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Maserati highlights the Quattroporte's development [video]

Debuts in Detroit

Maserati has released a new promotional video that highlights the development of the 2014 Quattroporte which will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show.

Filmed at the Balocco Proving Grounds, the car was tested at night so engineers could drive the model without camouflage to gauge its top speed. According to Chief test driver Fabrizio Galvan "The car is completely new from every point of view. It has a new propulsion unit, new suspensions, a new steering system, new styling, of course, and new interiors."

Under the hood, the entry-level model has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that develops 410 HP (310 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h).

If that isn't fast enough, the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 produces 530 HP (390 kW) and 710 Nm (542 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the sedan to sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds, before topping out at 191 mph (307 km/h).

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sensei
3L engine with over 400HP?!?!? There is a replacement for displacement.
Dec 31, 2012 7:21 pm
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eddie
I have had many exotics in the past but I love my 08 Granturismo which I bought new. It has over 40,000 miles on her and other than yearly oil changes and maintenance she has been trouble free. The engine sounds great and the fit and finish is great for a hand built car. I would definitely buy another!
Dec 31, 2012 1:56 pm
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D11
I'm strongly considering a new Granturismo for my wife, glad to hear your experience has been positive. However, I must admit, Maserati's strategy to move down stream in the market taints the brand a little to me. I don't want to see $80k Maserati's, which is still an expensive car for most. My point is you can't be exclusive and try to appeal to to many buying segments at the same time.
Jan 2, 2013 7:48 am
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