GranTurismo MC Stradale - Technology
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Architecture and technology borrowed from the world of racing
Although 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 underfoot
The 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 HP (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 shifts
While the GranTurismo offers five electronic handling 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 setup
The setting of the MC Stradale’s suspensions 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 distances thanks to Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes
Subjected 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 caliper. The rear disks measure 360 x 32 mm, with a four-piston caliper. The stopping distance is just 33 metres at 100 km/h, with an average deceleration of 1.2 g.