Maserati is readying two new versions of its Quattroporte model, to appear at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The new models, dubbed Executive GT and Sport GT, are designed to enhance the comfort and performance of the car respectively. Both are due to go on sale in early 2006, and although no prices have yet been set, expect a hefty hike on the Quattroporte V8 Sport’s price of £74,550.
The Executive GT adds a wood veneer finish for the cabin, as well as front and side chrome grilles, 9-spoke 19” wheels, wood and leather steering wheel and a comfort pack for the rear seats. The Sport makes the wheels bigger still at 20”, and adds a sport steering wheel, carbon-fibre interior and aluminium pedal covers. The biggest coups for the Sport model, however, are an improved gearbox offering 35% faster shifting, and a new exhaust design to give greater access to the rich sound of the V8 motor.