Maserati GranTurismo: A Unique Blend of Power and Class

With a maximum power of 504 HP, the Maserati GranTurismo goes from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in a whopping 5.2 seconds. A stunningly designed Maserati for sale, the GranTurismo exudes style, class and sophistication. In true Maserati style, the GranTurismo models are luxurious and just plain gorgeous.

Impeccable Design and Style

With two doors and four seats, this Maserati was beautifully designed with an inspiration from the 75th Maserati Birdcage concept car. Muscular, flowing and elegantly sporty in every way, this coupe is definitely a must-own.

Designed by Pinifarina, the Maserati GranTurismo is the image of sportiness. Long, flowing lines that start at the front and extend all the way to the rear, highlights every aspect of this masterpiece from Maserati. An oval shaped radiator grille matched with horizontal headlights beautifully compliments the GranTurismo’s long, V-shaped bonnet.

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With three air intakes on each side, this model also features miniskirts, helping to lay emphasis on the energy of the aerodynamic flow that moves from the side to the rear axle of the vehicle. Going through meticulous analyses in the wind tunnel, every single detail of the GranTurismo was planned to the finest detail.

A sexy rear features an aerodynamic diffuser opening up at the bottom of the bumper. Another stunning feature found on the sexy rear are triangular assembly style rear lights, comprising of 96 LED lights. Not only do these LED lights look absolutely stunning, but in terms of safety they are brighter, and in terms of upkeep, they last longer and use less power.

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A look at the interior of the Maserati GranTurismo

Comfortable for the driver and passengers alike, the Maserati GranTurismo features not only room to move in, but also the use of luxurious materials. With a V-shaped decorative feature running across the dashboard and front seats that have a uniquely sporty design, you are sure to fall in love the moment you sit down.

Convenience in this model also comes standard. With the front seats being electronically adjustable (moved fully forward) to allow for easy entry and exit, the single rear seats are comfortable and spacious, allowing passengers to enjoy a thrilling journey.

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One of the important aspects of any sports car are the controls and this Maserati doesn’t disappoint. With a three spoke, leather covered steering wheel equipped with controls that will enable a safer drive by allowing easier interaction with the vehicle.

The main functions of your multimedia system are also controllable from your steering wheel, displaying on the seven inch screen located in the centre console. Your interior is also finished off with fine details, like chromo-plated rings on the dashboard and steering wheel buttons.

Dual-zone climate control and a Bose Surround Sound system are only some of the luxury items in this Maserati for sale.

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Power and Technology of the GranTurismo

Equipped with a powerful 4.2 litre V8 engine, the GranTurismo not only roars beautifully but, with its auto-adaptive automatic gearbox, delivers a top engine performance at low to medium speeds. With four operating modes (Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual and Auto ICE) and a weight distribution of 51 % on the rear and 49% in the front, this is truly a thrilling sports car.

With a rigid frame, unusual wishbone suspension layout and a Brembo braking system, the GranTurismo is equipped with the Maserati Stability Programme (MSP) which allows the brakes to stabilise the vehicle and to reduce torque in the event of skidding.

The Sport function will reduce the effect of the MSP, allowing a very sporty drive while still maintaining safety.

The GranTurismo Range and Specifications

When it comes to finding a Maserati for sale South Africa gives you the choice of the GranTurismo, but also the option of the GranTurismo Sport and the GranTurismo MC Stradale.

GranTurismo Sport

Exuding passion and elegance, the GranTurismo Sport is equipped with a 4.7 litre V8 engine and a ZF Automatic Gearbox. A six speed gearbox, it features a hydraulic torque converter. Controlled by the MC Auto Shift Software of the vehicle, the Sport also has five operating modes.

It suspension is controlled by the specially developed Sport Skyhook System and, along with the standard Shadow Line version (which entails finishing touches in black that aides in creating a truly sporty look), you have the option of the Chrome Line version as well, where chrome-plated trims are used instead of the standard black trims.

Taking a look at the interior, it is clear that every single detail was painstakingly crafted to create a truly luxurious look and feel. With a striking rear and front look, the rear boasting two large air intakes, and a Trofeo Design steering wheel, the GranTurismo Sport is truly a sexy car.

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GranTurismo MC Stradale

The MC Stradale is a unification of performance and luxury. With a long, carbon fibre hood (featuring a central air intake) and two side air vents, this aggressive Maserati GranTurismo is equipped with a 4.7 litre V8 engine and boasts not only some of the most gorgeous lines you will see on a coupe, but the aerodynamics to back it up as well.

Fitted with a central exhaust in the rear, gorgeously framed by an extractor assigned to allow for an efficient air outflow, this Maserati features a new and intuitive interface and is equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes.

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Unlike the other models in this range, the MC Stradale has three electronic handling modes – MC Race, Auto and Sport. The MC Race mode turns this already powerful vehicle into a power-hungry beast that allows for gear shifts in just 60 milliseconds.

Equipped with a Brembo braking system, this model, much like any Maserati for sale today, does not compromise on comfort and interior space. Boasting ergonomically designed race-type seats and fine stitch work, this vehicle will take you into the thrilling world of sports cars.

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GranTurismoGranTurismo SportGranTurismo MC Stradale
Engine4.2 l V84.7 l V84.7 l V8
Displacement4 244 cm³4 691 cm³4 691 cm³
Maximum Power Output302 kW / 405 HP338 kW / 640 HP338 kW / 460 HP
Maximum Torque Output460 Nm520 Nm520 Nm
Fuel Consumption per 100 km (Combined Cycle)14.3 litres15.5 litres – MC Shift
14.3 litres – MC Auto Shift
14.4 litres
Top Speed285 km/h300 km/h – MC Shift
298 km/h – MC Auto Shift
303 km/h
Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h)5.2 seconds4.7 seconds – MC Shift
4.8 seconds – MC Auto Shift
4.5 seconds
Weight DistributionFront - 49%
Rear – 51%
MC Shift:
Front – 47%
Rear – 53%
MC Auto Shift:
Front – 49%
Rear – 51%
Front – 48%
Rear – 52%
Dry Weight in kilograms1 7801 7801 700
Kerb Weight and Driver in kilograms1 9551 8801 800
Braking Distance (100 km/h to 0 km/h)36 metres35 metres33 metres
Dimensions
(Length X Width including the side mirrors X Height)
4 881 mm X 2 056 mm X 1 353 mm4 881 mm X 2 056 mm X 1 353 mm4 993 mm X 2 044 mm X 1 343 mm

Looking for a Maserati for sale?

If you are in the market for a stunning Maserati, Auto Mart has what you need. With a number of models listed online, one Maserati GranTurismo is available from Dadas Motorland in Gauteng.

This 2010 GranTurismo S has 8 000 kilometres on the clock and features black and red stripes, leather seats with red stitching details, and carbon fibre dash trims.

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Looking for a sexy Maserati for sale? Why not browse through Auto Mart’s collection of cars online? Allowing easy browsing and an online experience you will never forget, you are sure to find a Maserati that will brighten up your garage.

Annabel Schoeman

SEO'er, blogger and lover all things weird, wacky and interesting.

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