Maserati could launch a new Ferrari-based supercar.
Maserati could soon land a successor to its MC12 supercar, a new report finds. Like the 2004 MC12, Maserati's proposed range-topper would be based on Ferrari's flagship.
According to Car Magazine, Maserati is considering launching a re-bodied version of the Ferrari LaFerrari in the same vein as the MC12 sometime in 2015. The 2004 MC12 was essentially a reworked version of the Ferrari Enzo.
Unlike the LaFerrari, however, Maserati's version of the supercar would rely solely on an internal combustion engine rather than a more complicated hybrid drivetrain. Two mills are reportedly under consideration for the new-age MC12 - a detuned version of the 6.3L V12 used in the LaFerrari or a quad-turbocharged version of the twin-turbo V8 currently used in the Maserati Quattroporte.
The Maserati version of the supercar should have between 750 and 900 horsepower, but look for the LaFerrari to remain king of the hill in terms of performance figures.
The Maserati version of the LaFerrari is slated to get its own unique body work, but this time around the car will focus more on aerodynamics rather than all-out downforce. The Maserati version of the car should also be lighter than the LaFerrari, thanks to the automaker's decision to ditch the supercar's hybrid drivetrain.
Maserati is planning to build just 50 units of the supercar, each with a price tag in excess of $1.3 million.