Maserati GranTurismo Sport

New details about the next-generation Maserati GranTurismo set to launch in late 2017 have emerged with the Italian sports car set to be smaller than the outgoing model while only being offered as a coupe meaning the GranCabrio will be no more.

The launch of the new Maserati GranTurismo will be one of just numerous new Maserati models to reach the market in the coming years. As a matter of fact, the Levante SUV will arrive next year before the all-new Alfieri sports car will launch in 2016.

While discussing the next-gen GranTurismo with Auto Express, the manager of Maserati North Europe Peter Denton said, “The GranTurismo will be replaced at the end of 2017, but as a coupe only. We feel that gap will be filled by the Alfieri Spider, due in early 2017.”

Elsewhere, Denton confirmed that the design language of the firm has resulted in the next-gen GranTurismo being smaller than the outgoing car rather than bigger like is commonly the case.

Beneath the new skin, the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo will be powered by the company’s latest 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine tuned to deliver 550 hp. Power will be sent to the rear wheels only.

[Via Auto Express]

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