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Maserati GranTurismo Sport
At the centre of the Trident brand’s contemporary resurgence is the GranTurismo Sport. And the latest version of its now perennial crowd pleaser got a brilliant update last year. We’re waiting for a drive in this beautiful beast later in the summer, so watch this space for the results of that trip – but in the meantime we thought we’d give you a tongue tip taster of a car that has helped hammer home the new Maserati message. Sporty driving can be truly luxurious too.
460 HP 4.7-LITRE V8
The 4.7-litre V8 engine can now deliver a maximum power of 460 HP (338 kW) and a peak torque of 520 Nm, without penalising fuel consumption and emissions. These parameters, coupled with the electro actuated gearbox featuring MC Shift technology for faster gear changes (down to 100 ms), enable the GranTurismo Sport to reach a top speed of 300 km/h, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.
Sport Skyhook System
Running gear features an evolution of the continuous damping control system that makes the car even more reactive and fun to drive, whilst at the same time increasing passenger comfort. There’s SPORT and normal mode. The GranTurismo Sport is available with a ZF 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, with dry twin-plate clutch. The first enhances driving comfort without compromising on performance, while the second offers a more involving driving experience.
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