• Aug 23rd 2006 at 5:56PM
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The much-anticipated replacement for Maserati's aging Coupe and Spider has been caught out in public wearing Fall's classic basic black. Although the baggy look doesn't do it justice, you can spot a profile that is not unlike the current car. The nose, however, looks like it has been lengthened and lowered somewhat, and the Ferrari Breadvan-like tail has us thinking somebody in Maserati's design house was listening to too much Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Rumor has it the Spider will sport a de rigueur retractable hardtop, in a bid to outdo marketing target Porsche. Based on a shortened version of the Quattroporte's platform, the existing 4.2-liter V8 engine will be paired with a new 470-hp, 5-liter version, as well. The new Skyhook active suspension should help the new Masers turn as well as they go, as well.

[Source: WorldCarFans.com]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Hope this one looks better then the last generation, but I can't argue with the new 475hp engine.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Folks should only buy Toyota Prius. Get one now! If you don't, the Earth is going to die because of you.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Can't they do a better job at hiding the car? It almosts looks like the car is wearing a wind-breaker...
      • 9 Years Ago
      I like the back end. It reminds me of the older Maseratis that looked more like fastbacks or hatchbacks, (use google images to find the Maserati Ghibli and Khamsin). I like hatchbacks anyway and they're often more aerodynamic than a notchback anyway.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It still looks too heavy. And the front end look TVRish.

      Also, for Whydrive, I hope earth die because of me. That would make me important. Especially if the only thing I have to do is not do something.

      Not buying a car: check.
      Killing the earth: almost there.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That car looks horid in so many ways. Maserati stop messing about and start making a proper nice looking car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That rear end is hideous....*runs to bathroom...pukes*
      yup, hideous.
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