Maserati recently confirmed plans for a Gran Sport revival and new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming coupe and convertible.

Set to be launched in 2016, the entry-level sports car will reportedly be a front-engine 2+2 that rides on a modular aluminum platform. The model was originally slated to be based on the Alfa Romeo 4C, but Car Magazine says those plans were axed over cost and handling concerns.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but speculation suggests there could be a V6 with outputs of 300 bhp (224 kW), 400 bhp (298 kW) and 450 bhp (336 kW). The model could also be offered with a six-speed manual transmission but nothing is official as of yet.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, prepare to shell out £75,000-100,000 ($114,070-152,090 / €87,845-117045).

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