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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