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The Sartorially Inspired 2019 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

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The 2019 Quattroporte GTS GrandSport looks, feels and inspires greatness similar to a classy bespoke Italian suit. The word “Quattroporte” means four doors, a term which adds that Maserati centric flair of the dramatic to the vehicle. The GTS GranSport appears to have been tailored just for you both on the inside and the outside, making it hard to believe that you’re driving a beast with some of the best 0-60mph in the game! 

Apparently, there is a lot more to the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte than meets the eye, as you too will soon discover in this review. 

A Classy Fusion of Technology with Comfort 

Even though pictures of the exterior will get you excited, the interior is even more exciting. Pictures don’t do the soft leather, real carbon fiber, use of genuine wood, Ermenegildo Zegna silk, and brushed metal accents justice. Right off the bat, the interior feels like an $8000 a night seven-star hotel suite.

Stepping inside the interior feels grand, there is more than enough space in the front regardless of how big you are, and the rear passenger seats offer plenty of room to stretch your legs. However, the first thing to catch our eyes was the crisp 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The software is intuitive and responds swiftly. We suspect that this is a high refresh rate screen because it feels buttery smooth.   

How Does it Drive and Handle? 

The Quattroporte is Maserati’s flagship, full-size luxury sedan. It is available with a 424-horsepower V6 engine as well as with a 523-horsepower V8 as the Quattroporte GTS – the vehicle WAPA judged a winner that we drove. Additionally, the Quattroporte is available with Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel drive system and in both GranLusso and GranSport trims, accentuating either the luxurious or sporting DNA of Maserati based on customer preference.

As mentioned above, the 523-horsepower V8 delivers more than enough power. The Quattroporte GTS can sprint to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 193 mph, and also boost drivers’ confidence with optional active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems providing Level 2 autonomous driving technology. This is certainly amongst the best performance, street-legal vehicles you can buy today. 

Driving the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport is fun to the say the least, it handles like a dream thanks to the firm suspension, a well-weighted steering and agile handling. The car feels super responsive which means that you can whip it across bends without even thinking and the car does exactly as expected. While it does understeer slightly, it is hardly noticeable, and that’s because the car feels so communicative, which is something that few if any sedans in this class can claim. 

The Design 

In terms of design, the 2019 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport in our opinion, outdoes the competition in this class both in terms of presence and head-turning charm. It outdoes most if not all similar German counterparts thanks to the slick curves, aggressive grille, and smooth fender lines. Our favorite has to be those portholes. Suffice to say that it is sexy design like this that has helped the Maserati brand hold its own against the competition. 

Final Word 

The 2019 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport is highly recommended for anyone who wants a beast of an engine, sexy design, and a car that feels like a 7-star hotel on the inside. It’s a joy to drive over the weekend and great to ride in during the business day. By offering the best of both worlds, Maserati has solidified its legacy as one of the sexiest brands of all time! 

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