This is the restyling needed of the Maserati GranTurismo

By:   Fedora Atjeh Fedora Atjeh   |   Agustus 03, 2017
Maserati unveiled yesterday in Wall Street, in front of the New York Stock Exchange, the new Maserati GranTurismo 2018. It did it with a unit of color "Grigio Granito" and accompanied of all the range Maserati.

The changes made in the Maserati coupe are the most subtle and are limited to a new front that includes a new grille, new air intakes on each side of the calender and a new lower slab (carbon fiber in the MC Stradale Of the photos). Was that change necessary?

The essence remains

The Maserati GranTurismo was designed by Pininfarina's studio and launched in 2007. It shares platform with the previous Maserati Quattroporte and currently equips a 4.7-liter V8 (460 hp at 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm) associated with a ZF automatic change of 8 relations. The V8 is still manufactured by Ferrari (it is related to the V8 of the Ferrari F430), as was the 4.2-liter V8 of the 2007 GranTurismo.

The benefits of the GranTurismo 2018 have been improved over the outgoing model. The GranTurismo Sport crashes from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 299 km / h, while the lighter version MC runs from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.7 s and reaches A maximum speed of 301 km / h.

10 years in the market
Aesthetically, I consider that the design of Pininfarina has not aged anything in the last 10 years and was not necessary. Even the 2012 restyling that resulted in the Gran Turismo S and its inherited front end of the GranTurismo MC Stradale 2010 was a success. And is that with the passage of time, constantly touching up the successful design of a car, only makes it worse.
However, at the commercial level restyling is a necessity to keep the car alive until its hypothetical successor, derived from the Maserati Alfieri and planned for 2020, arrives. Remember that the GranTurismo has already been 10 years in the market and the signature of the trident has Manufactured more than 37,000 units of GranTurismo and GranCabrio.

A new interior
At the moment, we have no photos of the rear or the new interior that includes a new screen in high resolution of 8.4 "and a sound equipment Harman Kardon. The new infotainment system - which was very necessary to update - is now compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the center console has been remodeled to accommodate a double rotary selector in forged aluminum. The panel with the different driving modes has been moved to the lower center console.

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