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Maserati looking at LaFerrari for MC12 successor

Mon, 06 May 2013

Maserati is looking into building a successor to the MC12 Stradale supercar based on the Ferrari LaFerrari, according to a report from Autocar.

Maserati boss Harald Wester didn't confirm it to the British magazine, but admitted there is an opportunity. The new car would use the chassis and suspension components from the LaFerrari, but not its electric motor and KERS system. Autocar guesses it would use the 6.3-liter V12, or a more boosted version of the new Quattroporte engine, a 3.8-liter V8.

Helping push the idea along is the fact that orders for the LaFerrari have surpassed the 499 examples that the company planned to build.

The original MC12 used a version of the V12 from the Ferrari Enzo, making 620 hp. Top speed was 205 mph.

Wester also told Autocar that Maserati is interested in a version of the Alfa Romeo 4C, and that the company would not build an SUV smaller than the Levante.

Check out the rest of Wester's thoughts about hybrids and four-cylinder engines,as well as the full rendering of the Maserati over at Autocar.

Below, an onboard video of a Maserati Mc12 Corsa versus a Ferrari Enzo ZXX, both tuned by Edo Competition.

Maserati is looking to the LaFerrari for inspiration.

By Jake Lingeman