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Italy has been celebrating the 150th anniversary of its unification all throughout 2011. In the past 11 months, a number of Italian automakers have paid homage to this special year, including Ferrari, which christened their 2011 Formula One race car as the "150° Italia". Ferrari’s biggest rival, Lamborghini, also paid tribute to the occasion with the release of the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Tricolore. At the 2011 Bologna Motor Show, Maserati unveiled their celebratory vehicle in the form of the GranTurismo S Limited Edition.

The most unique feature of this special edition car is the Sebring Blue paint finish, but it also comes with certain carbon fiber elements to make it stand out. Elements such as the front and rear spoilers, the side mirrors, and the door handles highlight the blue finish, while polished aluminum calipers, side skirts, headlights, and a new set of 20" alloy wheels round out the exterior details of the special edition GranTurismo S.

As for the interior, Maserati added a carbon trim for the instrumentation, particularly on the center console and dashboard. Additionally, there’s also a tradition commemorative plaque that highlights its tribute to Italy’s 150th unification anniversary, complete with the official number of the model.

On the technical side, Maserati has yet to announce whether the GranTurismo S Limited Edition received performance modifications. Nevertheless, the sports car still carries a pretty impressive 4.7-liter V8 engine that produces 440 horsepower, mated to an electro-actuated MC-Shift manual transmission. This setup is good enough to post a 0-62 mph time of just 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 183 mph.

Maserati will only be releasing 12 models of the GranTurismo S Limited Edition, which means that you’re going to have to strike early to score one.

  • 2011 Maserati Gran Turismo S Limited Edition
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    V8 engine
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    electro-actuated MC-Shift manual transmission
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  • Displacement:
    4700 L
  • Top Speed:
    183 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    4.9 sec.
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  (242) posted on 01.16.2012

Wow! What an impressive engine performance! It was really good! Anyway, the biggest competitor of this car is so huge. Anyway, the exterior looks of this car looks beautiful on its platform. The front design is stunning as well!

  (300) posted on 01.9.2012

i think 183 mph is not a good speed for this Gran Turismo. But that’s okay, those 12 models to release on the market will be sold out instantly.

  (1211) posted on 12.25.2011

It still looks great on its matte body paint. Moreover, I’m not so impressed with its interior. It doesn’t look like a Gran Turismo on that feature. However, I’m as yet glad that it has an awesome speed specification.

  (317) posted on 12.12.2011

It still looks great even if it is only on a matte body paint and have the same platform and detailing with their other vehicles. Moreover, I’m glad that they as yet maintain it to have an efficient and powerful engine.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

Turimo is really a stunning vehicle, but I think it looks better if they use a lighter body paint even on its interior. Moreover, its engine is already good but not great for this kind of vehicle.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Its engine is really quite good but not for this sports car, and I think they should truly reinforce it more for the fact that its rival is more powerful than on what it can offer.

  (466) posted on 12.1.2011

I can’t believe that Lamborghini is its biggest rival! I thought it was a Ferrari vehicle, but I think it doesn’t really matter at all for they all have a powerful engine. Anyway, Maserati needs lots of luck for I just noticed that Lamborghini can offer more efficient engine.

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