It looks as if work is officially underway on the next Maserati Quattroporte. Our spy photo friends managed to click the first few images of a pre-production prototype stretching its legs on public streets. The four-door is covered in enough cladding to successfully obscure any hint of new body work, but from what we're told, there's a whole new chassis under there. The rear-wheel-drive architecture is built to accommodate all-wheel drive as well. Where, perchance, would Maserati secure the engineering to put power to all four corners? If the whispers we hear are true, the tech could be lifted from none other than the Ferrari FF.

Speaking of Ferrari, the next-generation Quattroporte will likely continue to get its thrust from the same beefy Italian V8 found in the current generation, though adjustments for either power or fuel consumption would be a smart guess. We've even heard hints of a hybrid drivetrain in development. Stay tuned. With prototypes on the road, it's only a matter of time before we spot one with a little more metal showing.

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      AMG THIS
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't "think" its got much to do with the Ferrari FF. This is likely the first car to use the new corporate E-EVO platform that will eventually be used under the upcoming Maserati Levante and next generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. If it is, this would be the longest version here and the shortest will underpin the upcoming Alfa coupe as well as the next gen Dodge Challenger. (or barracuda...whatever it ends up being).
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Let's hope it's only half as ugly as the current Quattroporte...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look closely, that is obviously a Chrysler 300 interior. Also the wheel wells are a bit out of proportion, this is a mule for the Levante, not the next Quattroporte.
        Bret Frohwein
        • 2 Years Ago
        I'm wondering if it's not a Levante as well.. Not that the 300 interior is hideous.. but it's a bit of a step backward for a car that's over 100K
      • 2 Years Ago
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      I will admit it. Years ago,I saw an older model Quatroporte in a parking garage in D.C. amnd simply fell in love with the car at first sight. It was medium dark green with rich brown leather interior with grillwork and trim work that looked like artwrok. I hope that Maserati always keeps that,"We are Maserati and THIS is how we style our cars." Love Those one of a kind Maserati classics.
      • 2 Years Ago
      This better not turn out to look like a Panamera from the side. I'll be very disappointed if it does.
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this is really going to compete with the S-Class/7Series/A8/LS/Rapide/Flying Spur/Panemra, etc... than where will the V12/V8TT option be sourced from? Two 3.0l Pentastar V6s to form a cheaper than Ferrari V12 a la the foundation of the Aston V12 motor? Or a newly revised 4.7lV8 (cause the old one sounded great, but was too anemic on torque?) And is the 3.0l TT Pentastar V6 coming in here like rumored along with the VM 3.0l V6 Diesel? So many questions left unanswered...
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really, really hope they take their styling cues from their gorgeous Gran Turismo coupe because the current Quattroporte is no looker.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thank god. I've hated the quattroporte for awhile now. Everyone seems to love it of course (some brand stereotyping probably) but the lines of it DO NOT WORK. The front looks frumpy and snobbish elderly man. And the roof line and creases running to the rear set it way off. Reminds me too much of a 90s Benz or a Chinese rip off. Maserati needs to set this straight by evening out the proportions and borrowing more from their coupes. End of story.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The back looks like a hatchback..
      Binnaburra Mick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not quite sure what model, but it looks like they put the air bags on the outside. IDIOTS!!!!
      Travis Miles
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am glad. Finally! Now these fools can stop trying to convince me their Quatroporte is new.
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