base price: $126,000 to $ 146,300
Rivals: Ferrari California, Audi r8 Spyder, jaguar xkr, aston martin vantage
Cars have two categories: some cars are made to ogle only, while the others embody driving passion however, our 2013 Maserati Gran Turismo Sport belongs to a third type since it serves both the purposes. An Adept handling, a curvilinear body, booming and sporty exhaust note plus a landmark V8 what else do you need?
It is one of the most beautiful automobiles of its class which gets a front-engine, back-wheel-drive. However, the two-door Maserati allures more than the four-door carriage. It is a sign of sophistication and spirit since its seats are expedient and the infotainment system is urbane, there is swanky material used inside it, while its V8 is impressively muscular.
Its name unveils its type actually, so unlike other sports cars it just not an exotic “decoration piece” rather a touring beast. Maserati offers a sharp handling, serene transmission and a vigorous suspension tuning.
Jaguar XKR-S and Aston Martin V8 Vantage are its handiest rivals in terms of price tag. The refurbished Porsche 911 is also worth-noticing; however it lacks proper seating arrangement. Or take the look at Mercedes CL-Class and Beemer’s 6 Series are less pricey and luxuriant.
Nevertheless, when it comes to motorized fashion, no one could match the splendor of 2013 Maserati GranTurismo.
trim levels and equipment
2013 Gran Turismo comes in coupe and convertible styles. The coupe model is a four-passenger carriage that offers two major
trim levels: MC plus Sports.
The standard equipment include Brembo brakes, alloy wheels of 20-inch, LED rear lights, bi xenon headlights, adaptive suspension, automatic wipers, front and back parking sensors, dual-zone self-regulating climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, pure leather upholstery, driver seat memory, heated-front seats, woody interior, Bluetooth, vocal navigation system, 11-speaker Bose sound system plus CD player, digital music storage, satellite radio and an iPod/USB interface.
Inside, it is faux-suede package or carbon-fiber to welcome you to a cozy ride. Maserati elegant and over-the-top with astonishing high-tech and tasteful materials depleted to make it the best model ever produced.
While its safety items involves side-curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, traction control, stability control, brake assist plus antilock brakes.
This car presents you 4.7-liter V8 engine that is clever to bring into being 454 hp and torque of 384 pound-feet. With a six-speed automatic Maserati sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. The MC trim gets a single-clutch automatic manual transmission. It dashes a bit faster in 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.
All Maserati Gran Turismo trims have the same fuel economy, i.e. 13 /21 mpg city/highway.
It is a skillfully crafted coupe/convertible that offers a precise balance between sporty and a lavish car, its sharp suspension absorbs all the potholes and pits coming in its way. The weight of steering is also neither too light nor too heavy to become a headache for you. All things considered, 2013 Maserati GranTurismo is a lithe and expeditious auto, still restful enough to take long excursions on it.