The GranTurismo was launched in 2007 at the Geneva Motor Show. A year later, in 2008 the GranTurismo S was introduced to the market at the Geneva Motor Sport. The facelift was meant to make the model more powerful with its increased performance and is more appealing.
In 2009 the GranTurismo MC was created for the purpose of competing in the FIA GT4 European Cup. The model was introduced to the public at the Paul Richard Circuit in France. The model went on sale the same year (2009) during the Maserati Corse Program.
In the same year, the GranTurismo MC went through a customization program through a GranTurismo MC Sport Line.
In September of 2010 the GranTurismo MC Stradale was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
When it comes to class and elegance, the GranTurismo is what Maserati can offer. It has a wide oval mouth around the radiator grille. The bodywork fits snugly with its mechanical structure.
The GranTurismo’s front ends in the radiator grill and horizontal headlights. It uses LED for day lights that goes well with the fenders. The long hood with its trademark “V” shape includes three air intakes on both sides of a Maserati.
At the back of the car, the rear caries the logo which is known as the “Saetta.” Known as a sports car with high tech soul, the GranTurismo has an aerodynamic diffuser that comes out at the bottom of the bumper while the modern, triangle-shaped rear light is composed of 96 LED lights, that produces brighter lights, lasts longer and uses up lesser electricity compared to a conventional light bulb.
The interior of a GranTurismo is made of exquisite materials and is created with an attractive design. Poltrona Frau hand made the leather upholstery that took months in developing.
The front seats are wide which can be electronically adjusted to allow easy entry for passengers at the back.
The steering wheel is covered in leather where controls are designed to provide safety through interacting with the car. The steering wheel is also equipped with buttons that control the multimedia functions. In the middle of the dashboard is a 7” display screen.
The interior speaks so much of craftmanship. It has chrome-plated rings to decorate the dashboard and steering wheel buttons. The headrests have embossed Maserati logos. The rear of the gear shift is covered in Alcantara.
Inside the car, passengers can enjoy the right temperature with diverse heat settings. When it comes to sound quality, a Bose Surround Sound is available making it sound like the best concert hall.
Technology & Safety Features
The GranTurismo runs on 4.2 Litre V8 Engine. The forebearer of the new generation engine incorporated technical features that promises power and speed. The vehicle emits a deep growl at low rpm.
The hydraulic transmission uses the engine’s power to its full potential. It has four operating modes: the Auto Ice, Auto Normal, Manual and Auto Sport.
The sportscar, despite its power and speed, promises safety to the driver and passengers. The rigid frame and wishbone suspension is partnered with the best weight distribution.
The MSP or the Maserati Stability Program automatically decrease torque and trigger the brakes in case of a skid. When the Sport button is used, the MSP tones down that allows a sporty drive without compromising safety.
It also makes use of a Brembo braking system that features four ventilated discs that measures 330 mm x 32 mn in front and 330 mm x 28 mm at the back. The calipers contain four pistons that come in different diameters.
Platform & Chassis
The GranTurismo is powered with a 4.2L (4,244 cc (259.0 cu in)) V8 engine. It has an output of 405 PS (298 kW; 399 hp), equipped with 6-speed ZF automatic transmission. The Maserati M139 platform is where the 2+2 body came from.
The GranTurismo S is powered with a 4.7 L (4,691 cc (286.3 cu in)) V8 engine and rated at 440 PS (324 kW 434 hp) at 7,000 rpm and 490 Nm (361 lbf ft) torque at 4,750 rpm. It is a 6-speed automated manual.
The GranTurismo MC runs on 4.7 L V8 engine with power output of 450 PS with a 6-speed automated manual transmission.
The GranTurismo Sport has a revised 4.7 L engine, 460 PS (338 kW; 454 hp). It has a 6-speed automatic gearbox and the 6-speed automated manual transaxle is an option.
The GranTurismo Stadale has a 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp) friction reduction.
Engine & Drivetrain
The GranTurismo has a displacement of 4.2 L, compression ratio of 11.01, max power output of 302 kw (405 hp), RPM at maximum power of 7,100 rpm, maximum torque of 460 Nm (47 kgm) RPM at maximum torque of 4,750 rpm and max engine speed of 7,250 rpm.
The platform of the GranTurismo came from the Maserati M139 platform of the Quattroporte V. Transmission is a 6-speed ZF 6hp26 automatic and a 6-speed MC-shift automated manual.