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2014 Maserati Quattroporte patent images found

Patent images of the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte have been found, showing some detail of the new body styling including headlights and bumper bars.

According to reports, these images were apparently filed at the European Patent Office. The basic black and white drawings give us an indication of the proportions of the new Quattroporte, as well as preview some of the more intricate details such as the new front end.

From the front you can see some of the design heritage is carried over from the current model. There’s a large vertically-finned grille with a more pronounced upper edge, while on the sides it seems we will welcome new corner vents sitting in their own little aggressive coves.

Along the sides it appears the upcoming model will feature a more rising waistline, with the rear of the Quattroporte sitting higher and more perched than the current model. There’s also completely new taillights and new quad outlet exhaust tips.

Earlier this year some images surfaced online showing an alleged new model in the flesh. The images were then proved to be fakes, however, it is interesting that these patent images do show plenty of resemblance. (Click here for the previous images.)

Under the bonnet, the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is expected to feature a new supercharged V6 producing around 313kW, and a new supercharged V8 producing around 390kW. Power is set to be sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new model is likely to be revealed some time early in 2013, with market entry taking place later that year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.