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Maserati Readies 2014 Quattroporte for Detroit Debut

11/7/2012
Maserati has revealed its redesigned 2014 Quattroporte luxury sport sedan in advance of a planned debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Italian automaker released few details about the new 2014 Quattroporte, but did confirm that the 4-passenger Maserati will have a Ferrari-sourced V-8 engine under its hood.

"The innovative Maserati proprietary engines of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte have all been designed and developed by Maserati and Ferrari engineers in the heart of Italy's motor valley," said Paolo Martinelli, Maserati powertrain director. "As a matter of fact, they are going to be produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello."

Most details about the new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte are gleaned from photos released by the company. The car wears a rear license plate reading "QP 530 HP," perhaps a subtle nod to the V-8 engine's expected horsepower rating. The interior is swathed in leather and wood, and features a large, in-dash touch-screen infotainment system and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual flat-panel screens.

Modern interpretations of classic Quattroporte design cues include the trident-shield grille, triple fender vents, and the rear roof pillar styling theme. Additionally, the new Quattroporte offers frameless doors and quad exhaust outlets. The car shown in the company's initial photography rides on a set of 7-spoke aluminum wheels.

Maserati says the redesigned 2014 Quattroporte is the first of three all-new models that will help the company to sell 50,000 vehicles worldwide by 2015.

"This growth is a challenge for which Maserati has carefully prepared itself ... a growth based on those values of style, elegance, quality, performance for which Maserati has been always recognized and praised [for] almost 100 years," said Harald Wester, Maserati CEO. "This exciting progression will make the new Maserati a true global player with two new production sites in two different continents and a heart solidly planted in Modena, Italy."

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