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But for 2005 it has decided to bring back its famous Quattroporte model for the fans of Maserati. With its big front grille and sad looking headlamps this new Quattroporte carries some past favorites along with some new ones. On the front Maserati has featured a nice but almost hidden set of bottom air ducts which are almost hidden out of site because of the large front grille. The very large front grille of this Maserati is a past favorite from previous Quattroporte models and from its 1960’s F1 cars. The grille really shows the look of past F1 cars with its nose cone look that encompasses most of the front end. This nose cone is followed all the way back to the windshield where it seems to be separate from the side of the car.
Very sad looking headlamps make up the rest of the front of the Quattroporte adding a bland retro look to the front of the Quattroporte. A hood line that gives the illusion that the Quattroporte has large separate wheel wells from the nose cone that gives the front end that F1 style follows the centre of the headlamps. Along the side Maserati has added a great looking bodyline that flows from the top of the side air ducts to the rear of the car. This bodyline adds a little white line that flows from one end of the car to the other. 3 side air ducts create that sport appeal to the surface of the Quattroporte and lets that big engine breath a lot easier. The only downfalls to the outline of the car are the poorly designed wheels that add no sense of sport or class allure to car. Another bodyline that follows from the headlamps helps to create an additional feature to the side of the car.
On the rear of the car the trunk lid is defined by the two separate bodylines that flow from the roof and the side of the car. Maserati has done a fine job with the rear lights, designing them with the same touch of class that follows the rest of the car. The best feature on the rear are the air duct styled exhaust ports which look exactly the front ones found on the Ferrari 360. From front to rear the new Quattroporte is surely a car of its own.