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2012-03-07 08:03

BRANDISHING THE TRIDENT: Maserati's GranTurismo Sport is 338kW of menacing fun. Image gallery


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

Maserati’s new GranTurismo Sport has been unveiled at the 2012 Geneva auto show where the GT shows off its restyling and a bunch of new technical features.

Now the 4.7 V8 dispatches 338kW and peak torque of 520Nm and, via its six-speed electric auto gearbox with dry twin-clutch plate, sprints from 0-100km/h in 4.7sec. It has a top speed of 300km/h.

The automatic version, which uses a ZF six-speed box, achieves a top speed of 298km/h and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds.

With regards to the suspension, the GranTurismo Sport is fitted with the Sport Skyhook system, which is an evolution of the continuous damping control system that is said to make the car more reactive, particularly in Sport mode.


The GT’s body work has been treated to an update too, with its redesigned front bumper improving air flow and cooling to the front brakes and as expected, the chromed Trident takes pride of place in the grille with red accents to add interest new styling feature linking the new headlights to the grille. The front light cluster has also been redesigned and now contains LEDs.

Maserati GranTurismo Sport

THE DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Maserati's GranTurismo Sport showcases a number of technical updates plus a new paint colour with calipers to match.

At the rear, the car shows off darker taillight clusters that looks especially striking with the new colour introduced on this model called “Blu Sofisticato”.

The GranTurismo Sport also shows off new 20” wheels with a performance braking system using Brembo slotted and perforated discs made of cast iron and aluminium, reducing the weight by up to 20% and reducing corrosion. Six-pot calipers are used at the front and fourr-piston callipers at the rear wheels and are finished in matte blue to match the car’s paintwork.

This attention to detail is further continued in the cabin. Seats have a more ergonomic design and offer better support and improved comfort for occupants on longer journeys. There’s also 20mm more rear legroom thanks to the front seats’ scalloped seat backs.

The steering wheel is also more ergonomic with its flatter rim and accentuated grips better suited to sportier driving.

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