Maserati GranTurismo 

  • $118k built in Italy
  • 2008
  • 433 HP 4.7L
  • 184 mph
Fitted with a unique induction system, Maserati’s version offers gentle step-off, pulls seamlessly from as low as 2000 rpm, then rips to its 7250-rpm redline faster than you can say “cavallino.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
It is not the fastest, smartest, or best value on the market, but the GranTurismo has panache in abundance.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Maserati GranTurismo

0-60mph

GranTurismo
5.2 s
360 Modena
4.1 s

Top speed

GranTurismo
184 mph
S5 Coupé
155 mph

0-100mph

GranTurismo
11 s
360 Modena
9.2 s

1/4 mile

GranTurismo
13.3 s
360 Modena
12.3 s

Data points Key details of the Maserati GranTurismo

Price

GranTurismo
$118k
Vanquish
$291k

Horsepower

GranTurismo
433 HP
Vanquish
565 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

The brakes are easy to modulate—you can maintain deceleration right on the threshold of ABS intervention—although we’d prefer the pedal were slightly firmer in its travel.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
Press the dash button marked "Sport" and throttle responsiveness increases 20 percent, the dampers stiffen to curtail body roll and float, and the transmission shift logic becomes more aggressive.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2007)
In that mode the torque converter stays locked during shifts that happen 40 percent quicker (in about 0.33 second), lower gears are held longer, upshifts happen at higher revs (up to 7200 rpm at full throttle-a claimed highest in class), and downshifts occur at lighter throttle openings.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2007)

Powertrain

To make things worse, the suspension's softer and the six-speed stick and auto-clutch manual transaxles are broomed for a front-mounted ZF six-speed slushbox.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2007)
It is a 405-hp, 4.2-liter wet-sump iteration of the engine you’d normally locate in the middle of a Ferrari F430.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
The transmission shifts so quickly and smoothly that the term "slushbox" does not apply.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)

Handling

On tight roads, the bite from the front tires and the excellent steering feel disguise the car's ample size.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)
Ten shades of skins are on offer, and they can be endlessly mixed and matched to upholster seats, dash, parcel shelf, trunk, steering wheel, shifter, and headliner.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
Perhaps the GranTurismo’s chief flaw is its steering.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)

Body style

In the hills, we were ever aware of this coupe’s 4374-pound heft, but the car always felt stable, nicely planted, and free of extraneous body motions.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
Apart from its Joe E. Brown mouth, which half our staff thinks is too large, this four-passenger coupe is the quintessence of Italian flash and panache.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
So the GranTurismo is larger, more expensive, slower, and feature-challenged compared with any number of coupes that dwell in the $80,000-plus stratosphere, but that's hardly the point with this Maserati.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)

Interior

The leather is stitched with thick threads of a starkly contrasting hue, a ploy to draw your eye.
by Car and Driver (Jun, 2008)
The other cars don't look like the GranTurismo, and the interior's sumptuous hand-stitched surfaces make the others' seem more commonplace.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2007)
But perhaps the greatest luxury is personalization, and customers willing to wait four months for delivery can custom-tailor their GranTurismos with a choice of 10 Poltrona Frau leather colors, 13 stitching tones, four headliner colors (in cloth or Alcantara), five carpet hues, and a choice of three woods, five colored piano-lacquers, or metal for the dash trim.
by MotorTrend (Oct, 2007)

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Maserati GranTurismo

www.supercars.net
Fit and refinement should be top quality and we can only hope this Coupe is built in all aluminum like it's Ferrari 599 big brother.
Most of the car's underpinnings come straight from the Quattroporte and use the same suspension.
25
Sep

2008 Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept

AutomobileMag News
At 450 hp, the MC's engine makes only 10 ponies more than its stock form.
Now that the shapely GranTurismo coupe is on the street, Maserati's giving us a taste of what it could be like on the track.
21
Feb

2008 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

AutomobileMag News
Because staring at the sexy coupe's gorgeous lines, we're reduced to speechless, drooling adolescents, and "bla" is the most coherent speech we can mutter.
It has a 4.2-liter V-8 that makes 405 hp at a lofty 7100 rpm, and 339 lb-ft of torque at 4,750.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Maserati
Price $117,500
Type of car Production car
Year 2008

design

Chief designer Jason Castriota

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

engine

Displacement 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.14 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 184 mph
1/4 mile 13.3 s
0-60mph 5.2 s
0-100mph 11 s
0-200kph 17.2 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.30
Drag coefficient 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.55 lb/hp
Maximum hp 433 HP @ 7,100 RPM
Maximum torque 363 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,250 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 49%/51%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,136 lb
Width 72.7 in
Height 53.3 in
Length 192.2 in
Wheelbase 115.8 in
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