The Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio have been finally given a facelift and new equipment.
Ten years after it was first introduced, the Maserati GranTurismo, along with the GranCabrio has been given a facelift. The updates include new tech and equipment in the cabin and exterior changes and updates which have resulted in better aerodynamics. Maserati has now discontinued the entry-level 4.2-litre GranTursimo and the both the new coupe and convertible will be offered in Sport and MC trims only with the larger displacement engine.
As for the exterior design, the front is now more sculpted with the hexagonal ‘sharknose’ style grille, inspired from the Alfieri Concept which debuted back in 2014. The front bumper is also brand new with larger air intakes. Maserati claims that the design of the front bumper has resulted in recusing drag making the 2+2 Italian sportscar more efficient and aerodynamic. The rear bumper has also been restyled and new features twin exhaust pipes, instead of the quad pipe layout of the old model.
On the inside, both the coupe and convertible siblings feature FCA’s new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Below the screen are new forged aluminium knobs and buttons which control the climate control, driving modes along with some features of the infotainment system on the centre console. Offered as standard is a Harman Kardon sound system, with the upholstery, finished in Poltrona Frau leather, with an alternative Alcantara optional finish as well.
Both the Sport and MC trims feature a 4.7-litre V-8 engine which develops 453bhp. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed ZF automatic gearbox and regardless of the model, both cars can accelerate from 0-100km/h in under 5 seconds.
Maserati debuted both the 2018 model year GranTursimo and GranCabrio at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.