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Maserati GranTurismo

Maserati GranTurismo


The Maserati MC Sport Line made its debut at the beginning at this month at the Bologna Auto Show. And today the company revealed a video with the car at the show. There’s no new info on the car, but a video of a Maserati is always good time.

The MC Sport Line adds front and rear carbon-fiber spoilers, side skirts with a matte black central panel, carbon fiber mirror housings and exterior door handles, and glossy black 20" wheel rims. Maserati also added performance enhancing elements. The suspension has been upgraded to stiffer springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. There’s also new software for Maserati’s Stability Program, which the company says allows the driver "more freedom".

The second video (after the jump) includes the entire Maserati line-up in Bologna.


Of the two models Maserati is working on (a smaller car that will compete with models like the Porsche Boxster and a Spyder version of its GranTurismo) the GT Spyder is the easiest to imagine. After all just take the current GranTurismo and chop off the top.

There’s nothing new rumored to be going on underneath the skin either. The spyder is expected to share architecture with the Quattroporte and utilize a 399 hp 4.2-liter V8, just like the hardtop version. But the fact there’s no improvements doesn’t matter, it’s still a beautiful Italian. In fact, its a topless beautiful Italian. So we will be first in line at 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show to try and find out more.

Looks like Maserati is getting into some territory usually reserved for the customizers when it unveiled a new special edition at the Bologna Auto Show, the MC Sport Line. Starting with a GranTurismo S , Maserati adds front and rear carbon-fiber spoilers, side skirts with a matte black central panel, carbon fiber mirror housings and exterior door handles, and glossy black 20" wheel rims.

Maserati MC Sport Line

Maserati also added performance enhancing elements. The suspension has been upgraded to stiffer springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars. There’s also new software for Maserati’s Stability Program, which the company says allows the driver "more freedom".

Because this comes directly from Maserati everything is done in good taste. This makes it a much harder sell for some of the custom jobs out there. Although this MC Sport Line is based on the GranTurismo S, Maserati says it will bring the Sport Line features to the GranTurismo and then the entire Maserati line-up in 2009.

Press release after the jump.

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The Maserati GranTurismo is more elegant than aggressive. The engine may sound like it could blow the doors off the competition, but the smooth bodywork looks like it would rather caress other’s doors off. Now customizer Elite Carbon seems to trying to change come of that with their kit for Maserati’s GT.

Maserati GranTurismo by Elite Carbon

The body kit itself features a new front bumper with a clear-painted exposed carbon lip and brake intake surrounds. The kit also has new side skirts with an exposed carbon-fiber lip, new back deck spoiler, new rear diffuser, new exhaust surround, and 21-inch alloy wheels.

The only thing that must be skipped is the improved exhaust system. It may have high performance headers, but you should never risk messing with a Maserati’s exhaust note .


Maserati has a lot on its plate for a small car manufacturer. There are rumored plans for new "S" sport models GranTurismo, a GT Spyder version, a new baby coupe and sedan, as well as its already shown off a racing version of the GranTurismo . The Italian boutique Italian firm has so many projects going on, we sometimes question if it will be able to go through with them all. So we are a little comforted to see progress being made on one of the more obviously needed projects, the GranTurismo Spyder.

The spy shot shows a car with a metal folding hardtop, but according to Car Magazine spacial requirements for the trunk require a cloth roof in production. Car’s closer inspection confirmed there will be back seats in the GT’s Spyder (something that was deleted on the 3200 and 4200 drop-top models.)

The new Spyder is designed by Pininfarina and will use the family architecture of the Granturismo and Quattroporte. It will use the same the same 4.2- and 4.7-litre V8 engines. Expect to see an almost finished version in late 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show with sales to begin in 2010.

Source: CAR
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It almost seems like the tuning world is saying that Maserati knows how to make a beautiful car body, but it lacks skills with the wheels. After seeing Hamann’s new wheels for the GranTurismo last week, now Project Kahn is having its turn with the Italian.

Maserati GranTurismo by Project Kahn

Project Kahn mounted 20-inch Kahn RS-V wheels to the GT. The company says serves a real purpose by improving stability at high speeds. That could also be attributed to the suspension upgrade that is needed to properly facilitate the new wheels. Just like the Hamann car, Kahn saw no need to add any modifications to the car body or the 405 hp V8.

It’s a problem many of us have. You’ve just picked up your new Maserati GranTurismo , but you’re afraid that it’s just like everyone else’s $110,000 Italian sports car. Now it’s Hamann Hamann to the image rescue with its new wheels for Maserati’s GT. These are 21 inch EDITION RACE wheels: FA 9.0Jx21 with tires 245/30ZR21 and RA 12.5Jx21 with tires 345/45ZR21.

No details yet on if Hamann went to work on the GT’s 405 horsepower, but when we know more, you’ll know more.

Remember yesterday we were telling you that Maserati is going to surprise us at the Paris Auto Show? Here’s the surprise: the new GranTurismo MC Corse Concept that will compete starting 2009 in the FIA championships.

The concept is based on the newly launched GranTurismo S . But compared to its engine, the engien for the concept was upgraded with a new intake system, competition-spec catalytic converters and a center-exit exhaust and now develops a maximum power of 450 hp.

The concept comes with a new front splitter, a larger rear spoiler, and more aerodynamically efficient side skirts, while the suspension has been upgraded to meet the track surface with 18x12-inch front and 18x13-inch rear wheels fitted with racing slicks.

Source: Autoblog

Looks like Maserati may be working on a competition car — possibly a rival for the Porsche 911 GT3 . The GranTurismo Trofeo is expected to make its debut at the U.S. Grand Am championship. From this spy shot, the GT Trofeo features a roll-bar, lowered spoiler and plenty of air intakes - everything necessary for a good track day.

Source: Autofun

Maserati today unveiled a new video of the 2009 Quattroporte S taking some winding roads in the Alps.

The Quattroporte S is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine that delivers 430 hp. The cars featurea the 6-speed automatic transmission developed in association with ZF.



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