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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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????