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Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale revealed

The Maserati GranCabrio MC Stradale has been revealed ahead of this week's 2012 Paris motor show, ending strong rumours the Italian manufacturer would unveil a concept of its planned Porsche 911-fighting sports car. The news will come as disappointment to fans of the Trident badge looking forward to seeing the first public sign of the high-performance, mid-engined sports car that would be based on the Alfa Romeo 4C...

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S gets performance tweak

The outgoing Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S has scored a mild performance upgrade before its all-new replacement takes the reins in 2013. The tweaked flagship Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S sees power from the Italian's 4.7 litre V8 upped from 323kW to 331kW and torque raised from 490Nm to 510 Nm. The boost in grunt equates to a 0-100km/h sprint of 5...

2013 Maserati Quattroporte: patent images reveal updated styling

The next generation Maserati Quattroporte has been snapped out testing yet again as development of the new luxury performance sedan continues. But while the test car's true looks remain covered by swathes of camouflage, designs filed with the European Patent Office give us an even better idea of what to expect from the final product...

Maserati GranSport to rise again: report

The Maserati GranSport name could make a comeback attached to a new mid-mounted V8-powered sports car planned for 2015. UK magazine Evo has revealed the plans in an interview with Maserati and Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester, with Wester saying he wants the car to be "the most pure expression of Maserati sportiness possible"...

Ferrari to develop new engine for Fiat, Maserati: report

Ferrari has reportedly signed an agreement with parent company Fiat to develop a new engine to be used in the Italian auto giant's high-end vehicles, potentially including models from Maserati. Italian publication Ansa says the agreement, worth 50 million euros ($64 million), would see Ferrari build a dedicated production line for the new engine, rumoured to potentially be a twin-turbo six-cylinder...

Maserati to mask diesel engine note

The first Maserati diesel engines won't taint the brand's reputation of beautiful sounding engine notes, at least, not from the inside. Maserati vice-president of product development Roberto Corradi has told What Car? that not only is a diesel engine "essential" for its upcoming Maserati Kubang SUV but that the company is looking at ways to mask the diesel engine note through the car's stereo system, making it sound more in line with the marque's famous V8 powerplants...

Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati rocked by second earthquake

Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati have all been affected by the second earthquake to hit northern Italy in 10 days. The 5.8-magnitude quake's epicentre was the town of Medolla, near Modena, but Cavezzo and Bologna yet again bore the brunt with Florence, Venice, Genoa and even Austria feeling the tremors...

Tax fraud spot checks scare off Ferrari, Maserati customers

An Italian industry group says low sales of Ferrari and Maserati sports cars in their homeland this year are directly related to the new government’s widely publicised tax fraud spot checks and increased vehicle taxes. Reuters reports Italian car dealer group Federauto says Ferrari sales dropped 51...

Maserati targets 50,000 sales with new SUV and sedan

Maserati is aiming to dramatically boost annual production to 50,000 units by 2015 with its bold model expansion plan that includes a new SUV and mid-sized sedan. The Italian sports-luxury brand sold only 6159 vehicles in 2011, but has announced that it expects to increase production almost 10-fold by nearly doubling its line-up in the next few years...

2013 Maserati Quattroporte successor spy shots

The successor to the Maserati Quattroporte has been spied testing on an icetrack in Sweden. Despite the camouflage, the photos suggest the next generation of Maserati's luxury sports four-door will be more evolution than revolution, but with a hint of a shooting brake-style rear end, in line with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG Shooting Brake and Citroen DS9 concept...

Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over LED defect

More than 100 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio vehicles have been recalled in Australia to repair a defect with the Italian sports cars’ rear lights. The recall applies to 132 Maserati GranTurismo coupes and one Maserati GranCabrio convertible produced from 2010 onwards...