This Camouflaged Maserati Prototype Looks Like a Striking Mid-Engine Exotic

Maserati released a handful of pictures showing its newest camouflaged prototype car, which it says is being used as a powertrain mule to test a new engine that is “100-percent” Maserati.

The car itself has some surprisingly sculpted proportions. From the shape and the air intakes flanking either door, it looks to be mid-engine. It reminds us of the Alfa Romeo 4C, except with a different nose and a bit more length out back.

The powertrain underpinning the car will be “entirely developed and built in Maserati and will be the forefather of a new family of engines integrated exclusively on the vehicles of the brand,” according to a press release.

Every Maserati since 2002 has used a Ferrari-built engine. We heard earlier this year Ferrari would stop building engines for Maserati, so this move makes sense.

Maserati didn’t make it clear whether a version of the car you see here would ever see production. According to the release, it has an event planned for May 2020 that should tell us everything we want to know.

Stay tuned.

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