2014 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
Maserati has revealed it plans to show its new four-seater GranTurismo alongside the Quattroporte at the upcoming Geneva auto show. When Maserati launched the GranTurismo MC Stradale back in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, its goal was to create a more performance-orientated version of the Pininfarina-designed coupe, with more power, less weight and a stiffer suspension.
Maserati says the GranTurismo MC Stradale takes its “inspiration from the racing version which competes in the Maserati Trofeo Championship.” However unlike the original MC Stradale, this car will not remove the rear seats meaning it will seat four. Other than that the 4-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale is identical to its 2013 MC 2-seater sibling.
The exterior styling of the GranTurismo MC Stradale has been taken to the next level and is highlighted by a new carbon fiber hood with an integrated air scoop. There are also new air extractors at the rear, and the updated GranTurismo MC Stradale rides on new look 20-inch forged alloy wheels.
Under the hood is the brand’s (or Ferrari’s) latest refresh of the 4.7-liter V8 engine making 455 hp, mated to a sequential 6-speed automatic transmission for quick shifts and enabling a top speed of 188 mph. And while it may be track focused, Maserati boasts that the new 4.7-liter engine is also more efficient, meaning fewer emissions, however they have yet to tell us how they have managed that feat.