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http://blog.worldcarfans.com/index.cfm/8070711.005/new-baby-ferrari-spied

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would you buy one? or replace your current maserati with this?

so the rumor that the original replacement of the 4200 coupe/spyder was taken over by Ferrari is probably true...

and now this baby is going to be made by maserati?

it's like a woman getting pregnant, and then some rich family decides to buy her baby...

anyways, i still think they should share their platform, and create Maserati and Ferrari versions of the 8C. ;)
 

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Why assume that the picture is anything other than a GT on a dyno?
 

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It would make absolutely no economic sense for ferrari to do that, they are not making enough cars for the market at $250,000 a pop and they're going to allocate resources to make a cheaper car??, why??

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Manufacturers design, build, and test prototypes and "mules" all the time. Doesn't mean it will ever see production.
 

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Fiat's trying to maximize their investment in the Maserati plant. They can build 10,000 cars annually on the lines there. Original plan was to get Maserati Sales up to that number but they were only able to realize 1/3 to 1/2 that number with 4200/QP, hence the switch to take on MB, BMW, Jaguar, AM in the luxury sports segment to try to hit that number.

They'll also be building the 500 8Cs there and would still have capacity to build 3000-5000 Dinos.
 

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well, i agree that it could be anything... just the upcoming maserati spyder as well..

i bought this up because most of the coupe/spyder/gs owner found the GT to be not their cup of tea, and this baby ferrari would be the answer to some owners.
 

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Fiat's trying to maximize their investment in the Maserati plant. They can build 10,000 cars annually on the lines there. Original plan was to get Maserati Sales up to that number but they were only able to realize 1/3 to 1/2 that number with 4200/QP, hence the switch to take on MB, BMW, Jaguar, AM in the luxury sports segment to try to hit that number.

They'll also be building the 500 8Cs there and would still have capacity to build 3000-5000 Dinos.
...but more proably the Alfa 159 and Brera GTA which is rumoured to be having the 4.2V8. Dont suppose you guys in the US are aware of this model....not being produced in the US. Alfa and Maserati are supposed to be the same company now, so this would make perfect sense, but then again, why move GTA production away from the existing line in Milan?
 

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Why assume that the picture is anything other than a GT on a dyno?
Well, for one thing the GT doesn't have a retractable hard top (which is clearly visible by the trunk configuration). Is the 8C hardtop/convertible? Maybe it's the new Dino.
 

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The new Dino......

Something I may trade in my Maser for....

"Whatever is chosen, annual Dino production is figured to be anywhere between 3,500 and 5,000 cars, and Ferrari has actively sought partners to help lower and spread out the massive manufacturing costs. One company involved is aluminium specialist Alcoa, who will be making the spaceframe chassis in a new facility in Modena, Italy. The outer shell will be constructed from carbon fibre.

The new Dino started life as a Maserati in 2004. However, Ferrari’s then sister firm changed its plans, deciding to develop a luxurious Quattroporte-based coupé to rival the Mer*cedes CL instead. So Ferrari adopted the chassis and technology for the Dino."


http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/204171/ferrari_420_dino.html
 

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That photo doesn't look like anything really. It could be a Ferrari, Maserati, even looks like a Japanese car with the tail lights like that.
 

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...but more proably the Alfa 159 and Brera GTA which is rumoured to be having the 4.2V8. Dont suppose you guys in the US are aware of this model....
Sure we do... but we gave up hoping as their return to US kept being delayed year after year. My solution, Maserati. Practical, transaxle, glorious engine, gas tank behind rear seats :)

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