When the Quattraporte first hit the road, everyone including me was stunned by the looks, the performance and the prestige of the marque. It wasn't long before the gearbox came in for some critisism by those comparing it with a Mercedes S-Class, which seemed a little unfair, as the Quattroporte is not a sedate suit-mover, it is a passionate love affair with a fiery but fabulous woman. It is a sports saloon with the emphasis on sport. The new revised gearbox in my Sport GT is smooth and fast, especially in sport mode, changing gear far faster than I could manually, and, without the torque converter, the power comes on instantly. The finish is superb and the inside is a leather fetishist's dream - mine is in beige leather and suede finished with a black dash. I have been told the Quattroporte is the most photographed saloon car in the world and this I can believe. Not only am I very pleased I had the courage to buy one, but every day I get the same thrill of owning such a beautiful piece of engineering art.
Barrie John Lovelock, Dorset, September 20th 2006