Meet the Iconic Maserati GranTurismo
The Maserati GranTurismo is a car that is rarely seen and always heard. For over 70 years, Maserati has held grand touring in its heart starting in 1947 with the A6 1500 GT Pininfarina. The GranTurismos of today are direct descendants, offering luxury, style, technology, and unrivaled power.
A History of the GranTurismo
The Maserati GranTurismo made its debut at the 2007 Geneva Motor show. The platform of the car is developed from the Maserati M139 platform of the Quattroporte V. Since its debut, the car has maintained its place in the Maserati new car lineup. In 2008, it was powered by a 4.2 Liter, V8 engine with an astounding 405 Horsepower.
At the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the GranTurismo S was unveiled featuring an enlarged 4.7-liter V8 engine, the same engine shared with the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. The engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission. Upgrades were made to the vehicle’s engine to make it more powerful making the 0-60mph time, just 4.0 seconds with a maximum speed of 183mph.
The MC Sport Line is a customization program that was introduced in 2009. There were several changes including carbon fiber front and rear spoilers, mirror housings, and door handles. On the interior, the carbon fiber continues into the steer wheel rim, paddle shifters, instrument panel, dashboard, and door panels.
In 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, Maserati showcased a two-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale, with an improved 444 horsepower. The car is more aerodynamic with two air intakes in the hood, a new front splitter, and read air dam. The MC Stradale is Maserati’s first GranTurismo to break 186mph. Maserati designed this car for their enthusiasts who begged the manufacturer for a street-legal race car. Between 2011 and 2013, only 497 units were built.
The GranTurismo Convertible also debuted in 2010 as a convertible version of the GranTurismo S Automatic, complete with a canvas roof. The engine on the Convertible is the same engine as the S. In 2011, a Convertible Sport came to market with an upgraded transmission and torque.
The Newest GranTurismo
The newest Maserati GranTurismos are packed with safety features including the Maserati Stability Program, Adaptive Light Control, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-Slip Regulation, and Advanced brake Assist System.
The audio system is a top of the line Harman Kardon sound system that’s custom-made for the GranTurismo. The coupe is equipped with a 10 speaker, 12 channel system. The GranTurismo Convertible features 11 speakers. In addition to a premium audio system, the GranTurismo offers an all-new infotainment system to keep you connected while on the road. The car includes a high-resolution 8.4in Maserati infotainment screen. With the latest automotive technology, the system works with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you’re in the market for a new GranTurismo, you’ll be pleased to find that Maserati offers each new car a 4-year or 50,000-mile bumper to bumper, 4-year or 50,000-mile powertrain, and 4-year or 50,000-mile Corrosion Perforation warranty. If you are interested in a certified pre-owned Maserati GranTurismo, the manufacturer offers an additional 2 years on the New Car Warranty with unlimited mileage on the engine, transmission, differential and driveshaft, suspension, steering, brake system, cooling system, fuel system, electrical components, and climate control system.
This coverage is all in addition to the remaining time or mileage on the original New Vehicle Limited Warranty. In addition to an excellent new and CPO warranty, Maserati offers its owners 24/7 emergency roadside assistance complete with a rental car allowance, fuel delivery, towing to the nearest authorized Maserati dealer, and flat tire change (if the vehicle has a spare).
Whether you’re in the market for a GranTurismo convertible or a coupe, Maserati of Newport Beach has many options available for you. Give us a call today at (949) 216-6814 to learn more about your next Maserati.