The Italian carmaker promises a brand new design.
Maserati has been building the GranTurismo sports car for over a decade now and although the car still looks good, it feels like a dinosaur next to modern grand tourers. Worry not Maserati fans because the company has already confirmed it will be revealing a new sports car with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric drivetrains at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next year. All signs pointed to this new sports car looking like a production version of the gorgeous Alfieri concept but a recent interview with CarSales may change that narrative.
"We will have a special surprise in the first quarter of 2020, probably at Geneva - a new generation sports car to be built right here in Modena," revealed Maria Conti, Maserati head of communications.
But much to our surprise, the production car won't look like the Alfieri Concept, even though the Alfieri's design was met with universal acclaim. "Alfieri might be dead, but what's coming instead will blow everyone away - it's even more beautiful," Conti promised. Coming from the same company who built the GranTurismo, we are inclined to believe the car's successor will be jaw-dropping.
Other details about the car are minimal but the all-electric version is expected to use a three-motor setup enabling a 0-60 time of just two seconds. The hybrid and plug-in models could use Maserati's Ferrari-derived 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, but recent news of Maserati's contract with Ferrari to supply engines running out may put the kibosh on that.
Along with the new sports car, Maserati has plans to reveal a slew of new models leading up to 2022. These include new generations of the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante as well as new, smaller SUV to rival the Porsche Macan. Maserati's smaller SUV is expected to make a debut (in concept form) at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with the production version arriving in 2021.