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This is not the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte [UPDATED]

 This is not the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte [UPDATED]
2013 Maserati Quattroporte leaked image 24.1.2012 / GT Spirit

The ultimate executive sedan?

The first purported pictures of the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte have hit the web ahead its launch sometime next year.

Looking elegant and expressive, the images - legitimate or rendering - reveal a luxurious sedan with soft lines and gently flowing curves. The front end borrows a few cues from the GranTurismo but adopts a rounder grille and headlights which mimic the Kubang concept. Unfortunately, the rear is a bit of mess with a number of components which look like they were lifted from the Mercedes E-Class.

As we have previously reported, the Quattroporte is expected to ride on an aluminum-intensive platform and be slighter larger than the current model. Engine options remain unconfirmed, but speculation suggests there could be a 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS) 4.7-liter V8 or a twin-turbo version of Chrysler's Pentastar V6. Regardless of which powerplant makes it into production, it will likely be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an optional all-wheel drive system.

[UPDATE] This is why WCF readers are sharp as tacks. They catch photoshop fraud and take the time to prove it too. Big thanks to aleiiakensington for bringing this phony Quattroporte to our attention. He says in his post below: "it's a fake. the first picture shows a chopped interior of the avalon's interior. check out the c-pillar through the windshield. not only does it not match the design of the exterior's c-pillar, it is also a mirror image of the c-pillar from this picture: http://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2011-avalon/800x600/wallpaper_03.htm the second picture also shows how fake this is. the interior seen on the second pic is again a mirror image from the avalon press photo: http://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2011-avalon/800x600/wallpaper_0c.htm why do people that make these photochops check the quality of their work?"

Source: GT Spirit

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Comments (21)

 MayCzos MayCzos
Bad news. There are first prototypes spied with limited camouflage and unfortunately they look pretty close to those photoshopped images. http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-mase...
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November 4, 2012 3:52 pm
 lilsumo lilsumo
thank god its fake pics!
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January 25, 2012 5:13 am
 andrewB andrewB
Masertati has learned from the first Gran Turismo car to what lights work and which dont. The current one looks alot better then is fake leaked image
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January 24, 2012 7:15 pm
 emarcf emarcf
This is more likely what the car will look like.. A 4 door version of the coupe. http://visions-autos.sport24.com/610632/...
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January 24, 2012 5:31 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
Confusing....
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January 24, 2012 4:00 pm
 alamak alamak
Looks like Infiniti headlight with Sonata rear to me.....
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January 24, 2012 3:56 pm
 eddie eddie
Looks awesome. Lots of ques from the Granturismo especially the rear!
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January 24, 2012 3:52 pm
 car-o-bar car-o-bar
Leaked my lovely A$$. This is as fake as it gets you people.
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January 24, 2012 3:51 pm
 aleiiakensington aleiiakensington
it's a fake. the first picture shows a chopped interior of the avalon's interior. check out the c-pillar through the windshield. not only does it not match the design of the exterior's c-pillar, it is also a mirror image of the c-pillar from this picture: http://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2011-av... the second picture also shows how fake this is. the interior seen on the second pic is again a mirror image from the avalon press photo: http://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2011-av... why do people that make these photochops check the quality of their work?
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January 24, 2012 2:59 pm
 swifthead swifthead
from rear to the side it looks like a new BMW 5-series with some Asian accent (also BMW has that accent)....where is the Italian design??? and there should be some more powerful engine...at leaste top variant should have something from Ferrari, either Ferrari V12 or some new V8 Biturbo! the Chrysler V6 could be entry if it must be there at all!
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January 24, 2012 2:56 pm
 R0ADR4G3 R0ADR4G3
what do you think about "originality," these days? is it possible to be original when it seems all design cues have been taken?
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January 24, 2012 2:52 pm
 moodyaaa moodyaaa
Infinity headlight, E63 exhaust, modern Kia tail lights. Maserati logo
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January 24, 2012 2:49 pm
 sideskraper sideskraper
Chop.
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January 24, 2012 2:37 pm
 gtgoff gtgoff
The rear looks like a modern Merc, especially with the exhaust shapes. Interesting...
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January 24, 2012 2:36 pm