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WATCH | Maserati Quattroporte - a heated discussion about a hot car

2019-09-25 09:42

Compiled by Janine Van der Post

Maserati Quattroporte

Image: Deutsche Welle

Maserati SA revealed its latest flagship offering to South African vehicle connoisseurs, the Quattroporte in early 2017, at the official launch of its showroom in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Maserati, an iconic brand renowned for exclusivity, Italian design, performance and craftsmanship, has established itself as force to be reckoned within the luxury vehicles segment in South Africa, claims the automaker. 

And, as a luxury brand, it moves new cars off its exclusive showrooms every month, albeit in small numbers.

READ: SA vehicle sales - Maserati South Africa is optimistic about the year ahead

Quattroporte means four-door - a boring name for a luxury car.

But back in 1963, four doors were extraordinary for Maserati.

This DW test was also extraordinary - with two experts - rather Mathis Kurrat and his alter-ego - trying out the new version of Italy's answer to the Mercedes S-Class.

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