2018 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
Stand Out Options
Presented with just delivery kms showing, this Maserati GranTurismo Sport is packed with thoughtful factory additions, making it a stand-out example of the breed. The options start on the inside with a particular shade of white leather upholstery and continue through to the multiple carbon-fibre interior trim packages as well as contrast piping on the carpets and even the stitching on the steering wheel. Aluminium pedals from the MC model are fitted, as is an auto-dimming rear-view mirrors and the ambience is completed by Maserati’s Trident logo stitched into the headrests.
On the outside, the individualisation continues with pearlescent blue paint, carbon-fibre aerodynamics package, blacked-out side-window frames, 20-inch alloy wheels in a black finish and anodised matt-blue brake calipers.
Enthusiastic Engine Power
Maserati has repeatedly declined the temptation to fit the GranTurismo with a turbocharged engine, sticking instead with the Ferrari-sourced 4.7-litre normally-aspirated V8. And those who value refinement, linear power delivery and one of the world’s best exhaust notes should be thankful for that. The engine is smooth and revs enthusiastically and, in case it doesn’t feel responsive enough, a simple press of the ‘Sport’ button is enough to sharpen up the engine’s response to your right-foot input.
Sports Mode Aggression
Just as Maserati has stayed traditional in the engine bay, it has done likewise when it comes to the GranTurismo’s transmission. Rather than adopting the trending dual-clutch unit, the Sport stays with a conventional six-speed automatic with buttery shifts that suit the vehicle’s intended role perfectly. But, again, when you need a little more aggression in your drive, Sport mode (and the paddle-shifters on the steering wheel) comes into its own.
Features include: Bianco Pregiato interior leather, carbon-fibre interior packages, stitched Tridents in headrests, electrochromic rear-view mirror, Blu Inchostro pearlescent paint, anodized Matt Blu calipers, 20-inch alloy wheels, aluminium pedals, carbon-fibre aero kit, navigation, dual-zone climate control, selectable drive modes, paddle shifters, powered front seats, reversing camera.