Famed premium car tuner Novitec, famously known for upgrading Ferraris (Novitec Rosso) and Lamborghinis (Novitec Torado), have introduced their latest masterpiece, the Novitec Maserati Quattroporte. The project was specifically executed by Novitec Tridente, Novitec’s dedicated-arm of tuning specialist for the Italian Trident marque.

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Let’s go straight to the point here. The top-of-the-line Maserati Quattroporte GTS is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that makes 530 hp and just over 700 Nm of torque; stock numbers here. The guys at Novitec Tridente have upped those figures to 605 hp and 820 Nm of torque, figures which propel the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, and on to a top speed of 318 km/h. This upgrade is done by installing a plug-and-play tuning module called N-Tronic, which remaps the injection and combustion timing, as well as a slight bump in boost pressure.

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Next up is the V6-powered Quattroporte S, in which its stock figures rate at 410 hp and 550 Nm. By simply installing the N-Tronic module, the V6 engine now produces 476 hp and 640 Nm of torque. The century sprint is done in 4.5 seconds. There’s also an upgrade package for the base-trim Quattroporte. It’s powered by a turbocharged diesel V6 engine that makes 275 hp and 600 Nm of torque, but makes 322 hp and 680 Nm upon upgrading, allowing for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint to be done in just 5.7 seconds.

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Besides the mechanical upgrades, the Novitec Maserati Quattroporte also gets a reshaped fascia, with a two-piece front spoiler made of carbon fibre attached on both front-ends of the car. Side skirts and rocker panels are also new. The rear is now fitted with a spoiler lip, though customers can choose to have these kits separately. Those body kits are aerodynamically functional, by the way.

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Complementing this Novitec product will be its NM1, 22-inch wheels which are also available for the Maserati Ghibli. The five twin-spoke alloy wheels are shod with 255/30 Pirelli P Zero high performance tyres at the front, whereas the rear wheels get shod with 315/25 series tyres. These wheels come in varying colours, and customers get to choose from silver, matte black, titanium or titanium with polished surface.

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Matthew H. Tong
A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.