Maserati GranTurismo S
From Maserati press: The Maserati GranTurismo S is the sportiest incarnation of Maserati’s coupé. Powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine, it will attract the true driving enthusiast who wants a distinctive car that is both stylish and thrilling to drive.
The Maserati GranTurismo S features a new and powerful 4.7 liter V8 engine. Designed and built for Maserati by Ferrari, it generates 433 bhp, bestowing the GranTurismo S with a distinctive personality, responsiveness and power.
The transaxle set-up employed for the gearbox is a stunning example of Maserati technology and is essential for high performance cars: integrated into the rear axle is a new 6-speed paddle-shifted manual transmission.
The transaxle, combined with the front-mid engine placement, increases the rearward weight bias of the GranTurismo S to 47% front, 53% rear, imbuing the 'S' with improved grip, traction and balance that mirrors the best mid-engined racecars. The suspension makes the most of this system thanks to new fixed-rate dampers that now offer 10% more damping. The brakes, developed in collaboration with Brembo, feature exclusive dual-cast iron rotors with aluminum hubs.
The sporty feel of the GranTurismo S is accentuated by Pininfarina’s modern lines. The detailing on the car renders it unmistakable: features include the red strakes in the Trident and the Saetta logo that mirror the standard red color of the brake calipers, a subtle trunk lid spoiler, and unique 20" wheels with Trident patterned spokes.
Style and elegance combined with extraordinary performance makes driving the Maserati GranTurismo S a thrilling experience for the true enthusiast.