OTR PRICE £94,355
70 YEARS OF GRANTURISMOEnticingly simple in principal, it involves fitting a sophisticated race car engine into a luxurious, handcrafted sedan.Seamlessly combining these two worlds was, of course, far from simple in practice. Yet it is exactly what Maserati did in 1947 with the A6 1500 GT Pininfarina and some years later with the 3500GT prototype, “The White Dame”. Such power had never been so beautifully packaged and delivered – opening up a raft of new possibilities. Now long journeys could be undertaken in speed, style and comfort.
Extreme expressionThe striking, completely restyled front end is dominated by a new, deep-cut oval front grille proudly bearing the Maserati Trident in chrome, with bold red detailing: a tradition reserved only for the most powerful Maserati models. The Sport version features an elegant new trim, for the steeply raked Bi-Xenon headlights with Adaptive Light Control.
100 iconic years.The side profile is inspired by the historic Tipo 60/62 Maserati ‘Birdcage’ and features signature styling cues such as the triple air vent apertures in the front flanks and triangular C-pillars, which house the iconic Saetta logo.
Bold and beautifulThe GranTurismo MC’s most striking exterior feature is the optional lightweight carbon fibre bonnet, with an aggressive central air intake and two large air vents, modelled on those of the MC Trofeo.
The comfort of total controlOn the all-important functional level, the front spoiler, side skirts and slots in the re-profiled front bumper combine to maximise downforce at high speeds and cool the brakes.
Amazing space and comfort for both driver and passengersThe interior combines attractive design and exquisite materials with the luxury that only space and light can provide. A compartment designed to make the GranTurismo both a high-performance sports car and one that can stir up strong emotions in both the driver and passengers. The dominant stylistic theme is echoed in the interior with a V-shaped decorative feature running across the dashboard.
Refinement in the rawThe interior of the GranTurismo MC presents a compelling mix of stripped down motor sports innovation, soothing comfort and progressive technology. The front sports seats have optional carbon fiber backs while also featuring the luxurious contrast of optional Poltrona Frau™ leather and Alcantara.
EVERYTHING CONNECTSThe interior picks up on the dynamic themes of the exterior – with fine-tuned luxury and a sense of boundless potential. Soft and tactile Alcantara trim on the backs of the Sport steeringwheel-mounted gearshift paddles, for instance, elegantly invite the driver to fully exploit the formidable 4.7-litre V8. Maserati GranTurismo models feature newly a designed dashboard and clock, exquisite Poltrona Frau™ leather, and Dark Chrome and Eco Chrome detailing on the door and quarter panels.
EXCELLENCE IN COMFORTAs for accessing the rear seats, the Easy Entry system makes life particularly easy. Both front seats slide forward and back electrically,giving plenty of room whether passengers are getting into or out of the car. Two individually profiled rear seats, along with class-leading head and legroom, a central pull-down armrest, two cupholders, courtesylights and a pair of climate control vents also ensure excellent comfort.
In safe handsThe Maserati Stability Program (MSP) takes safety technology to new heights. Developed in the most extreme test conditions, this groundbreaking system uses an array of sensors to constantly monitor driving status and deploys a host of safety and performance systems to maintain excellent handling and grip.
GranTurismo SportThe powerful front end of the GranTurismo Sport now features a larger, hexagonal grille with a shark-nose profile and a chrome insert all round. This design is inspired by the Alfieri concept and creates a three-dimensional effect while optimising airflow. The bumper is also restyled and features characteristic new inserts and revised lateral air ducts. Visually, these ducts shift the car’s weight forward, further accentuating the solidly planted look while boosting aerodynamic efficiency. Also for 2018, the Bi-Xenon headlights now incorporate reshaped LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), grooved housing in the Xenon lamp areas and the legendary Maserati inscription in low relief.
GranTurismo MC StradaleWith the Maserati GranTurismo MC, a host of features illustrate the point. Beneath the new shark-nose front grille, for example, the central splitter has an even more aggressive lip design. This emphatically expresses both the motor sport connection and the uncompromising dynamic intent. It’s functional, too. In combination with the front bumper restyling, the splitter reduces aerodynamic drag by 3 per cent compared with the predecessor, without decreasing downforce. The MC is equipped as standard with a high-strength carbon fibre bonnet in the body colour. Complete with a large central air intake, this contributes to even more sure-footed stability and improves cooling. It also plays a central role in making the full, four-seat MC the fastest and lightest Maserati GranTurismo. Other highlights include 20” Trofeo design silver forged wheels, titanium brake callipers, iconic vertical air vents in the front wings, black line window mouldings and MC side skirts.
TAILORED TO YOUWorldwide, Maserati is renowned for offering remarkably high levels of personalisation options. This means that customers can tailor their cars to precisely suit their own distinctive taste. Customers can choose from a wide range of exterior metallic or specialised paint finishes, brake caliper colours, alloy wheels, interior trims and contrast-colour stitching. There are also meticulously assembled packages to choose from.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
|Width (with side mirrors)||2,128 mm|
|Front track||1,634 mm|
|Rear track||1,647 mm|
|Front overhang||968 mm|
|Rear overhang||1,123 mm|
|Maximum power output||460 HP|
|Top speed||185 mph|
|0 to 62 mph acceleration||4.8 s|
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
|Fuel consumption (combined cycle) mpg (l/100km)||14.3 l / 100 km|
|Fuel consumption (urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||9.8 l / 100 km|
|Fuel consumption (extra urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||21.9 l / 100 km|