Maserati to roll out Spyder and GranTurismo GTS

Maserati to roll out Spyder and GranTurismo GTS

Maserati Granturismo fq

Maserati only has two model lines but is certainly keeping busy. As one of only a few luxury carmakers to improve its sales figures in 2008, the Italian marque is undoubtedly looking to build upon its growth with an eye towards setting yet another sales record. The push will be product-driven giving us all something new to drool over.

First up is the Quattroporte GTS, the sportiest version yet of Maserati’s performance luxury sedan, which debuted at the Detroit Auto Show . That will reportedly be followed by a similarly-equipped version of its two-door counterpart. Called the GranTurismo GTS. The high-spec GranTurismo is expected to ditch the manual transmission in favor of the performance-tuned automatic coupled to the 433-hp, 4.8-litre V8 from the Quattroporte GTS. Other changes will include tighter suspension and token sporty touches all around.

The biggest news will be the debut of the new Spyder. While a smaller sports car has been speculated, sources expect this Spyder to be GranTurismo-based, retaining its four proper seats under the open top. The new Maserati Spyder could make its public debut as soon as the Frankfurt Show later this year, so check back for further updates.

Maserati Granturismo fq

Maserati only has two model lines but is certainly keeping busy. As one of only a few luxury carmakers to improve its sales figures in 2008, the Italian marque is undoubtedly looking to build upon its growth with an eye towards setting yet another sales record. The push will be product-driven giving us all something new to drool over.

First up is the Quattroporte GTS, the sportiest version yet of Maserati’s performance luxury sedan, which debuted at the Detroit Auto Show . That will reportedly be followed by a similarly-equipped version of its two-door counterpart. Called the GranTurismo GTS. The high-spec GranTurismo is expected to ditch the manual transmission in favor of the performance-tuned automatic coupled to the 433-hp, 4.8-litre V8 from the Quattroporte GTS. Other changes will include tighter suspension and token sporty touches all around.

The biggest news will be the debut of the new Spyder. While a smaller sports car has been speculated, sources expect this Spyder to be GranTurismo-based, retaining its four proper seats under the open top. The new Maserati Spyder could make its public debut as soon as the Frankfurt Show later this year, so check back for further updates.

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