27 January 2004

Maserati will be taking on the might of Mercedes, Jaguar and BMW's flagships when it launches its new Quattroporte saloon in the UK in May - and Autocar brings you the full drive story in this week's magazine.

The 400bhp four-door, capable of the 0-62mph in 5.2sec, and 171mph, will cost a whisker under £70,000. Designed by Pininfarina, Peter Robinson describe it's styling as 'reeking presence, individualism, classy conservatism and, more than anything else, naked drive-me desirability.'

Check out our exclusive pictures in the gallery for a closer look. For the full story, and our final verdict, see this week's Autocar.

Our Verdict

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