Apparently unaware of the slightly less than favorable reputation Chrysler brand products (Dodge and Jeep notably excluded) enjoy in the U.S., Fiat apparently intends to use the Chrysler 300C as the underpinning for its new, entry-level Maserati Quattroporte. We’ll give you a minute to digest that.
According to reports, Fiat’s new Carrozzeria Bertone factory will be charged with producing two new products upon its grand opening in 2011, both of which will be underpinned by Chrysler platforms. The first is expected to be the replacement for the current-generation Lancia Thesis while the second is the subject of both the first half of this article and our open skepticism. To date, Fiat has offered little details on the two new models other than to say a detailed outline of their plan will be revealed in early November. Until that time, you are free to submit your renderings of a Maserati 300C nightmare.