Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018
Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 holds a seat in Grand Touring Cars when it comes to vehicle category. The Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 is perfect balance between sports and luxury car with powerful engine & high performance that combines with top notch features. The GranTurismo packs V8 non-turbo engine that comes from Ferrari thus ensuring great performance combined with exclusiveness that Maserati is known for. Even though the Maserati GranTurismo wasn’t supposed to launch this year with the plans of retiring it, however the Maserati decided to keep the model in production thus saving money for smaller projects in SUV class. Maserati isn’t the first one doing so as almost every automotive manufacturer has changed its focus for production of SUV and crossover for past years. The Maserati Levante SUV is responsible for 70% of the sales being the leading profit-maker for the company thus the Italian manufacturer is all set to launch another smaller SUV based on Alfa Romeo Stelvio, later in 2019. Henceforth the Maserati GranTurismo Sports 2018 received new upgrades on its 11th birthday before it retires.
The all-new 2018 GranTurismo went through exterior changes such as newer hexagonal grille, changes in headlamps, front-fender air vents as a trademark from manufacturer, Alfieri inspired front-end and some changes to the rear bumper as well. These upgrades make the GranTurismo more airo-dynamic while maintaining the ancestral look of GranTurismo when launched back in 2007’s. As for the interior the biggest upgrade in the cabin is the MTC+ (Maserati Touch Control System) of 8.4-inches screen which allows Harmon Kardon audio along with smart phone mirroring. The cabin experience is further enhanced by Poltrona Frau Leather layered into the upholstery in patented fashion. The seats in Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 are leather with carbon-fiber headrests and back which provide great comfort during long journeys in your Italian sports car.
When it comes to cons the list includes some of stuff such as heating-ventilation styled in fashion of pairing it with 1990’s audio system in outdated look. As for the rear sitting it is still poor in newer Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 with knees getting touched to front-seats due to tight sitting space at back, therefore the GranTurismo 2018 is better suited for two-person drive. The storage of boot is good enough however the cabin has less of storage space to offer. Driving the Italian GranTurismo lacks some of important driving and safety features such as auto-emergency braking, cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward warning collision. However according to Maserati it helps the GranTurismo to stay “pure” with the essence intact to it in terms of driving experience.
The Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 comes with naturally-aspirated V8 engine developed by its own brand Ferrari since both brands are owned by Chrysler Fiat Automobiles. The NA engine was never the fastest in league because of no turbo in the hood. However the Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 goes from 0-60mph in 4.8s with 520Nm of torque. The fact GranTurismo not being the fastest doesn’t mean it lacks the driving pleasure. As soon as you press the sports button the engine unleashes its crisp throttle response, massive acceleration, crankshaft revolving at max thus creating exotic driving experience.
The Maserati V8 is famously known for their exotic soundtrack from the engine when revving it hard especially driving down the Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 down the tunnel in lower gears. In simple words the premium soundtrack from engine is one of key factors that make Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 special for owners. The six-speed transmission works just on point without giving you hint of it being an older technology as compared to others, therefore you shift effortlessly towards up and down in gears. The gearbox is the perfect match for driving Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018. Further features and options in Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 include the list of 16 different exterior colors including three-layered Blu Assoluto. The choice further extends to 6 different wheels design including aluminum forged wheels.
For the interior Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 comes with six different interior colors and five trims in terms of features. The colors include carbon fiber, Walnut Briarwood and the infamous Piano Black. Overall the Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 is V8 monster from the glorious era and while it may not be quickest on circuit it surely handles well on road with an exclusive driving experience that every Italian manufactured delivers just like Maserati. Maserati GranTurismo Sport 2018 starts at $134,000.