Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. Grey version

Maserati GranTurismo MC

The Maserati GranTurismo is a rear-wheel drive, longitudinally mounted front-midengine, 2+2 Gran Turismo coupe produced by Italian manufacturer Maserati from 2007 to 2019. It was designed by Jason Castriota of Pininfarina.

The second generation was presented at the beginning of October 2022, including the totally new and first 100% electric model of the firm, called “Folgore”. Two other versions would continue with a conventional internal combustion engine, as well as the Cabrio variant with a canvas roof.

First generation (2007-2019)

The GranTurismo, which has a two-door, four-seater coupe body, was officially presented at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, having been conceived with the idea of not going unnoticed. Its front, aggressive and very sharp establishes it as a very sporty car. However, convenience and comfort in the four seats of the vehicle are assured, as announced by this manufacturer.

It represents a milestone in the history of Maserati and emerged as a modern interpretation of the 1947 Maserati A6 1500, being considered over time as one of the most iconic cars ever built by the brand. It is a four-seat, two-door coupe, with the classic design of its designer Pininfarina. In 2009, where it made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the GranCabrio joined the GranTurismo.

GranTurismo MC Stradale

The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is inspired by the GranTurismo MC Trofeo and the GranTurismo GT4, that is, derived from competition. On the outside it is not just any GranTurismo, just look at its more aggressive front, in which the fog lights give way to a protruding spoiler. Or in the rear where two exhaust pipes act as “rockets” on a very marked diffuser, nothing to do with the original.

The rear seats are gone, making it a true two-seater coupe and losing valuable extra weight. It has a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), thanks to several fundamental points that start with its better downforce, its lower weight and the power that goes from 439 to 450 CV (433 to 444 HP) (323 to 331 kW), in relation to the GranTurismo S, all this without worsening consumption, which on average is around 17 L/100 km (5.9 km/L; 13.8 mpgAm).

Built in Modena and inspired by competition, Maserati gives an improvement to the 2010 MC Stradale, to give it new details and give it extra power with luxury, sportiness and all the character of an Italian with the trident on the grill.

The GT concept adds a new carbon hood, with a well-brought-up new central air intake and new gills at the rear, surmounted by a spoiler and topped by dual central exhaust outlets. The aesthetic changes are completed, in addition to those introduced in the carbon hood and in its rear defense, new 20-inch (50.8 cm) wheels with a five-double-spoke design.

In addition to the aesthetic changes, it adds extra power to the predecessor, going from 450 to 460 CV (443.8 to 453.7 HP), from a block that is coupled to a six-speed robotic MC Race Shift manual transmission, capable of reaching a top speed of 303 km/h (188 mph) and equipped with carbon-ceramic brakes signed by Brembo.

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