Maserati preparing assault on Porsche 911 with new mid-engined GranSport
According to the reports from Italy fueled by comments attributed to Maserati CEO Harald J. Wester, the model could revive the GranSport – a name last used on the ultimate iteration of the 4200 GT coupe that preceded the current GranTurismo. Only this time, it would be a mid-engined V8 supercar similar in approach to the Audi R8.
If that sounds suspiciously close to the Ferrari 458 Italia, the rumors suggest that it would undercut its big brother's price at under $200k. After all, the sister brands didn't seem to have any trouble bringing the Maserati GranCabrio and Ferrari California into the same arena, or to turning the Enzo into the MC12 – pictured above – the last mid-engined supercar the Trident marque produced. Which gives us hope that this particular product of the rumormill could amount to something. And when we're talking about mid-engined supercars from Italy, that could be a very good thing indeed.
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