2010 Maserati Spyder Review and Prices

MaseratiSpyderAfter decades of red ink and pricey mediocrity, Maserati is solidly in the black with cars that many regard as the best this marque has ever built. In particular, the two-year-old Quattroporte (“four door”) sedan, the latest in a line stretching back to the 1960s, has been a big image and sales booster for the Italian performance icon. That’s just as well, because the Quattroporte is the starting point for Maserati’s newest hopefuls, the 2008 GranTurismo coupe and a companion 2010 Spyder convertible. The latter, sources say, will have a retractable hardtop, the first open-air Maserati to have one.

Folding roof aside, the 2010 Maserati Spyder will share most essentials with the GranTurismo coupe (slated to start sale in summer 2008). Both use a shortened version of the Quattroporte platform with its four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, big disc brakes, and an aluminum 4.2-liter twincam V8 engine, all designed with help from corporate stablemate Ferrari. The sedan also donates a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles, though an automated manual is expected to be available by the time the Spyder arrives. Styling, penned by renowned Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina, is unique to the two-door models. An oval concave grille and peaked front fenders with Buick-style “portholes” refer to Maserati’s first road car, the 1946 A6 1500 GT, itself a Pininfarina creation. But these are the only retro elements in a package that’s thoroughly modern both aesthetically and technically.


One Response

  1. i love that car it is my dream car

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