Maserati has been busy testing their smaller than usual Quattroporte, preparing it for its new generation . A few renderings have crept through the internet, including ours, but actual images of the future sedan have now been revealed by GT Spirit and a few more images scanned from a magazine have been provided thanks to Autoblog.nl.
As previously rumored, the new Quattroporte will be an evolution of the current generation and will feature a brand new design inspired by the smaller GranTurismo models, as well as the Kubang Concept unveiled last year. The model has been built on a new rear-wheel drive platform that can implement a hybrid drive system so expect to see something down these lines fairly soon.
No details have been released for the engine that will be fitted in the Quattroporte, but it is believed that the new Quattroporte will get downsized V6 and V8 engines, mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
Now that these images have been released, we’re pretty sure Maserati will unveil the official details on the future Maserati Quattroporte soon, so stay tuned!
UPDATE 01/25/2012: Apparently, one WCF reader has an eye for nonsense and these leaked images of the future Maserati Quattroporte fit the bill. Reader, aleiiakensington, had this to say about the leaked images: "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 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 why do people that make these photochops check the quality of their work?"
Hey, at least we have the magazine images to work with until the official images are finally released.