The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte has been released in photos. Since it has just been released, there have not been any road tests or even live viewing, so there is not much to say besides opinions about the exterior. There is no doubt it is gorgeous, but I think Maserati could have done a little better. There is too much going on in the front. The front of the Granturismo looks similar to this, but it is less edgy and is less “busy-looking”. I loved the simple and classy look of the previous generation, and I think that the Quattroporte lost a little bit of that. The rear-end (not pictured) looks very nice, with the taillights heavily like the Granturismo’s (which is a good thing). The only thing I would change about the rear end is adding circular exhaust tips, instead of the squared-off ones this model has. That may seem like a lot of criticism, but overall the design looks very good, and is like none of its competitors. I also think the picture and color of the car do it justice. This seems like the kind of car that would look much better in a shiny color, as opposed to the matte/satin finish on the car pictured. Compared to its competitors, the Panamera, S-class, 7-series and A8, it definitely looks more exotic, and is far more attention grabbing (which can be good or bad). There is not much else to say until Maserati lets people drive them, but until then, this looks like a very exciting car.