In a world that is becoming vastly populated by these so called “super saloons” it is very easy to forget their origins. The Porsche Panamera is powerful and composed at high speeds but doesn’t really offer practicality. The Aston Martin Rapide has the seductive looks but lacks the capacity to seat four fully grown adults. So we turn to the aging Maserati Quattroporte and though it doesn’t offer the same power as the Porsche nor the beauty of the Aston, it was built by the same engineers who build Ferrari’s and that has to count for something. The car dances through corners playing its beautiful symphony of Italian horsepower whilst being practical and understated. A true super saloon. Maserati have now gone about making the car even more super with the announcement of the MC Sport.
Handed over to the more track focused division of the Italian company, the MC Sport is pure Quattroporte with a little added spice. Based upon the GT S model this car is now trimmed with carbon fibre as opposed to heavy wood yet in the power department things stay the same at 433BHP from the 4.7 litre V8. The truth is that the car doesn’t need any more power as it is already so well balanced, but the sporty badges and carbon fibre hints to its unrelenting performance are more than welcome.
The true power of the understatement, the Maserati Quattroporte.