The GranTurismo Sport and the GranTurismo MC each put a world of beautifully resolved contradictions in the palms of your hands.
The 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.
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.
The 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.
On 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.
New paint choices extend your options for personal expression. Three-layer Blu Assoluto, Rosso Italiano, Rosso Magma, and Blu Inchiostro finishes are all available for the GranTurismo Sport and MC. The GranTurismo Sport is also available in Grigio Pietra.
The 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.
As 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.
The compact and lightweight 4.7-litre V8 is fitted on all GranTurismo models, develops 460hp, 520Nm or torque and revs to an impressive 7,500 rpms. As well, of course, as the legendary sound that could only come from a naturally aspirated, all-Italian V8.