Maserati has been teasing everyone with numerous sets of spy photos, but the day has come where they have released official images of the 2013 Quattroporte, which will make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Even though exact specifications for this vehicle have not been published, we know that the available powertrains are all new, and were developed in conjuction with Ferrari. Under the hood will be a V8 engine which puts out around 520 hp, as well as a bi-turbo V6 option capable of making around 420 hp. According to Paolo Martinelli, Maserati powertrain director, this Quattroporte achieves better fuel efficiency than any other previous model and has more power than ever before.
The 2013 Quatrroporte has grown in proportions to make room for a small car called the Ghibli, but its design carries over many of the styling cues from the previous generation. Some features that were carried over ate the grille, three side vents and the triangular C pillar, while a new muscular hood, and car length belt line are all new for the 2013.
“Inside the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentially, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the on-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers,” said the head of the Maserati design center, Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
Maserati is aiming at sales of 50,000 units a year by 2015, “It is a growth that will be based on three new models entering two new segments of the automobile market – and it starts with the all-new 2013 Maserati Quattroporte,” said Harald Wester, Maserati CEO. The other two models are a new SUV called the Levante, and a new small sedan called the Ghibli.Images courtesy of Maserati Middle East, Africa & India