Maserati CEO Harald Wester has revealed some new details about the company's proposed mid-engine sports car.

Maserati CEO Harald Wester has revealed some new details about the company's proposed mid-engine sports car.

Speaking with EVO, Wester said the model - which could revive the GranSport moniker - would be "something like the Alfa Romeo 4C but for Maserati." It would measure approximately 4.4 meters long and feature a carbon fiber monocoque which could enable the car to weigh about 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs).

Power will reportedly be provided by a 4.7-liter V8 engine with 460 PS (338 kW / 454 hp). However, Wester hinted the car could also be equipped with a turbocharged V8 and a substantially similar version of the 4.7-liter V8.

According to Webster, "I want this car to be better to drive than a 911 Turbo, but I also want it to cost less. We won't limit the production of this car, but I'd like to think that we will sell, let's say, between 1500 and 2000 units a year."

The model hasn't been approved for production, but it could be green-lighted shortly and go into production in 2015.

 

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