A version of the 4C Sports car from Alfa Romeo could be in the pipeline for Maserati.
The Ceo of the company admitted that Maserati could make it’s own version of the Alfa Romeo 4C Sports car. Maserati already announced their plans for the company to sell 50,000 cars per year by 2015, following the launch of the Ghibli at the 2013 Shanghai Motor show, a car set to rival the BMW 5 series that features Ferrari’s first diesel engine. Harald Wester, boss at Maserati has said that the 4C sports car from the company’s sister brand Alfa Romeo could also be part of Maserati’s plans. When he was asked at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, if the Maserati company would or could make a 4C, he replied with, “It is a nice idea”.
The Alfa Romeo 4C production version was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is powered by what the Alfa company call, an evolution of the engine that is used in the Quadrifoglio Verde version of their Giulietta model, though an extra 56 brake horsepower takes it’s total to 237 brake horsepower. Power is delivered to the rear wheels of the vehicle via the twin clutch TCT transmission, which is controlled by paddles on the steering wheel of the car.
The car can reach 62 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds, whilst it’s top speed is over 155 miles per hour. The DNA switch from Alfa Romeo, which allows a driver to switch between different modes of driving Natural, Dynamic and all weather, has been improved with a brand new Race mode.
Prices for the Alfa Romeo 4C have not yet been unleashed
Prices for the Alfa Romeo 4C have yet to be revealed, though first deliveries of the car begin in September of this year. Naturally, if there was to be a Maserati version of the 4C model, it would carry a bigger premium.