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I think the QP on the race track will leave either of those cars you listed in the dust, plus the car itself is so much nicer than the other two. It's kind of like the difference between a Bugatti and a John Deere.

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Audi A8 5.9 seconds
BMW 5.2 Seconds
Maserati 5.4 Seconds.

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Audi A8 130 mph Limited
BMW 155mph Limited
Maserati 176 mph
 

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On paper, it would look like the 750 would be faster (by just .2 sec) but, just wait until the first corner and kiss the 750 goodbye....
 

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does not really matter

I have a 911 at 550hp (modified).
Stock Gran Turismo S at 433hp

Definitely a difference in performance.

The Maserati gets my heart racing at least by 30bpm more than the 911 does on average. I get much much more excitement when driving the Maserati.

I think that the same can be said re: 750 vs A8 vs Maserati.
Excitement factor is really what matters most.
How often will you be drag racing an A8 or a 750?
The Maserati wins at the starting line!!!!!!


based purely on Exhaust and Looks!
 

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the 2006 factory claim to 0-60 was 5.1 seconds. You understand that the automatic trans. will be slower than the F-1, it is clear that if the automatic QP is at 5.4 seconds the F-1 will be faster.
 

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OK, so if you have an F1 QP with the Formula Dynamics drive by wire and ECM mods, plus Tubi and Laini x-pipe, what do you suppose your 5.1sec 0-60 figures drops to? I am thinking this set-up puts you at about 430-440 HP.
 

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the 2006 factory claim to 0-60 was 5.1 seconds. You understand that the automatic trans. will be slower than the F-1, it is clear that if the automatic QP is at 5.4 seconds the F-1 will be faster.
Most of the reviews I've seen put the 2006 QP Sport GT at 5.8seconds 0-60 for real-world acceleration. My personal experience would support a 0-60 time of about 6 seconds, due to the delay in the RPM acceleration at 2000RPM from a full stop and starting in 1st gear. Though perhaps turning the MSP off and using ultra-high performance summer tires would help a bit.

+ wouldn't the automatic have much faster shift-times than the F1? and Maserati's programing of the auto allows it to rev redicuously high before it shifts (in sport mode, supposedly).
 

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Most of the reviews I've seen put the 2006 QP Sport GT at 5.8seconds 0-60 for real-world acceleration. My personal experience would support a 0-60 time of about 6 seconds, due to the delay in the RPM acceleration at 2000RPM from a full stop and starting in 1st gear. Though perhaps turning the MSP off and using ultra-high performance summer tires would help a bit.

+ wouldn't the automatic have much faster shift-times than the F1? and Maserati's programing of the auto allows it to rev redicuously high before it shifts (in sport mode, supposedly).
Autocar in the UK got 0-60 in 5.3 secs. The Duoselect is slightly faster than the Automatic, maybe due to transmission loses. Not experienced this delay at 2000rpm either? When the DS QP is in sport mode, you can redline the car, with sport mode switched off the car changes up for you at around 6500RPM even with MANUAL selected.

Also add a real world experience. Had a guy in what I assume was a 630i(debadged) race off on a country road a while back. He had a 5-7 seconds start as you had to slowly pass over a cattle grid and he went first. BMW claim a 0-60 of 6.2 for that car. Within a few hundred yards I'd caught him up (I could measure it on google earth if you want) despite his head start and he'd been giving it full whack (he nearly lost it in the first corner). From this evidence my car does the 0-60 in well under 6 seconds.
 

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By all means the QP is a FAST sedan. And when accelerating from a rolling start it's straight scary. Also, I have no doubt it's faster, in all respects, compared to the A8 and 750i. I just think that most official 0-60s are either estimates/claims that get the * scrubbed off or are a 1 in 100 occasion. Besides, i think my GS MCV gets to 60 in like 4.7/4.9 seconds, how could the QP (with 4.2l v8) match that?

Glad to hear that my QP's f1 tranny is more than an ego-booster :)
 

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By all means the QP is a FAST sedan. And when accelerating from a rolling start it's straight scary. Also, I have no doubt it's faster, in all respects, compared to the A8 and 750i. I just think that most official 0-60s are either estimates/claims that get the * scrubbed off or are a 1 in 100 occasion. Besides, i think my GS MCV gets to 60 in like 4.7/4.9 seconds, how could the QP (with 4.2l v8) match that?

Glad to hear that my QP's f1 tranny is more than an ego-booster :)
I'd agree that manufacturers claims tend to be just that, however sometimes they go the other way to not stand of the toes of the more expensive models/ranges. Alfa Romeo did a 147GTA and a 156GTA both with the same engine, however the larger and heavier and more expensive 156GTA was faster in all respects in the manufacturers figures, in real life tests it was the other way around.

Now look at Maserati, why is the new QP S with the 4.7L only claimed to go as fast as the standard QP with F1 gearbox? My thoughts are that they don't want it too near 612 territory.
 

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The automatic trans. make you lose a lot of power. I drove the 2008 GT auto. and it was very slow compare with the 2006 QP F1, when drone the 2009 GT-S it was a different story, very powerful(I know, stronger engine).
In today's world with all the new cars around a 0-60 at 6 seconds is not very fast and most above average cars can do it. If you push the QP with the F1 you will see how powerful it is, I am still thinking that the 5 seconds is very realistic.
 

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We have a 745Li, and it is a great car. Handles remarkably well - pretty much stuck to the road. I test drove an 09 QP yesterday, and it too is a great car (much more sporty for sure). They are both beautiful cars, but I do think the QP is more so. Just like the new snout of the F01 grew on me, the new QP snout grew on me. The 7 looks/feels engineered, while the QP looks/feels designed. A QP will definitely be our next vehicle.
 
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