Maserati Quattroporte I Series 1

Maserati Quattroporte I Series 1

About this Quattro-Porte:

Maserati Quattroporte I Series 1
Photograph by Michael Ward – Auto Italia Magazine http://www.auto-italia.co.uk

At the beginning of the 60′s, Maserati started development of a new kind of car: a 4-door sportscar in line with the newly introduced Facel Vega Excellence and Lagonda Rapide. There was a new market for this type of automobiles because of the rise of motorways throughout Europe. The Quattroporte is acknowledged as the first car specifically designed for autobahn usage. The speed came from a new Maserati 4100 cc powerplant (a detuned race-engine) and Frua designed the handsome and sleek body. The Quattroporte I was launched at the 1963 Turin Motorshow and Maserati claimed a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour, a huge acchievement in that year for such a car.

Technical specification Maserati Quattroporte I Series 1:

    1. Engine: Maserati 4,1 Liter V8
    1. Transmission: 3-speed automatic or 5-speed ZF manual
    1. Power: 256HP
    1. Wheelbase: 275 cm (108 in)
    1. Length: 500 cm (200 in)
    1. Width: 169 cm (67 in)
    1. Height: 152.5 cm (60 in)
    1. Weight: 1,650 kg (3,600 lb)
    1. Top speed: 230 KM/h (143 MPH)
    1. 0-100 KM/h: 8 seconds
    1. Production number: Total 776 (about 230 of 1st series)
    1. Designer: Pietro Frua
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