Pretty concept shows how baby coupé coupe look
30 January 2008

Maserati has no new models planned for the forthcoming Geneva motor show, but it will have one of the prettiest concepts on display, the Chicane.The work of Turin-based styling group IED, the Chicane is a concept of a baby Maserati. It uses elements of Quattroporte, GranTurismo and some of the marque's classic models. The V8-engined car is 4.4m long and 1.85m wide; that's some 40cm shorter than the GranTurismo, but roughly the same width. There's more than a hint of Birdcage, meanwhile, about the concept's slatted front grille - and the firm's trademark side vents appear to have been placed in the doors.Maserati has given no indication that the Chicane, or any derivate thereof, will make it into production. But should it decide to build a baby car on the back of the forthcoming small Ferrari, there are worst places where it could start...

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