Funny thing happened. The day after this post there was an article in the Wall Street Journal about Maserati. They do hope for 10,000/year by I think 2007. A lofty goal but I hope they are successful in reaching it.
Friday September 24th in the Weekend Journal section I believe. A great article for a Maserati owner. It goes into detail about their history, and the rebirth under Fiat with Ferrari's management. I never realized at one point in their low during the late 80s production fell to below 700.