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 |  May 30 2013, 10:32 AM

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Maserati is working on bringing a two-seater Porsche 911 competitor to the market called the GranSport, and some details have emerged regarding the brand’s upcoming sports car.

“The four-seat GranCabrio is in a segment where even the biggest-selling competitor sells just 2000 a year maximum,” said Maserati CEO Harald Wester. “We need a smaller sports car.”

There will be a coupe and convertible version of the sports car, which is estimated to be around 177 inches long, a full 15 inches shorter than the current four-seat GranCabrio and GranTurismo. The car will also be considerably lighter than Maserati’s current offerings, and will ride on a shortened version of the brand’s Quattroporte platform.

Power will come from a twin-turbo V6 that puts out 406 lb-ft of torque and 404-hp. It will be nestled under the hood at the front of the car, and will be linked up to a dual-clutch transmission. Pricing will be close to the current Quattroporte V6 model, which starts around $108,000.

The launch of the GranSport is said to be about three years away.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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