Maserati has unveiled the facelifted version of its GranTurismo in New York recently. The facelifted model is expected to go on sale worldwide by the first half of 2018.
The revisions made in the facelifted model include a newly designed styling in the front which is flagged by a hexagonal grille and new, bigger and more conventional air ducts carved out on the front bumper. The Italian car maker known for developing cars with a lot of flair have commented that the new facelift is inspired by the looks of Alfieri concept.
Step into the interiors of this Maserati and you will find that the company has made a lot of changes from the outgoing model. You do get a revised switchgear which feel more tactile and premium along with a newly designed central console. The facelift also now carries a much bigger 8.4 inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and android Auto. The music quality inside the cabin is taken care by a Harman Kardon developed premium stereo system.
Similar to the outgoing model, the facelifted version is also powered by a Ferrari sourced, naturally aspirated, 4.7 liter V8 monster of an engine which is paired to a six speed automatic transmission. This engine develops 460 HP of power and a huge 520 Nm of torque which are transmitted to the rear wheels.
The facelift is expected to be available in two trim levels- the entry level ‘Sport’ version and a more track focussed Maserati Corse(MC). Performance tuning and suspension setups vary slightly between the two variants and while the ‘Sport’ variant takes 4.8 seconds to do a standstill to 100 kmph , the MC variant takes a second lesser. Also, while the former tops out at 299 Kmph, the latter can push till 301 kmph.
The Gran Turismo is currently on sale in India and expect the facelift to reach the country sometime by next year.