Maserati denies LaFerrari rumours Maserati announced recently that it has plans to develop the new-generation GranCabrio and GranTurismo, as well as a new smaller sports car.
Maserati announced recently that it has plans to develop the new-generation GranCabrio and GranTurismo, as well as a new smaller sports car. This announcement came after several rumours had surfaced about the release of a new Maserati supercar, supposedly to be based on the new Ferrari LaFerrari model, and expected for 2015. The automaker has since attempted to quell these rumours, saying that this is not the case.
However, Maserati has confirmed some of its plans for the near future, most of which are centered around the development of their new sports car. Supposedly called the GranSport, the sporty new model will seat two, and be smaller in size than the next GranTurismo.
The model will likely be offered with a 4.7L V-8 engine, providing the vehicle with roughly 450 horsepower and a 0-60 mph time of under 4 seconds, as well as a top speed of 190 mph.
Maserati is hoping to sell between 1,500 and 2,000 of the vehicles, offering it as their primary competition to the Porsche 911.