Quattroporte: A flagship contained within four Maserati doors
December 20, 2016
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G. A. Bazerji & Sons presents the Maserati Quattroporte: a four-door power monster  that is as much of a sports car as it is a luxury sedan.

Now on Lebanese soil through G. A. Bazerji & Sons, the Quattroporte has come a long way since its first re-release in 2013, which brought it back from 1963. Twenty-four thousand customers later, it’s made a re-appearance in 2017 that flaunts signature personality with an equal injection of modernity, reminding fans everywhere as to exactly why this is Maserati’s flagship model.

In being a world-renowned Italian manufacturer, there are big and finely styled hub caps to fill. All the same, the Quattroporte has retained purity and essence from previous models – albeit some unprecedented “structural” changes that almost challenge the multimillion dollar brand-concept all together, while also lending a more millennial touch.

At first sight, any Maserati lover – whether expert or not – will be quick to recognize that the Quattroporte’s exterior features an all-new bumper design comprising a matte black profile on its front, with a similar matte black extractor on its rear. The front grille which typically serves as a centerpiece to Maserati’s design has been given a re-think, while drawing its inspiration from the Alfieri concept. The result is a more sculpted, “pointy shark nose” effect which employs vertical chrome elements into its design, and includes matte black side skirts and re-styled exterior mirrors to make space for all-new features.      

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The iconic sports car has stayed the course from where a convoy of predecessors had started off while moving steadily forward on the upscale way. Technology has smiled upon yet another awe-inspiring iteration of the flagship model that now comes fortified with tech vitamins and perks aplenty, making the four-doored behemoth of power an equally technology-minded vehicle, designed to keep you as empowered as you are secure for the full length of your journey.


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Peering deeper within, a lavish interior serves as a throwback to the 70s, adding a retro touch while illuminating a new interface that has been put in place, making for a fluid integration of the infotainment area and tunnel console, and making the Quattroporte an iconic sports car in its own right with more credit as a member of millennial generation. The essence of this branding is crystal clear as reflected off its high resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen.


The Quattroporte comes equipped with an air quality sensor. An intelligent sensor system gives you the low-down on external pollution levels, and guarantees a free flow of oxygen by warding off toxic gases and pollutants from entering the cabin area. There is also a slew of technological upgrades in the form of the advanced driver assistance system which comes as an option, giving way for adaptive cruise control with stop & go, lane departure warning, as well as forward collision warning with advanced brake assist, automated emergency braking and a new surround view camera.

There are two trim options to choose from: the GranLusso and GranSport, which offer styling variants while building from the ground up on the same foundation. You are also given a choice between three powered up engines: the 350 HP 3-liter Twin Turbo V6 and the 530 HP 3.8 liter Twin Turbo V8 petrol units. 

A joy ride to the past and back into the new Millennium, being in the Quattroporte means you’ll be moving towards that curious territory where old-school standards and new-school car designs converge. 

G. A. Bazerji & sons +961 1 263 111

 

 

by Ghassan Khayyat
Ghassan was tuned into the writing world on a transistor radio-wave of an unbeknownst frequency, once upon a daydream dreary. With a firm belief in Dr. Seussims and all things gadget and gizmo-tronic, he tinkers before he speaks, and chooses his words technologically. He is Editor for T3 Middle East’s Levant English publication and English website, and Associated Editor for the GCC English publication. Reach him at ghassan@t3me.com. 
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