Still, the Quattroporte is a magnificent piece of engineering and a joy to drive. It has that sense of occasion that few large saloons can match. All three engines offer strong performance and as an alternative to the usual suspects, we can think of nothing better than having a Maserati on your drive.. “The V8 Maserati Quattroporte is the go-to driver’s luxury saloon, with sharp handling and blistering performance, but the diesel version substitutes excitement for economy” Having recently . The Kia Stinger takes on rivals like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback, but the top-spec GT S feels more like a cut-price Maserati Quattroporte.. The Maserati Quattroporte has character, balance and a wonderful engine, but its ride and gearbox mean it’s ultimately flawed.. Maserati has introduced a new 346bhp 3.0-litre V6 engine to its Levante SUV range. The new engine will also eventually be offered across the Quattroporte and Ghibli model ranges.. TCC’s Bottom Line: The 2018 Kia Stinger is a serious performance contender that is fun to drive, powerful, practical, and upscale, and it all comes at a bargain price..