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2005 Maserati GranSport

The latest addition to the Maserati range is the Maserati GranSport, a new model celebrating the concept of sportiness at the heart of all of the Trident’s Grand Tourers. The GranSport’s name alone suggests its eager thoroughbred GT spirit, the kind of spirit that can provide plenty of fun on demand for the driver.

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The Trident Expands its Range with the Maserati GranSport

Source: Maserati | Published: Tue Oct 04, 2005

The GranSport name also has a special symbolic significance for the Trident as it was first used in the 1950s for an elegant two-liter coupe designed by the Carozzeria Frua on the base of the famous A6 G.

The new GranSport, however, is designed to offer an exciting alternative to the current Coupe, and as such, has been treated to series of new enhancements that give it a very powerful temperament indeed.

An Aerodynamic Thoroughbred

The Maserati GranSport’s harmonious volumes are beautifully combined with more muscular, aerodynamic forms, the fruit of much testing in the wind tunnel aimed at improving the Cx value and achieving a balanced division of the vertical loads (Cz) between the front and rear axles. The result is that the Maserati GranSport has a Cx of 0.33, one of the very best in its category. An almost total absence of oversteer and improved front-wheel drivability and precision make it very easy to handle too and ensure that drivers will be able to really put it and themselves through their paces in complete safety.

Work on the new model’s aerodynamics has led to the addition of new bumpers. The front one, in fact, has a very pronounced lower spoiler with side bars elegantly integrated into the body itself, while the luggage compartment deck has been given a discreet yet equally efficient spoiler lip. The new aerodynamic features associated with the fact that the set-up is now about half an inch lower, result in a two point improvement in the Cx value and translate into clear benefits for the driver. In fact, the Maserati GranSport offers a truly blistering drive, thanks to its direct, precise steering and excellent stability at high speeds.

The traditional Trident elegance is there too in the classic chrome grille reminiscent of the Quattroporte’s. The grilles over the air vents on the rear bumper are chrome too. The Maserati GranSport’s sporty look is completed by new 19” wheels inspired by the ones sported by the cars in the Maserati Trofeo Championship, with spokes forming a very attractive Trident. ...Maserati GranSport: Page 2

Legend: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission
Type V8
Displacement 259 cu in (4244 cc)
Power 400 hp @ 7000 RPM
Torque 333 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Automatic (Cambiocorsa)
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
Tire Size Front - Rear 235/35 R19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 178.1 in
Width 71.7 in
Height 51 in
Curb Weight 3704 lbs
0-60 5.4 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 180 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway n/a
Origin & Price
Origin Italy
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $98,172

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