Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo

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After debuting at this years’ Paris Motor Show , the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale may be a mouthful to say, but the looks and performance of this mighty Italian machine make you forgive its stupid name…

This car is the most powerful, lightest, and fastest road-going Maserati to date, with 450BHP (336kW) from theFerrari -based 4.2 liter V8 that we’ve come to know and love over the years. Needless to say the soundtrack from this race-inspired Mazza will give you goosebumps in a very intimately satisfying way. When Italians use the word Stradale – you can be sure that the car in question comes with racing pedigree and the handling and performance to match. A dual clutch transmission finds it way into the mix along with carbon ceramic brakes by Brembo. As with all supercar offerings don’t expect a top speed of over 300km/h and a 0-100km/h sprint of around 4 seconds to come cheap – pricing has yet to be announced, but the release date - quarter one of 2011 - is still on.

The car is being driven by Grand Prix veteran, Johnny Herbert , and you can enjoy his comments on the car at the end. Look out for the GranTurismo Trofeo edition on track as well – the car upon which the Stradale is based.

Sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy!

Source: Maserati

After making its world debut at the Paris Auto Show, the GranTurismo MC Stradale is now up for an online configuration for all fans out there.

The GranTurismo MC Stradale is powered by a 4.2 liter V8 engine that delivers 450 HP - an improvement over the standard 405 HP - while still offering the same fuel consumption as a standard Gran Turismo. It also comes with an improved aerodynamic down force and will brake the 186 mph barrier.

The new GranTurismo MC Stradale is the first Maserati in history to have a dedicated Race mode alongside the upgraded Auto and Sport modes in its simplified dash layout. It is also s the first two-seat Maserati since the MC12. The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will be on sale in February 2011 in all major markets, with the exceptions of the USA, Canada and Korea.

So, get out there and start having fun! How will your dream car looking like?

Source: Maserati

Remember just a few days ago we reported Mansory will come with two new models at the Paris Auto Show? Today the tuner uncovered the first of them: the Maserati GranTurismo . The tuning package includes both exterior and interior modifications, but also an engine upgrade.

Lets start with the beginning! For the exterior Mansory is offering a newly designed front spoiler with discreet spoiler lip, a carbon fiber radiator grille, additional air inlets and outlets, drawn-down deep door-sills, a carbon fiber spoiler lip, carbon inlay for the integrated exhaust pipes and of course a new set of wheels wrapped in 255/30 R 20 front tires and 305/30 R 21 tires at the back. Of course do not forget this amazing red exterior color!

The interior gets high quality leather, aluminum pedals and new ergonomically designed sporty steering wheel.

And now the most important part: the engine! Thanks to a performance-optimized ECU, an air filter with increased air throughput and a sports exhaust system with two double-suction tail pipes, the tuner managed to increase the V8’s output by 30 HP and the torque with an addition 40 NM. This upgrade can be applied for both GT and GTS models.

Press release after the jump.

The Trofeo Maserati GranTurismo MC turned on the ignition with the pre-championship test held on April 24-25 in Vallelunga, a prep for the first practices in Monza on May 23. A long-run simulation was done to make the final checks of the cars assigned to signed-up drivers. One of the protagonist of the test has been Emanuele Smurra, the winner of the first Trofeo Maserati held in 2003. Over 16 drivers from various European countries also participated.

The MC Trofeo is powered by the same 4.7 Liter V8 engine as the standard road car, except that the MC Trofeo’s power plant has been upgraded with a racing spec exhaust system, free flowing air filter and a reprogrammed ECU to make them all work together and delivers a maximum output of 450 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque at 4750 RPM. Adding to the Gran Turismo’s track readiness is a racing spec suspension as well as a unique set of wheels made to handle the large amount of slick rubber.

Even if he’s driving for Ferrari now, it doesn’t mean that Fernando Alonso can’t buy a car from another brand. Besides, the man has taste so why would you deprive him of that. Recently, the two-time World Champion acquired a new Maserati GranCabrio. Alonso opted for a sports car painted in a darker shade for the exterior in combination with two-tone upholstery for the interior.

The Maserati GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 440 horsepower mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Fernando Alonso was particularly impressed by the space offered by the GranCabrio, which is perfect for four adult passengers. The GranCabrio is, in fact, the first four-seat convertible in the history of Maserati, which probably made it more appealing to the Spaniard.

Press release after the jump.

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CNBC is sponsoring the ‘Call the Close Sweepstakes’ to see who can guess the closing number for the Dow Jones Industrical Average and the S&P 500. For every day you play, you get a bigger chance of driving away with that aforementioned Maserati.

Sounds simple, right?

Continued after the jump.

Source: CNBC

The exotic Italian automaker Maserati has just unveiled a new special edition GranTurismo S intended for the Middle East market just outside the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The limited edition GranTurismo is inspired by the sports car maker’s racing division , Maserati Corse, which is one reason for all the carbon fiber that went into the build. There will only be 12 examples of the white ice sports coupe, and they are all destined for the oil rich region where all three contiguous eastern continents join together.

There is some significance to the number 12, not only is the exact number of FIA GT world titles that Maerati has accumulated over the past few years as well as the number of locations that buyers will be able to pick up their GranTurismo S MC Sport Line when it goes on sale. In an attempt not to alienate their home market in Italy, Maserati will also release a limited number of MC Sport Line models finished in matte Bianco Fuji pearl along with all of the carbon fiber accents that make the Middle East version so special.

Press release after the jump.

The Italian automaker Maserati has just unveiled the GranTurismo MC Trofeo spec racecar at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The GranTurismo MC Trofeo is based on the GranTurismo MC Concept and will be sold to competitors who wish to compete in the MC Trofeo racing series which will consist of 14 races held on seven different dates featuring two 40 minute races per event at a handful of Europe’s most prestigious racing circuits. When participants enroll in the championship, they will acquire a comprehensive package that consists of everything they will need to be competitive in the series, and may enter as an individual or part of a team.

Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo

The MC Trofeo is powered by the same 4.7 Liter V8 engine as the standard road car, except that the MC Trofeo’s power plant has been upgraded with a racing spec exhaust system, free flowing air filter and a reprogrammed ECU to make them all work together and delivers a maximum output of 450 HP and 376 lb-ft of torque at 4750 RPM. Adding to the Gran Turismo ’s track readiness is a racing spec suspension as well as a unique set of wheels made to handle the large amount of slick rubber.

Press release after the jump.

Architectural Digest recently held a "Design Driven" contest to find the most unique existing garage in America, the best place to celebrate and observe the automobile. Well contest Winner, Holger Schubert had already prepared a similar space for his Maserati Granturismo . He was looking for a place where the Italian sports car can be viewed as the piece of art that it truly is. There is even a clever hydraulic ramp that allows the car to back out without turning the engine over, who would want those nasty fumes in such a nice space anyway.

Maserati Granturismo Spyder spied again

The Italian sports car builder Maserati is planning to unveil a drop top version of the Granturismo sports coupe this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The open air GT car will feature the same exterior characteristics as the hardtop, not that the significantly camouflaged GT spyder test mule is any indication of that. The Maserati Granturismo Spyder will go on sale sometime early in 2010 and is expected to be priced at around $130,000.

One of the questions that remains to be asked is whether or not the next GT will have a hard roof structure or if it will be of the cloth variety, thanks to the thick black covering, it looks like we won’t know until Frankfurt. What we do know is that like most Italian works of automotive art, the new Spyder’s body was designed by the fashionistas at Pininfarina Pininfarina and will use the same basic architecture as the fixed roof Granturismo and Quattroporte sports saloon from Maserati. The Granturismo Spyder will also use the same series of high revving 4.3 Liter V8 engines that make 405 HP just like the standard model.


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