2017 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
The GranTurismo was a genuine alternative to the established sports coupe contenders when it was launched in 2007 and even now, with a series of upgrades and improvements under its belt, that has not changed one bit. In fact, the muscular looks and sensuous exhaust note alone are often enough to sway sports-coupe buyers away from the established players, giving the GranTurismo the honour of being a real game changer, and not just for the Maserati brand.
None of which is to say that the GranTurismo puts form over function; it remains a serious performance coupe with a grand-touring bent. That’s why one thing that has never changed throughout the model’s lifespan has been the mechanical layout. And that includes the Ferrari-built V8 engine with what is arguably the most magnificent exhaust note on a production car at any price. And it’s not just the noise that impresses; the 4.7-litre V8 revs hard and provides the wonderfully linear response as only a traditional, normally-aspirated engine can.
This car features factory touches such as the MC aluminium pedals, some carbon-fibre interior enhancements, a reversing camera and red brake calipers to contrast with the stunning white exterior.
Features include: Aluminium drive pedals, carbon-fibre interior trim package, reverse camera, red brake callipers, keyless entry and start, navigation, dual-zone climate control, contrast stitching and piping, embroidered headrests, selectable drive-modes, active exhaust, electric front seats.