• Dec 26th 2007 at 6:56PM
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It would be hard to argue that Maserati has been getting lazy with the Quattroporte. Following its unveiling at the 2003 Frankfurt show, the Quattroporte went into production in 2004. Since then, Maserati has kept it fresh by introducing the Sport GT at Frankfurt 2005, the Executive GT at Detroit '06, the Automatica at Detroit '07 and the sharpest-yet Sport GT-S at Frankfurt '07.

In today's market, however, not even the exquisite lines of the Trident marque's four-door sedan can go without a visual update for more than four years. To that end, Maserati is expected to debut a mid-cycle facelift for the Quattroporte sometime in early 2008 – and that's coming just around the corner.

This second set of spy shots, following the earlier ones we reported a few months ago, show that the focus of the exterior modifications will be at the front end, which is expected to follow the example of the Quattroporte's two-door stable-mate, the GranTurismo. The rear end is also anticipated to benefit from a little nip-and-tuck, and although the interior is one of the finest in the business, one might expect Maserati to rework some magic inside, too. The sonorous Ferrari-sourced V8 engine and smooth ZF-sourced six-speed automatic will likely carry on unchanged. (That's a good thing.)

[Source: Autowereld.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Never liked the look of this Maserati...either those mid-90's Buicks were way ahead of their time, or Maserati snatched GM's geriatric division design team when they decided on making a saloon.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My (doctor) son-in-law wanted a Quattroporte, but got the Audi AWD S6. His partner in practice got the Quattroporte. My son-in-law has to give him a ride to work and then to the dealership in Hinsdale, IL about once a month. Nuff said.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sorry dave, the S6 really is nothing compared to the Quattroporte. The RS6 on the other hand has a V10, but that only comes in an estate version (and looks pretty vulgar next to the Maserati, in my opinion).
          • 7 Years Ago
          My bad - I thought he had an 'S' ... but he does have the V-10 w/ AWD - and goes like scat. He, like me, is a bimmer officianado - but being a doctor (and liking high HP cars) he needed AWD for Chicago winters, and the M5 doesn't come in AWD of course. He does, however, comment how often his partners Quattroporte is in the shop. I would have known that he had a RS I were an Audi lover - but I'm the kind of bimmer lover that wonders why they even make any other brand of car. e39's forever!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        S6? Ehh ..not trying to belittle you or your S.I.L. but the S6 is a nobody compared to the Maserati. Oh, and the same thing could be said if we were to compare the S6 with a more reliable car, say the TL.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uhmmm ... since we're both men and we (genetically) have to do the one-upmanship game ... the Audi is a V-10 with 430 something HP. He can't race his partner though because it's never out of the shop. And, uhm, that was my point.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only part about the Quattroporte I ever found questionable was the front end, especially around the headlights. Hopefully they can address this without disrupting anything else, because otherwise this car is absolutely gorgeous.
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