Rumors about a new Alfa 4C-based sports car from Maserati have been circulating for quite some time now, but now in an interview with AutoCar, Maserati boss Harald Wester has revealed more details on the not-yet-confirmed Porsche 911 rival. According to Wester, a 911 competitor is a key part of the company’s future plans of improving its sales number by up to 50,000 units a year by 2015.
This potential Porsche 911 competitor — rumored to be called GranSport — may be powered by either a twin-turbo V-6 or a twin-turbo V-8 with an output between 450 and 550 horsepower. Speculation points toward he model weighing about 1,400 kg (3,086 pounds) and it is believed to come in either rear-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive versions — RWD for V-6 engine and AWD for the V-8 one.
Rumors are also suggesting that the engines will mate to a new dual-clutch auto gearbox developed by Ferrari. When it goes on sale, which is thought to be sometime in 2015, is will be priced at about £100,000 ($161,500 at the current exchange rates).
We’ll keep you updated with more details as they roll out.