GranTurismo MC Stradale
OTR PRICE £109,380
Unique design, with the perfect blend of the track and the roadThe Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale’s refined design is the ideal synthesis of aerodynamics and style: the marque’s distinctive radiator grille, between the two front light units, is topped by the long carbon fibre engine bonnet with its aggressive central air intake and two side air vents, derived from those used on the race-track GranTurismo MC Trofeo.
Feisty design, no frillsThe large opening in the engine bonnet is another functional feature that enhances the car’s aerodynamics, adding character to the front of the car without detracting from the elegance of the bodywork, with its sinuous lines that dialogue with the air through the front spoiler, the side skirts and the slots in the front fenders, and guide its flow all the way to the extractor, also creating downforce.
Aggressive looking detailsThe rear of the GranTurismo MC Stradale is immediately recognisable, with centrally located exhausts framed by the large extractor designed to ensure efficient outflow from under the body. With the addition of DRL (Daytime Running Lights) LED technology, the front lights come in an aggresive matt black finish, while the tail lights, also featuring LED lamps, sport an exclusive burnished finish.
The gleam of a sporting pedigreeThe extremely dynamic look of the exterior is underlined by the new 20” Trofeo Design alloy wheels: as well as being lighter in weight, they incorporate design details typical of Maserati tradition. A stylish finishing-touch is provided by the new triple-layer Grigio Lava (Pearl Grey) paintwork: this iridescent shade connects the curves of the bodywork to the aerodynamic openings with a beauty that changes with the light.
Four front-row seats for a thrilling motoring experienceWhile retaining all the characteristics of a fast, powerful, lightweight “street legal” racing car in its genes, the new GranTurismo MC Stradale delivers the same levels of comfort and spaciousness as the other models in the GranTurismo range: for the first time, a restyled four-seater interior is combined with the racing-derived exquisite aerodynamic lines and high-tech solutions.
More space than ever beforeThe interior offers unprecedented comfort for a car so close to the race-track world, where space is so often sacrificed for performance. The special rear shell of the front seats, upholstered in black leather and available on request in the same colour as the seats or in carbon fibre, affords additional leg room to those sitting in the rear seats, which are also redesigned in the same style as the front seats.
Ergonomic racing-type seatsThe new racing-style seats with integral headrest are designed to offer the best driving position and a high level of lateral restraint, together with unbeatable comfort. Soft Poltrona Frau leather is combined with a central section with a special Alcantara® finish, designed to set the pulses racing. Fine contrast stitching around the edges of the backrest highlights the exquisite craftsmanship of the seats.
Lighter-than-leather Alcantara dominates the interiorTo convey the unmistakable “feel” of a racing-car interior, lavish use of Alcantara® is extended to a wide variety of zones, from the central console to the doors and the instrument panel brow, all with exquisite ornamental contrast stitching. The racing connotations are also emphasised by the Nero Soft finish used on the trims, including the special bezel underneath the front seat headrests.
New, simpler interfaceSuch a high performance car requires an immediate, intuitive interfacethe Sport and Race buttons on the central console allow the car’s handling to be quickly optimised for different conditions. The new, longer Trofeo Design gear-shift paddles afford maximum control of gear changes on any terrain, while the perforated aluminium pedals give a better driving “feel” and optimum control of the accelerator and brake.
Notable instrument panel with black background behind racy steering wheelThe three-spoke steering wheel, upholstered in leather and Alcantara®, has been designed for improved control and a more ergonomic grip; the upper and lower sections have also been flattened for better clearance. The evolution of the interior has also transformed the instrument panel, where Maserati’s traditional blue background has been replaced by black, with completely new white graphics.
Architecture and technology borrowed from the world of racingAlthough conceived as a road car, the GranTurismo MC Stradale is as exciting and powerful as a racing car. All thanks to a powerful engine, lighter weight and the carbon-ceramic brakes. The tyres also come from the world of racing, designed with the aim of offering optimum performance, even on the circuit.
Thrilling power underfootThe unmistakable roar that emerges from the exhaust tailpipes is generated by the famed 4.7 litre Maserati V8 engine, here in its top-range version, with a maximum power of 460 CV (338 kW) at 7,000 rpm. The torque, increased to 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm, makes this engine’s thrust and elasticity felt at once, while its throaty baritone is underlined by the permanent opening of the by-pass valves in Race mode.
60 millisecond gear shiftsWhile the GranTurismo offers five electronic transmission modes, the MC Stradale has three: Auto, Sport and the exclusive “MC Race”. This setup is unique to this model, and is activated by pressing the “Race” button on the dashboard. This is all it takes to make the car even more aggressive and sporty, and the six-speed gearbox allows lightning-fast gear shifts in just 60 milliseconds.
Lower, sporty setupThe setting of the MC Stradale’s suspension is 10 mm lower and they have been conceived and developed with the aid of racetrack technology. The springs and dampers have been stiffened to restrict lateral load transfers, while the stabiliser bar diameter has been increased from 24 to 25 mm at the front and from 21 to 23 mm at the rear to reduce the roll angle and gradient and optimise handling.
Lighter and peerless braking thanks to Brembo carbon-ceramic brakesSubjected to the most severe testing on the most famous circuits, the Brembo braking system with carbon-ceramic discs weighs around 60% less than the traditional system with steel discs. The front is equipped with 380 x 34 mm ventilated discs, operated by a powerful six-piston calliper. The rear discs measure 360 x 32 mm, with a four-piston calliper. The stopping distance is just 33 metres at 100 km/h, with an average deceleration of 1.2 g.
Tailoring the MC Stradale to your taste is just as thrilling as driving itNothing can be compared to the symbiosis created between a driver and his racing car: the GranTurismo MC Stradale, with its strong links to the world of competition, embraces this philosophy by enabling every area of the car to be customised to individual tastes and requirements. The wide selection of details, colours and materials make every car truly unique, the genuine expression of its driver’s personality.
MC Sport Line personalisationThe specific MC Sport Line personalisation packages for the GranTurismo MC Stradale are designed to underline the car’s racing soul on different levels, through lavish use of carbon fibre both inside and out: in both cases, the features available have been developed in the racing world and epitomise the impressive know-how of the Maserati Corse staff.
Fibre shaped by the windThe MC Sport Line personalisation for the exterior can be completed with a package that comprises a carbon fibre rear spoiler, door handles and rear-view mirror casings, to which 20” shiny black Neptune Design wheel rims can also be added. Last but not least, for an even more sporty look the carbon fibre of the engine bonnet, coloured to match the bodywork as standard, can be left bare.
High-tech carbon finishesOptions for the interior include the use of carbon fibre for the door sill - sporting the MC Sport Line logo -, for the central console, the electro-actuated gear shift paddles, the instrument panel surround, the rear shell of the front seats, parts of the steering wheel and the panel mouldings. Completing the racing package are MC Design pedals in perforated aluminium.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
|Width (excluding wing mirrors):||1,903mm|
|Width (including wing mirrors):||2,044 mm|
|Front track||1,588 mm|
|Rear track:||1,571 mm|
|Front overhang:||926,5 mm|
|Rear overhang:||1,065 mm|
|Turning circle:||10.5 m|
|Boot capacity:||320 l|
|Fuel tank capacity:||90 l|
|Dry weight:||1,700 kg|
|Kerb weight:||1,800 kg|
|Maximum power output:||460 CV (338 kW)|
|Engine speed at maximum power:||7,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque:||520 Nm (53 kgm)|
|Engine speed at maximum torque||4,750 rpm|
|Max engine speed:||7,200 rpm|
|Top speed:||188 mph (303 km/h)|
|0-100 km/h acceleration:||4.5 s|
|Stopping distance from 100 km/h - 0||33 m|
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
|Urban:||23.8 mpg (11.9 l/100 km)|
|Extra urban:||26.4 mpg (10.7 l/100 km)|
|Combined:||18.2 mpg (15.5 l/100 km)|
|CO2 emissions (combined cycle):||360 (g/km)|