When you’re shopping for a high-end full-size luxury sedan, you naturally think German. You’ll probably kick off your research with BMW 7 Series, test drive an Audi A8, check out the Porsche Panamera, and ultimately purchase a Mercedes S-Class. You can shuffle that order any way you like. But don’t forget about Italy’s entry in the class, the 2020 Maserati Quattroporte. If you forget the Quattroporte, you’re making a mistake.
The Maserati brothers — Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto — started their car company way back in 1914, many decades before Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini set up their operations. One of Italy’s first successful automakers, it began building winning race cars in the 1920s and has created some of the world’s fastest and most beautiful cars over the last century. Like Ferrari and Lambo, Maserati has built exotic sports cars along with its fair share of supercars, but it’s the only one of the three that has ever produced sedans. Translated from Italian, Quattroporte literally means four doors, and the model, which first appeared way back in 1963, is now in its sixth generation.