Quattroporte GTS brings to the table.
If the spacious cabin and eye-catching design of the Quattroporte GTS aren’t enough to take your breath away, then the furious power of its 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine might be. Built to be as tough as the most capable racer out there, this engine is unmatched among luxury-sports sedans and provides just about all the intense track-ready power one might need – and then maybe even a little extra. Pumping out an incredible 423 horsepower and an earth-shaking 191 mph top speed, this is no light driver for your weekend rides – it’s a beast waiting to be unleashed. And with a 0-60 mph time of just 4.6 seconds, you won’t waste any time getting there fast when the time comes.
But all that power does no good if it’s impossible to control, and Maserati knows that – and that’s why the Quattroporte GTS has some of the best sport-quality handling you’ll find in a luxury sedan today. Boasting an all-new, 8-speed ZF automatic transmission that’s ready to take on the worst of what you can throw at it, this Maserati can remember your individual driving style and even adjust automatically to changing and adverse road conditions. Plus, with five working modes to choose from – Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E. (Increased Control & Efficiency) – you’ll have total control to provide the right amount of guidance for when your Maserati is facing those tough driving situations.
Best of all, the vehicle itself is built to provide top-quality performance, with optimal weight distribution between the front and rear axles for dynamic balancing and great handling anywhere you might find yourself, as well as a sporty steering system that provides a solid feeling of the road under your control at all times. Double-wishbone suspension with aluminum arms in front and five-arm multilink suspension in the rear gives a solid landing for your most intense driving, complete with shock absorbers featuring continuous damping variation for seamless control out on the road. And with a highly-engineered Brembo brake system, you’ll have plenty of stopping power without any of the noise that comes with lesser systems. If there’s one thing the Maserati can do other than look great, it’s drive – and it does that oh so well.
The Latest In Modern Tech
But for every impressive performance statistic and design element, there’s one thing that underpins the entire Quattroporte GTS that’s sure to satisfy any modern driver in search of a quality sedan: top-tier technology. Whether you’re more the type to search out high-quality entertainment or the security of an advanced safety system, the Quattroporte GTS has what you’re looking for – and might even surprise you with features you didn’t expect.
Looking for concert-quality sound? Try the premium Harman Kardon audio system, standard on every Quattroporte and, when connected to the stunning 8.4-inch touchscreen command center, can provide premium audio quality for all your favorite music – whether it be through your connected device or through your favorite streaming service. Or, for those in the market for truly unbeatable audio fidelity, the carefully engineered Bowers & Wilkins 15-speaker, 16-channel surround sound audio system provides unbelievable, concert-quality sound no matter where you may find yourself. Plus, with a standard navigation system and phone connectivity with voice controls, you’ll never find yourself isolated or lost out on the road in this quality sport sedan.
And for those concerned about safety, the Quattroporte GTS has you covered, providing standard preventative safety tech like Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross Path Detection to match the advanced seatbelts, six standard airbags, and strong steel frame that can protect against the worst of what the road might have in store.
So whether you’re looking for top-quality performance or a luxurious model that the other brands simply can’t match, few of this year’s luxury sports models can quite provide what the Quattroporte GTS brings to the table. Check one out today, and try a test drive if you can – but don’t blame us if you find yourself wanting to drive it all the way home.