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      02-28-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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2009 Maserati GranTurismo S

Maserati will world premiere, the GranTurismo S at the Geneva International Motorshow. The ultimate expression of the Trident coupé’s sportiness shifts the emphasis onto performance and driving enjoyment.

Two main novelties are at the heart of the new Maserati: the 440 HP V8 4.7 engine and the electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC-Shift arranged in the Transaxle layout typical of high-performance sports cars that represents the technological DNA of all Maseratis.

The GranTurismo S makes use of the high-performance brake system developed in collaboration with Brembo and introduced for the first time in the automotive field on the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. The system features front brake discs made with dual-cast technology - a dual casting of cast iron and aluminum, paired with aluminum mono-bloc 6-piston brake calipers, ensuring optimized braking performance.

On the exterior the Maserati GranTurismo S is characterised by a number of aesthetic modifications that, although discrete, are highly effective and make the car body appear sportier without abandoning the sleekness of the lines masterfully designed by Pininfarina.

The interior upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara reflects the sporty flair of the Maserati GranTurismo S; the figure-hugging front and rear seats are distinguished by their new dynamic design with horizontal piping on the seats and seatbacks.



Just take a look at this beauty. This is what BMW should've made
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Also, some info on the base model Maserati GranTurismo. 4.2-liter V-8 that makes 405 hp at 7100 rpm, and 339 lb-ft of torque at 4,750. The computer-shifted V-8 will go from 0-60 run in 5.2 seconds and accelerate to a top speed of 177 mph.
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great interior, not very good performance..typical Masa shitbox
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I'm an Italian afficinado. I'd say the GT is a great car for people who want to have it as regular transportation but not scream down the road at a million miles an hour. The GT is more civil, I'd rather have its blood brother the Competitzione
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The car is simply stunning! Thanks for posting. Is that an analog clock in between the AC vents?
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