2013 Maserati GranTurismo

S RWD 2-Dr Coupe V8

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Maserati has always been the sultry vixen who stops traffic. But when long-term commitments are made, most buyers in the luxury-performance market opt for a gleaming German hausfrau (BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche), a stylish British aristocrat (Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar), or an even hotter Italian trophy wife (Ferrari, Lamborghini).
Ever since North American sales bottomed out in 2009 at fewer than 100 cars a month, Maserati has been retooling its brand to focus on the very un-Maserati-like qualities of reliability and practicality. Sales have doubled over the past three years, and executives have announced plans to broaden their product lineup with Maserati's first sport-utility vehicle and a sedan that will slot in below the Quattroporte. As Rob Allan, director of product planning, puts it, "We're no longer a toy-car company."
The GranTurismo Sport, a revamped version of the curvaceous coupe that debuted in 2007, follows the road that Maserati hopes to take to world domination of the really-expensive-but-not-quite-decadent segment of the market. Inspired by the hot-rod GranTurismo MC, the new car features aggressive styling cues -- a sleeker front fascia, slick headlights and taillights, twenty-inch wheels, and more -- grafted onto what was already a drop-dead-gorgeous shape. Can you say bella macchina?
The GranTurismo Sport also benefits from engine upgrades. Thanks to tweaks made by Maserati's engineers, the Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V-8 now produces 454 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. According to Maserati, this translates to a top speed of 185 mph and allows the car to scamper from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. And when you hit the Sport button to reroute exhaust gases through the dual chrome tailpipes, you hear the most glorious Italian sounds since Pavarotti crooned "Nessun Dorma."
Numbers notwithstanding, the Maserati doesn't pretend to be a sports car. Although it handled the tight, sun-dappled twisties near Sonoma Raceway with aplomb, there was no disguising the heft of the GT Sport's 4145 admittedly statuesque pounds. But with the car's dimensions come an unexpected benefit: the plush, opulently appointed interior contains rear seats with enough legroom to accommodate two full-size adults in reasonable comfort.
Another surprise, in this day of dual-clutch and racing-style semiautomatic transmissions, is that the GT Sport comes only with a six-speed ZF automatic featuring a conventional torque converter and planetary gearsets. This is no 1960s-era slushbox, and it's tricked out with bells and whistles ranging from carbon-fiber shift paddles to throttle blips on downshifts. Still, it's telling that Maserati doesn't even bother paying lip service to tradition by offering a manual gearbox.
With a base price of nearly $130,000, the GranTurismo Sport isn't going to be commandeered for carpool duty or many grocery-store runs. But despite its supermodel looks and gaudy performance numbers, the car is quiet, comfortable, and practical enough to work as an everyday driver. Sounds like the marrying kind after all.
The Specs
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Price: $129,500
Engine: 4.7L V-8, 454 hp, 384 lb-ft
Drive: Rear-wheel
EPA mileage: 13/21 mpg
2013 Maserati GranTurismo
2013 Maserati GranTurismo

New For 2013

The S Automatic coupe has been replaced by the more powerful Sport coupe. The 4.7-liter V-8 gets a 10-hp boost, so it’s now available in 444- and 454-hp versions. The seats are newly designed with integral headrests. Sport models get a bolder front fascia. Front parking sensors are now standard on all but the MC. Brake calipers can now be painted matte blue (in addition to eight other options), and there’s a new light-blue exterior color called sofisticato.

Overview

With the GranTurismo, Maserati has a stunning coupe and a convertible that live up to the brand’s billing as a highly satisfying consolation prize to people who perhaps wanted a Ferrari. This exotic Italian has smoldering curves, a leather-lined interior with the proper aroma of luxury, and an exquisite sound that comes from a Ferrari-engineered 4.7-liter V-8. For 2013, the 433-hp S Automatic coupe—last year’s base model—has been dropped, so the “cheapest” model is the new Sport coupe, which costs a pretty reasonable $129,500 when you consider its style, performance, and exclusivity. The base convertible costs $12,300 more, and it’s the Maserati two-door with the lowest horsepower rating. The Sport coupe’s 454-hp rating matches that of the MC coupe and Sport convertible, both of which were new for 2012. The Sport coupe could make the MC a tougher sell: the $16,900-pricier MC essentially adds only a nonadaptive suspension and cosmetic flair. The $146,400 Sport convertible has most of the MC’s goodies but doesn’t offer its less-forgiving fixed-rate standard suspension. The GranTurismo is really too big and heavy to be a racetrack star, but it excels at being sexy, sounds amazing, and is a comfortable grand tourer for four people while being quicker and faster than almost anything else on the street.

Safety

Front, front side, and side curtain air bags are standard, along with ABS, traction and stability control, a limited-slip differential, hydraulic brake assist, and tire-pressure monitors.

You'll like:

  • Incredibly good-looking
  • Blessed with a heavenly voice
  • Many customization options

You won't like:

  • Big, wide, and heavy
  • Poor infotainment graphics

Key Competitors For The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • Bentley Continental GT
  • Jaguar XKR-S
  • Porsche 911 Turbo

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2013 Maserati GranTurismo Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.7L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
Horsepower:
454 hp @ 7600rpm
Torque:
384 ft lb of torque @ 4750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
50,000 miles / 48 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
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IIHS Rear Crash
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IIHS Roof Strength
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IIHS Front Small Overlap
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