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2014 Maserati Quattroporte Debut

The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is an exclusive Italian dream sedan.

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What's New

The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is technically a redesign. Enthusiast fanboys could point out all the differences between the old model and this concept, but there are some other notable changes. Most specifically, the Quattroporte--which translates to "four doors" in Italian--receives two new engines, a 3.8-liter, turbocharged V-8, and a Chrysler-derived 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6. There's also a new eight-speed transmission, and a diet to the tune of more than 200 pounds shed. These add up to an elegant, fast--and more fuel efficient--Quattroporte.

Who It's For

It's a Maserati. From Italy. Its V-8 engine is built by Ferrari. It's sold in very limited quantities, for very large sums of money. In other words, not really for you or me, but we can dream, right?

Key Features

Despite looking a lot like the previous-generation Quattroporte, there's a lot going on under the skin, including:
  • Forthcoming all-wheel drive option
  • Two new engines; eight-speed sport transmission; possibility of hybrid and diesel engines soon
  • Lighter, more aerodynamic

What We Think

Maserati sold 6,200 vehicles last year, and it hopes to sell 13,000 by 2014. With two new models--a smaller sedan, and an SUV due later this year--that seems like an attainable sales figure. But 50,000 by 2015? We're not so sure about that. It's hard to argue that one $135,000 car is better than another of the same or double the price, when $135,000 cars are pretty absurd in the first place. But this Quattroporte seems very nice, very fast, and certainly dream worthy.

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