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View Poll Results: Maserati Quattroporte Mk6
Sub Zero 12 27.91%
Cool 21 48.84%
Uncool 9 20.93%
Seriously Uncool 1 2.33%
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Maserati Quattroporte Mk6

The new Maserati flagship. Is it cool?
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Some new, non-retouched images here.Nieuwe plaatjes van de Maserati Quattroporte 2013 | Auto Edizione
Looks better here especially the interior. Rear view is very A5 coupe though.
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Cool because it's a Maserati but no where near as cool as the outgoing model
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Some new, non-retouched images here.Nieuwe plaatjes van de Maserati Quattroporte 2013 | Auto Edizione
Looks better here especially the interior. Rear view is very A5 coupe though.
The white one looks good, the rest pretty poop tbh.

You're right about the A5 though
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Styling is slightly dodgy compared to the old one but it's still cool. It looks expensive without being too flashy, it's got a famous name but isn't a silly arsed supercar. It hasn't got stupid bright yellow brake calipers or a BGD under the back bumper. (I'm sure that's some sort of diffuser but it doesn't look stupid.)

You could waft down to the south of France in it, or just nip to the chippy, quite happily.
 
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Like others have said, it's very much a mish mash of germanic brands, the interior placement of controls is pure VAG. it does look like an A5 from behind.

Not very original...

An uncool from me.
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They have high hopes for Maserati sales.
According to another article;
"Maserati can be the biggest in the highest segment of luxury cars. This is the belief of all the people working for the beautiful brand right now, and thus CEO Harald Wester too. A 100% Italian luxury brand. With no less than three production locations and the heart still in Modena, they don’t seem to be taking half-measures. Officine Maserati, in the Torinese district Grugliasco, will be the biggest with more than 100.000 square meters. Eventually 1.500 people will work in this biggest Maserati-factory ever.

The number of points of sale will go from 250 to 425 by 2015. At this time, Maserati has a market share of around 21% in the highest segments. They’re expecting to be market leader in the future with a customer base of 940.000 owners, a lot more than the current 190.000. The annual production should be around 50.000 units and 80.000 Quattroportes should be built over a period of 7,5 years. The new QP starts early 2013 in Europe and China, to travel across the ocean and reach the US around May. America will be the biggest market (45%), followed by China (15%) and the UK (5%). They’re expecting 15% of the sales to come from Europe. Next to the Quattroporte, there’s also the E-segment Ghibli, SUV Levante, successor to the GranTurismo (which will be more compact than the current version) and a mid-engined sports car coming. Looks promising!"
And this is assuming they can maintain what makes them special...
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That's made me want one even more.
 
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That's made me want one even more.
And calling it a "brand" makes it all a bit serious. About 100 percent more serious.
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I do like it a bit though. I still prefer it's predecessor mind.
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Its cool because of the name as Simon said but not as cool as the old one. That was such a nice car. What have they done to this one?

Its a bit ugly-ish



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they should have just put that interior which is rather nice in the old one
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Cool, but only just and primarily because it's a Maser (cue Shant getting confused! ).

It just manages it because of the pond it paddles in, but it falls well short of the coolness oozed by the last model. It's a bit more clunky and awkward looking in comparison.
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Cool, but only just and primarily because it's a Maser (cue Shant getting confused! ).




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Because you always say "it's a Ferrari so it must be cool" which is a nonsense but I've just employed the same rationale.
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Cool because it's a Maserati but no where near as cool as the outgoing model
Agree, the previous model is amazing , this one doesn't do much for me...
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Because you always say "it's a Ferrari so it must be cool" which is a nonsense but I've just employed the same rationale.






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The last really cool Quattroporte was the Gandini designed QP IV.
QP IV was OK but way too big.
This is overdesigned.
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Cool, but only just and primarily because it's a Maser (cue Shant getting confused! ).

It just manages it because of the pond it paddles in, but it falls well short of the coolness oozed by the last model. It's a bit more clunky and awkward looking in comparison.
Right as usual.
E.g. the plastic engine cover looks good for a plastic engine cover, but in the last car it was the actual engine that looked good.
I had to vote this new car cool though. If it sounds anything like the outgoing Maserati engine, it's automatically cool EVEN IF it looks like they took their Gran Turismo nose and badly grafted it onto a large BMW / Audi....
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