Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that is well known around the world. One of their most famous cars is the Maserati Quattroporte which is a four door vehicle produced from 2004 to 2014. The Quattroporte has two types of models, one being the GTS and the other being GranTurismo. Despite being four door vehicles, neither of these models were considered to be sedans. The reason for this was that they both had two doors instead of the usual four. For both the GTS and GranTurismo models, they both had a V8 engine with an output power of 404hp (301kW).
Even though the Quattroporte GTS and GranTurismo had different names, they still used the same type of engine. This is because Maserati only changed the body style and exterior for both models, but left everything else pretty much the same.
Another model by Maserati is called the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. The engine that was used in this model had an output power of 520hp (388kW). This is the same as the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and BMW X5M, whereas both have a horsepower of 550.
Maserati cars are usually equipped with engines that produce high horsepower, which is why they are considered luxury sports cars. The term horsepower was first used in the 19th century to describe how much work an engine can do. When it comes to engines, there are two types of horsepower; one being brake horsepower and the other being the shaft horsepower. Brake horsepower is measured using a dynamometer while shaft horsepower is calculated using torque figures.
The first Maserati models were made in 1914 and had a V4 engine with an output of 24 horsepower (18kW). The current engines that are used today by the company produce more than three times as much power as the original 1915 models. A new model for 2016 called the Levante will be released which will use a 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 engine with an output power of 510hp (375kW).
Maserati horsepower was first measured using a dynamometer, but due to the new updated engines, they are now calculated using torque figures and not horsepower. The first Maserati models were equipped with a V4 engine which had 24 horsepower (18kW). The horsepower of Maserati engines has increased over the years and will continue to increase in the future.