Last month, Maserati was awarded the coveted “Best Luxury Vehicle” honor by the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) in the District of Columbia, for the Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The prize was bestowed after careful evaluation of criteria by Washington, D.C. area journalists including on-road test drives of the V8-powered, 523-horsepower executive sedan.
“The Washington, D.C. automotive luxury market is filled with different brands. The one that stands out to Washington Automotive Press Association media members is the Maserati Quattroporte,” said William West Hopper, president of WAPA. “With their strong local dealership network that supports the brand, WAPA Members find that the Quattroporte is the luxury leader.”
The Quattroporte is Maserati’s flagship, full-size luxury sedan. It is available with a 424-horsepower V6 engine as well as with a 523-horsepower V8 as the Quattroporte GTS, the vehicle WAPA judged a winner. Additionally, the Quattroporte is available with Maserati’s Q4 intelligent all-wheel-drive system and in both GranLusso and GranSport trims, accentuating either the luxurious or sporting DNA of Maserati based on customer preference.
Introduced in 1963, the Quattroporte was the world’s first-ever luxury sports sedan. It has evolved into the sophisticated version of today while retaining the celebrated style that made the Quattroporte an instant legend when it first launched. Performance-wise, the Quattroporte GTS can sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 193 mph (311 kph), and also boost drivers’ confidence with optional active Advanced Driver Assistance Systems providing Level 2 autonomous driving technology.
As an addition to the Quattroporte lineup in 2020, a limited-edition number of Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso vehicles will be produced with PELLETESSUTA™ woven leather interiors made by esteemed Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna.