2011 Maserati GranTurismo 1

The elegant high-performance car, Lamborghini Ferrari builds the Extrovert skydiver and Maserati the powerful, elegant cruiser. However there is an other direction in the GranTurismo MC Stradale, and you will notice this when boarding. You can slip into the tight bucket seats and attached the optional four-point harnesses. The MC Stradale has no rear seats, instead a roll in the cabin is spreading. The cockpit is the normal GranTurismo S largely, but new fittings and a button with the imprint of “Race” the pilots make curious.



2011 Maserati GranTurismo 3

The Stradale is inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and GT4 race car. The 2010 re-imported Trofeo Maserati race series will continue in 2011, first date in the calendar is the March 26 in Imola. ‘Let’s go back to the glorious days, when we sold nor customer cars for racing’, says Product Manager Giuseppe di coste. The road version of the Trident sprinter has the same distinctive front apron with the deep spoiler, the car is front to 10 and back to 12 millimeters lower than a normal GTS.

2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2

The changes to the drive but are little impressive. The old front-engine V8 4.7 l rose by 10 to 450 HP and develops a maximum torque of 510 nm now. The automatic six-speed gearbox was placed as usual in a transaxle design ahead of the rear axle. Mightily stirred the engineers for the mass – the Maserati Coupé is not just light as a feather. When the MC Stradale, the Italians could press the dry weight to 110 kilograms to 1,670 pounds. Contribute to such as the new wheels (minus five kilos), ceramic brakes (minus 18 kilos), carbon seats (minus 26 kilos), and a slimmed-down noise insulation (minus 25 kilos). In fast bends, the Maserati can not completely hide its still proud weight, but the difference between the normal GTS is clearly noticeable. The chassis is firmer, providing sometimes on longer Highway passages some unrest. The Italians with the wide track for this is so well suited as no other Maserati for brisk curve hunting, only the steering a track could be directly translated. Even with bumps the Stradale keeps good contact with the ground.

2011 Maserati GranTurismo 4

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