We make it a point to write all of our own posts. We spend a fair amount of time scouring the internet looking for interesting topics with regard to Porsche; we research and prepare articles; we poll readers of this blog for their thoughts, etc., you get the idea.
However, in the last two weeks we’ve seen so many articles about other manufacturers comparing themselves to the Porsche 911, that there is almost nothing new left for us to say. For that reason, we’ve posted the following, directly from Autoblog and Noah Joesph, for your review and comment.
Here are my most recent posts on the same subject.
You can form your own opinion, but isn’t this getting to be a little comical with the number of comparisons and benchmarks?
Maserati preparing 911-killer?Posted Jan 31st 2008 6:19PM by Noah Joseph
Filed under: Sports/GTs, Maserati
It looks like Jaguar isn’t the one with its sites set on the Porsche 911, as Maserati may have plans to bring a new sports coupe to market in the €80-90,000 price range. The revelation comes straight from the horse’s mouth: Maserati CEO Roberto Ronchi outlined that his company will decide on a new model sometime this quarter, with an eye towards market introduction over a broad window of 18 to 36 months from then.
Ronchi knows that in order to achieve its sales target of 12,000 units in 2011, his company will need an additional model. Although an SUV to compete with the Cayenne was tipped to be the way forward, Ronchi says a new sportscar positioned underneath the GranTurismo, which grew significantly in size over the Coupe it effectively replaced, is the better choice. The design students from Turin just might have the right idea with their upcoming Chicane concept.