RE: 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo | PH Review

RE: 2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo | PH Review

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jontysafe

2,241 posts

143 months

Friday 30th April
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robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance. This looks the total opposite with the tacky red addenda, that interior looks like it could be lifted straight from any number of bog standard 4 door saloons, and the exterior styling is bland. I’m sure that engine is an absolute monster, but to me the car misses the mark.

I’ll keep my old one, anyday.



This and this is from someone that has the current model.
Absolutely gorgeous car, tip of the hat to you and enjoy in good health.

Hairymonster

823 posts

70 months

Friday 30th April
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robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance. This looks the total opposite with the tacky red addenda, that interior looks like it could be lifted straight from any number of bog standard 4 door saloons, and the exterior styling is bland. I’m sure that engine is an absolute monster, but to me the car misses the mark.

I’ll keep my old one, anyday.



what a great colour combo - love it.

jet_noise

4,508 posts

147 months

Friday 30th April
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Hairymonster said:
what a great colour combo - love it.
WHS^^^^

Green is rare and I've not seen that shade at all. Usually darker, more BRG.

stickleback123

7,832 posts

154 months

Friday 30th April
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robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance. This looks the total opposite with the tacky red addenda, that interior looks like it could be lifted straight from any number of bog standard 4 door saloons, and the exterior styling is bland. I’m sure that engine is an absolute monster, but to me the car misses the mark.

I’ll keep my old one, anyday.



That colour is gorgeous

WCZ

8,431 posts

159 months

Friday 30th April
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adore these cars and big respect to anyone who buys one new smile

fmnjg

75 posts

159 months

Friday 30th April
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Bit late in the day for this one, already feels like it is from a bygone era. Wonder if they will sell more than 10?!

Wadeski

6,897 posts

178 months

Friday 30th April
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jontysafe said:
robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance. This looks the total opposite with the tacky red addenda, that interior looks like it could be lifted straight from any number of bog standard 4 door saloons, and the exterior styling is bland. I’m sure that engine is an absolute monster, but to me the car misses the mark.

I’ll keep my old one, anyday.



This and this is from someone that has the current model.
Absolutely gorgeous car, tip of the hat to you and enjoy in good health.
That is stunning. Are they really as epically expensive to run as their reputation?

ITP

1,418 posts

162 months

Friday 30th April
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If you get a bad one that’s not been looked after then it’s very expensive. This would be true of many cars of this type, not just these.

Get a well looked after one and they are good, probably Maserati’s best car. Of course they are not cheap to maintain, what do you expect, it’s basically a Ferrari saloon! I think they are a steal at the moment for what is probably the best looking and sounding saloon of all time. Just look at that green one, beautiful.

But as they have stopped depreciating now, and are starting to rise in value, I’d much rather pay 2k per year in running one of these that 4k a year on a depreciation modern box.

robsco

7,111 posts

141 months

Friday 30th April
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Thank you for the kind comments to all. To the poster who asked are they expensive to maintain... I touch wood as I say this, but both the QP and 4200 I had before the QP were/are unfailingly reliable. I serviced the QP last year at £700 and have spent £500 on four tyres and £100 on paint correction to bring the best back out of the paint.

The colour is called Verde Mexico, a special order colour but there are a few 3200s out there in this shade too.


samoht

2,257 posts

111 months

Saturday 1st May
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robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance.
Totally agree, first time I saw the current QP in the metal I was really disappointed, it struck me as a cheap far-eastern rip-off of the elegant original fifth gen - all the right styling cues, just stuck onto an ill-proportioned and unfortunate shape.

cerb4.5lee

18,776 posts

145 months

Saturday 1st May
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samoht said:
robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance.
Totally agree, first time I saw the current QP in the metal I was really disappointed, it struck me as a cheap far-eastern rip-off of the elegant original fifth gen - all the right styling cues, just stuck onto an ill-proportioned and unfortunate shape.
Completely agree as well. For me they really didn't hit the spot with this generation for sure.

mikEsprit

733 posts

151 months

Saturday 1st May
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pauloroberto said:
It’s a yes from me, but I would want to delete the red vents which are a little ostentatious for my taste.
They look stupid. I also prefer the first concave version of the qp grille over the later kinked versions.

But 580 hp. Wow.

BigR

267 posts

127 months

Saturday 1st May
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ZX10R NIN said:
big_rob_sydney said:
The idea of spending £100k or thereabouts on a car, only to have it leave you stranded frequently, would immediately rule out the entire brand for me.
Leave you stranded? Frequently? It never happened during my ownership & I've supplied a fair number of Maserati's & they seem to be pretty reliable.
On my 4th Maserati and more or less owned one for 10 years (I change cars way too much...), never once been left stranded by any of them. 3 Mercedes in that time and 2 of the 3 left me stranded, 1 had a habit of killing the engine when pulling away and almost got me killed on more than one occasion, Landrover...need I say more... so despite my OH who hates the idea that I love Italian cars whereas she hangs on the apparent reliability of Germans, I see no reason other than terrible depreciation not to continue with a life of Maserati ownership! Be a bit different from the pack.

jet_noise

4,508 posts

147 months

Saturday 1st May
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robsco said:
Thank you for the kind comments to all. To the poster who asked are they expensive to maintain... I touch wood as I say this, but both the QP and 4200 I had before the QP were/are unfailingly reliable. I serviced the QP last year at £700 and have spent £500 on four tyres and £100 on paint correction to bring the best back out of the paint.

The colour is called Verde Mexico, a special order colour but there are a few 3200s out there in this shade too.
Thanks for the colour name.

If you're thinking about a QP there's a PH buyers guide
I have been tempted massively but the right car has not appeared when I'm in a plunge-taking vein.

athol

293 posts

175 months

Sunday 2nd May
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robsco said:
There’s just something not right about this iteration of QP. I’m slightly biased as I have the previous shape, but the fifth generation QP is the absolute epitome of class and elegance. This looks the total opposite with the tacky red addenda, that interior looks like it could be lifted straight from any number of bog standard 4 door saloons, and the exterior styling is bland. I’m sure that engine is an absolute monster, but to me the car misses the mark.

I’ll keep my old one, anyday.



Great colour. They even look good in gold...or quatrzo dolomite to be pricise.





Edited by athol on Sunday 2nd May 01:17

robsco

7,111 posts

141 months

Sunday 2nd May
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athol said:
Great colour. They even look good in gold...or quatrzo dolomite to be pricise.





Edited by athol on Sunday 2nd May 01:17
I love that. Was that the one that got snapped up quickly on Sports Maserati? Had I have seen it in time I’d have had that as a daily. smile

Bser16

50 posts

20 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Maserati's pricing needs a reality check especially with that interior. I love the Ferrari V8, don't get me wrong, but its not a shouting exhaust sadly of old Maserati.

MightyBadger

474 posts

15 months

Sunday 2nd May
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Maserati are slowly loosing the classy looks. Mustang-a-like front and generic german saloon rear, disappointing.

kookaburra1457

2 posts

34 months

Tuesday 4th May
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ITP said:
If you get a bad one that’s not been looked after then it’s very expensive. This would be true of many cars of this type, not just these.

Get a well looked after one and they are good, probably Maserati’s best car. Of course they are not cheap to maintain, what do you expect, it’s basically a Ferrari saloon! I think they are a steal at the moment for what is probably the best looking and sounding saloon of all time. Just look at that green one, beautiful.

But as they have stopped depreciating now, and are starting to rise in value, I’d much rather pay 2k per year in running one of these that 4k a year on a depreciation modern box.
I had a 4200 Cambiocorsa Coupe for 7 years and average annual running cost excluding insurance was £1k/year, for which I'm not complaining. Generally the electrics were the weakest link, but if you join the Forum and pay attention (in particular transmission oil pump relay replacement) you can run a 4.2 V8 for not a lot of cash (other than the fuel obviously). Proud to have owned a piece of Italian Exotica for at least some of my motoring history (daily driver now is am F-Type V6S) cool

R400TVR

455 posts

127 months

Yesterday (23:26)
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Hairymonster said:
Gorgeous cars - these have soul. The Granturismo is more than 10 years old, but just look at the thing - it's sex on wheels!

I remember seeing an article about the fastest depreciating cars available, and the QP was in there, losing something like 70% in 3 years. I'd still have one!

That is a thing of beauty. Still gorgeous, far better than anything on the market now. This, or a buck toothed M4? I know where my money would go! If only there was a manual version.