Maserati recently revealed their restyled GranTurismo model at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on June 27th. The new GT which is set to re-launch in 2018 was on display right next to the entrance of the NYSE for all the busy New Yorkers to observe.
The GranTurismo was originally launched back in 2007 and since then various versions of the car – e.g. GranTurismo S, MC, MC Sport Line, Sport, GranCabrio etc. – have been released.
The Italian manufacturer claim to have refined the interior, made the aerodynamics of the car more efficient and given a state-of-the-art upgrade to the car’s infotainment system. Also, they suggest that the new GranTurismo will be a hybrid of the 2012 GranTurismo Sport and the 2009 GranTurismo MC.
The car will have a six-speed ZF Automatic Gearbox that will be attached to a naturally aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine, hand-built by Ferrari in Maranello. This engine will be able to produce 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm.
So, not much has changed under the hood but looks wise Maserati has made some significant changes. Firstly, the MY18 will feature a ‘sharknose’ hexagonal grille which supposedly gives the car a three-dimensional effect to its frontal view. They have also given the vehicle a new rear bumper and lower air ducts. Maserati claims that the combination of the new grille and lower air ducts have improved airflow distribution around the car and slightly reduced the aerodynamic drag.
As mentioned earlier, the infotainment system has been upgraded and will feature a high resolution 8.4” touch screen along with a Harman Kardon Premium Sound system. It is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The GranTurismo will have leather seats with integrated headrests. Lastly, the car is available with Alcantara and leather upholstery if you so desire.