And as we had all expected, the Italians have reworked the front fascia of the car with new headlights, a new lower bumper and the grille seems to be slightly retouched with a less curvy top and bottom.

Through a Dutch community website, Autospots.nl have managed to get into contact with someone who knows someone who took these three images at the Maserati hometown of Modena, Italy. Sure the story is sketchy at best, but the pictures look like they may just be the real deal.

The current generation Maserati Quattroporte has been around since 2004 and has been spied numerous times testing around Europe. And as we had all expected, the Italians have reworked the front fascia of the car with new headlights, a new lower bumper and the grille seems to be slightly retouched with a less curvy top and bottom.

Our make-shift Italian carparazzi was not able to catch the rear-end of the facelifted Maserati Quattroporte but we expect matching changes. The Quattroporte will be eager to secure its market position before the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide join the scene before it will be replaced by the next generation model sometime around 2012.

Maserati Quattroporte Facelift Spied Uncovered