• Feb 7, 2008

To the untrained eye, this might look like the Maserati GranTurismo. It's wearing no camouflage to tip it off as a test mule, but if you look closely, you'll notice that it's a fair bit shorter than the expansive GT we already know. The roof is clearly fixed, ruling this out as the anticipated convertible version of the GranTurismo. Sources suggest instead that this is a developmental version of the 911-fighting new sportscar that Maserati CEO Roberto Ronchi recently alluded to.

Maserati insisted all along that the GranTurismo was not a replacement for the Coupe/Spyder/GranSport range, and indeed the two models ran alongside each other for a short while before the aging model was discontinued. Although Ronchi claimed his company had yet to decide definitively over which new model would join the Trident marque's line-up, these spy shots could indicate otherwise. Whether the new model takes styling cues, however, from the upcoming Chicane concept remains to be seen.

[Source: Autoblog.it]



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