Maserati to build MC12-successor based on LaFerrari. A LaMaserati?

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Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when Maranello based popular supercar maker Ferrari unveiled the new LaFerrari hypercar. Now, it has emerged that the Italian premium car maker Maserati intends to come up with a new supercar based on the LaFerrari. It may be noted that both Ferrari and Maserati come under the Fiat Group’s umbrella.

The new Maserati supercar will be launched sometime in 2015. It surely has been sometime since Maserati has come out with a new performance car. The last supercar from Maserati, the MC12, was launched in 2004. The MC12 was based on the Ferrari Enzo, which is the predecessor of the LaFerrari. Hence, the new Maserati supercar, in all probability, would be the successor of the MC12.

The new Maserati supercar will borrow the chassis, suspension, electricals and a lot many other components from the latest Ferrari hypercar. However, the Maserati supercar would sport completely re-styled exteriors and a less powerful engine.

In all probability, Maserati will make use of the LaFerrari’s 6.3-litre V12 engine but will not employ the electric motors that further boost the power output. This means that the Maserati will have around 750-800PS of power and 700 Nm of torque. The other possibility is that Maserati’s new supercar might use the Quattroporte’s 3.8-litre V8 engine, albeit, with two more turbochargers to have a power output of almost 900 PS.

It is being said that the styling of the new Maserati supercar might be inspired from that of the 2006 Maserati Birdcage Concept. The Maserati supercar is being expected to be lighter than the donor car. This is because of the fact that Maserati won’t have to use heavy battery packs. The production of the Maserati supercar will be limited to 50 units and we wonder if it would be christened as LaMaseari.

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