The brand-new 2008 Maserati GranTurismo is a very exclusive grand touring coupe that promises to be comfortable and luxurious while also providing impressive performance.
It is powered by a Ferrari-derived, 405-horsepower, 4.2L aluminum V8, along with a new six-speed automatic transmission--with optional paddle shifters. Maserati says that the GranTurismo can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 177 mph. There's braking to match, provided by big Brembo hardware, and sticky Pirelli Pzero Rosso rubber to supply plenty of grip to take advantage of the near-perfect weight distribution. Anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control are standard.
An electronically controlled suspension system, called Skyhook, aims to strike the balance between comfort and performance in the GranTurismo, adjusting firmness depending on driving style and road conditions. Engaging a "Sport" mode for the suspension also allows a more aggressive shift logic for the transmission.
The GranTurismo's interior is a marked step above that of the GranSport it replaces, mainly because of all the opportunities for customization, and countless possibilities between interior and exterior colors, materials, and trims.
Standard features include a navigation system, corner-illuminating xenon headlamps, and a Bose surround-sound system with a 30-gigabyte music server.
Special woven leather fills the cabins of these two Italian luxury vehicles.
Monterey Car Week attendees will have the chance to order one of 100 special editions.
The other exotic Italian sports car maker will debut a new customization program and a high-end leather interior for its models at the New York Auto Show.
Modena? More like Modern-a, once the upgrades are done.
Only 50 examples of each car will be sold with this package.
Maserati's Levante SUV gets a new GTS model, powered by a Ferrari-sourced, 550-horsepower V8.
Maserati’s stylish Levante SUV gets some much-needed V8 power.
It might not be the best-driving car in its segment, but if you're after Italian good looks, the Ghibli will supply 'em.