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Future Cars: 2013 Maserati Quattroporte Sports Sedan

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It is hard to believe that the current Pininfarina-designed Maserati Quattroporte has been with us since 2004. Yes, it may be getting old but arguably, it looks better now than ever.

Nevertheless, the Italians aren't keen on resting on their laurels and have been hard at work on the Quattroporte's successor, which is expected to make its world premiere at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show - unless Maserati surprises us in Paris next month.

Based on a set of patent drawings and spy shots/videos, I have brought a fresh visual perspective of how the next Quattroporte may look.

The gentleman's express features similar design elements to the Kubang SUV, but arguably shares more in common with the GranTurismo. With its aggressive grille ready to inhale oxygen and wildlife, the new car throws a much bigger visual punch. The surface language is more dynamic and sculptured, which lends to a sleeker and more modern look.

There are still some similarities with the old car. The roofline and glass area have been thoroughly massaged and carried over, while the car now features frameless side windows. The signature side vents make it to the new car as do the central hood creases.

Will the next Quattroporte have what it takes to go head to head with its main rivals? Well, only time will tell but one thing is for sure; the Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz AMG limos won't make things easy.

By Josh Byrnes

Design Copyright: Josh Byrnes for CarScoop


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16 Comments:

Libertytowerone said... »August 07, 2012

headlights are all wrong

Victorchief said... »August 08, 2012

For the love of god make it
available with a proper manual transmission. That would distinguish it form its
competitors that cater to old farts that can't drive.

europeon said... »August 08, 2012

 Why would they do that? Manual gearboxes are a thing of the past and Maseratis are grand tourers, not sport cars, especially the Quattroporte.

bryan mechanic said... »August 08, 2012

Some questions about the engine specifications still remain.

Slk84 said... »August 08, 2012

headlights remind me Infinity lights, but rest of car is ok  

john1168 said... »August 08, 2012

That illustration looks AWESOME!  BUILD THAT!

Cam said... »August 08, 2012

Does anyone else get a real Volvo feel from the look of this car?

http://assets.clickmotive.com/ail/stills_white_0640/7384/7384_st0640_089.jpg 

Kishan said... »August 10, 2012

 which car buy

Lars Lansink said... »August 10, 2012

Like it :)

Ronley Bowler said... »August 12, 2012

Finally! A pretty Maserati!

Kiyoshi Manabe said... »August 12, 2012

I would expect she'll be under 1.9-tonnes(as a Jaguar XJ) as a curb weight, if realized it makes an epoch in weight reduction(per an unit of square measure for body).

Inmadacic2008 said... »August 21, 2012

thank you very much for the info and for the work done, a follower of Spain, thank you very much friend

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Ted Watts said... »September 04, 2012

I hope it looks this good and has the FF FWD system and maybe a hatch back/sports back, i can't afford
the FF and 4 doors is better.

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http://5reasonreviews.com/ said... »September 26, 2012

Agree, the exterior never really an update - but they interior did...

Will be more difficult to justify this car with the new better looking Panamera

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