DMC Sovrano based on 2011 Maserati GT

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 23, 2011

DMC has released an aftermarket package for Maserati’s two-door wonder. This project is based on the MC Stradale version of the car displayed at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. It was given a new Malta blue color that makes it stand out. DMC’s kit enables the owner to either upgrade their MC Stradale or they could turn their regular GranTurismo into a MC Stradale. A new spoiler lip on the front bumper makes the GT have a more aggressive look.

In terms of aerodynamics, the downforce is increased. More air inlets and outlets permit the new light-construction bonnet to ensure that the V8 engine is cool. Wide Body side skirts boost its dynamic look even further. It becomes sportier with the trunk spoiler at the back and with an entirely new rear diffuser.

While the regular GT offers 420 hp, and the Stradale gives 450 hp, the DMC can deliver a much higher output. The 4.7-liter was supercharged and can push out 590hp at 7,300 rpm and 472 NM or torque at 5,400 rpm. DMC also made sure that this package uses the “finest materials which have been processed in traditional top-quality craftsmanship.” The highlights include some carbon fiber buckets and aluminum pedals.

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gives you the best of both on-road driving and racing capabilities. The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale combines the lessons the carmaker has learned from its racing programs, giving you great handling and aerodynamics. The car is able to create aerodynamic downforce without adding to the drag and gives you more power and outstanding performance without sacrificing fuel economy. And while the car moves with more agility, it does not lose the highly acclaimed ride quality of the GranTurismo S.

This is also the first Maserati car to have a dedicated race mode added to its dashboard, complementing the standard auto and sport modes. Without the rear seat, the car is also the first two-seater Maserati since the MC12 was launched.

Be sure to check out the custom made Pirelli tires, one-of-a-kind suspension layout, the new Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, and the lightweight carbon fiber race seats.

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale aims to satisfy existing Maserati customers who want to take a super sports car to the road without having to sacrifice the appearance and feel of a GT4 race car. The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale also follows the tradition of the carmaker to take its lessons from the race track and apply it to their on-the-road cars and vice versa. In the 1990s, the GranSport MC Victory was launched to celebrate its victory at the Trofeo GranSport, while the Ghibli Open Cup race car would later on inspire the creation of the Ghibli Cup.

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale owes its body design to similar racing cars and it is based on track requirements, with configurations used in Trofeo and GT4 thrown in.

The new Stradale has a new bumper, front splitter, bonnet, sills, front guard panels, rear bumper and exhausts. The optional four-point racing harness and roll cage give the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale a more hard-edged nature.

And for its racing car looks, the car is easy to drive, retaining the GranTurismo S’s long wheelbase for better ride comfort, stability and handling. Speed has been reduced to conform to the law but the progressive handling makes it an overly usable super sports car.

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will be out in most major markets (except the United States, Korea, and Canada) starting February 2011.

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