The Geneva Motor Show was the place where Maserati decided to launch the 2013 GranTurismo Sport, the model that replaces the GranTurismo S previously proposed in two versions, with automatic and robotised manual transmission. Powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine delivering 460 hp (338 kW) and 520 Nm of torque and mated to the electro actuated gearbox featuring MC Shift technology, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo sport can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 300 km/h or 186 mph.
Using the automatic transmission and MC Auto Shift management software, the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 298 km/h (185 mph).
Regarding the suspension, the Maserati GranTurismo Sport is fitted with the Sport Skyhook system, an evolution of the continuous damping control system capable to make the car even more reactive.
As expected, the GranTurismo Sport is available with two different types of transmission: a ZF 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, with dry twin-plate clutch (not available in North America).
Regarding the design, the 2013 GranTurismo Sport received a redesigned front bumper, new front light cluster improved thanks to the addition of DRL LED technology and a sleeker rear end with restyled, darker light clusters that accentuate its dramatic look.
The design is completed by the 20” Astro Design alloy wheels, which hide the Brembo brake calipers (6-piston brake calipers at the front and 4-piston brake calipers at the rear).
Moreover, the 2013MY Maserati introduces a new colour called “Blu Sofisticato”. The interior shows a sporty makeover and includes new front and rear seats featuring a more ergonomic design, a new steering wheel with a flatter rim and a grip with accentuated profile. The new design also bring more space for the rear passengers (+20 mm).