Maserati has updated with some aesthetic and equipment changes its models GranTurismo and GranCabrio. The body of both models measures 4.91 m in length. The first was put on sale for the first time in 2007 And the second in 2009. In 2012 Maserati presented the Sport and MC Stradale versions of the GranTurismo.
2018 Maserati GranTurismo
For the 2018 models, only the engine carrying the Sport and MC Stradale versions of the GranTurismo, a 4,7-hp 460 hp engine, is maintained on both bodies. Maserati thus dispenses with the 4.2 liter 405 hp engine that up until now could carry the basic version of the GranTurismo.
The 4.7 liter engine is gasoline, eight-cylinder in atmospheric type , exclusive Maserati. It is assembled by hand in the Maranello factory of Ferrari. It has wet crankcase and flat crankshaft , which, according to Maserati, improves the response to the accelerator and gives it a characteristic sound.
The traction is in the rear wheels and the gearbox is automatic of six ratios and of type converter of pair , manufactured by the specialist ZF . Its operation varies depending on which of the five modes of driving available is activated.
For both body variants two versions will be offered which, in turn, correspond to the levels of equipment: Sport and MC (Maserati Corse). There are changes common to both, such as new bumpers, headlights and calender. Maserati says that the changes have improved pedestrian protection in case of impact, such as the aerodynamic coefficient , which has been reduced from 0.35 to 0.33 in the convertible and from 0.33 to 0.32 in the coupe. The main headlights are xenon for all functions and daytime running lights (whose design is new) are led.
The MC version has a sportier approach than the Sport; The main elements that differentiate them are aesthetic, like different body moldings and a different finish for headlights, which in the case of MC are obscured. In addition, the rear aerodynamic diffuser is specific for each version: in the MC it has built-in exhaust outlets, while the exhaust system of the Sport version is lighter and has a different design. In both cases, by activating the Sport driving mode, a valve deflects the exhaust gases so that they do not pass through the muffler, so that the sound of the exhaust system intensifies.
The MC version of the GranTurismo has some additional changes: a bonnet made of carbon fiber and painted in the color of the rest of the body, air intakes in the front flaps, specific heels, brake calipers of “gray titanium” (Black with the Sport level) and specific wheels of 20 inches in diameter denominated “Trofeo Silver” and manufactured with forged aluminum.
In both models you can choose between 14 colors for the body – one of them is new and is called Blu Assoluto – and also among 6 different rim designs. The tires that Maserati installs on both GranTurismo and GranCabrio are Pirelli P-Zero.
There are new equipment elements that were not previously available, such as a rear parking aid with lines to indicate the trajectory or a multimedia system – which can be linked to other Maserati models associated with an 8.4-inch screen and compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also included in the standard equipment is a high performance sound system from the Harman Kardon brand.
The interior trim panels are available in eight different colors and there are five materials to choose from for decorative trim. The center console has fewer buttons and the design of the dashboard is slightly different in the part facing the passenger. There is also a new analog clock positioned “in a more prominent position in the center of the dashboard”. The seats are upholstered by the specialist Poltrona Frau and, optionally, you can order some sports with the back of the back made of carbon fiber.
Both GranTurismo and GranCabrio are manufactured at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena (Italy).