2018 maserati granturismo




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  • I'm far more pleased with the new nose on the Maserati GranTurismo. It replaces the oversized crescent-shaped scoops with triangular.

    Engine. Transmission, 6-speed automatic. Drivetrain, RWD. CO₂ emissions, 6, kg/year. Type, V8 litres. Power, hp @ 7, rpm ( kW).

    The maserati granturismo was introduced in a replacement for the coupe which in turn was the first grand tourer developed under ferrari .

    2018 maserati granturismo

    2018 maserati granturismo

    Shifting duties are handled by the same ZF six-speed automatic that the GranTurismo was showing off all of those years ago. It drives a mechanical limited-slip differential, which drives the rear wheels only. The gauges shimmer a deep, brilliant blue, and the speaker covers feature a pleasing pattern of laser-drilled holes. Fully subscribed to the philosophy of not fixing what isn't broken, Maserati has otherwise left the GranTurismo and its convertible variant, the GranCabrio or GranTurismo Convertible as it's called in the U. In safe hands Maserati makes life extremely comfortable and convenient for all on board, with standard features such as a folding front armrest with an illuminated storage compartment, cruise control, automatic headlight activation, electric opening assist for the boot lid and doors, dual zone automatic climate control with two rear outlets, and a good deal more.

    2018 maserati granturismo

    2018 maserati granturismo

    2018 maserati granturismo

    2018 maserati granturismo

    2018 maserati granturismo

    Maserati GranTurismo - The Purest form of excitement | Maserati

    Seven years ago, boss man Loh called in a favor at Maserati and got me a just-released GranCabrio for three days in Italy's Emilia-Romagna province at the tail end of my honeymoon. My wife and I still talk about that blue-on-blue drop-top. It's fair to say the car holds a special place in my heart. The GranTurismo is the most beautiful production car to come out of the '00s and one of the best-looking cars of the last 10 years not to mention the best-sounding.

    Maserati has mostly been clever enough not to mess with a good thing, though I haven't cared for their tinkering with the front fascia over the years, adding big jowls to the front. I'm far more pleased with the new nose on the Maserati GranTurismo. It replaces the oversized crescent-shaped scoops with triangular ones, which draw less attention.

    2018 maserati granturismo

    I'd be thrilled, even, if they were functional, but it's a good step in the right direction. The grille itself is also reshaped, a rounded hexagon replacing an oval, its points complementing the triangular lower grilles.

    As long as we're on the subject of what's new, we might as well finish it off. There's a new infotainment system based on parent company Fiat Chrysler 's Uconnect technology. It's also home to a new rearview camera and can alternatively be controlled by a rotary knob next to the shifter. To accommodate the larger screen, the center stack and dash top have been altered slightly, and the analog clock has been updated. A Harmon-Kardon stereo is now standard.

    2018 maserati granturismo

    Fully subscribed to the philosophy of not fixing what isn't broken, Maserati has otherwise left the GranTurismo and its convertible variant, the GranCabrio or GranTurismo Convertible as it's called in the U.

    The model lineup has been simplified with each car coming in either Sport or MC Maserati Corsa trim levels, but the car remains as customizable as ever with 16 paint options, 13 interior colors, five interior trim options, 14 wheel options, and nine brake caliper colors. Under the hood, the Ferrari -built 4. The only choice now is the six-speed automatic with paddle shifters the size of boomerangs. It drives a mechanical limited-slip differential, which drives the rear wheels only.

    At the corners, control arms with two-mode active dampers remain standard equipment, as do Brembo brakes supplemented by new Pirelli PZero tires. Does it drive like I remember, though? For the most part, yes. For a car with less than horsepower and lb-ft and a curb weight nearing 4, pounds, the GranTurismo is deceptively quick. Thank a short 3. It won't hurl you off the line like a , but rather it pulls with the elasticity only a powerful naturally aspirated engine can.

    2018 maserati granturismo

    Maserati's added a launch control feature, but it's tricky. Traction and stability control have to be off, then you stand on the brake and lay into the gas. Rather than brake torque or do some fancy clutch-drop, it does a brake stand. Make sure you're on level ground, or the rear end will start to walk. Maserati recommends you release the brakes at just 2, rpm, at which point you'll do a light rolling burnout as you take off. It seems like something a competent driver could do without the computer, and frankly, I'm not sure what the computer is even doing to assist you.

    I'm pretty sure Maserati just figured out how best to launch the car and slapped a name on the procedure MC Start Strategy, in case you're wondering. Off and running, the GranTurismo makes truly glorious music. Unencumbered by turbochargers, it unleashes an animalistic growl at idle my wife swears sounds like a pack of baby leopards.

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