Maserati to Share Future Platform with Alfa Romeo

Platform sharing is a commonly used concept in the automotive industry, one that offers multiple advantages, such as a lower price for some models, or a technology infusion for brands that would have otherwise been left behind in terms of engineering progress.

But there are a few high-end segments of the market, where platform sharing can be dangerous, as it may affect both the donor and the receiver in terms of image. The Fiat group is stepping further on this dangerous ground, by planing to create a new platform that will underpin future Maserati and Alfa Romeo models, as InsideLine reports.

The new platform will be used for the following generations of the Maserati Quattroporte saloon and the GranTurismo coupe & convertible. It will also be found under some exquisite rear wheel-drive Alfa Romeo models that are expected to be introduced in the future. We are talking about a potential replacement for the 8C Competizione (that also uses Maserati components), in the form of a coupe and a convertible. This information is of particular interest, as it would mark Alfa Alfa Romeo’s performance world comeback. However, it is not known if the upcoming Alfa supercars will be limited editions (like the 8C Competizione) or will enter proper production.

The platform is expected to use aluminum in order to keep the weight down. The sharing concept also includes the introduction of Ferrari’s HY-KERS hybrid system on the upcoming Maserati models that will use the fresh platform.
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