The Maserati GranTurismo MC has been launched at Maserati's new stand-alone showroom in TriBeCa, New York.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC has a top speed of 298km/h and a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds, it is only 3km/h slower than the MC Stradale.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and GranTurismo MC's transmission differ. The MC Stradale has the fastest gearshift in the world, whilst the GranTurismo MC has one of the fastest shifts of any full automatic transmission in production.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC has been custom developed in order to provide US customers increased power, handling and the aerodynamic gains of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale whilst offering the preferred automatic transmission with four seats practicality.
A 4.7 litre all-alloy V8 engine delivers 331 kW at 7000rpm and 510 Nm at 4750rpm, an extra 20Nm of torque compared to the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic. The engine has been revised, to improve response and to make it more powerful whilst offering improved fuel economy. This is made possible by a "friction reduction program" which includes a Diamond-Like-Coating of high friction parts inside the valve train. The Maserati GranTurismo MC achieves a six per cent improvement in fuel economy.
A shorter exhaust path and a lighter exhaust retains the bypass valve that enriches and intensifies the engine note, finally exiting through the centre of the rear bumper, in the same design as the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and GranTurismo MC Trofeo race car.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC offers tighter damping control, and features race bred aerodynamics inherited from the GranTurismo MC Stradale which provide improved aerodynamic efficiency improving ride height at a higher speed without increasing drag.Published 20 April 2011