By Lou Ann Hammond, Tue, 19 Apr 2005 08:00:00 PDT
The Quattroporte is the flagship of Maserati. Of course, one would expect an Italian car to be the car of choice for the Italian President and Government representatives. They have picked the 5th generation Quattroporte that is handcrafted in Modena, Italy as their representative of all things Italian.
Quattroporte, Italian for four doors, makes its debut this year, having been out of production since April 2001. It will be the first product out of the gate for the Ferrari-Maserati partnership devised by their parent company Fiat.
Shown last year exclusively in the Neiman-Marcus Christmas Book it took just three minutes for all sixty Quattroportes to sell. Maseratis can be seen in 'The Sopranos' and 'Desperate Housewives.'
This years Quattroporte goes 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and only costs around $100,000. If you're looking for a luxury car such as the Lexus LS430, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ or Audi A8L you might want to take a quick 5.2 second look at the Maserati Quattroporte.
Don't bother to run; the first year's supply is already sold out.
2005 Maserati Quattroporte
Handcrafted in Modena Italy
Part of the luxury segment