Tiff Needell of Fifth Gear takes the 2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT out for a road test. This powerhouse sports a V8 engine that produces 400hp @ 7000rpm and 333 lb-ft torque @ 4500rpm. Video after the jump.
From an engineering point of view, the gearbox has been given the most radical overhaul; the Sport button allows the driver to significantly cut gear changing times (which are now 35% faster on average), thanks to a development in the electro-hydraulic transmission system’s CPU. At high engine speeds, the Quattroporte Sport GT’s exhaust system also gives a much deeper rumble to the already sporty sound of the Maserati V8