When Maserati unveiled the GranTurismo at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, we knew it was going to be something special. We weren't far off with that prediction, and today, it's one of the most beloved Maserati models to grace the Maserati of San Francisco showroom. Since then, the lineup has expanded by quite a few models, including the GranTurismo S, GranTurismo S Automatic, Granturismo Sport and GranTurismo MC Sport.
But they were all born from the 2+2 coupe powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine mated to an automatic ZF gearbox. Barely a year later, at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Italian automaker revealed the GranTurismo S, with a 434-horsepower V8 engine mated to a robotic six-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission.
2009 was a year of three new models. First up, the GranTurismo MC Sport Line and GranTurismo MC, both based on the GranTurismo MC Concept, which debuted at the 2008 Paris Auto Show. The original concept featured a tuned up 4.7-liter V8 engine, which pumped out a breathtaking 450 horsepower. Then they added 18-inch wheels, larger disc brakes, six-point seat belts, and a welded roll cage. The way the original concept was designed, it wasn't really meant to hit the streets - but a street legal Maserati MC did eventually go into limited production in Europe. As for the Sport Line - the customization touches include carbon fiber upgrades to the interior and exterior, which are available on all Maserati vehicles today.
In 2010, Maserati released the 2011 GranTurismo MC Stradale at the Paris Motor Show. The two seater is more powerful at 444-horsepower. It's a bit longer, a bit lighter, a bit more aerodynamic than previous iterations of the GranTurismo, plus it can be driven in "auto," "sport," or "racing" mode - all of which change the way the gearbox, suspension, traction control and engine interact, making the driving experience that much more interesting.
Of course, that level of craftsmanship, superior design, and top-notch engineering go into every Maserati model you'll find in our showroom. If you want to learn more about the Maserati GranTurismo, Quattroporte, GT MC, or any other new Maserati model, don't hesitate to contact us via our website. We're always happy to help you find the car you're looking for and arrange a test drive.
You'll find us at 595 Redwood Highway Mill Valley, CA 94941, where we're always happy to answer any of your questions and give you a tour of any of the new or used models that catch your eye.