Maserati Quattroporte: design preview

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Maserati Quattroporte: design preview

Maserati has released the first images and videos on the new Quattroporte, which will make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.

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The new model will replace the current Quattroporte, introduced in 2003 and designed by Pininfarina.

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The current Quattroporte Sport GT S

Compared to it the new Quattroporte maintains the overall lines and proportions with a flowing silhouette, accented rear shoulders and am arched roofline, while introducing a more sculpted treatment and tighter surfaces.

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Both the front and rear end are renewed: the headlights have a more ip-to-date elongated shape and are matched by the revised lower air intakes.

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The vertical tail lights of the previous model have been replaced by more streamlined, horizontal lighting units, that in combination with the sculpted deck lid give a more modern look even if the design looses a little in term of personality, showcasing some reminiscences with some current Audi and Infiniti models.

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The side view is characterized by the new sharp character line that runs across the flanks and by the DLO graphics with the new tiny third window.

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To keep the continuity with the previous model, the Quattroporte also retains some details such as the protruding front grille, the three side vents behind the front wheels and the large, triangular C-pillar.

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The Quattroporte will be equipped with new V8 units, hich will be hand built in the Maranello plant. Below we report the official videos with some insights on the design and the technical features.

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Design

Statements by Lorenzo Ramaciotti Head of Maserati Centro Stile

Lorenzo Ramaciotti, Head of Maserati Design Center explains: “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. More generous in size when compared to the previous model, the new Quattroporte has a design that is at once graceful and sinuous, fashioned to bring out the sporty nature of the car.

“Some of the elements characterizing the previous model have been purposely maintained: the front grill, the three side vents, the triangular C pillar. At the same time new style and functional features were introduced: the strong belt line that runs through the entire side of the car giving the new Quattroporte a look and feel that is at once muscular and elegant, the new front and rear lights, the three frameless side glasses.

“Inside, the design of the Quattroporte aims at essentiality, stressing the simplicity of lines and the full functionality of the in-board instrumentation. Functional elements are blended with soft quality surfaces made of prestigious woods and refined leathers.”

Key Technical Features

Maserati Quattroporte: All New Next Generation Powertrain

Paolo Martinelli, Maserati Powertrain Director, speaks about the new powertrain and engine

Key Technical Features

The New Maserati

Harald Wester, Maserati CEO, speaks about the future of the brand

(Source: Maserati)

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  1. RAL

    Nice ! (except for the rear lamps: too Korean). The Quatroporte Mk III rocks. It was the mirror to look at.

    08/11/2012

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