Maserati Talks Porsche 911 Rival
Although the GranSport is not a new nameplate, the future iteration will be smaller, with an overall length of around 177 inches (4,495 mm), which makes it 15 inches shorter than the current version (381 mm).
“The four-seat GranCabrio is in a segment where even the biggest-selling competitor sells just 2,000 a year maximum,” Maserati CEO Harald Wester told Motor Trend. “We need a smaller sports car,” he added.
Designed to be lighter as well, the new GranTurismo, GranCabrio and GranSport Maseratis will use a shortened version of the platform that underpins the new Quattroporte and Ghibli, as well as the 404 HP twin-turbo V6 engine. In addition, our source revealed that the GranSport will have a starting price similar to that on the V6-powered Quattroporte.
The new Maserati GranSport won’t be released before 2016.
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