Maserati may have just killed off its gorgeous GranTurismo, but it has also provided a tantalising glimpse of what’s to come. The company has released a teaser video confirming that a brand new sports car is indeed coming, and that it’s set to be unveiled in May.

Given that it’s still six months away, no details or images have been released just yet, but the rorty eight-cylinder soundtrack that accompanied the video indicates that the car will be powered (at least partly) by an internal combustion engine. This is despite Maserati previously stating that all new models in the future will either be electrified or become fully-electric.

Despite the conveniently complementary timelines, the new car is unlikely to be the replacement for the GranTurismo, which will instead be arriving in 2021. Rumours and past suggestions from the Bolognese carmaker itself hint that this will be a smaller, sportier model, widely expected to be the long-heralded production version of the Alfieri concept.

A previous report stated that the car, set to be offered as either a coupé or a convertible, will be built on a new modular aluminium spaceframe and feature active aerodynamics. Plug-in hybrid and pure electric powertrains are said to be in the works, the latter featuring three electric motors to provide all-wheel drive and torque vectoring, plus an 800-volt battery.

All this will allow it to sprint to 100 km/h in around two seconds before hitting a top speed of 300 km/h. The electric powertrain will reportedly be used in future Maserati electric vehicles, sold under the Maserati Blue brand. Whatever it ends up being, the new model will be built at the Modena factory, which is currently being renovated after the end of GranTurismo production to facilitate the construction of electrified vehicles.

GALLERY: Maserati Alfieri concept