The New Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Maserati GranTurismo Sport (2012)

Maserati GranTurismo Sport (2012)

Maserati have unveiled its new GranTurismo Sport at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show. The new GranTurismo Sport stands out from the crowd thanks to thorough restyling and a host of new technical features that further enhance its sporty nature in terms of performance and design - inside and out.

The new GranTurismo Sport offers sporty handling and high-performance without compromising on elegance and passenger comfort. The new GranTurismo Sport in the Maserati MY13 product range replaces the GranTurismo S previously offered in two versions, with automatic and robotised manual transmission.

The powerful 4.7-litre V8 engine can now deliver a maximum power of 460 HP (338 kW) and a peak torque of 520 Nm, without penalising fuel consumption and emissions. These parameters, coupled with the electro actuated gearbox featuring MC Shift technology for faster gear changes (down to 100 ms), enable the GranTurismo Sport to reach an impressive top speed of 186mph, accelerating from 0 to 62 in just 4.7 seconds. The version with automatic transmission and MC Auto Shift management software (which is also used in the GranCabrio Sport and Quattroporte Sport GT S) also benefits from significantly enhanced performance, achieving a top speed of 185mph and acceleration of 0 to 62mph in 4.8 seconds.

With regards to the suspension, the new GranTurismo Sport is fitted with the Sport Skyhook system, an evolution of the continuous damping control system that makes the car even more reactive and fun to drive, whilst at the same time increasing passenger comfort. In SPORT mode the car is pin sharp in responding to the driver’s input, while in normal mode it constantly adapts the damping to absorb the roughness of the surface for a smoother ride. All this equates to a superb handling capability that combines sports performance and comfort in all driving conditions.

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. The first enhances driving comfort without compromising on performance, while the second offers a more involving driving experience.

Published 6 March 2012 Staff

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