Bolstered by the success of a model that brought the entire concept of the Grand Tourer up to date, the new GranTurismo Sport stands out from the crowd thanks to thorough restyling and a host of new technical features that further enhance its sporty nature in terms of performance and design – inside and out.
The new GranTurismo Sport 460 hp 4.7 L V8
The powerful 4.7-litre V8 engine can now deliver a maximum power of 460 HP (338 kW) and a peak torque of 520 Nm, without being heavy on fuel consumption and emissions. These parameters, coupled with the electro actuated gearbox featuring MC Shift technology for faster gear changes (down to 100 ms), and a dry twin plate clutch enable the GranTurismo Sport to reach an impressive top speed of 300 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. The Automatic version with ZF 6-speed transmission and MC Auto Shift management software (also seen in the GranCabrio Sport and Quattroporte Sport GT S) achieves a top speed of 298 km/h and acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
With regards to the suspension, the new GranTurismo Sport is fitted with the Sport Skyhook system, an evolution of the continuous damping control system that makes the car even more reactive and fun to drive, while increasing passenger comfort. In SPORT mode the car is pin sharp in responding to the driver’s input, while in normal mode it constantly adapts the damping to absorb the roughness of the surface for a smoother ride. All this equates to a superb handling capability that combines sports performance and comfort in all driving conditions.
The restyling of the bodywork has further enhanced its already sporty nature. The front bumper has been redesigned to improve the airflow and the cooling of the front brakes, at the same time enhancing the appearance of the nose of the car, thanks to a new styling element that unites the space between the new headlights and the traditional oval grille.
Behind the impressive 20” Astro Design alloy wheels lies the equally impressive braking system of the new GranTurismo Sport, which employs Brembo dual-cast technology (much lighter) coupled with 6-piston brake calipers at the front and 4-piston brake calipers at the rear. The caliper, in its brand new oxidised blue with matt finish, enhances the car’s ultra-sporty nature. The rear of the car has been made even sleeker than before thanks to restyled, darker light clusters that accentuate its dramatic look. The new model introduces a brand new colour called “Blu Sofisticato” which shows off the car’s lines to best advantage and frames the countless innovative stylistic features that characterise this new GranTurismo Sport.
The seats offer better support as well as optimised comfort for driver and passengers on longer journeys. The distinctive new design of the rear shell of the front seats, in leather, also frees up more space for rear seat passengers (+20 mm).
Since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show, back in 2007, around 15,000 Granturismo models have been delivered to customers all over the world.
Content and Pictures Source: Maserati News
Edited by: Sudeep Koshy