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2014 Maserati Quattroporte spied testing around Nurburgring [video]

A prototype for the next generation Maserati Quattroporte made its first appearance on the Nurburgring just last week when it was undergoing some high-speed testing. Now we bring you the first video while it was taking it a little easier in the same area.

The new Quattroporte rides on a new lightweight platform that will knock a few pounds off the kerb weight. It has been designed for both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

Although the Quattroporte will primarily report for duty with a powerful V8 engine, a hybrid will also be available. The V8 in question will be a 4.7-liter unit that generates around 475 PS (354 kW / 469 bhp) and it will pass the power to the wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The new Maserati Quattroporte is known internally as the M156 and is due to be launched in 2013 following an anticipated debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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PaganiC9_pl0x
Was about to ask, whats going on with dat ass. Surely they can't uglify their stunning saloon following beautifying the premium SUV segment with Kubang?
Apr 4, 2012 9:48 pm
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NenadMitrovic
Fugly like panamera
Apr 4, 2012 9:31 pm
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BanfSnieder
How can you call it ugly if you haven't seen it. Its completely covered!
Apr 5, 2012 12:49 am
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NenadMitrovic
Becouse it looks like son of quattroporte and panamera, and you can see that.
Apr 5, 2012 9:35 am
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zyzyphe
Tell this to Ferrari who switched to Panamera design with the FF
Apr 5, 2012 11:34 am
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alessandro
Exactly, there is an idea of a camouflage.
Apr 10, 2012 2:24 pm
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