Well that didn’t take long at all. Although we just saw spy shots of the new Maserati Quattroporte last week, Maserati has now taken the wraps off its redesigned sedan ahead of a confirmed Detroit Auto Show debut. Although no official details for the car were released just yet, we can infer quite a few changes just from the images. Celebrating 50 years of the Quattroporte, Maserati is referring to this new car as a 2013 model, but it will arrive next year for the 2014 model year in the US.
Under the hood, we can definitely tell that the Quattroporte still uses a V8, but aside from the press release calling it an “all-new next generation powertrain,” we don’t have any real details of what powers the car. Or do we? The rear 3/4 image of the new design shows a license plate number of “QP 530 HP” possibly suggesting the engine’s output has been raised to 530 horsepower up from the current 425. We are also expecting a supercharged V6 at some point down the line with an output of around 420 hp, and it is likely that both engines will be paired to eight-speed automatic transmissions.