Together with the new Quattroporte Sport GT S making its European première, this is Maserati's second new model of the year marking the 70th anniversary of its first Indianapolis 500 win.
The principal content is the combination of the automatic transmission with the most powerful wet sump Maserati V8 on the GranTurismo - until now offered as 4.2L with automatic transmission and 4.7L with an electro-actuated gearbox. Thanks to the combination of the 440 hp (323kW) produced by the powerful 4.7L V8 engine and the smoothness of the ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox, the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic stresses the original granturismo concept while at the same time offering peak performance.
The Skyhook suspension system featuring continuously adjustable dampers provides great driving comfort. Passive safety is further enhanced thanks to the introduction on the GranTurismo range of a new generation of passenger air-bag with Low Risk Deployment functionality.
Source: Maserati Press Release