We’re big fans of Maserati’s Quattroporte, unlike some other luxury cars it manages to convey exclusivity and status without becoming ostentatious. It’s also great fun to drive, rewarding a proactive driving style like few other cars in its class, there’s just one ‘little’ problem…

These days when a C-class Mercedes punches out 450 bhp, the 4.7-litre Quattroporte’s 430 bhp can seem a little under-nourished. Enter NOVITEC ROSSO GmbH who took pity on the Maserati 4-door adding cogged-belt-driven supercharger to its eight-cylinder four-valve engine.

The result is a ‘much-more-like-it’ 582 bhp and an increase in torque from 490 Nm to 572 Nm.

The mechanical charger is limited to a maximum boost pressure of 0.35 bar, whilst a water-to-air intercooler with dedicated water circulation ensures healthy operating temperatures for the engine. The NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion is rounded out by a custom intake manifold and larger injectors. Newly calibrated engine electronics ensure optimal power yield, longevity and compliance with strict Euro IV emission limits.

In combination with the six-speed automatic transmission the NOVITEC TRIDENTE Quattroporte now achieves a sprint time of just 4.6 seconds from
rest to 62 mph and 14.9 seconds to 125 mph, on its way to a top speed of 184 mph.

To transfer this increased performance to the road the NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport suspension is calibrated to allow owners of the Quattroporte to dial-in a setup that suits their individual preferences. The suspension is continuously height-adjustable and features multiple settings for compression and rebound. The upgraded suspension is combined with new wider 21″ wheels (9Jx21 up front and 11Jx21 at the rear) fitted with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tyres in 255/30 ZR 21 and 295/30 ZR 21 sizes.

The engine conversion is unsurprisingly not cheap – starting at 19,900 Euros – but then neither is the Quattroporte in the first place. Further information can be found at NOVITEC TRIDENTE’s website via the link below.