The 2018 Maserati GranTurismo is a four-seater coupe from the Italian automaker Maserati, which has been on the market since September 2007. Originally presented as a successor of mid-2007 set Maserati Coupe, 2018 GranTurismo is technically an offshoot of the presented in September 2003 sedan Maserati Quattroporte. At the IAA 2009, the open version was introduced as Maserati GranCabrio, which is available since May 2010. The GranTurismo 2018 model’s design of the body and the interior comes from Pininfarina.
The 4.2-liter Ferrari V8 develops an output of 298 kW (405 hp) and gives the car a power to weight ratio of 4.6 kg/hp. Instead of the sequential gearbox of the former transaxle-style coupe, the GranTurismo has a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission from ZF flanged to the engine. The 2018 GranTurismo long wheelbase and the short overhangs allow for four full seats in the interior.
Maserati also offers the 2018 GranTurismo S. GranTurismo already used in the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione 4.7-liter version of the Ferrari- developed V8 engine with a power of 323 kW (440 hp). Added to this are the S sequential vehicle gearbox and smaller measures on the body and chassis. The brakes were also adapted to the increased power.
Maserati GranTurismo was newly registered in Germany, of which 153 vehicles by commercial owners, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013, a new GranTurismo MC Stradale was presented. In addition to the 4.7-liter V8, Its has the automated six-speed gearbox and is produced in the factory in Modena. The top speed is 303 km / h. The car magazine Sports Auto achieved with the MC Stradale a lap time of 8:14 min on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.
2018 Maserati GranTurismo S
Maserati introduced a new S version at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The S version has a new 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 440 HP. The GranTurismo S also has a new six-speed automatic gearbox arranged in a transaxle design (located next to the rear axle), the gearbox also has the possibility to select the gears manually from a few controls located behind the steering wheel of the vehicle.
2018 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
The Maserati Gran Turismo Sport is a GranTurismo brought to a level of superior sportiness of the high-performance sports GT segment, such as the BMW M6 Coupé or the Mercedes SL 63 AMG. Even though the GranTurismo Sport takes “only” 460 horses out of its V6 engine of 4.691 cubic centimeters of Ferrari F430 origin, 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Sport is a slightly more sporty version of the GranTurismo.