Let’s say you just like the Maserati MC20, however it’s simply too low and too supercar-like for you, and the Maserati Grecale is simply too massive as an SUV, you don’t really want that quantity of house … then the brand new Maserati Gran Turismo is the right automotive for you, and you may even select between the Modena and the Trofeo model with the V6 Nettuno engine, sure, you bear in mind appropriately, that’s the precise engine we all know from the MC20 supercar, however in all probability a little bit toned right down to create a spacious two-door GT automotive, which is strictly what the Gran Turismo seems to be, a high-performance coupé.
The livery we see on this presentation model of the brand new Maserati Gran Turismo takes us again 75 years when a Maserati icon was created within the type of the A6 1500, a model with a revolutionary spirit, the forerunner of a category of automobiles that had by no means been seen earlier than, the Maserati A6 1500 would change into a serious affect to the automotive panorama globally, and may very well be acknowledged in a number of successive generations of Maserati highway automobiles.
GT is a lifestyle in Italy, and it certain is 100% Made in Italy, a Granturismo is a automotive that mixes efficiency in a trendy design however doesn’t skimp on consolation, the kind of automotive that Ferruccio Lamborghini got down to construct initially, and he did with the Lamborghini 350 GT, a high-performance automotive that may be taking over a prolonged highway journey, and you may nonetheless get out off in fashion if you arrive hours later, and that’s precisely the market phase this new Maserati Gran Turismo is created for, identical to the title suggests.
From the press launch: The concept happened after WWII, throughout the Italian financial growth once we confirmed the world our excellent merchandise, our power, optimism, and carefree angle, the desire to work, and in addition to get pleasure from ourselves. At that historic second, Maserati solved an equation that gave the impression to be inconceivable: a brand new idea of luxurious mobility, able to bringing collectively efficiency and luxury. At this time, the power of the brand new Maserati GranTurismo technology is now able to take the Model forward into the long run, emboldened by its distinctive fashion and pushed by an innate propensity for innovation.
The Maserati Gran Turismo is meant for these those who don’t want the 4 doorways of the Quattroporte flagship or the Ghibli sports activities sedan however do admire the simpler approach to get into or step out of a GT in comparison with the low-riding MC20, people who get pleasure from having an instantaneous response of that pedal beneath their proper foot however don’t really want full-size rear seats for both their kids or extra passengers, the Maserati Gran Turismo is a automotive to get pleasure from, whereas nonetheless with the ability to step out in your designer swimsuit with out it being creased from a body-hugging, tight-fitting sports activities seats discovered within the MC20.
And whereas the Maserati Levante and the brand new Grecale are amazing-looking automobiles, they’re nonetheless SUV fashions, and whereas such a transportation may be very standard today, they nonetheless aren’t to all people’s style and are in all probability extra suited to the household man amongst us as a day by day driver, typically you simply need one thing extra sporty to drive, however not as massive because the Quattroporte, which brings us again to the Gran Turismo, the right automotive for these which are on the lookout for one thing completely different from a Porsche 911 as an illustration, and I for one actually hope we’ll be seeing a Gran Turismo Cielo, a convertible model.