Maserati doesn’t sell vehicles in high volume – in fact 6,159 units were delivered in 2012 – yet they offer their owners membership into an exclusive club of prestigious entitlements. For 2012 the premium sports car brand from Modena, Italy introduced a new GT at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The 2013 GranTurismo Sport and its updated styling and enhanced technical features will replace the well-known GranTurismo S.
Presented in an all-new hue for the company, the Blu Sofisticato GranTurismo Sport captured the hearts and souls of attendees passing by the Maserati stand. The company’s typical 4.7-liter V8 engine has been upgraded to 460-horsepower and 520 ft.-lb. of torque. Two transmissions – a ZF 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed electro actuated gearbox – are offered allowing the elegant, yet sporty coupe to move up to 60 mph in 4.8 and 4.7 seconds respectively. The GranTurismo Sport also comes with Maserati’s Sport Skyhook suspension system. As in most cases the automatic is set up more so for everyday contended driving wile the manual is ordained for optimized driver control.
Stylistically the front end has been reworked to suggest a domineering appearance and to enhance cooling for the front cast iron and aluminum Brembo brake system with oxidized blue 6-piston calipers. The rear wheels feature 4-piston brake calipers. DRL LED headlamps additionally improve styling and technology.
Inside, the GranTurismo Sport receives the traditional Italian tailor fitted treatment with new front and rear premium leather seats, aluminum pedals, and a new steering wheel with gearshift paddles inspired by the design of the Trofeo racecar. How deep is your passion?