The Maserati GranSport

Maserati GranSport is the name for a new model celebrating the sporting soul at the heart of the Trident’s Grand Tourers (GTs) and will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show. The new car joins the Coupé and Spyder in the Maserati range and goes on sale this summer. The GranSport name hints at its thoroughbred GT spirit which provides instant performance for the driver. The GranSport name has special symbolic significance for Maserati as it was first used in the 1950s for the elegant two-litre coupe designed by the Carozzeria Frua on the chassis of the famous A6 G model.

The new GranSport is designed as an alternative to the current Coupé and has been developed to express the powerful temperament at the heart of the car.

An Aerodynamic Thoroughbred

The Maserati GranSport’s beautiful shape has been developed in the wind tunnel and uses muscular aerodynamic forms to improve the airflow over the car, ensuring a balance of vertical loads between the front and rear axles. The result is that the Maserati GranSport has a drag factor of 0.33, one of the very best in its category. The enhanced dynamic characteristics along with improved front-wheel driveability make it very easy to handle. GranSport owners will be able to enjoy the performance of the vehicle with complete confidence.

The aerodynamic changes include the development of new bumpers. At the front a very pronounced lower spoiler with side bars integrates elegantly into the body itself, while the boot lid has been given a discrete but efficient spoiler lip.

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Published : 28/02/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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