New Maserati Spyder based on GranTurismo and Porsche 911

11 09 2008

Maserati now have emerged little brother in convertible style of the big GranTurismo and will target Porsche’s 911 with similar dimensions.

New archetype positioned below the GranTurismo is tipped to come only in hard-top convertible form. If that’s the casing, think a rapid-action retractable roof lighter in power than comparable flexible-top machinery but with the added profit of a pure lid.

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The new small Maserati is expected to have a 2+2 lodge describe, while the rear seats are expected to be removable. Power is tipped to come from a smaller style of the 4.2-liter V8 in the root GranTurismo, producing about 350hp and driving the rear wheels through a revised version of the DuoSelect clutchless handbook transmission still worn in the GranTurismo S instead of the newer ZF six-haste vehicle in the support of the Maserati range.

Competitive pricing would pit it against the Jaguar XK, BMW 6 Series and Porsche 911. Hard to say at this detail if the new standard will happen before, or after the convertible GranTurismo, but sources recommend it could be prime for promotion sometime next year, so break tuned.

Early new Maserati baby Spider was spied without camouflage:



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28 01 2009

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GranTurismo and Porsche 911

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