Maserati’s most exciting car at present – the GT – will soon be given a beautiful sister, and she’ll be walking around topless at times.

Maserati’s most exciting car at present – the GT – will soon be given a beautiful sister, and she’ll be walking around topless at times. This prototype of the Maserati Spyder was spotted at the famed Nurburgring and fortunately our spy phototrapher rembered to bring his video camera with him.

Judging from the heavy camouflaged packed onto the car and in par with the brand-new Ferrari California, we reckon the Spider will be given a retractable metal roof rather than a conventional canvas top.

Just like the Ferrari California, the new Maserati Spyder is based on a shortened Maserati GranTurismo coupe platform. The Spyder will receive the same 405hp 4.2-liter Ferrari V8 engine and 6-speed ZF automatic transmission as the coupe.

The Maserati Spyder is expected to launch in 2009.

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Maserati Spyder Spy Video at Nurburgring