The New Maserati Quattroporte: One down, 49,999 to go
Until then, Maserati is keeping technical details of the new car under wraps. Appearing longer than before (to accommodate rear-seat passengers in greater comfort – important in ‘chauffeur’ markets such as China) the car bears a resemblance to the current QP.
Its styling has been executed under the careful guidance of ex-Pininfarina styling chief, and current Head of the Maserati Design Centre, Lorenzo Ramaciotti.
The likely initial powerplant will be a thoroughly up-to-date version of the familiar 4.7-litre V8. This will be married to a ZF conventional automatic gearbox. For the future, though, the options are open, as the company will also be adding to its range a luxury 4x4 and a ‘BMW 5 Series-sized saloon’.
If the rumours are true, at any rate.
The engines will be produced in the Ferrari plant in Maranello.