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The interior of the GranTurismo Sport has been treated to a sporty makeover.
Passengers can now relax in an interior where luxury, craftsmanship and
attention to detail take on new forms.
Of particular importance are the new front and rear seats, which not only
improve and update the look, but also provide a more ergonomic design; the seats
offer better support as well as optimized comfort for driver and passengers on
longer journeys. The distinctive new design of the rear shell of the front
seats, in leather, also frees up more space for rear seat passengers (+20 mm).
Particular attention has been devoted to enhance the dynamic yet refined spirit
of the GranTurismo Sport. New details in EcoChrome grey and the Poltrona Frau
leather upholstery, feature alongside sporty elements such as the gearshift
paddles on the steering wheel, inspired by the design of the Trofeo race car,
and the aluminum pedals.
The steering wheel is also new and is now even more ergonomic and better suited
to sports driving, thanks to a flatter rim and a grip with accentuated profile.
New 4.7-Liter Engine
The powerful 4.7-liter V8 engine can now deliver a maximum power of 460 hp (338
kW) and a peak torque of 376 lb-ft (520 Nm), without penalizing fuel consumption
and emissions. These parameters, coupled with the electro actuated gearbox
featuring MC Shift technology for faster gear changes (down to 100 ms), enable
the GranTurismo Sport to reach an impressive top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h),
accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The version with automatic
transmission and MC Auto Shift management software (which is also used in the
GranCabrio Sport and Quattroporte Sport GT S) also benefits from significantly
enhanced performance, achieving a top speed of 184 mph (298 km/h) and
acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
With regards to the suspension, the new GranTurismo Sport is fitted with the
Sport Skyhook system, an evolution of the continuous damping control system that
makes the car even more reactive and fun to drive, whilst at the same time
increasing passenger comfort. In SPORT mode the car is pin sharp in responding
to the driver's input, while in normal mode it constantly adapts the damping to
absorb the roughness of the surface for a smoother ride. All this equates to a
superb handling capability that combines sports performance and comfort in all
The GranTurismo Sport is available with two different types of transmission: a
ZF 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, with dry twin-plate
clutch (not available in North America). The first enhances driving comfort
without compromising on performance, while the second offers a more involving
In 2011, GranTurismo Accounted for 44% of All Sales
With these characteristics, the new GranTurismo Sport follows in the footsteps
of one of the most successful cars in the entire history of Maserati. Since its
launch at the Geneva Motor Show, back in 2007, around 15,000 GranTurismo models
have been delivered to customers all over the world.
Last year the GranTurismo range accounted for 44% of the total Maserati sales,
with over 2700 cars delivered to clients all over the world. The United States
was once again the number one market, not only in terms of overall product range
sales, but also sales by model, with almost 900 GranTurismos sold in 2011,
followed by China and Italy.
Maserati GranTurismo Sport: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications