The Maserati GranTurismo is a two door four seater coupe GT car. It has many of the same parts and features as the Maserati Quattroporte Vand Ferrari 599 GTB. The engine is designed from Ferrari’s 405 PS, which is the same one they use in the 599, and the body is a derivative of the Quatroporte V.
Like all Maseratis there are many different versions of the same car. For the GranTurismo there is the S, the MC, the S automatic, the MC sport line, the sport The, MC Stradale, and the GranCario which has many alterations also.
In 2010 The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale debuted at the Paris Motor Show. It was a two seater only and was more powerful than the base model with a 444hp engine. They accounted the boost in HP from reduced friction that resulted from a diamond like coating – a technology derived from formula 1 racing. Also the MC Stadale was much more aerodynamic than any previous GranTurismo. The transmission was switched out, the brakes were switched out, and the wheels were switched out; all resulting in sleeker drive and sleeker looking car.
The Grancabrio is the most interesting of all the variations in that it had so many variations its self that it could have been its own model! The Maserati GranTurismo GranCabrio is a convertible version of the GranTurismo S Automatic. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and began production in 2010. The Grancarbio Sport was released in 2011 and had a slightly different look to it and a completely new transmission. The GranCabrio Feni was a version designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. The GranCabrio MC was a four seater open top with improved aerodynamics a slightly different look 20 inch MC rims and a few alterations to the engine.
The Maserati GranTurismo was one of the most popular Maseratis. With so many variations in such a short time how could it not be? There was a flavor for everyone.