lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
hp @ 7000 rpm
hp per liter
(from Maserati press
release) The MC Sport Line customization program focuses
on the racing vocation of the Maserati, fresh from its latest
international triumph in the FIA GT championship with the duo
Bertolini-Bartels in the land of Juan Manuel Fangio.
Modena - December 3, 2008. Maserati has developed a special series
of new options named "MC Sport Line", which makes its worldwide
debut at the Bologna Motor Show, with new contents that add to
Maserati's already extensive range of personalized features on
offer. The MC Sport Line is designed to enhance the sporty DNA of
Maserati vehicles for those customers who like to display their
passion for racing through a dynamic look and a choice of technical
solutions that increase the driving fun without compromises.
The name "MC Sport Line" sums up the experience acquired on the
track by the Maserati Corse department, whose contribution to the
design of the functional components has been invaluable. The world
of motor racing also inspired Maserati's designers when it came to
styling, hence the extensive use of carbon fiber, very popular among
racing enthusiasts thanks to its direct connection with racing
The GranTurismo S, the ultimate expression of Maserati performance
on roads, was the model chosen to present to the public the first
proposals of the "MC Sport Line" catalogue, which will be extended
in the GranTurismo range and then cover the entire Maserati line-up
during the course of 2009.
From early 2009, GranTurismo S customers will not only be able to
enhance the sporty look of their vehicle's exterior and interior -
but even offer mechanical solutions.
Aerodynamics can be modified thanks to the addition of front and
rear carbon-fiber spoilers, which benefit from track tests conducted
on the GranTurismo MC Concept; the new aerodynamics not only
optimizes the vertical load but gives the car a very distinctive
appearance, as do the side skirts with central panel finished in
matt black, adding a dynamic edge to the side view.
The sporty look of the exterior can be completed with the mirror
housing and door handles, also made from carbon fiber. The same dark
shade is reflected in the glossy black 20" wheel rims that match the
dark line of the exterior perfectly.
The carbon fiber door sill bearing the words "MC Sport Line" tells
you that you are entering a different environment, in which carbon
fiber characterizes the door panels, dashboard and central tunnel.
The steering wheel rim is also made from carbon fiber, as are the
control stalks for the electro-actuated transmission and the body of
the instrument panel, dashboard and door panels, featuring carbon
molding. Looking at the central tunnel, carbon fiber dominates the
entire section, acting as a backdrop to enhance the brilliance of
the chrome. The "MC" pedal block complete with kickplate to the left
is machined from a solid aluminium piece.
Under the "skin", the suspension has been stiffened thanks to new,
stiffer springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars; the new
suspension set-up is synchronized with a specific Maserati Stability
Program software, allowing the driver more freedom. The car is now
10 mm lower than the GranTurismo S, resulting in a performance on
the road of the GranTurismo S that is absolutely uncompromising in
terms of handling and driving enjoyment.
All the features listed are available either as part of the
customization package, following the indications of Maserati
designers; or individually, to cater for the personal tastes of each