Official engine stats for the new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte have now been revealed by the brand, confirming that there will be a turbocharged V6 option, as well as a turbo V8.
Both engines were developed by Ferrari, and both use twin-turbocharging and direct injection to achieve their power numbers. The smaller V6 displaces 3.0-liters and makes 404 hp, driving the car to 60 mph in five seconds or less. Opt for that big V8, and buyers will get 523 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, bringing 0-60 mph times down to 4.7 seconds. Thanks to an overboost function on the V8, torque can be momentarily lifted to 530 lb-ft.
Transmission options are limited to one, which is a ZF eight-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive setups are both available.
Aluminum pieces are used throughout the car for weight savings of about 220 lbs., with estimated curb weights at 4189 pounds for the V8 and 4101 pounds for the V6.