Maserati is known for style and class; since its inception in Bologna, Italy in 1916, the Maserati brand has made a name for itself as being the quintessential .classy. Italian luxury car brand. But what most people tend to forget is that style is just a part of what makes Maserati\'s vehicles . as well as the individual Maserati car parts . so successful. In fact, a large portion of it can be attributed to the high degree of quality and engineering involved in rolling out each Maserati and Maserati part from the drawing board to the assembly plant.
If you find yourself at the driver\'s seat of a Maserati, here are some key technologies that should definitely get you excited:
Class means nothing without the guts to back it up, and Maserati is certainly aware of this by mounting exceptional engines on its cars. Depending on the model, Maserati vehicles are equipped with either a twin turbo V6 or a V8 engine, which the latter designed to maximum power output while the former is geared more towards low fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing sporty performance. With the V8, drivers can expect their Maserati to go past the 300km/h with ease, while V6-equipped models can enjoy outstanding versatility with their high torque and power values.
To match the high-performance engine, Maseratis are also equipped with a sophisticated suspension system consisting of cutting-edge Maserati parts that include an aluminum double wishbone and five-arm multilink system. The arms of the double wishbone arms in the front, in particular, are mounted higher up for precise handling, while the multilink system at the rear is geared towards balancing ride comfort with sporty performance. In addition, Maserati vehicles are also monitored by the Maserati Stability Program or MSP, an electronic stability control system that corrects any hint of side-skidding by reducing the engine torque accordingly.
The Skyhook system
The suspensions of the latest Maserati models, whether they are stock or are Maserati aftermarket parts, are further enhanced by the company\'s in-house Sport Skyhook electronic system. This system connects with the vehicle\'s gas dampers and adjusts it for continuous damping variation. With a push of a button on the car\'s central tunnel, the dampers immediately switch to a more rigid damper setting, limiting road transfers and reducing roll angles for optimum sportier handling.
Maserati has also equipped its vehicles with next-generation six- to eight-speed ZF automatic transmissions. These transmissions are noted for producing lightweight and reliable high-precision gear shifting, supported by auto-adaptive software capable of recognizing various driving style and road conditions and adapt the gears accordingly. Depending on the model, the driver can switch to four or five operating modes as well as a Manual mode wherein gears can be shifted in sequence using the car\'s gear lever or steering wheel paddles.
Maserati\'s Quattroporte luxury saloon is fitted with a special Brembo brake system designed to deliver a quieter operation without diminishing the function of Maserati performance parts. The car\'s brake calipers, which feature six pistons at the front and four at the back, act on ventilated, slotted dual-cast discs. These discs are also especially machined to be as strong as iron but as light as aluminum.