Maserati GranTurismo replacement planned for 2017 image

The Italian based automaker Maserati is planning on offering a replacement for the GranTurismo by the end of 2017.

According to a company’s representative, Maserati will be replacing the current GranTurismo with a new generation of the model towards the end of 2017. This has been made public in an interview with Auto Express, by the company’s North Europe manager, Peter Denton, who said that the new model will be “more compact rather than bigger”. Our source is stating that the new generation of the Maserati GranTurismo will be packing a 3.8 liter V8 twin turbo engine under its hood, which will be producing more than 550 HP (410 kW), sent to the RWD.

As you probably already know by now, the current Maserati GranTurismo has been in production since 2007 and this is currently assembled in Modena, Italy. The model is a four-seat coupe sharing its platform with the Quattroporte V and getting some parts from the Ferrari 599 GTB and from the Scaglietti. The sports, which is scheduled to end its production this year, is coming with a choice of two engines, a 4.2 liter V8 and a 4.7 liter V8, connected to either a semi automatic transmission or to a ZF 6-speed automatic.