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2012-09-11 12:29

CELEB BASH FOR GRANTURISMO SPORT: Italian sailing legend and skipper of the Maserati VOR 70, Giovanni Soldini, posses at the launch of the new GranTurismo Sport in the UK.


Maserati's latest 338kW GranTurismo Sport has roared onto the automaker's showstand at the 2012 Geneva auto show.

London, UK – Italian automaker Maserati launched its new GranTurismo Sport, showcased alongside a special edition Bulgari Octo Maserati watch, at a glamour event in the UK.

The new GranTurismo Sport is Maserati’s latest coupé and offers increased performance and sporty style additions compared to the standard version.

The new model is available in two versions; the MC Shift featuring a six-speed manual transmission with a transaxle layout and the MC Shift six-speed auto.

4.7 LITRE V8

The GranTurismo Sport powered by a 4.7 litre V8 capable of 343kW and 520 Nm rocketing the new model 0 -100km/h in 4.7 seconds (4.8 for the MC Shift Auto version).

The launch also coincides with the release of a special edition Bulgari Maserati Octo watch.

Peter Denton, head of sales for Maserati UK, said: “Following an overwhelming response to our invitation, this event has given Maserati a perfect environment to showcase the GranTurismo Sport and highlight the many changes that the design team and engineers of Maserati have included in this, the latest GranTurismo model.”


The launch event in the UK saw more than 350 guests attend, including supermodel and Maserati racing driver Jodie Kidd, clad in a stunning golden mini dress. Other guests included legendary racing driver Sir Stirling Moss and Tottenham Hotspur’s Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini.

The Maserati GranTurismo Sport MC Shift Auto is on sale in the UK for £90 750 (R1.1-million) whilst the GranTurismo Sport MC Shift is priced at £94 080 (R1.2-million).


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