The Maserati Quattroporte sports sedan on the market since 1963 and one of the oldest vehicles still produced today. The Maserati engineers have created with this sedan a vehicle that ausstach the competition from the start by some technical innovations. Among other things, the Ur-Quattro Porte already offered in contrast to other sports cars, seating for four people. In addition, the Maserati Quattroporte V8 engine of the first series achieved with an output of 260 hp at a speed of 220 km / h, what the competition - Jaguar and Mercedes - made almost speechless. Only a small series of 14 cars reached the Maserati Quattroporte II, after the company was sold by the French car manufacturer CITROEN the Italian company De Tomaso. The new owner attacked it, to bring a further series of fancy sports sedan on the market. With the Maserati Quattroporte III in 1976 ran a luxury car from the band itself, with its 255-hp V8 engine (282 hp then later) performed well against the growing competition in the market. After a total of about 2140 vehicles in 1990, production dropped to an end. However, four years later the Maserati Quattroporte IV car was introduced. The main technical innovation in this series was a Maserati Quattroporte V6 engine, which now stood for the discerning client to choose from. The next generation of Maserati sports sedan went on the market in 2003. Unlike the previous models, this vehicle is available with a Maserati Quattroporte automatic. This used Maserati Quattroporte GT has a top speed of 275 km / h, accelerates in 5.2 seconds to 100 Currently, the Maserati Quattroporte car is offered in the spring of 2013. The sporty sedan aimed as a competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Porsche Panamera and Audi A7 Sportback and wants with its 4.2-liter V8 petrol engine and 400 hp performance score with luxury features.