The Maserati GranTurismo is a comfortable yet sporting coupe that boasts a Ferrari-built V8, a surprisingly spacious cabin and loads of Italian character.
While some competitors offer sprightlier acceleration and more modern technology features, it’s likely that GranTurismo drivers will be having too much fun behind the wheel to notice those minor deficiencies.From the Coliseum to the Pantheon,
the Sistine Chapel to the Mona Lisa, much of the world’s great art has come from Italy. With its elegant, flowing lines and classic proportions, it’s clear that the GranTurismo belongs to same lineage as those masterpieces, a sculpture on wheels that would do even Michelangelo proud.Not just a feast for the eyes, the GranTurismo also provides a rich, operatic soundtrack with its charismatic,
hand-built 4.7-liter V8. The engine produces 454 horsepower along with 381 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel the big coupe from zero-to-60 mph in just under five seconds, or slightly slower than the segment norm.The standard GranTurismo Sport features a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission, while the performance-focused GranTurismo MC gets a six-speed single-clutch automated manual gearbox that is quicker but can be borderline harsh, especially in lower-speed driving.
Fuel economy is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway for both models.
The GranTurimso Sport model is fitted with a “Skyhook” three-mode adjustable suspension that lets the driver prioritize either ride comfort or handling agility, which are both in ample supply no matter which setting is selected. The GranTurismo MC boasts a non-adjustable setup that provides quicker responses at the cost of increased ride firmness; alternatively, the MC can be equipped with the Sport’s Skyhook system.
All GranTurismo models are fitted with front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems.
- 3.0L V-6 Engine
- 8-spd auto w/OD Transmission
- 345 @ 5,250 rpm Horsepower
- 369 @ 1,750 rpm Torque
- Rear-wheel Drive type
- ABS and driveline Traction control
- 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
- 19″ polished aluminum Wheels
- Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic
- Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats
- AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio
- 2 – 1st row LCD monitor
- Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry
- Rear Fog/driving lights
- Heated mirrors
- Windshield wipers – rain sensing
- Leather Seat trim
- Navigation system
Additional or replacing features on Base
- 404 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower
- 406 @ 1,750 rpm Torque