Contemplating that frequent possession implies that Maserati and Ferrari co-developed the GranTurismo S’s 4.7-liter V8 between them, the GranTurismo S couldn’t be extra totally different than its mid-engined distant cousin, the F430. Except for the extra displacement, producing a wholesome 433 horsepower, there’s the structure—Maserati locations the engine up entrance, simply behind the entrance axle, for a basic GT expertise with trendy weight distribution. The theme continues to the outside, the place famed design agency Pininfarina clothed the coupe in a riot of curves, making the GranTurismo S appear able to pounce at a second’s discover. The styling is trendy and aggressive, conveying the lengthy and storied Maserati heritage ahead into a brand new period. A fast look on the dashboard will verify this mixing of outdated and new, as the normal blue-faced analog gauges flank a central LED shift indicator. Then there are the sounds made by the throaty twin exhaust, which might impress the well-known Maserati racers of yore as a lot as they wow trendy drivers. Spooling up the quick-revving V8 is an actual deal with, and whereas the GranTurismo S isn’t designed to be a racecar, it’s completely at dwelling on a twisty course.
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