Maserati is introducing two new versions of its Quattroporte flagship — specifically for the 2005 Frankfurt motor show — that include several tweaks designed to sharpen the car's perfomance and enhance its looks. As if the company's four-door was a lily that needed gilding.
Maserati dubbed the new models Executive GT and Sport GT — automotive augmentatives that somewhat overstate the cars' improvements. The Executive GT appears to have recieved a mild shower from a fast-moving cloud of car-cosmetics artisans, with updated grillework, Alcantara roof section, a set of 19" nine-spoke rims, a wood and leather steering wheel and other interior upgrades, the company notes, to improve passengers' comfort.
The Sport GT gets some new cosmetics, including 20" wheels, an interior appointed with carbon fiber, sport steering wheel and handbrake grip and aluminium pedal covers, as well as a performance package the includes software upgrades for tranny (for 35% faster shifting) and Skyhook electronic suspension (for even tighter handling) and a new exhaust system that provides an even sweeter exhaust note (jeez, just tie us down and stuff a cheesecake in our pie hole already).
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