Maserati Says There Won't be a LaFerrari-Based Supercar

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Shortly after Ferrari unveiled the LaFerrari supercar , it was rumored that Maserati would unveil a supercar based on the LaFerrari. The model was supposed to be a successor for the 2004 MC12 supercar and we assumed it would arrive in 2015.

An announcement by company Maserati Harald J Wester in a recent interview with AutoExpress confirmed that the company isn’t planning to build a hypercar based on the Ferrari LaFerrari.

Instead, Maserati will focus on developing the new-generation GranCabrio and GranTurismo. After these two are finished, there will also be a new smaller sports car . However, contrary to previous rumors, the new sports car won’t be based on the Alfa Romeo 4C because this will require "to create a more sporty, all-new body for Maserati."

The new sports car will be a two-seat model and will be smaller in size when compared to the next GranTurismo.

Click past the jump to read more about Maserati’s future sports car.

Source: AutoExpress

Maserati GranSport

Maserati GranSport

Maserati’s future sports car is rumored to be called GranSport and will be offered as a competitor to Porsche 911. Previous rumors suggested the model will feature a carbon-fiber monocoque and a mid-engine layout, just like the Alfa 4C, but it looks like those rumors have been denied by Maserati officials.

The model will likely be offered with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that will deliver a little more than 450 horsepower. As a result, the next GranSport will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds and up to a
top speed of 190 mph.

Maserati hopes to sell about 1,500-2,000 units a year.

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