( Worldcarfans ) - While people are still stunned by the beauty of the new Maserati GranTurismo, which debuted at the Geneva car show, the engineers of Maserati are at work with yet another new car on an lonely ice track in northern Sweden.
The new Spyder, based on a shorted platform from the GT, will make its debut in Frankfurt during the IAA in September.
Front end and rear will look the same as the GT, except for some minor changes like the exhaust pipes. Also technically it will be identical to the GT, with its 4.2 litre V8 engine delivering 405 bhp and 6-speed ZF automatic transmission. The Spyder will feature a retractable hardtop, and we can only hope that the roof construction will be as good looking closed as it probably will be when it is open.
It's surely not easy designing a sporty and good looking CC, especially when you also have to fit in some luggage space, but judging from the GT, we can be sure that Pininfarina is going to be successful with the 2 seater Spyder, too.