• Feb 19, 2007

Looks like the new car intro embargo-breaking will continue, this time overseas. A couple of weeks before the car is set to debut officially at next month's Geneva Motor Show, here are a few images of Maserati's new GT Coupe. This Pininfarina-styled coupe takes the Quattroporte's styling in a much bolder direction.

The current Coupes have failed to enthuse as much as hoped, although their performance is stellar. As we told you a few days ago, the car should be quite a mover. MotorAuthority is reporting an anticipated (and amazing for a front-engine coupe) 49/51 weight distribution. Rumored to be powered by an upgraded 400 hp 4.2-liter V8, performance should again match the car's promise. As evidenced by the tail lettering, the full GranTurismo name will be used on the new GT. Expect cars on dealer lots by Summer.

And there are rumors of the new GranSport model as well. Featuring an all-new 450 hp 4.7-liter V8 from Alfa Romeo's 8C Competizione, it should better match up against the M6/XKR/DB9 competition. A new Spyder and possibly a Coupe-Convertible with a retractable hardtop should follow some time next year. And of course, this is also the platform that the upcoming entry-level Dino might share when it shows up late this year. That car is still unofficial, but word has it that this baby Ferrari will sell for around 175 large and might not be a Ferrari at all (no Prancing Horse logos, just like the original Dino), just in case there's any backlash. Three slightly larger pics in the gallery.

[Source: AutoWeek.nl via MotorAuthority]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      fantastic!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I gather this car has a lot of interior room, more than a Bentley Contintenal GT.

      Also I think pictures of the car were supposed to be released 2/20 so maybe it is midnight in Europe by now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice... I like it!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good concept. Iffy execution. Not as gracefully italian as the Quattroporte.

      The design language is muddled. Angles and curves juxtaposed all over the car.

      The headlights are angular, but the grille and the fenders are rounded. The roof line and the window lines don't complement each other.

      The rear end is needlessly more angular than most of the lines on the car, and the nose looks excessively long.

      The Aston Martin V8 Vantage and DB9 are more graceful.

      Not unexpected from the pininfarina that designed the 599, though, which shares the non-harmonious feel.

      for the cash, I'll be pining for the Astons, a Porsche 997-series, or the F430, the last cohesive-looking, brutally beautiful ferrari, or the Alfa 8C, the real new benchmark of fluid italian automotive design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it. The rear is the best part of the design. The black plastic looks out of place and a bit cheap with all that red leather. I am sure it looks great overall in real life. It's about time as the current Maserati coupe was very old.
      • 7 Years Ago
      take a look at old maserati f1 cars and you will know where that snout comes from


      and from the pininfarina maserati birdcage concept if you notice the rims are exactly the same
      • 7 Years Ago
      The grill of the old A6GCS (one of my all time favorites) makes a modernized appearance. Beautiful. In other news, my left testicle is now up for sale.

      Cheers,
      Mike
      • 7 Years Ago
      My question is how much, where can I get it and when
      • 7 Years Ago
      As an owner of the current 4200 coupe cambiocorsa, I have to say that I really like this new design....but only if its a lot more reliable than the existing model. I love the look of my current car - people always ask me what it is, most petrol pump assistants think it is an Aston Martin ;-) - and just about everyone says they love it. The new model to me keeps a linkage with the past, but updates it nicely.

      But the reliability is the issue with these cars. I bought mine knowing it could be an issue. I bought it with my heart not my head. But at 2.5 yrs old and 11k miles I honestly didn't expect that within 6-9 months the catalysts would go, the clutch would be shot, the hydraulic actuators on the paddle-shift would be gone, and now I thnk the diff or gearbox to be knackered....

      I love driving my 4200, but I'm worried all the time about what will break next. That spoils the experience hugely. I am sad to say I'll be reverting back to Porkers soon.....

      I want the new Masser, but only if it proves to be reasonably reliable unlike the outgoing model!
      • 7 Years Ago
      #9 i recently saw a maserati sedan (quattroporte) in person and it looks amazing, almost as good as it sounds. I also see what you mean about the stingray, but this will be an amazing car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm... I like the overall shape of the vehicle and I dig the front end (even though I do sort of see the Stingray resemblance mentioned in #9).

      The back kind of confuses me a little, though.

      Either way, it's a vast improvement over the current Coupes. I give it one thumb up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I LOVE IT!
      Probably the most positive design comments I have seen lately from posters here.
      Since I am within a mile of spoiled, spoiled Beverly Hills, I get to see what a lot of these cars actually look like when driven. The 4porte, for instance, is almost magical looking in its beauty. (as the next Jaguars need to be)
      Maybe someone could find this car a shade too busy, but Masers made for the street mostly have tended to have a bit more jewelry than Ferraris, way more than Lambos.
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