Maserati's final run
Along with its new Spyder, Maserati also showed the final run of its Quattroporte sporty flagship at last month's Tokyo auto show.
Production of the fourth generation of the Quattroporte ceased in March with 80 units destined for Japan only.
This year Maserati plans to sell about 200 units in Japan, including 30 Spyders. For 2002, the plan is to sell 210 units - 50 Spyders, 120 Coupes and the final 40 units of the Quattroporte.
The fifth edition of the Quattroporte, the first production Maserati to be designed by Pininfarina, will debut in 2003, most likely at the Frankfurt auto show.
Meanwhile, the revamped Maserati Coupe is expected to debut in January 2002 at the Detroit auto show. Production of the twin-turbo 3200 GT coupe ceased in July 2001.
Lamborghini has begun building the Murcielago, its new supercar that debuted at September's Frankfurt auto show.
The first unit is destined for a Japanese collector.
Next year the plan is to build 400 Murcielagos, of which about half are destined for the USA. US dealers will receive their first Murcielagos by December. The public debut of the US-specification Murcielago is confirmed for early January at the Detroit show.