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http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/03/extreme-restraint-novitec-tunes-the-maserati-quattroporte/



"Easy there, fellas. That's arguably the most beautiful four-door sedan on the market, and it's no slouch of a performer, either. Thankfully, Novitec hasn't gutted the car and painted it neon orange, but has taken a slightly more conservative route. Under the hood, the modifications to the Ferrari-developed 4.2-liter V8 have been limited to a revised ECU, increased redline (to 7800 RPM) and a new exhaust. The results of the mods are a modest thirteen extra horses and lb-ft of torque each over the stock 400 and 332.

Novitec has also fitted adjustable shocks and 20-inch rims at all four corners, fitted with 245/35 and 285/30 Pirelli P-Zeros front and rear, respectively. Around back the dirty air is let loose through four 83mm stainless-steel exhaust tips.

After seeing some of Novitec's more radical mod-jobs, the Dutch tuning firm's work on the Quattroporte demonstrates their capability to go easy when sensible is the order of the day." - autoblog

"Engineers have optimized the car’s ECU, lifting the engine’s cutoff to 7,800rpm and increasing output to 413hp (304kW) at 7,100rpm. A new stainless steel exhaust system with two 83mm tailpipes on either side ensure power is increase right across the rev range, and also sees that torque jump to 468Nm at 4,650rpm.

The rolling stock has also come in for an upgrade, including an adjustable coil over suspension with stainless steel shock absorbers and aluminum spacers for the 20in light-alloy wheels. These are shod with 285mm Pirelli P-Zero rubber at the rear and smaller 245mm tires up front." - Motor authority



I think the fact that these are the mods they chose, and the pretty modest gains they've claimed are more inline with reality than some claims from some of the other chip\exhaust tuners out there.

A couple more pics: http://www.motorauthority.com/cars/maserati/maserati-quattroporte-by-novitec/

- Mark
 
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