Spring is in the air, and with the change of the seasons comes the jump from cold winter climate testing, to fun in the sun on the world famous Nürburgring in Germany. Our photographers grabbed some spy photos of the upcoming 2013 Maserati Quattroporte running laps on the ring, testing in preparation for the cars official launch at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.
The new Quattroporte is going to be getting a little bigger overall to make room for a new small car, likely called the Levante. Despite the size growth, the Quattroporte should manage to shed some pounds thanks to new lightweight materials.
The engine is expected to be a 4.7L V8, complete with tuning enhancements which will peg the horsepower rating at around 475. The engine will be paired with an eight-speed transmission from ZF.
Look for a full reveal this Fall at the Paris Motor Show.