Maserati’s future baby
As you already know by Maserati is working on a new model, placed under the GranTurismo and priced between £50,000 and £60,000. It will come to compete with lower-end Porsche 911s, pricier versions of the Mercedes CLK, Jaguar’s planned XE coupé and even the Nissan GT-R and BMW M3.
Maserati sees a considerable gap between the top end of the Brera coupe range from sister company Alfa Romeo and the 4.2-litre V8 Gran Turismo.
An additional car would take Maserati’s production to around 15,000 units annually, about the maximum capacity of its Modena plant. Last year it made 7353 cars, a third more than during the previous 12 months, and this number should rise again in 2008 with growing sales of the Gran Turismo and the Quattroporte, and the limited-edition 8C that it is building for Alfa Romeo.