Maserati announced today that their Modena plant will be exclusively used to produce a new sports car. The CEO Harald J. Wester met with Palma Costi, Emilia-Romagna Regional Government Councillor for Productive Activities, and the Mayor of Modena, Gian Carlo Muzzarelli. Meetings with Union Representatives also took place later that day.
These meetings reaffirm FCA’s new Industrial Plan as presented in 2018. Maserati’s Modena manufacturing plant will be dedicated to the manufacturing of special high performance, high technology sports cars, in line with the tradition and values of the Brand, which has been present in Modena since 1939.
This will also make use of the know-how and experience of the team involved in the production of Maserati cars. According to the company, it requires special capabilities and also a very particular fabrication cycle: a wholesome synergy of craftsmanship and innovation, unscrupulous attention to detail and the applications of the highest quality standards, resulting in the manufacturing of unique, exclusive products which represent the very best of the “Made in Italy” brand worldwide.
The company plans to upgrade and the current production lines from this year-end. Also, the first pre-series production cars of a totally new model, a characteristically Maserati sports car, will roll off these lines starting in the first half of next year.
It is expected that the brand will let the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio out. Their replacements will be based on the Alfieri concept. This will run on lightweight aluminium chassis and electric motors. It is expected to reach 100kmph in about 2 seconds and also have a top speed in excess of 300kmph. A plug-in hybrid is also rumored to be on offer.
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