Spotted in China: abandoned fourth-generation Maserati Quattroporte

Published on January 28, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: abandoned fourth-generation Maserati Quattroporte

A very sad Maserati Quattroporte, Spotted in China by ‘WagonFan‘ near Phoenix Town, just outside the eastern section of the Third Ring Road in Beijing. The poor vehicle looks completely abandoned, covered with a thick layer of dirt and all tires are deflated. China doesn’t seem to like classic Maserati’s very much, in December last year we saw an abandoned Maserati 4200GT Spyder in Yulin.


The fourth generation Maserati Quattroporte was arguably the most beautiful Quattroporte ever. Manufactured from 1994 until 2001, and designed by none other than, check those rear-wheel arches, Marcello Gandini himself! Base engine was a 2.8 liter twin-turbo V6 with 284hp, which was good for a very speedy 255km/h top speed.

However, it seems unlikely this X8668 will ever go that fast again, lonely as it stands on a dirty road in a dusty town. The location isn’t very far from the CarNewsChina.com headquarters, I will try to have a look at this miserable Maserati myself, sometime next week after the Horse has arrived.


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  1. AJHS320- January 28, 2014 Reply

    Most beautiful Quattroporte ever? Are you blind or something? It just looks like a Lancia Kappa with weird rear wheel arches. This is the most beautiful Quattroporte.


  2. TurboJaySmith- January 29, 2014 Reply

    China doesn’t seem to like any car…any great or expensive car they buy will either get abandoned or get ruined with some aftermarket wraps, decals, bumers…too bad, I feel pity for those cars.

    1. Paul- January 29, 2014 Reply

      I wonder if its their late entry into the global automotive world. They understand displays of prestige and wealth, but have seem to have little actual appreciation for the history behind it all. The same could be said for some of the other second-world markets.

  3. AK- January 29, 2014 Reply

    This is a tragic waste. Actually the 4th gen Quattroporte to my eyes is the most beautiful. I never knew any existed in China at all, but what a waste to give up on this one…

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