The all-new 2013 Quattroporte has been officially unveiled with Maserati dumping a pile of photos of its sixth-generation luxury sedan, plus a little video.
The new Quattroporte is built on a chassis based on the Chrysler 300 and is longer and wider than the model it’s replacing. The wheelbase has also been stretched 4.2 inches for additional rear legroom for passengers. Despite being larger in size, the new Quattroporte is almost 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor and still maintains a 50:50 front-to-rear weight ratio.
Engine options include a 3.8-liter V8 and a 3.0-liter V6, both of which come with twin turbos. The V6 powerplant is good for 404 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, while the V8 pushes out 523 hp and 524 lb-ft of torque. Both powerplants are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
According to Maserati, the new Quattroporte is the fastest sedan it has ever built and is also the most powerful and fuel efficient.
The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte will be heading to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, where we expect the Italian automaker to announce official pricing. For now, enjoy the photos and video.
GALLERY: 2013 Maserati Quattroporte
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