• Mar 30th 2007 at 7:02PM
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Maserati's revival is moving full speed ahead. Having launched the highly anticipated GranTurismo, the Trident marque is preparing the new Spyder for debut at the Frankfurt show in September.

Based on the new GranTurismo, the Spyder does away with the rear seats in favor of a folding hard-top. We can also expect some visual changes for the open-top version. Power will come from the GT's 405-hp 4.2-liter V8 driving through the six-speed ZF auto-box debuted on the Quattroporte Automatic.

Paparazzi caught the Spyder undergoing cold-weather testing in northern Sweden, which is just about as cold a climate as you'll find anywhere. Maserati will be depending on the new Spyder to secure sales success as the once niche carmaker drives for a larger market share against established competitors like the Mercedes SL, BMW 6-Series and Jaguar XK.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Some uneducated people about car design think because a car shares an architecture (mid-front engine/transaxle/4 seats/gran turismo) they must be copying. Hence, DPC's connection between Aston and Maserati.

      That's not a camuflaged Maserati CC: that's still a mule, so they might not be ready in September to show it.

      Unless there are already some pre-production camuflaged cars in testing, and I suspect there might be, even if we still don't have a clear picture of them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm lost, what's the maser aston link?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Besides, worlcarfans aren't completely right: they show a render of a CC GranTurismo, when it's quite clear that the mules are of a considerably smaller car.

      The Granturismo is a much bigger car (a Gran Turismo, like the name says ;)) and the CC is smaller, like the current and more sportier Coupé and Spyder.

      I bet this CC will replace the current Coupé and Spyder: It doen't look like an the convertible of the GranTurismo range, but a new car, in a different segment.

      Even if it shares a shrunk GranTurismo platform.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Maserati GranTurismo is one good looking car thansk to Aston Martin. This will probably be one of the best looking convertible cars around.
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