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There are plenty of reasons for Maserati to be pleased with its performance in the U.S. this year. Maserati's GranTurismo Convertible has buoyed up the Fiat SpA brand in the U.S., with sales being driven up 48% this year through November.
Autodata Corp., a New Jersey-based researcher, said that Maserati sold 1,717 vehicles in the U.S., including 558 of the four-seat convertibles since it was introduced in March. Edmunds.com, a website that tracks new car sales, said that the GranTurismo Convertible has a starting price of $136,000.
Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with IHS Automotive in Lexington, Mass., said that exotic sales are expected to significantly improve with the arrival of new models. But last year, sales were dampened by the economic crisis and the resulting stigma on driving around in highly expensive cars.Read the entire article Maserati sales up 48% this year in the U.S. thanks to new Granturismo Convertible
Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is back on the spotlight with its latest bespoke creation – the new Superleggera Sciadipersia. Set to be unveiled at 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the new Superleggera Sciadipersia coupe is set to light up the flare of excitement anew a few years after it launched the Disco Volante Spyder.
Essentially, the new Superleggera Sciadipersia is a conversion model that practically hides an appealing Maserati GranTurismo in Touring Superleggera-created clothing. The mechanicals are pretty much Maserati, but the exterior has been comprehensively revised, to the point that the Sciadipersia is hardly recognizable as one. Inside, the Sciadipersia is virtually identical to the Maserati GranTurismo, although some upgrades were implemented.
To create the new Superleggera Sciadipersia, potential customers have first to supply a Maserati GranTurismo to Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera before any kind of conversion is started. However, interested customers need to act fast since Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera will only do up to 10 conversions of the Superleggera Sciadipersia.Read the entire article Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia is a Maserati GranTurismo in another Italian suit
The 2018 Maserati GranTurismo has gotten a new upgrade, and we first witnessed it at the New York Stock Exchange on June 27 as the automaker’s CEO Reid Bigland arrived to ring the closing bell. The slight upgrade that was given to the GT is the company’s way of celebrating a full decade on sale.
Looking refreshed, the car definitely came from a weekend of relaxation at the Caribbean, and not from the plastic surgeon. It came out with a new front fascia featuring the hexagonal grille, instead of the oval-shaped one from the standard model. This inspiration came from the Maserati Alfieri concept. Though it does not fit the GranTurismo that well, this benefits the car in that aerodynamic drag will be reduced from 0.33 to 0.32. More conventional ducts have replaced the standard ones, which no longer sweep underneath the splitter. Changes have also been made around the rear of the car, with a new bumper and redesigned exhaust outlets.
The GranTurismo also gets an upgrade inside the cabin technology- and design- wise. Starting with the brand-new touchscreen and 8.4-inch infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Premium speakers from Harman Kardon ensure you get only good quality music. Driving modes are now easier to access as they are now located on the central console near the gearshift. For the seats, customers can choose between a combination of Alcantara and leather upholstery, or Poltrona Frau leather.Read the entire article 2018 Maserati GranTurismo gains a new look, but has the same engine
It has been ten years since Maserati first introduced the GranTurismo to the public. And to celebrate one decade, the Maserati GranTurismo and its convertible sister, that we know as the GranCabrio both get facelifted and subsequently presented at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Though many of us have already witnessed the former at the New York Stock Exchange earlier, it still is worth discussing.
The facelifted coupe does not look far from its predecessor. Noticeable upgrades can be found on the front fascia, most especially the new hexagonal grille, which was inspired from the Maserati Alfieri concept. Furthermore, the improved designs also help with aerodynamic performance, by increasing the airflow and cutting down the drag. When looking at the rear end of the car, you’ll find a rear bumper that has been redesigned.
The 2+2 will also be getting a new, 8.4-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto inside the cabin. The infotainment system sits above a redesigned aluminum knobs and contains buttons that can activate climate control, driving modes, and some other similar features. Another cabin upgrade is that customers can choose between a combination of Alcantara and leather upholstery, or Poltrona Frau leather. Also notable are the premium speakers by Harman Kardon that ensure you only hear the best.Read the entire article 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio) is launched
With reports indicating that Maserati will end production of its GranTurismo and GranCabrio models at manufacturing facilities in Modena, Italy, this 2017, this might be the last year we could see these sports cars rolling off from the carmaker’s production lines.
Now, it seems Maserati won’t allow the GranTurismo and GranCabrio to go out without a bang, as the Italian luxury car maker has taken the wraps off the special editions of these sporty models at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Maserati debuts GranTurismo, GranCabrio Sport Special Editions and Levante Ermenegildo Zegna Concept
After their debut from New York and Beijing, Maserati brought its GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition and GranCabrio MC Centennial Edition at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The two Centennial Edition models of the GranTurismo MC will have three special “three-layer' color schemes. This is in addition to the four color schemes already made available.
Aside from the color scheme, there is also now a wider choice when it comes to wheels with consumers given the option of four special finished that uses the Trofeo and MC designs. The center of the wheels will have a medal-shaped centenary logo that is also offered in two finishes, either Charcoal grey or matte Smoke grey, which will depend on the color and design of the wheel itself.
The Centennial Edition also has a wide variety of interiors to choose from. While there are seven exterior finishes to choose from, each will have its own specific interior finish. The seat has been upholstered with leather giving it a rather aggressive look that highly contrasts with the decorative insert based on either the blue, red, or white color of its seat profiles. This particular motif spreads out to the headrests and also surrounds the already magnificent embroidered Trident logo.Read the entire article Paris: Maserati brings Centennial GranTurismo MC Stradale, GranCabrio MC [Live Photos]
Maserati came with a big surprise for us at the 2014 New York International Auto Show as it unveiled the new GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition coupes and convertibles. The new models will be easily recognizable as they will be available with three special new 'three-layer' colour schemes in addition to the four already available for the GranTurismo MC.
Moreover, the vehicles will offer a wide choice of wheels, with four special finishes for the MC and Trofeo designs. The center of the wheels will show the medal-shaped centenary logo, itself available in two finishes, matte Smoke grey and Charcoal grey. As expected, the GranTurismo MC Centennial Editon range comes with a wide range of interiors and each of the seven exterior finish is combined with a specific interior finish.
The interiors feature contrasting decorative inserts based on the three colors – red, white and blue – of the seat profiles. This motif is also seen on the headrests and surrounds the embroidered Trident logo. According to Maserati, the special three-layer paint finishes include the Magma Red and Inchiostro Blue. These new colors are actually a modern interpretation of those of the Maserati logo.Read the entire article 2014 New York Auto Show: Maserati introduces the GranTurismo MC Centennial Edition
Maserati has launched the GranTurismo Sport at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London. For its newest product, Maserati went all out and prepared an amazing show. The GranTurismo Sport was displayed together with the special edition Bulgari Octo Maserati watch. Maserati’s latest coupé – the new GranTurismo Sport – provides an elevated performance and some restyling that makes it elegant and sportier.
It is powered by a 4.7 litre V8 engine, which produces 460 hp and 520 Nm of torque, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (while it’s 4.8 seconds for the MC Shift Auto version). There are two versions available.
The first is the MC Shift that features a 6 speed manual robotised gearbox with a transaxle layout while the other one is the MC Shift Auto, which comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox by ZF. The new model was introduced by Peter Denton, Head of Sales for Maserati GB. He presented the GranTurismo MC Shift in white (Bianco Eldorado) and the MC Shift Auto in the new Blu Sofisticato colour.Read the entire article Maserati GranTurismo Sport makes its debut in the UK
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.Read the entire article 2012 Geneva Motor Show: 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport debuts in Blu Sofisticato
In celebration of the 150th year of Italian unification, Maserati is introducing the GranTurismo S Limited Edition at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show. The Granturismo S Limited Edition has an exclusive limited edition of 12 cars meant for the Italian market. It comes with unique trim levels and contents. An exclusive matt Sebring Blue paint is used on the exterior that emphasizes its elegant lines but also highlights its sportiness.
To put the focus on these features, Maserati used carbon on the front spoilers, side mirrors, door handles and rear spoiler.
The brake calipers use hand-polished aluminum and featured alongside a set of 20-inch rims. Its side skirts have a matt black paint, complementing the headlights, to make the car appear more aggressive.Read the entire article 2011 Bologna Motor Show Preview: Maserati GranTurismo S Limited Edition
Maserati GB introduces to the market its new Sport Pack for GranTurismo S Automatic, which is the company’s bestselling model in the UK. The pack further improves the GranTurismo S Automatic to provide a performance-oriented experience while keeping the convenience and ease of the ZF automatic transmission.
In addition, it features the super-fast MC Auto Shift software as well as a revised exhaust system which keeps its bypass valves fully open in Sport mode in order to give out an even richer sound.
It also boasts of a wide range of sports styling features including black look headlights, black mesh side grilles, a stylish black grille which features the Maserati Trident logo with red accents, and body colored side skirts and front winglets.Read the entire article 2011 Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic gets new new Sport Pack
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.Read the entire article DMC Sovrano based on 2011 Maserati GT
The new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale -- the fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the Maserati range -- will make its UK debut at this year’s Salon Prive event at Syon Park. This car, which gets inspiration from the GT4 motorsport models, balances on-road driving needs with race-driving desires. The 450hp MC Stradale actually offers 10 more horsepower than the GranTurismo S.
This sportscar uses advanced electronics to reduce gear-shift times from the upgraded MC Race Shift electro-actuated transaxle gearbox to only 60 milliseconds.
As a result, the model can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. Salon Prive, which is now in its sixth consecutive year, is transferring to a new venue.Read the entire article New Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale to make UK debut at Salon Prive
The new 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, the fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the current range of the sports car maker, made its debut at the Paris Motor Show and will start selling in the first quarter of 2011.
This car is inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the GT4 motorsport models. Maserati claims that this two-seater car that will be shown at the Paris show features “razor-sharp handling” and is capable of breaking the 185 mph (300km/h) barrier.
The carmaker said that it designed the car to offer a balance between road driving roads and race driving desires.Read the entire article 2010 Paris Motor Show: 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Maserati revealed today the GranTurismo MC Stradale, a car which promises to be the fastest, lightest and most powerful in the Maserati range. Set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2011, the new car is inspired by the the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, and will have a top speed of over 300 km/h or 186 mph.
According to the Italian manufacturer, just like the two race cars, Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the GranTurismo MC Stradale will razor-sharp handling and will be capable to take on almost all sports cars on the market.
Incorporating the handling and aerodynamic lessons from Maserati’s three racing programs, the GranTurismo MC Stradale promises to balance on-road driving needs with race-driving desires.Read the entire article 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale revealed ahead of Paris Motor Show
The latest tuning package from Mansory for the Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S will debut at the Paris Motor Show. This new package features several visual modifications but a performance upgrade is also offered.
When taken separately, Mansory’s bodywork for the Maserati GranTurismo features a redesigned front spoiler with a carbon spoiler lip, a carbon fiber radiator grille, added air inlets and outlets, deeper door sills, and a carbon fiber diffuser.
A new exhaust system that utilizes carbon fiber at the exhaust tips is also featured. The appearance is enhanced by the progressive sport suspension in the front and rear axles, which reduce the vehicle's centre of gravity by about 30 mm and 21 inch alloys covered in performance tires.Read the entire article 2010 Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S by Mansory
"MC Sport Line" is Maserati's newly developed special range of new options, which makes its world premiere at the Bologna Motor Show, with new elements that add to Maserati's already broad range of custom-made features on offer.
Designed to improve the athletic DNA of Maserati vehicles, the MC Sport Line provides for those customers who like to demonstrate their passion for racing through an active appearance and a selection of technical solutions that boost the driving experience without sacrificing performance.
The experience on the racetrack accumulated by the Maserati Corse Department is summed up in the name "MC Sport Line," whose input into the development of the functional parts have been very useful. Maserati styling inspiration also came from the world of motor racing, thus the wide-ranging use of carbon fiber, very famous among racing buffs courtesy of its direct link with racing contests.Read the entire article 2008 Bologna Motor Show: Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line
The new Maserati GranTurismo MC racecar, which has been developed for competition in the FIA GT4 class and in several other GT4 European Cup races in the latter part of 2009, has been revealed.
It is derivative of the GranTurismo MC Concept which was introduced in Monza last September and is patterned on the electro-actuated gearbox system-equipped GrandTurismo S road version.
Not much is known about the car except that it is powered by the GranTurismo's 4.7-liter V8 powerplant and comes with a double cone racing air filter, high-flow exhaust with removable catalysts and a full carbon fiber body.Read the entire article Maserati GranTurismo MC breaks cover
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