Maserati Quattroporte I AM107 11963 - 1969
Model: Quattroporte (1963 - ...)
Wikipedia (Quattroporte): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maserati_Quattroporte
As Maserati's sales increased, Prince Karim Aga Khan ordered a special Maserati 5000 WP, chassis no. 103,060, designed by Pietro Frua. The following year, Maserati showed the first-generation Quattroporte of 1963, which bore a striking resemblance to the earlier drawing. While the design was by Frua, construction was carried out by Vignale.
This, the 1963 'Tipo 107' Quattroporte, joined two other notable grand tourers, the Facel Vega and the Lagonda Rapide, to travel at 200 km/h (124 mph) on the new motorways of Europe.
It was equipped with a 4.1-litre (4,136 cc/252 cuin) V8 engine, producing 256 hp (191 kW; 260 PS) SAE at 5,600 rpm, and either a five-speed ZF manual transmission or a three-speed automatic. Maserati claimed a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).
Between 1963 and 1966, 230 units were made.
In 1966, Maserati revised the Tipo 107, adding twin headlights (already on the US model) and, from 1968, a 4.7-litre, 295 hp (220 kW; 299 PS)(SAE) engine. Top speed increased to a claimed 255 km/h (160 mph), making it the fastest four-door sedan in the world at the time. Around 500 of the second series were made, for a total of 776Tipo 107 Quattroportes. Production stopped in 1969.
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