It is always exciting when new cars are about to be unveiled and this one is certainly no exception. Maserati maniacs number in their millions and they will all be on tenterhooks, as they await the Maserati GranTurismo. This tour de force of technology and engineering will make its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show on 8th March.
The history of Maserati
Amazingly Maseratis have been around for almost a century now, the company having been established way back in 1914 in Bologna. This now revered brand was first launched by the five Maserati brothers: Alfieri, Carlo, Bindo, Ernesto and Ettore. All the brothers had a good knowledge of automobiles and together they created one of the most famous names in the world of high performance cars. The hard work of the five brothers – plus an artistic sixth brother who came up with the trident logo – produced a string of beautiful, ferocious automobiles. The newest of all these vicious vehicles is the Maserati GranTurismo Sport.
The Maserati GranTurismo Sport
This year’s Geneva Motor Show begins on the 8th March and the new Maserati is sure to be a big draw. The original GranTurismo was first produced in 2007 but the new model boasts several improvements.
Visually the car has been modified and it has a revised front fascia, bringing it right up to date, yet it still retains the classic Maserati image and appeal. The Sport model also has redesigned air dams which are also a functional enhancement, as they channel airflow better than ever before. This model has new headlights with a daytime LED running light around the edge of the main light. It also has an all new steering wheel, new interior trim and new seats.
Performance-wise the GranTurismo has some new virtues to show off about too. It has borrowed some tuning and engine design tips from master manufacturer Ferrari and this has helped the already expert engineers at Maserati create a real beast. This elegant new coupe now has an awesome 4.7 litre V08 engine, creating some 460 bhp. Two transmission options are available for the Sport, a six speed automatic gearbox and a standard six speed gearbox, for those who like to play with the clutch and gas pedals.
Fun is not the word to describe driving this car. There may not be a word adequate to describe what it is like to channel the power under the beautiful bonnet of the GranTurismo Sport. But when it comes to a car like this words are not important. This is a true supercar that you will be able to drive to the edge of oblivion and back in a matter of seconds, and look good doing it.
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