Maserati Quattroporte Tyres
Recommended Maserati Quattroporte tyres
Maserati Quattroporte tyres for a standard car as recommended by Longstone Tyres. We recommend the 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 HS as it was fitted as original equipment to the 1st series Maserati Quattroporte in the 1960's. Low profile tyres were developed in the 70's, which when combined with the fact the original CINTURATO ™ was out unavailable for some time, has meant that many of these cars are currently fitted with 215/70VR15 Michelin XWX. The XWX is an excellent tyre but not quite the right size, so we suggest that fitting the original CINTURATO ™ to your early Quattroporte. Doing so will keep your gearing correct as well as looking great. The second series Maserati Quattroporte, which was around in the 1980's, fitted Michelin 225/70VR15 XWX. These XWX tyres offer the security of Michelins excellent build quality, coupled with its excellent grip and handling to make the XWX the obvious tyre of choice for the second series Maserati Quattroporte.
PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 HS 205VR15
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Excl. Tax: $1,788.75 Incl. Tax: $2,146.50
History of the Maserati Quattroporte
In 1963 Maserati introduced the Quattroporte (Italian for 4-door). The original car bore a striking resemblance to the 5000GT that had been built by Frua for Aga Khan.
The 'Tipo 107' Maserati Quattroporte was powered by a 4.1 litre V8 producing 235bhp and used either a 5 speed manual or 3 speed automatic gearbox. Theoretically the car would be able to cruise the modern motorways of Europe at 143mph.
The picture below shows the 205VR15 CN72 CINTURATO ™ HS tyre that PIRELLI put into production in 1964, which was original equipment for the Maserati Quattroporte. On either side of this tyre are more modern 70% profile tyre sizes that are often fitted by mistake. On the left is a 205/70VR15, which is far too small in diameter, and on the right is a 215/70VR15 which is closer in dimensions and would also be a good tyre for the Maserati Quattroporte. Some cars that fitted the 205VR15 CINTURATO ™ changed to the 215/70VR15 tyre when the low profile tyre was developed at the beginning of the 1970's
The Quattroporte received a face lift in 1966, twin headlights were added and from 1968 a 4.7 litre engine was fitted.
Interior luxury was one of the primary aims of the Quattroporte and to this end the car featured Connolly leather, electric windows and optional air conditioning. The 1966 re vamp also reached the interior of the car which now featured burred walnut on the dashboard and door panels, air condition as standard, in fact the Quattroporte and the Rolls Royce were the only cars to roll of the production line with air conditioning as standard!
A total of 770 'Tipo 107' Maserati Quattroportes had been built when production stopped in 1969.
Maserati Quattroporte Borrani Wheels
Borrani wheels are still available for your Maserati Quattroporte, as agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.
Borrani Wheels for a Maserati Quattroporte
Maserati Quattroporte wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.
Maserati wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles
- Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
- Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
- Painted finish with polished outer edge