Maserati’s imposing new Spyder has been caught testing near the Nurburgring ahead of its unveiling early next year.
From these pictures it appears that the Italian sports car maker has abandoned plans to shorten the GT’s platform to create the cabrio.
The previous generation Spyder had been considerably shorter than its coupe sibling and Maserati was expected to reduce the GT’s formidable 4881mm length to create a more agile convertible.
However, a source at Maserati told Autocar that the car will be a “four seater with full seats in the back”.
As a result it is likely a folding canvas roof will be used instead of a folding hardtop, giving more space while adding less weight to the GT’s already portly 1880kg.
In addition, a folding hardtop could take sales from the standard hardtop version of the car, which would be rendered almost obsolete if the Spyder was dynamically similar.