The best look we've had at the next Maserati Quattroporte so far was found in patent drawings that could have substituted for a whole lot of other cars. But seen here is a more useful glimpse, courtesy of someone on the lookout in Italy who caught a prototype in a skin-hugging wrap.

Maserati has apparently gone with the Charles Eames philosophy on the redesign: "The details are not details. They make the design." The overall line is familiar – not such a bad thing even on this 10-year-old sedan – but the detailing appears to have been refined and made sleeker. The taillights themselves should make for an especially interesting feature if the camo'ed car can be trusted.

The next Quattroporte is predicted to be roughly 450 pounds lighter than the current car, and underhood grunt is expected to come from a 520-horsepower, 5.2-liter turbocharged V8 at launch, followed by a 420-hp, supercharged V6 supplied by Ferrari, both working through an eight-speed ZF transmission.


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      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like the new G37 in camo except for the parrot nose.
      Waltzon
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how even the camo wrap on an Italian test mule is somehow very stylish.
      SliChillax
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.worldcarfans.com/112012440229/this-is-not-the-2013-maserati-quattroporte-updated So these pics were apparently real.
      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Both engine options seem good, but it would be nice to see a NA V8 under the hood, it is a Maserati after all.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog, you should only report about the cars that people can actually afford. I mean, if you look at the coverage of Tesla, the biggest complain has been the affordability. Let's set of cutoff of $30K
      Street King
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is GREAT NEWS for the next generation Challenger, Charger and 300. They are also to use this platform and the loss of 450lbs is going to be epic!
      Jason Krumvieda
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't believe they ripped the tail lights off the of the fusion. I wonder if we are going to hear about that every time this car shows up in the news. I am mostly kidding so don't get too upset.
        GuyClinch
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Krumvieda
        Fusion seems to be a dog though.. The Fast Lane car tested it with two passengers (the guys probably way 250 each) and it took 8.2 seconds to reach 60. its all show and no go..
      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      IT LOOKS THE FREAKIN' SAME AS EVERYTHING ELSE! Downvote me all you like.
      Felipe Politano
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, does it look like that Kia GT concept or what (okay, the Kia actually looked a lot like Maser, and this one even looks like the 2013 Cadenza from the back)
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        @Felipe Politano
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      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      nice italian AUDI.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @1STH
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