Pininfarina's evocative Quattroporte design and the brilliant mechanicals underneath it carry on for this final year. Maserati is marking time before the mid-2013 arrival of the next-generation 2014 Quattroporte.
The 2013 Maserati Quattroporte is a sensory delight for buyers who lust after an exotic sports car with the practicality of a sedan. Both the S and Sport GT S models delight their occupants with style, luxury and performance. But change is coming. In mid-2013 an all-new, longer, lighter and more modern Quattroporte will arrive. It will use smaller-displacement, twin-turbo engines, a V6 and a V8. It will be more rational and restrained in appearance. It will be better than the current-model Quattroporte by most meaningful measures. But in the meantime, the boldly individual style of the 2013 model and the melodic bark of its naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 have appeal of their own, which we might remember wistfully a year from now.