The very first official details of the Maserati Quattroporte have been released by the carmaker and they are telling us that the new four-door coupe will use Ferrari sourced V6 and V8 engines.
After the first images with the new Maserati Quattroporte generation have hit the web a couple of months ago, the model is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the Italian based automaker releasing the first official details of the vehicle. According to Maserati, the new Quattroporte generation will use Ferrari sourced V6 and V8 engines, and some of them will also be used on future Alfa Romeo models.
The new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte will get a 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine under its hood, signed by Ferrari, which is producing a total output of 410 HP. This is enough to allow the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 285 km/h. the top of the line Maserati Quattroporte will get a 3.8 liter V8 with double supercharging and direct injection, which is able to produce 530 HP and 670 Nm of torque, but thanks to the overboost, the torque figure can go up to 720 Nm. This version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately 4.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 307 km/h.
Maserati says that both engines in the new Quattroporte will be mated to a ZF automatic transmission with eight gears which will send power to the two-wheel drive or to the all-wheel drive, depending on the version chosen. The new Maserati Quattroporte is getting a new platform and despite the usage of lightweight materials, this is still one heavy car, at 1,900 kg. The trunk space will stand at a generous 530 liters. The new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Detroit Motor Show in January.