Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition

From Maserati press: The design of the Quattroporte Sport GT S puts the accent very much on sport, but it does this without compromising the style and elegance that has always been a feature of Maserati's flagship model.

The designers at Pininfarina have succeeded in their aim of giving the car a sportier edge while leaving the overall look intact. The new grille is the most obvious change on the outside, with vertical slats that echo the GranTurismo while its opaque black finish maintains the original styling cues.

The deep-set grille is fitted to the front bumper, flanked by fog lights and air intakes that have been enlarged for 2009 Quattroportes. The combination of the reworked bumper and the new grille gives the front end of the car an immediate visual impact. The front light cluster features a titanium finish for the more aggressive Quattroporte Sport GT S.

A lowered suspension, by 10 mm at the front and 25 mm at the rear, gives the Sport GT S a tenser look. The car appears poised on the starting blocks, ready for action with its racier set-up hinting at the powerful engine. The car speaks of speed even when it is not on the move.

The Quattroporte Sport GT S comes with two new types of 20" wheel rim: Multi Trident rims in light aluminum alloy as optional or seven-spoke light alloy rims that have undergone the 'Dark Chrome' treatment.

At the rear, oval tailpipes, shared with the GranTurismo S, distinguish the Sport GT S model from other Quattroporte.

Gallery: Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition