One year after its return to the North American market Maserati has also succeeded in reaffirming its leading role across the Atlantic in the segment reserved for prestige cars with a longstanding tradition.
A success confirmed by the almost 900 Spyder and Coup√© model units delivered to customers starting April (Spyder) and June (Coup√©) 2002.
And the Company‚Äôs dynamism is immediately evident on¬†the stand¬†too: the Kubang concept¬†car, a true GTWagon¬†in terms of¬†performance¬†and active safety engineering that unquestionably testifies to the Company‚Äôs vision, even beyond the¬†sports cars¬†it traditionally builds. In fact this concept¬†car¬†combines the traditional sporting structure of Trident-marque cars with superb versatility and an absolutely new interior design.
Other firsts at this Show are the 2003 models (already scheduled for¬†delivery¬†in Europe starting this month and in the USA and Canada from next March) with their wealth of technical content.
One special feature of¬†the cars¬†is the MSP (Maserati Stability Program) system, whereas today‚Äôs Spyder has a glass rear window. As already announced, the Maserati range will be rounded out with the presentation of the new four-door model, scheduled for the Frankfurt Motor Show next September.
New technical content for the Maserati range
Both the Spyder and Coup√© have outstanding personalities:¬†sports cars¬†of character, highly original styling combined with superb¬†performance¬†and top-class comfort. The main features of the two models? An extremely compact and light 4.2 liter¬†V8 engine¬†that produces 390 horsepower, an electronic gearbox (on the Cambiocorsa version) or a¬†manual¬†one (on the GT), transaxle transmission and the Skyhook suspension system (controlled damping). And remember the Maserati Coup√© is the only true four-seater in its class. Every¬†car¬†can be unique, personalized by each single customer who can choose from the over three million combinations proposed by the Officine Alfieri Maserati customization program.
Source: Maserati Press Release