TodayApril 16, 2022

50 years of Maserati Quattroporte Q4

Maserati Quattroporte

Modena, Italy – Federico Landini, Maserati Quattroporte launch manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the first 50 years of the 4-door Maserati Quattroporte.

In 1963 there was one car and one engine, today there is one car, two engines, and two driveshafts and the first all-wheel-drive in the history of Maserati. Maserati’s all-wheel drive is affectionately called Q4. The newly released Ghibli will have the same V-6 engine and Q4.

Landini goes through the reasons why the Quattroporte is better today, including the fact that it is the most powerful Maserati ever.

Will Maserati bring out a hybrid or plug-in hybrid anytime soon?

Who develops the engines for Maserati?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.