– Spotted in the parking lot of the University Club of Portland.
This model is no longer made. Wikipedia, who loves fast little yellow Italian cars, says:
The Maserati Coupé and Spyder are grand tourers produced by Italian automaker Maserati from 2001 to 2007. They have now been replaced by the GranTurismo. The two nameplates refer to the four-seater coupé and two-seater roadster versions, respectively. Both models were based on the 3200 GT, which was sold in Europe, but not in the United States.
The Coupé and Spyder are both commonly referred to as the 4200 GT, which is an evolution of the prior model name and a reference to the increase in engine displacement from 3.2 L (3217 cc) to 4.2 L (4244 cc).
The Spyder was first unveiled to the public at the 2001 Frankfurt Auto Show with the Coupé’s debut following shortly thereafter at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show.
Sales in the United States began in March 2002 for the Spyder and in May for the Coupé. The release of the Spyder heralded Maserati’s return to the North American market after an 11-year hiatus. Almost as soon as it was introduced, the Spyder was selected by Forbes as the Best GT for 2001.
The Coupé and Spyder were designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign, who also designed the Maserati Ghibli, and the later mid-engine 1971 supercar Maserati Bora. Interiors design was commissioned to Enrico Fumia and based heavily on 3200 GT interiors, restyled in 1999. The cars were built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, Italy. (by A.Davey on 2014-02-15 10:02:34 )
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