Maserati GranTurismo (405hp) - DRIVE SOUND (60FPS)
The Maserati GranTurismo is a luxury coupe that replaces the Coupe, produced from 2001 to 2007. The world debut took place at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. The car is built on the shortened platform of the Quattroporte sedan. In particular, the wheelbase was reduced by 125 mm, the rear overhang was slightly shorter, and the two-door body itself became 30% tougher.
The design was developed studio Pininfarina. The car has a stylish, bright appearance with smooth lines of the body. Muscular sleek outline of the body was developed taking into account the smallest nuances, passing numerous tests in a wind tunnel. A large oval grille stands out with curved vertical fins. In its center is a chrome trident logo. Headlights are an aggressive addition to the radically tilted front bumper, a stylistic element that has long been the hallmark of the Maserati coupe. Between the front wings is traditionally a long, low located hood. The classic shape of the hood in the form of the letter V is reflected in the entire appearance of the car. The traditional Maserati design for the three chrome-plated rings of the air vents are located behind the front wheels and give the car an even more interesting look. The elegant form is completed by the rear LED lights in the form of triangles. Wide aerodynamic diffusers are installed under the embossed bumper.
The long wheelbase and short overhangs provide a fairly spacious interior space for four people. Salon sports coupe is made in the corporate style of the company Maserati. All materials trim from expensive and very high quality plastic, leather. On the spot and stylish branded watches. The front seats with electric adjustments provide a balance between comfort and support needed for sports driving. The “Easy Entry” system pushes the front seats forward, providing enough space so that rear row passengers can easily fall into place.
At first, the car was equipped only with a Ferrari V8 gasoline engine of 4.2 liters and a power of 405 hp. A six-speed ZF automatic transmission works in tandem with the engine. From 0 to 100 km / h, this motor accelerates the car in 5.2 seconds, and its maximum speed is 285 km / h. Average fuel consumption - 14.3 liters per 100 kilometers. Since the summer of 2008, Maserati has been releasing the S-version of the GranTurismo. She has an even more dynamic engine with a 4.7-liter capacity of 440 horsepower and 490 Nm of torque under the hood. When installing the power units are shifted back, so the weight distribution on the axles turned out to be almost perfect - 49:51.
A self-locking differential saves from a possible slip: when accelerated, it is blocked by 25%, and when it is decelerated by the engine - by 45%, which prevents an early skidding when the gas is turned off in a turn.