2017 Maserati GranTurismo
The Maserati brand name is one that is synonymous with luxury, premium quality, and, of course, outstanding on-road performance. Since 1914, Maserati has been crafting high quality automobiles from its factory based in Modena, Italy. Today, the brand has four base models in its lineup, as well as a convertible variant of the GranTurismo. For a total of four models available in 2017, Maserati is one automotive brand that is focused more on quality, rather than driven by quantity. One of the most impressive models for this year’s lineup, is the 2017 GranTurismo coupe. With the Maserati brand’s racecar heritage pulsing through its body, the latest GranTurismo is everything we could imagine, and so much more.
Maserati GranTurismo: A Look Back
First introduced to the world stage at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, the GranTurismo was an instant head-turner. Attendees at the show came from every corner of the world, and were impressed by all that this new Maserati model had to offer. As you can imagine, its debut was highly anticipated by brand enthusiasts just as much as the competition. Featuring two doors and four seats, this powerful coupe had everything going for it from the moment it debuted, and the world took immediate notice of that fact.
The 2008 GranTurismo went on sale around the world, replacing the GranSport coupe nameplate that fizzled out of production at the end of 2006. The brand new addition to Maserati’s lineup featured a six-digit price tag, 405 horsepower, and 339 lb.-ft. of torque. It was hard to deny its allure, as even more conservative car shoppers felt compelled to purchase the Italian automaker’s newest masterpiece. From its conception, the GranTurismo offered everything luxury car buyers want, need, desire, and dream of having in their premium Italian sports cars.
2017 GranTurismo: A Decade Later
The 2017 GranTurismo doesn’t just represent the latest model rendition of this Maserati brand coupe, it also represents the final year for this beloved two-door sports car. As the brand has announced plans to replace the GranTurismo with a new, but similar model, the decade-long run of this coupe will take its final bow by the time 2017 comes to a close. As sad as this news may be, the silver lining will come in the form of a brand new Maserati model, which is expected to debut sometime within the next calendar year. Until then, the 2017 GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible models are still very much available here at Maserati of Albany, and are still the high quality performance-enhanced coupes that they have always been.
The GranTurismo has managed to excel in a variety of ways over the past ten years, and the 2017 version of the coupe is no different. We will take a closer look at what the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo has to offer, specifically in terms of its powerful performance, dynamic design, and luxe interior cabin. Before we say goodbye to this Italian icon, let’s take a close look at all that this two-door Maserati coupe has in store for the lucky few of you who end up with your very own.
This racing icon would not be able to deliver the performance-inducing stats and numbers without an aerodynamic design. Maserati engineered the 2017 GranTurismo for ultimate track readiness in every way imaginable. The exterior design of the latest GranTurismo model was inspired by the Maserati Birdcage 75th concept car, and brings to life the brilliance of the brand’s racecar heritage in the form of a perfectly sculpted body.
The aggressive stance of the 2017 GranTurismo was purposefully crafted, and gives the coupe a more aerodynamic presence, which is low to the ground, and able to speak volumes to its racing pedigree. The nose of the GranTurismo is curved downward, and is dominated by the brand’s signature oval radiator grille, and paired with horizontal headlamps, which appear to be squinting with a fierce readiness to take on any opponent that it may encounter on the track. LED running lights seamlessly transition into the sculpted front bumpers, and the elongated hood gives the 2017 GranTurismo the iconic V shape this coupe is known for. In true and classic Maserati style, the GranTurismo features three air intakes on each side of its exterior body, which are not only a nod to the brand’s iconic past, but also serve an important purpose to keep the engine breathing a fresh supply of cool air.
The overall aerodynamic exterior shape of the GranTurismo was developed with the purpose of minimizing airflow that envelops the car at high speeds. Side skirts add the next level of dramatic edge to the latest GranTurismo model, and also work to increase the aerodynamic edge that this coupe has on the competition. The rear of the 2017 GranTurismo is just as dramatic and purposeful as the front end, with an aerodynamic diffuser, which extends out over the lower rear bumper for enhanced on-track performance. The tail lamps are triangular in shape, and are home to 96 LED bulbs, shining brilliantly on even the darkest of nights.
To put it simply, this GranTurismo model was designed for ultimate performance, in every possible way, and it shows. As impressive as it is in pictures, this car cannot be fully experienced until seen and felt in person.
The 2017 GranTurismo may not be the luxury sedan that is the Maserati Quattroporte, but that fact does not exclude it from offering the highest level of interior features and luxe amenities. The interior design of the 2017 GranTurismo was crafted in order to align with the Italian automaker’s premium quality and style. Regardless of whether you plan to spend a few hours out on the track, or multiple hours on an extended road trip, the GranTurismo’s interior cabin promises comfort and the highest level of ultimate luxury.
The sport seats in the GranTurismo were designed for comfort, as well as performance, and are upholstered in the finest Italian leather. With contoured lines, these seats were made to support the occupant’s legs, torso, and back to the highest possible degree. Both front seats are electronically controlled, with multiple levels of comfort settings available for both driver and passenger.
The 2017 GranTurismo can be designed and crafted to your own unique taste, thanks to a long list of available customization options available for trims, side panels, interior seating surfaces, and more. Whether you prefer that your Maserati GranTurismo exudes sport-like qualities, or leans more toward the luxurious end of style, the ultimate choice is yours to make. As expected, the cabin is home to some of the most advanced technical features available in the automotive industry, all of which can be custom tailored to the unique needs of individual drivers.
Power and Performance
It’s not a secret that Maserati brand vehicles excel in the power and performance department. The 2017 GranTurismo is no different. This supercar’s performance is deeply rooted under the hood, which is home to a 4.7-liter V8 engine capable of producing a heart pounding 454 horsepower rating, along with 384 lb.-ft. of torque. This sole engine offering is standard across the board, but is anything but ordinary. Maserati’s capable rear-wheel drive, drive-line traction control system, 20-inch silver aluminum wheels, and other performance enhancing features, make this final GranTurismo one of the best ever made. The 4.7-liter engine was designed by Maserati engineers, and handmade by Ferrari. Paired with MC Autoshift technology, the 2017 GranTurismo is able to deliver outstanding acceleration and breathtaking rev-matched downshifts, thanks to the responsive six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Capable of sprinting from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds, this powerful coupe can travel as fast as 185 miles per hour – making it a track ready, and worthy Italian racecar.
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Test Drive the New GranTurismo at Maserati of Albany
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