In late June, the company Maserati introduced the restyled sports coupe GranTurismo 2019-2020. Presentation of the model, produced without significant changes since 2007, took place on the other side of the ocean – in New York. Despite the fact that the two-door has lived without updates for 10 years, the Italian manufacturer did not undertake a major upgrade, but limited itself to small point corrections that did not affect the technical component. Corrections were only the appearance, interior and equipment.
The new Maserati GranTurismo 2019-2020 model year, unlike its predecessor (it was available in four variations) will be offered in only two versions – MC (replacement of the former MC Stradale) and Sport. Both versions hide under the hood of the 4.7-liter “monster” V8, generating in peak modes the power of 460 hp. The start of sales of new items is scheduled for the end of the current – the beginning of 2019. In the United States, the price of the Maserati GranTurismo Sport will be at least $ 134,625, and the Maserati GranTurismo MC will have to pay at least $ 152,370.
For the entire ten-year period of the presence of the coupe in the world market, over 37,000 double-doors were realized. However, in recent years a clear negative trend has been observed in the European sales of the model. For example, in 2019 and 2019, Grand Turizmo sold only 317 and 313 copies, respectively. But there were times when in the countries of the Old World the car was sold in quantities of more than 1,000 pieces per year. On the priority for the US market, the case for the coupe is slightly better – last year it was sold about 2 thousand cars.
The last figures do not abolish the fact that the need for a global update of the two-door was brewing, and the ideal option would be the emergence of a completely new model that would become GranTurismo’s successor. This opportunity was announced, but so far it has only been restyling the existing two-door. At the same time, Russian motorists from all the vicissitudes of Maserati Gran Turismo are neither cold nor hot, since the coupe officially left our market in 2019 and there are no prospects of renewing its supplies. Nevertheless, we could not pass the restyling of such a representative representative of the Italian car industry, so that the attention of our readers is represented by photos, complete sets and technical characteristics of the novelty.
New details on the body of Maserati Grand Turismo
Talking about the changes in the exterior appearance of the compartment we will begin by indicating the overall dimensions of the car. The Maserati GranTurismo MC version is 4920 mm long, 1915 mm wide (without mirrors) and 1353 mm high. The wheelbase is 2942 mm, the front and rear track are 1586 and 1590 mm. The version of the Maserati GranTurismo Sport has a completely identical dimensions with one exception: the body is 10 mm smaller than the MC.
All the transformations in the exterior of the updated Maserati model are largely the revision of the configuration and design of the bumpers. A new radiator grille with six rounded corners and ten vertical bridges appeared on the front fairing. The manufacturer calls such a falshradiator “the nose of a shark”, and it is executed in the style of the concept Car Alfieri, shown in 2019. The new grid not only creates a kind of three-dimensional effect, but also takes part in optimizing the movement of air currents. And help her in this lateral bumper air ducts, a special cutout on the bonnet and ventilation holes on the front fenders. The result of all the improvements was a decrease in the coefficient of aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32.
Photo of the new Maserati Gran Turismo 2019-2020
In addition to the bumper restyling slightly affected the design of the head optics. The sections of the LED navigation lights and the main xenon lamp housings have changed. In the MC version, the headlights are slightly darkened.
Behind a different architecture was a bumper. And the configuration of the central diffuser differs depending on the modification of the coupe. For example, GranTurismo Sport is equipped with oval tips of the exhaust system, taken out at the edges. As for Gran Turismo MC, there is more sporty exhaust with two round nozzles sticking out from the central part of the diffuser.
New forage design
For the sports car Maserati 16 body colors and 14 disks with six design variants are prepared. The wheels are mounted lightweight tires Pirelli P Zero dimension 245/35 ZR20 front and 285/35 ZR20 rear.
Interior and equipment
The salon of the novelty is ready to please several quality improvements, the most important of which is the new multimedia complex Maserati Touch Control Plus with 8.4-inch display. System management is carried out in three ways: through the touch screen, by means of the controller on the central tunnel or by means of voice commands (Siri). In the asset of the new multimedia is a higher-quality picture with high resolution, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces, navigation, SD card slot and USB connector, Bluetooth. Together with the appearance of a larger screen, the keypad of the air conditioner was shifted down and modified. Another block of archaic buttons, located earlier under the display, went into oblivion. But in its place at the very top of the console were branded analog Maserati watches, which, however, received a slightly different design.
Improved interior with a new multimedia system
Buyers of the new Maserati Gran Turismo will be offered a choice of up to five interior finishes with the use of high-quality materials. As an option in several markets, several Poltrona Frau skin upholstery schemes will be available, in particular, the combination Poltrona Frau black / Alcantara, stitched with a red contrasting thread, looks very interesting.
Rear row of seats
Standard equipment for the restyling version of the GranTurismo includes equipment such as a folding front armrest with illumination, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlamp lighting, cruise control, electric trunk lid opening, parking sensors, front seats with electrical adjustments. The list of options includes the advanced Harman Kardon speaker system with 10 speakers and a 12-channel 900 watt amplifier. Of course, there is also a mass of electronic systems that constantly monitor the movement of the car and help the driver in extreme situations.
Specifications of the Maserati GranTurismo model 2019-2020
Both variations of the sports coupe (MC and Sport) are equipped with the same motor – 4.7-liter V8, assembled manually at the production site of the Ferrari in Maranello. The maximum output of the power unit is 460 hp. (at 7000 rpm), and the peak torque reaches 520 Nm (at 4750 rpm). 6-speed automatic ZF box with 5 operating modes – Auto-Normal, Auto-Sport, Manual-Normal, Manual-Sport and ICE – is designed to digest all this power flow.
The new Granturizmo in Sport performance is accelerated to “hundred” in 4.8 seconds with a maximum developed speed of 299 km / h. The MC version will spar a little more quickly, reaching 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds, and at the same time has a speed limit of 301 km / h. The fuel consumption of GranTurismo with regard to the power plant in use is not so great: in a mixed cycle, the car burns about 14.3 liters per 100 km, in the urban cycle – about 21.9 liters. Thus the engine completely corresponds to the ecological standard Euro-6.
The chassis of the model, as before, has a rear-wheel drive configuration. An independent multi-link suspension is used from the front and from the rear. Both axles are fitted with Brembo brakes: front ones with six pistons, rear axles with four. A vehicle with a braking distance from 100 km / h to a complete stop requires a distance of at least 35 meters.