2018 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
A sinister black body with a thin stripe of bright red is usually nature’s way of saying `don’t touch’. Think Redback spider. In the case of this Maserati GranTurismo, the very same colour scheme is a warning to other drivers that this is one car not to be under-estimated.
The GranTurismo, while essentially a grand tourer in the classic mould, is also athletic enough to rate as a completely viable alternative to a range of sports cars as well. And that’s really the secret to the GranTurismo’s success: It can carve up a canyon road or kick back and cruise with the best of them. And at the same time, it can actually seat four people, giving it a real edge over two-seaters in the real world.
A Silky Smooth Drive
The normally-aspirated V8 gives linear performance (and lots of it) combined with an exhaust note that, when the drive mode is switched to Sport, produces a mellow bellow that is said to be among the finest tunes in the automotive world. Likewise, the six-speed automatic transmission can be as silky as any driver needs for relaxed progress, yet, at the touch of that Sport button, transforms into a sharp-shifting unit that offers surging acceleration and precise control via the paddle-shifters.
This car presents with just 1,000 km showing on its odometer and is in pristine condition in every way. It’s also a heavily optioned car with multiple factory carbon-fibre interior-trim packages, contrasting piping on the carpets, aluminium pedals, a carbon-finish steering wheel and, of course, that red interior stitching that includes Tridents on the headrests. Never has something so dangerous looking been so tempting.
Features include: Nero leather trim with contrasting stitching, carbon-fibre interior trim packages, coloured piping on carpets, metallic paint, aluminium pedals, 20-inch MC-design gloss black alloy wheels, navigation, electrically operated front seats, paddle shifters, selectable drive modes, carbon-backed race seats, reversing camera.