“Evolution not revolution” this is the main concept that led Maserati in the development of the new versions of GranTurismo and GranCabrio, considered to be the ultimate expression of the company passion for technology and craftsmanship. Two unique supercars that, with their timeless design and comfortable 4-seat interior, will be relaunched on the market next year with an elegant and aerodynamically efficient restyling, refined interiors and a state-of-the art infotainment system.
The GranTurismo is the latest Maserati designed by Pininfarina and since its launch in 2007 it has evolved into one of the most iconic GT cars ever built. Two years later the GranCabrio version was introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. For 2018, the Maserati Design Centre team approached the Pininfarina design with utmost respect while improving the airflow distribution and reducing aerodynamic drag – from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranCabrio – with the new, lower air ducts, and the new “sharknose” hexagonal grille that adds a three-dimensional effect to the frontal view. The rear bumper has also been redesigned to emphasize the natural elegance of the iconic GT coupé and cabriolet thanks to a neater design with twofold layout for the Sport and MC versions.
And the unparalleled comfort of the interiors is assured by four individual Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara seats, another example of Italian excellent craftsmanship.
Engine wise, both GrandTurismo and GranCabrio are powered by the naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine, which was hand-crafted by Ferrari in Maranello and produces 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm peak torque at 4,750rpm. A six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox is attached directly to the V8 powerhouse.
Ilona Catani Scarlett