2009 Maserati GranTurismo S

2009 Maserati GranTurismo S

2009 Maserati GranTurismo S

Modena – February 26th, 2008. A year after the unveiling of the GranTurismo, Maserati will be back at the Geneva International Motorshow with yet another world premiere, the GranTurismo S. The ultimate expression of the Trident coupé’s sportiness shifts the emphasis onto performance and driving enjoyment.

Two main novelties are at the heart of the new Maserati: the 440 HP V8 4.7 engine and the electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC-Shift arranged in the Transaxle layout typical of high-performance sports cars that represents the technological DNA of all Maseratis.

The GranTurismo S makes use of the high-performance brake system developed in collaboration with Brembo and introduced for the first time in the automotive field on the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. The system features front brake discs made with dual-cast technology – a dual casting of cast iron and aluminum, paired with aluminum mono-bloc 6-piston brake calipers, ensuring optimized braking performance.

On the exterior the Maserati GranTurismo S is characterised by a number of aesthetic modifications that, although discrete, are highly effective and make the car body appear sportier without abandoning the sleekness of the lines masterfully designed by Pininfarina.

The interior upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara reflects the sporty flair of the Maserati GranTurismo S; the figure-hugging front and rear seats are distinguished by their new dynamic design with horizontal piping on the seats and seatbacks.

Story by Maserati S. p. A.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
built at Modena, Italy
price $ $ 121,500
price £/td> £84,395
engine 90° V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminium Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 4691 cc / 286.26 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
power 324 kw / 434.5 bhp
specific output 92.62 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 231.12 bhp per tonne
torque 490 nm / 361.4 ft lbs
redline 7200
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Sachs CDC Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Sachs CDC Dampers
curb weight 1880 kg / 4145 lbs
wheelbase 2942 mm / 115.8 in
length 4881 mm / 192.2 in
width 1915 mm / 75.4 in
height 1353 mm / 53.3 in
transmission ZF 6-Speed automatic
top speed ~295 kph / 183.19 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.8 seconds
0 – 100 kph ~4.9 seconds
urban fuel econ eu 25.8 L/100 km or 9.12 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 11.2 L/100 km or 21.00 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 16.2 L/100 km or 14.52 mpg-us
emission 387 g/km