Renowned for the explicit designing, the elite Italian automaker Maserati has been presenting some of the most desirable cars across the globe. The company restricts its excellence to nothing with its new awe-inspiring successor, Maserati Granturismo. Pininfarina's impeccable styling has fetched the two-door, four-seat coupe a lot of praise all over the world. First introduced in 2007 the car has received an overwhelming response across the globe. The gained reputation across the globe will help the company in pitching the car in Philippines in an effective manner.
The stunning Granturismo delivers a thrilling performance which is a result of staggering engine equipped under the hood. The 4.2-litre V8 engine delivers the maximum power 405 to at 7000 rpm and the maximum torque measures 460 Nm at 4750 rpm. The 4.6-litre V8 engine further improves the power output and the maximum power measures 460 hp at 7100 rpm alongside the maximum torque of 520 Nm at 4750 rpm. The four door coupe is exceptionally fast, clocking 100 kmph mark from naught in an impressive time span, ranging between 4.5 to 5.2 seconds and the top speed measures 285 to 305 kmph. The fuel economy is not very remarkable in the segment and the figure of 6.8 kmpl is quite low as compared to other top guns in the market.
The long, dramatic bonnet with curvaceous bulges that is replicated at the rear too, the oval shaped nose surrounding the eye-catching grille with concave horizontal slats and the company's crown gives the car an authoritative and magnificent front look. The overall dimensions of the car measures 4881 – 4933 mm X 2166 – 2044 mm X 1383 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 2942 mm that makes provision for ample cabin space and stability. The side profile of the car is enhanced by deployment of 19 inch alloy wheels with tire size measuring 245/ 40 ZR19 at front and 285/ 40 ZR19 at rear
Maserati has been evolving extremely high performance cars with impeccable finishes from quite a long time and Granturismo is a clear fusion of top class materials, as well as expert craftsmanship. With Granturismo the Italian automaker clearly state the objective of that this masterpiece is oriented towards superlative sporting experience. The huge wheelbase of the car further adds to the comfort and makes enough space for the occupants on-board. The three spoke sports steering wheel with its profiled grip features almost all the controls and a 7 inch screen of the Maserati act as an effective infotainment system for the car. The Granturismo can legitimately claim to be a superior four seater coupe, but the boot is little bit stringent, offering 260 litres which can be further enhanced by rear seats packed up.
The car promises a dependable and desirable handling experience owing to a exceptionally rigid frame and an unusual layout of wishbone suspension with 49% weight on front axle and 51% on the rear. The exclusive Brembo carbon- ceramic brakes continue to play a key role in the overall balance of the Granturismo, which are further coupled with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), that ensures effective braking. In addition to this other safety features include air bags system (front, side and curtain), collision prevention assist, tyre pressure loss warning system, ISOFIX, and Acceleration Skid Control.
Maserati Granturismo is a perfect synthesis of performance, luxury and upbeat features that makes it a tough competitor in the four seat coupe segment of Thailand. However, the tense interior space falls on the small side of the car.