Driving the Maserati GranTurismo Sport on the road will broaden your horizons when it comes to sports driving.
The car is the outcome of a vast array of significant changes made by the Maserati engineers to the engine, suspension and gearbox.
All with a single objective in mind: to establish the best combination of features in order to give the owner a car even closer to perfection, from every point of view.
MECHANICS AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
The GranTurismo Sport 4.7L V8 engine stands out for its silent running, performance and reliability. An engine that inherits the mechanical sophistication which has always been a Maserati hallmark, united with numerous innovative solutions such as the special DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) finish used for the tappets and camshaft lobes, an innovation that significantly reduces friction.
THE DRIVER SETS THE OUTPUT LEVEL
The engines 460 horsepower changes personality to match the situation: from the discreet purr of urban driving to the powerful thrilling roar of sporty driving on the open road. The choice is in the drivers hands: he can set the output level by pressing the Sport button. Most of the 520 Nm of torque is available over a wide range of engine speeds for an outstandingly smooth ride.
ZF AUTOMATIC GEARBOX CONTROLLED BY THE EXCLUSIVE MC AUTO SHIFT SOFTWARE
The ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox with hydraulic torque converter guarantees an even more comfortable ride with no reduction in performance. The transmission is controlled by the MC Auto Shift software, with rev limiter override, double declutch and high-performance start function. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and Ice.
OPTIMAL WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN FRONT AND REAR AXLES FOR BETTER HANDLING
On the GranTurismo Sport, the MC Auto Shift automatic transmission is mounted directly on the engine: this layout, and the fact that the engine is moved back behind the front axle, provides extremely well balanced weight distribution with 49% at the front and 51% at the rear. This generates predictable handling, making the car more relaxing to drive, and maximises traction during acceleration.