2001 – 2007
From 2001 to 2007, Maserati produced a series of grand touring cars named Coupé and Spyder that ran the same systems in terms of equipment and technology. As these names were too broad, the Coupé and the Spyder are often referred to as 4200 GT. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 2001, the Spyder was still designed by Giorgietto Giugiaro and borrowed heavily from one of his earlier designs, the 3200 GT. Under the bonnet though it had a new 4.2-litre V8 engine: this marked the beginning of a long collaboration with renowned group partner Ferrari.