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The new GranTurismo Sport with its dual soul offers sporty handling and
high-performance on one side, without compromising on elegance and passenger
comfort on the other, characteristics no Maserati can be without. The new
GranTurismo Sport in the Maserati model year (MY13) product range replaces the
GranTurismo S previously proposed in two versions, with automatic and robotized
manual transmission. In the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand it
will be marketed beginning with the MY 2013 range.
The restyling of the bodywork has further enhanced its already sporty nature.
The front bumper has been redesigned to improve the air flow and the cooling of
the front brakes, whilst at the same time to enhance the appearance of the nose
of the car, thanks to a new styling element that unites the space between the
new headlights and the traditional oval grille. The chromed trident with red
accents takes pride of place at the centre of the grille: a detail reserved to
the most powerful Maserati cars, in keeping with the tradition of the marque.
The front light cluster maintains its original profile, but it has been
completely redesigned and improved thanks to the addition of DRL LED technology.
The new LEDs give the headlights a further style boost as well as improving
functionality and visibility, benefitting car safety.
Behind the impressive 20" Astro Design alloy wheels lies the equally impressive
braking system of the new GranTurismo Sport, which employs Brembo dual-cast
technology coupled with 6-piston brake calipers at the front and 4-piston brake
calipers at the rear. The disc, in a slotted and perforated version, is made of
two different materials, cast iron and aluminum, reducing weight by between 15%
and 20% and delivering enhanced comfort, reduced corrosion and wear and superior
The caliper, meanwhile, represents a new feature for Maserati and Brembo in
terms of color, introducing a brand new oxidized blue which, thanks to its matt
finish, enhances the car's ultra-sporty nature, emphasizing once again the
meticulous attention Maserati devotes to detail in order to ensure total
customer satisfaction. This extends to even the tiniest design detail, fully
embracing the "tailor made" principle.
The rear of the car has been made even sleeker than before thanks to restyled,
darker light clusters that accentuate its dramatic look.
The new model introduces a brand new color called "Blu Sofisticato" which shows
off the car's lines to best advantage and frames the countless innovative
stylistic features that characterize this new GranTurismo Sport.
2013 GranTurismo Sport, rear view.
Maserati GranTurismo Sport: Review (2/2)