The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic with a 4.7-litre V8 engine is slated for a 2009 Geneva International Motor Show introduction.

Maserati is sticking to its dedication of introducing at least one new model at every international motor show. For Geneva 2009 the Italian luxury sports car maker is unveiling the new GranTurismo S Automatic with a ZF 6-speed shifter. Up until now the GT has been available with either a 4.2-litre mated to an automatic transmission or a 4.7-litre with an electro-actuated gearbox. The 6-speed shifter eliminates the kick-down which is experienced in manual mode for a smooth drive.

The new car will feature the 4.7-litre V8 with a power output of 440hp (323kW) at 7000rpm and maximum torque of 490Nm at 4,750rpm. It uses a wet sump for the transmission.

The car has a Skyhook suspension system that continuously adjusts the damping to improve ride comfort and 20-inch wheels with the Maserati trademark Trident design.

Occupants have the luxury of being entertained by features like the Maserati Multi Media System, an optional iPod interface and Bluetooth Wireless system.