MASERATI: RACING LUXURY FOR FOUR: THE FOUR SEATER GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE MAKES ITS DEBUT IN GENEVA
The MC Stradale will be the star on the Maserati stand, alongside all the new Quattroporte versions as they make their European debut
Modena, 27 February 2013. From the moment the spotlight hits the new range – starting with the new Quattroporte, set to make its European debut at the Geneva Motorshow – Maserati reminds us of those luxury sports models which provided the basis for the brand’s growth.
In line with this philosophy, Geneva will see the world debut of the new four seater GranTurismo MC Stradale, the optimum expression of sportiness combined with the luxury of a coupé made in Modena. Although the new Quattroporte is the first Maserati to be built at the new Avv. Giovanni Agnelli plant in Grugliasco (Turin), the GranTurismo MC Stradale will be built at the historic factory in Viale Ciro Menotti in Modena.
Just like the previous two seater version, the new four seater GranTurismo MC Stradale takes its inspiration from the racing version which competes in the Maserati Trofeo Championship, offering the perfect combination of sportiness, luxury and elegance, comfort and style, functionality and dynamism that can now be enjoyed by four people. The new aesthetic exterior features, with their clear racing edge, are highlighted by the new carbon fibre bonnet which frames an important central air intake and two rear extractors and the new forged 20″ alloy rims. The new GranTurismo MC Stradale boasts a cabin that has four comfortable seats and an interior design featuring new materials and style.
Also confirmed, the 4.7 litre, 460 HP aspirated V8 engine which made its debut in the GranTurismo Sport and which is now, with its installation on the new GranTurismo MC Stradale, present throughout the entire 4.7 litre GranTurismo range. Combined with an MC Race Shift 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, this engine ensures outstanding performance – with a top speed of 303 km/h – which can be enjoyed in this new four passenger configuration. The safety of the vehicle is guaranteed by the Brembo carbon ceramic brake disks. In keeping with Maserati’s principles, the new GranTurismo MC Stradale makes the most of the work invested in the previous model in terms of reducing fuel consumption and emissions.