It’s a widely known fact that when Italians create something in the automotive world, it’s usually something very special that makes your eyeballs happy. This newly revealed Maserati GranTurismo is the epitome of that thinking. This is a GT tourer in every sense of the word, it has that sleek 2-door GT coupe shape going on that tells you the car has some grunt to it when the need arises, and it’s packed with tech and luxurious appointments worthy of the Maserati logo. Maserati does luxury very, very well, but as the sister company to Ferrari, that’s expected. This latest version of the GranTurismo marks 75 years of the Maserati GT that started out back with the Maserati A6 1500, a classic car that looks like the automotive equivalent of smooth, that long bonnet has just the right shape. Quite like this 2023 model.
If you head to YouTube and check out most epic car journeys that involve supercars or high performance cars, it’s only the really serious guys that actually drive their cars over long distances, the rest put their cars on a truck or train and only drive their cars closer to or at the destination. This Maserati GranTurismo is not that car. This GT car is made for long roads, there’s a powerplant shared with Ferrari supercars to give more than enough performance and then there’s that luxurious, famed Maserati interior that features all the best materials and composites that combine to create a cabin that you’re happy to spend hours at a time in without feeling like you’ve wrestled a bear. Keeping up with the Jonses, this GT is also available with a 100% electric powertrain that also benchmark’s the GranTurismo as automaker’s first such vehicle. There is also a noted “all-round sound experience” from the Maserati Innovation Lab that makes use of an immersive Sonus faber 3D sound system available in two levels of customisation with up to 19 speakers and 3D sound with an output 1,195 W. This system can also make the electric version sound like the ICE version, cool but weird.
There’s loads to the car but we prefer to talk about the good bits. The GranTurismo is powered by that throaty twin-turbocharged V6 Nettuno engine available as the Modena with 365 kW on tap, or as the Trofeo version with up to 410 kW available. The alternative is the GranTurismo Folgore that sees fitment of three electric motors that generate over 565 kW of power, this tech is trickle down technology from the company’s foray into Formula E. At launch, the GranTurismo is also available as the PrimaSerie 75th Anniversary Launch Edition to celebrate that aforementioned milestone anniversary for the brand’s GT cars.
Take a look at the YouTube video that gives us a walk-around of the new Maserati GranTurismo, the 100% Italian sportscar that's rather nice to look at and comes with a few powertrain options: New Maserati GranTurismo Trofeo (2023) | 550 HP V6 Nettuno | FIRST LOOK, & Walkaround | Planet Car News
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