Spy Shots: Maserati Quattroporte goes testing on an icetrack

Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati is getting prepared for its major debut later this year: the new generation Quattroporte has been caught testing on an icetrack used by the Fiat Group up in the cold parts of Sweden. As you can see, the car is completely hidden under camouflage, but as previously reported the car’s new design "will be more of an evolution than a revolution."

The new Maserati Quattroporte will grow in dimensions to make room for the new baby Quattroporte , but it will still be lighter than the current model due to the use of more lightweight materials. Under the hood, Maserati will place a 4.7 liter V8 engine with some improvements made to increase the final output to 475 HP and to reduce fuel economy by about 15%.

The power will go to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox or, as an option, to all four wheels. Only time will tell if these changes are enough to give the German power sedans a run for their money.

The official debut of the new Maserati Quattroporte will be made later this year at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.


6 comments:

As this was tested on an ice track, I can say that it will be capable of running efficiently on normal surfaces.

With this, I’ll hypothesize that Maserati Quattroporte will be efficient in any smooth surface.

Isn’t that hard? I now admire Quattroporte for being able to perform dynamically despite the surface!

When is the Paris Motor Show again? I hope this takes Maserati to a newer height.

But of course, the first thing to do is compete against yourself. Maserati is doing a good job on concentrating to outdo themselves.

It has a typical engine, so I’m expecting more from its appearance. The built itself is intriguing.

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