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The new Maserati Spyder will have a canvas roof

The new Maserati Spyder will have a canvas roof

The great debate has finally been resolved. Whether to go hard or soft, the Italian sports carmaker Maserati’s future Spyder will have a canvas roof. Taking a look at what they have learned from the Ferrari California, a model that is apparently not meeting its sales target. The trident wearing sports carmaker has decided to go the same route as their competition, the Bentley Continental GTC.

The rag top Maserati Spyder will be powered by the same 4.2 Liter V8 pumping out 405 HP and 440 HP in the 4.7 Liter S-trim, as in the coupes. As usual, the finished product will be penned by Pininfarina. This is always a good idea for FIAT.

The question is, will the diversification strategy put in place by FIAT pay off? This is a good opportunity to test a strategy and avoid head to head competition. In an economic climate that has reached the luxury segment, will consumers opt for a less expensive option? We will all have to wait and see when the next generation Maserati Spyder makes its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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Maserati Spyder to be unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

Maserati Spyder to be unveiled at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

Maserati is very busy lately testing the new Spyder. This can mean only one thing: the new model is about to be launched. And the spy photos confirm one thing: the new Maserati will be a coupe-convertible car.
Compared to the Gran Turismo, the latest addition from Maserati, the new Spyder will loose the back seats.
The Spyder will be powered by the same engines as the GT: a 4.2 liter V8 engine with 405 hp. Top speed will be around 175 mph.
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