Road Tests Real world tests of GranTurismo Sport vs California

Top speed

California
191 mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Maserati GranTurismo Sport

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Slightly bigger engine 4,700 cc vs 4,297 cc Around 10% bigger engine
Slightly more torque 377 ft-lb vs 358 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 5% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Side view of Ferrari California

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Ferrari California

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Faster in the quarter mile 12.3 s vs 13.5 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 191 mph vs 176 mph 15 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,825 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 8,000 RPM vs 7,200 RPM More than 10% more revs
Slightly great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:13.50 vs 1:14.50 Almost the same

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

GranTurismo Sport  vs
California 
Brand Maserati Ferrari
Price 121,500 192,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2009-2012
City mileage 12 MPG 10 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 19 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 2WD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc 4,297 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.3 in 3.7 in / 3 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

GranTurismo Sport  vs
California 
Top speed 176 mph 191 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 12.3 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:14.50 1:13.50

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.81 lb/hp 8.44 lb/hp
Maximum hp 444 HP 453 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 377 ft-lb 358 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM 8,000 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc Ventilated Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,356 lb 3,825 lb
Width 75.4 in 74.8 in
Height 53.3 in 51.5 in
Length 192.2 in 179.5 in
Wheelbase 115.8 in 102.4 in
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
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