Maserati GranTurismo Review
Maserati has launched three of its new car models for the Indian consumers which are named as Maserati Gran Turismo, Maserati Gran Cabrio and Maserati Quarttroporte. All these cars are well equipped with features and come between a price tag of Rs 1.2 to Rs 1.5 crore. These are the supercars that are capable of giving tough fight to the super luxury cars such as Audi, Mercedes Benz and BMW.
The Maserati Gran Turismo comes loaded with beautiful sporty design, powerful engines, standard and advanced safety features, and comfortable interiors.
The high price is one of the major drawbacks of GranTurismo that restricts Indian consumers to even think of buying this car. Besides, maintenance increases the cost ahead as compared to other cars.
Maserati GranTurismo is available in various variants including –
Maserati Gran Turismo features a series of advanced and new features which can be found loaded in interior and exterior of all its variants.
The interiors of this beautiful luxury car have retained much of the elegance. The car from inside has received premium quality interior that symbolizes both comfort and luxury. The car has already retained powerful engine under its hood with good gearbox, but the design from inside out is something to chase for.
The car flaunts its sporty and spacious interiors with the cabin that has just received fine finish and exquisite refinements. Chrome rings can be found adorned on the steering wheel and dashboard. Moreover, Maserati logo can be found at the headrests and Alcantara, rear gearshift paddles. The interior becomes more attractive due to the Pltrona Frau Leather upholstery which gives unique combination of comfort, luxury and ergonomics. Precious wood finish has also improved the looks from inside with details in stitching and scent of real leather altogether provides alluring experience. The seats have received central zone and is finished in Alcantara, and a new horizontal piping are some of the features that can be found used at the interiors of this car.
Owners can even think of using Peccary leather if they want. Basically, Peccary leather is different from other leather materials that are used on vehicles, but this one is packed with natural leather. This leather material is available in three natural shades that improve the look and exclusivity of Maserati Gran Turismo S. Buyers can also choose AluTex that is used for door panels, rear side panels, and dashboard to enhance the modern look. AluTex provides 3D effect and incorporates fine aluminum powder over the fiberglass.
The automatic version of Gran Turismo provides higher levels of comfort than the manual base model. It is a two seater car that boasts coupe look that gives appearance just like the race car. The two seats are not only light in weight, but also look awe-inspiring while increasing the sporty look from inside due to the bucket shaped seats. Advanced paddling with carbon fibre shell, 4-point racing that removes the traditional seat belts from the car. The dashboard includes piano black glossy accents that improve the luxurious feel of the car. The Alcantara can be found used on the entire roof lining excluding the armrests and the dash which do not use this premium feature. The shelf placed at the rear of the car is covered by a premium velvet carpet that weighs 500 grams.
In order to add more comfort, the Maserati GranTurismo has been tweaked with electronically forward shifting front seats so that passenger and driver access this two door car conveniently. The highest comfort is provided by the air conditioning system which is very effective. The MC Stradale model comes with two seating options. However, the rest of the Maserati GranTurismo models come with 4 seats.
For entertainment, Maserati has added Bose Surround audio system which comes as standard. 11 speaker system is been put into the car’s cabin to keep the passengers enjoy the most when they are travelling. Exceptional sound effect from Bose makes the journey mind blowing. Accessories are also provided such as ashtray with logo of Maserati, under door mouldings, callipers of brakes with different colors, and various radiator grilles.
The front fascia of this car gives distinct sporty look. The trademark huge oval shaped radiator grille makes the car look awe-inspiring while sporting concave certical slats with the logo of trident Maserati right at the centre of the grille. Sloping front bumper is finely fitted with stylish headlights that make this coupe model more attractive. The car flaunts its classic hood that shapes ‘V’ in appearance. Air vents shaped in chrome rings beyond the front wheel arches are the additions to the car. The rear pillars of this car are decorated with Saetta which is the oval version of the logo trident Maserati.
The entire body of GranTurismo has all those charms that appeal a lot of masses, especially its triangle shaped tail light which perfectly clusters with LED lights and bring modern design approach. The rear bumper is placed right a bit above the aerodynamic diffusers. Rear spoiler is entirely fitted into the bootlid to improve the aerodynamic efficiency. New side skirting, vents, perfect styled tyres all make the car much more amazing. 19 inches and 20 inches of wheels are provided by Maserati to make its variants run pretty well on roads.
Powertrain and Performance
The Maserati Gran Turismo is powered by an 8-cylinder 4,224 cc engine that delivers a whopping 405 bhp at 7,100 rpm of torque. The engine is mated to an optional manual or automatic transmission in different variants and gives head-turning experiences. The car is compact and light in weight due to which the driver experiences double comfort in driving this supercar. The cylinder heads that are loaded under the hood are of aluminum alloy and silicon made. The best is the new hydraulic gearbox that churns out best performance from the engine.
Four mode driving is provided with the car so that the driver can shift to Auto Normal for comfort cruising, Auto Sport for a little sporty performance, and Auto ICE for low grip conditions. There is also a manual mode of driving offered by Maserati in its all new Gran Turismo. The Maserati Gran Turismo makes its top speed of 285 kmph by covering 0-100 mph in just 5.2 seconds.
Maserati GranTurismo is a two door, four seater coupe version that comes packed with 4.2 liter V8 petrol engine and that delivers high power with great max torque rate. The car has received outstanding response from the market and is well appreciated for its sleek and attractive design which is an awe-inspiring blend of modern and traditional design.
Considering the performance of this car, it can run on any kind of terrain and always provide top –notch comfort and drivability. Besides, the EPA fuel economy of the Maserati Gran Turismo is marked at 4.6 kmpl in city and 10 kmpl on highway through its base model with manual transmission. The combined fuel efficiency is rated at 7 kmpl.
The Maserati Gran Turismo comes with standard safety features such as antilock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, airbags for driver and passengers, and many other innovative active and passive features. The integration of advanced active and passive safety features make the car more reliable to run on road. Customization facility has been provided by the automaker to give more options to the Indian consumers.
Collapsible steering column, seat belts with pretensioners for all the passengers, two front airbags, two side airbags that are integrated into the front seats, two window airbags fitted in the doors, and Maserati Stability Program are some of the safety features that make this expensive car far reliable. Besides, optional safety features include Skyhook advanced suspension system, xenon headlights, parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Price and Availability
Maserati GranTurismo comes at a price tag that ranges from Rs. 120,00,000 to Rs. 137,13,000. These are the exshowroom price in Delhi. However, the price restricts many Indian families to even think of buying this car. The price increases if owners buy added accessories and customizations.
The Maserati Gran Turismo is a fabulous car for those who demand sporty, contemporary and beautiful looks and powerful engine. The car comes as two seater and four seater and includes multiple features in its variants. Optional features are also provided by Maserati. However, Gran Turismo is a car for those who are very rich and has plenty of money to shell out so much in a car and ready to bear further expenditure for maintenance.
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