Maserati Considering MC12 Successor

Maserati Considering MC12 Successor

The 2004 Maserati MC12 was a limited-edition model based on the Ferrari Enzo, and it looks like a successor following the same guidelines is on the way. 

Maserati boss Harald Wester confirmed the news to Autocar, saying that Maserati “could do a limited edition, but not yet.” Right now, the brand is working on refreshing the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, while a successor to the GranTurismo is currently in the works.

The new GranTurismo model “will not be to the same formula,” as the current car according to Wester, thanks to “accelerating technology.” Exactly what this means was not divulged, but it is clear that a convertible version of the new GranTurismo isn’t likely because there is no demand for it in China.

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The new limited-edition model could once again borrow its bones from a Ferrari, though Maserati also has access to the carbon-fiber tub used for the Alfa Romeo 4C, which could serve as the basis for this new special model. Currently, the 4C’s body is built at Maserati’s Modena plant.

Wester also believes that Maseratis are being sold too cheaply, a problem that a limited-edition model would help to solve. Despite this feeling, prices won’t jump up quickly, as the brand chief plans to raise transaction prices “over time.”

[Source: Autocar]

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