Maserati is the official ‘Celebration Marque’ at Silverstone Classic 2014. Its participation in the annual event is part of the carmaker’s Centenary celebrations, and will involved a cavalcade of over 200 past and present Maseratis led by Sir Stirling Moss.
Sir Moss, a legendary Maserati racer himself, will personally lead a string of Maseratis around the Silverstone circuit at noon on July 27, driving the Grand Prix winning 250F. Also participating is Alfieri Maserati, son of company co-founder Ernesto Maserati.
Participating in the cavalcade is a selection of past and present Maserati models like the classic Tipo 61 Birdcage and the GranTurismo MC Stradale.
Peter Denton, Region Manager Maserati North Europe, remarked that the United Kingdom is a “crucially important” market for Maserati, noting that the level of support and enthusiasm for the brand in the country is outstanding.
He noted that 2014 is an exciting time for Maserati since aside from celebrating its Centenary, the also posted a 223-percent year-on-year surge in sales. He added that the Silverstone Classic would be a “fantastic showcase” of Maserati’s racing heritage.
He also said that the rollout of the new Ghibli and Quattroporte Diesel heralds a beginning of “another exciting chapter” in the marques story.”
Compared to its predecessor, the new Maserati Quattroporte is larger and lighter, as well as more practical and more luxurious, while still boasting of a remarkable top speed pegged at 307 km/h (191 mph).
Now in its sixth generation, Maserati Quattroporte is setting the tone in terms of technology for the marque’s upcoming new model barrage. Nonetheless, the latest model stays true to the carmaker’s long history of creating luxury sports saloons.
The design of the new Quattroporte reveals its connection to the outgoing model as well as to the GranTurismo. This is evident on its long, dynamic nose, a concave Trident grille, its large cabin and its powerful engine.
Despite boasting of new innovative technologies, the new Quattroporte remains faithful to Maserati's roots. Its core is served by a potent twin turbo V8 engine, making it faster, more powerful and more efficient than any four-door Maserati built before it. Engine choices include a new 3.8-liter V8 unit and a new 3.0-liter V6 engine -- both of employ direct-injection and twin turbo charging. These engines were designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari at Maranello.
When powered by the 3.8-liter V8 engine, the new Quattroporte could sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph). Compared to the Quattroporte Sport GT S, the new Quattroporte delivers up to 200 Nm more torque and is around 20km/h faster. While less powerful than the V8 mill, the V6 engine still impresses with its top speed of 285 km/h (177 mph).