The fastest ever production Maserati, the GranTurismo S, has arrived in Sydney ahead of its Australian and New Zealand debut at the Australian International Motor Show (9-19 October 2008).
During its flying tour of Sydney’s sights before it settles into the Darling Harbour Exhibition centre as the show star, a few lucky people scored a sneak preview and were left without any doubts just how special the GranTurismo S is with its exhaust barking and crackling in Sport mode. The brief tour demonstrated its twin silencer system, one for quiet cruising and one to make it sound like its racing brother, the Maserati MC12, which has swept all before it in the FIA GT World Sports Car Championship.
There were, though no opportunities to fully exploit the new 4.7 litre 323 KW V8 engine, electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC Shift, Transaxle layout, and brakes made with dual-cast technology that make the GranTurismo S the new flagship for Maserati sporting flair, with acceleration from 0 to 100 kmh in 4.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 295 kmh – the highest ever reached by a standard production Maserati.
The new Maserati GranTurismo S will share the limelight at the Australian International Motor Show with the new Maserati Quattroporte and Australia’s biggest motor show will see Maserati announce prices and specifications for both of its new models.
“The stunning looks of the Maserati GranTurismo has made it a head turner worldwide,” says Edward Butler, General Manager of Maserati Australia and New Zealand. “Thanks to its sports exhaust system, the GranTurismo S can turn heads before it even comes into sight!”
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