RE: 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo | PH Review

RE: 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo | PH Review

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airhawk1

32 posts

95 months

Thursday 29th April
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I've not been remotely enthused by any new Maserati since the MC Stradale; they've always felt pared back or hamstrung in some way. Or just been a bit crap. Or diesel..

But I love the sound of this! Far more interesting than an M5. Who really cares if it isn't as quick or capable?! The godlike abilities of the M5-ilk have become increasingly irrelevant, IMO. More character and charm is what is needed, which this appears to deliver on. Imperfect, no doubt, but I'm certainly very glad it exists.

B10

1,069 posts

232 months

Thursday 29th April
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Lovely car Shame about the exterior and interior colour scheme. The carbon fibre looks awful.
I would prefer a 'colour' for the exterior with a tan and wood interior.

Gecko1978

4,844 posts

122 months

Thursday 29th April
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Apart from the vents I love it. The blue they do is truly beautiful. An look its basically faster than an F40....thats some pub bragging rights alone.

Hackney

5,708 posts

173 months

Thursday 29th April
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  • buys lottery ticket*

mmm-five

8,913 posts

249 months

Thursday 29th April
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I'm not usually one to complain about wheel sizes, but don't they look a bit small?

Not that they don't fill the arches (although the rear looks a bit high), but that the rear arch look too small for the body?

Terminator X

10,829 posts

169 months

Thursday 29th April
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580 hp + RWD, what could possibly go wrong! Fair play on them and I'm sure the V8 will sound awesome. Bit heavy though frown albeit in line with ICE competition I guess.

TX.

Twoshoe

585 posts

149 months

Thursday 29th April
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Father of a child at my son's school has one and he occasionally uses it to drop his sprog off. Coincidentally, he did this morning and it looked lovely amidst a sea of SUVs. However, styling wise, it goes a bit wrong towards the back imho - I think the previous generation looked more cohesive.

Moley RUFC

3,364 posts

154 months

Thursday 29th April
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Alex_225 said:
That was the only thing I thought as well as otherwise it's a lovely looking car and very subtle but with some menace.

You'd hope the red bits were optional. smile
Agreed...the attraction of these (in all variations over the years) is the beautiful styling without the need for Golf GTI red vents.

cayman-black

10,357 posts

181 months

Thursday 29th April
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Davy Jones said:
Have this over an M5 any day.
The thing is an M5 might be possible at half the price of this.

Fetchez la vache

5,348 posts

179 months

Thursday 29th April
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article said:
That is, until the starter button is pressed, and that subtlety is replaced by muscle and menace.
If ever a PH article needed a video then, it's this one. scratchchin

cerb4.5lee

18,718 posts

145 months

Thursday 29th April
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They didn't quite nail the styling with these for me. However I really like it because it is a little bit different, plus I'd definitely enjoy using that engine for sure.

Colin-t4n2y

14 posts

40 months

Thursday 29th April
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Drop dead gorgeous, even by the lofty standards of Maserati. It stands supreme as probably the last great hurrah of V8 engines, and it's amazing how far the QP has come since the days of my beloved twin turbo V8 QP MkIV in the late 90's.....

Turini

188 posts

131 months

Thursday 29th April
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Davey S2 said:
Other than depreciation very little. They're well built cars these days.
Agreed, we’d had less trouble with the ones we’ve owned than with the Mercedes we also have (all new not secondhand) each of which have had multiple issues dealers are not capable of resolving without multiple trips back and forth

Futse

164 posts

150 months

Thursday 29th April
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cayman-black said:
Davy Jones said:
Have this over an M5 any day.
The thing is an M5 might be possible at half the price of this.
Really? An M5 starts at 62.500? Wow...

Wadeski

6,890 posts

178 months

Thursday 29th April
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Cool car that you might tire of + Epic depreciation = a car you should lease vs buy?

stickleback123

7,802 posts

154 months

Thursday 29th April
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I really want to like this but it sounds like a totally disappointing drive. No great surprise, Maseratis have been all badge and no trousers for a long time now. The thing is 5.2m long though so it is surely of a rival to a LWB AMG S-Class or Audi S8 (do they still exist?) than an M5. I suspect it'll come off even worse in a comparison there if the AMG has some variant of ABC/MBC/eABC active suspension, or the powered anti roll system the Audi has.

Also, without wanting to sound like a Top Trumps bellend.... I'm surprised at the 4.5 seconds to 62 figure; that's only 0.1 quicker than my elderly S-Class that's 200KG heavier, 70bhp less powerfull, has a 5 speed slushpump auto from the 90s, and was tested on 2006 technology tyres.

cerb4.5lee

18,718 posts

145 months

Thursday 29th April
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stickleback123 said:
Also, without wanting to sound like a Top Trumps bellend.... I'm surprised at the 4.5 seconds to 62 figure; that's only 0.1 quicker than my elderly S-Class that's 200KG heavier, 70bhp less powerfull, has a 5 speed slushpump auto from the 90s, and was tested on 2006 technology tyres.
I thought the same as well. Surely something with 580 bhp/538 torque...and even weighing in at 2000kg should be doing it quicker than that. It seems way too slow to 60 I agree, I'm guessing that either the gearbox or tyres are just not very good on this to be fair.

Wadeski

6,890 posts

178 months

Thursday 29th April
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I'm not sure I would really WANT a great big barge of a sedan to accelerate much quicker to 60? Surely the "fast limo" segment is all about comfort + being able to say "goodbye" to any unwanted attention at highway speeds?

Tim bo

1,956 posts

105 months

Thursday 29th April
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30cm longer than an M5?

Well fk me sideways that is one enormous car.

cerb4.5lee

18,718 posts

145 months

Thursday 29th April
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Wadeski said:
I'm not sure I would really WANT a great big barge of a sedan to accelerate much quicker to 60? Surely the "fast limo" segment is all about comfort + being able to say "goodbye" to any unwanted attention at highway speeds?
That is a good point to be fair, and I guess that 4.5 seconds to 60 is quick enough for most. I presume that this has been engineered for it's midrange/top end as you say.