Maserati CEO wants a mid-engined sports car to take on the Porsche 911 Turbo

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 1, 2012

It appears that Fiat wants to take things even further with its Maserati brand as the Italian carmaker wants a mid-engined sports car in order to take on the mighty Porsche 911. According to our Italian sources, it appears that the upcoming sports car will debut in 2015 and will feature a carbon chassis as well as a V8 engine.

Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati and Alfa Romeo has some ambitious plans and he seems committed to refresh the lineup. With a price of less than 150,000 the new Maserati will take on cars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Audi R8, and will be the perfect fit for the market place left untouched by the more expensive Ferrari brand.

As we said, the car is expected to receive a V8 engine, more exactly a 4.7-liter V8, mated to a dual-clutch gearbox derived from Ferrari. The bad news is that the car is only an idea and will be proposed by Harald Wester at the board meeting.

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


We’ve seen quite a lot of intriguing stories in the age of Internet (where the most interesting part was revealed before the story unfolds). Some are from movies and novels...
by - October 26, 2016
Many people have long known that the new 2018 RS5 was being developed by Audi AG. Enthusiasts the world over were excited when a prototype was seen running on the...
by - October 26, 2016
It was only recently when BMW officially debuted the new 2017 5-Series Saloon (G30) online. At that time, this range revealed that it had driving dynamics that was the best...
by - October 26, 2016
Starting early 2017, the new Audi Q7 will be available with the new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that makes it not only faster but also lighter and more efficient than...
by - October 25, 2016
Soon, Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand will be ending the production of the Dodge Viper. So practically, the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last Viper up for grabs. Gerry Wood...
by - October 25, 2016