Well after numerous spy shots of the 2014 and the sixth iteration of the Maserati Quattroporte has gone official and will make its worldwide unvail in January at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
The new model will have a longer wheelbase and lighter due to the use of lightweight composites and aluminium with a kerb weight of 1940kg 50kg shy of the outgoing model.
The launch version will be sold with a revised V8 engine made by Ferrari and also will be available for the first time is the all wheel drive system adopted from the Ferrari FF, there is no mention of the engine displacement but we expect to house a 4.7-liter 470 hp v8.
The new Maserati Quattroporte is a high-performance sports luxury sedan that reinterprets the design features of classic Maseratis in a contemporary design language. Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines, Italian elegance.
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Paris, 27 September 2012 – “The international spotlight of the Paris Auto Show – where Maserati is introducing the new GranCabrio MC – is the perfect setting to announce the names of the three much awaited future Maserati products, the models that will give Maserati a completely new scope to 50,000 units per year by 2015.
The first of the announced new models is the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, the sports luxury sedan that will continue the 50-year success story begun in 1963, when Maserati created a new segment of the automobile market with the introduction of the first Quattroporte.
The new high-end E segment four-door sedan will be named Ghibli – a name that draws directly from Maserati’s rich and successful tradition.
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Unveiled at the 2004 Geneva motor show, it was a very exclusive mid-engine model originally intended to be hand-built in just 25 units, all of which sold-out before its launch. Due to the MC12’s considerable success, immediately followed up with numerous victories in the FIA’s GT1 class, a second batch of 25 cars was built in 2005.
Designed for high level road use, the MC12 exceeded 330 kmh at full throttle, sprinting from 0 to 100 kmh in just 3.8 seconds. The MC12 benefited from the Ferrari-Maserati Group’s most advanced technologies and competition experience. Its naturally aspirated 6 litre V12 punched out 465 kW at 7500 rpm, yet offered absolutely excellent drivability, remaining exceptionally lively and fluid even at low engine speeds. An aluminium crankcase, titanium con-rods and extremely efficient fourvalve cylinder heads were all part of its design. Four gear-driven overhead camshafts provided perfect timing control. The unit was mated to Maserati’s proven six-speed Cambiocorsa transmission, offering computerised gear selection. In Race mode, the system was mapped to deliver much faster gear changes and to activate the ASR.
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The recently spied 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is recieving two new Ferrari prepped engines as part of an partnership with Fiat.
The all new saloon will be offered with a 420 hp Supercharged V 6 and a 520 hp Twin turbo V8.
Both powerunits will be available with a ZF-sourced eight-speed servo actuated paddleshift transmission, Rumour has it the manual is to be discontinued.
We expect that also due to the weight reduction and a hinted reduction of around 200kg the 0-60 time on both cars will be under 5 seconds.
Expect to see a preview at the 2013 Detroit MotorShow.
Source:- Car And Driver / Pistonspy
Here are the latest spy shots of a prototype of the Maserati Quattroporte.
This is a pre-production prototype of a complete new chassis hence the four-door is covered in enough camouflage to hide any detailing and any suggestion of new body work features.
Rumour has it that they are also going down the Ferrari route and is touted to house a similar AWD setup as the Ferrari FF as well as the usual RWD.
This is very early stages to talk powerunits for this car but we expect it to carry on with a reworked version of the current V8 powerunit with additional power along a lighter nimbler chassis.
And I will throw caution to the wind and could there be a v12 offering in the works????
Earlier in the year we revealed Maserati’s Prototype of the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
Now Maserati has revealed the 2011 MC Stradale which is billed as the “fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the Maserati range.”
The Stradale features an aero kit, matched with high performance brakes, and a Nordschleife tuned suspension for “Pin-sharp handling.”
The Powerunit is complimented by a 4.7-liter V-8 with 457 PS.
It will enables the car to hit the vmax in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Today we spotted something we unfortunately have little details on.
We think Maserati have got a clubsport version of the Quattroporte Grand Tourismo GT S under test on the Nordschleife in Germany.
With Audi recently releasing the R8 GT and offerings from both Ferrari and Porsche we think the Italian Maserati are trying to join the club.
This is one car you will have to await more details Coming Soon this could also be simply a facelift.