It’s been over a decade since Maserati offered the MC12 supercar. But if the Italian automaker’s boss Harald Wester gets his way, it could do a successor… of some kind, at some point, at any rate.
The longtime Maserati boss told Autocar that the automaker “could do a limited edition” like the MC12, “but not yet.” Beyond timeline, though, the question that raises is just what form such a model would take.
The MC12 was essentially a reworked version of the Ferrari Enzo, built for homologation purposes in a highly exclusive run of 25 road-going examples.
That model was built on Maserati’s behalf by Ferrari. Meanwhile the Trident marque has produced others in kind for Alfa Romeo, including the current 4C and the previous 8C Competizione.
Next time around, Maserati could make its own limited-production sports car at its own factory to sell under its own name. With only 1,100 people on staff, Wester says, the company is nimble enough to adapt to a side project.
Such an endeavor may have to wait in line, though, as the Modenese automaker gets other, more pressing projects out the door. The company is currently in the process of bringing the new Levante to market. There are also plans in place for one or two new two-door models in the form of the Alfieri concept and a successor to the GranTurismo.
Though they were only introduced in 2013, the current Quattroporte and Ghibli will eventually need replacement as well, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see those emerge before another supercar did from either of Maserati’s factories in Modena or Turin.
The last time such a prospect emerged, Maserati was considering building its own version of the Alfa 4C with a larger engine to slot in below the Ferrari lineup. That idea, however, never came to fruition.