The current-generation of the Quattroporte was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2013. Production started in November 2012. Initially the range included the twin-turbocharged V8 equipped, rear-wheel drive Quattroporte GTS and the entry level Quattroporte equipped with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine; available with Q4 four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive depending on the market and the choice of the customer. The flagship GTS can be distinguished by its trapezoidal instead of round tail pipes. A V6 turbodiesel model for European markets was introduced in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
At the November 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Maserati introduced the model year 2015 range. The Quattroporte GTS received mild cosmetic updates, such as new multi-spoke forged alloy wheels, colour-matched lower bodywork, and red-accented Maserati logos, while all models were given upgraded standard equipment and ampler trim choice.
The GTS is the most powerful Quattroporte on offer, featuring a Ferrari-built 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo petrol engine that produces 523bhp and 479 lb ft of torque, all through the rear wheels. Included in the price was the option to either spec your new Maserati as Granlusso or GranSport, our car was spec'd as the latter which adds sports seats, 21-inch alloys, red brake callipers, slightly different front and rear bumpers and gloss black exterior highlights.