The Maserati Quattroporte Coast-to-Coast trip from New York to San Francisco made a stopover at the Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs. This is the same place where the international hill climb event is taking place. The 12.42-mile asphalt course uphill-Pikes Pike International Hill Climb known as the ‘The Race To the Clouds’ is one of the toughest racing competitions and held since 1916.
The trip by Maserati which comprises of a group of photographers and a journalist made the stopover shortly after leaving Kansas City. They even went for a climb to test the Quattroporte’s ability to handle the hill climb. They drove through snow and cold weather but perfect for testing the I.C.E. (Increased Control Efficiency) mode, designed for extremely low grip conditions and excellent fuel economy.
In their Coast-to-Coast trip, they are retracing on land the route followed at sea by Giovanni Soldini Pagina Ufficiale, and through this they experience the everchanging scenery from the Amish country to Pittsburgh, from Indianapolis to St. Louis through Chicago and from Kansas City to snowed Colorado Springs after crossing the Kansas great plains.
The new Quattroporte comes with a 3.8-litre V8 and a 3.0-litre V6 engine, both of which are twin turbocharged and mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The V6 engine develops 404hp and a maximum torque of 550Nm making a 0-100kp/h sprint in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 285kp/h. The V8 produces 523hp and 710Nm of torque for a 0-100km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 307km/h.