HP on new coupe
I too am perplexed by the almost negligeable raise in horsepower for the new car. While 0-60 times never reveal everything about how a car performs, they are a guage for us non-engineers to determine how a model has improved in one category over a previous iteration. 0-60 in 4.9 secs was nothing to sneeze at for the previous model, but unless they adjusted the torque curve (hopefully) one would expect the 0-60 to be pretty close to this number for the new car given an addition of 5-10 HP.
While this allows the company somewhere to go in terms of performance with the next "hopped up" model, an improvement of only 0.1 to 0.2 secs isn't that impressive, especially given the 4-5 years they've had to improve HP output.
Visually, I think the new coupe is a knockout. The press and driving it will determine just how far Maserati has gone with it. Just my .02