Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Maserati GranTurismo

The Maserati GranTurismo is a grand tourer produced by Italian automaker Maserati. It was officially presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2007. The GranTurismo is a two-door 2+2 coupé. Many design elements come from the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, which is also a grand tourer.
The engine is the shared Ferrari/Maserati unit similar to the unit used in Maserati Coupé, Maserati Spyder, GranSport, Trofeo and the same as the unit used in automatic versions of Quattroporte, although uprated to a maximum output of 405 PS (298 kW).
The GranTurismo uses a wet sump and the transmission is located in the front of the vehicle, as opposed to a dry sump and a rear-mounted transmission used on Duo Select models of the Coupé and Quattroporte.
A convertible version of the GranTurismo is scheduled for launch in ௨00௯

Engine: 4.2 L (4,244 cc) (259 cu in) 90° V8
Power: 405 PS (399 hp/298 kW) at 7,100 rpm
Torque: 460 N·m (339 lb·ft) at 4,750 rpm
Top speed: 285 km/h (177 mph)
0-62 mph acceleration: 5.2 seconds
1/4 mi acceleration: 13.4 seconds
1 mi acceleration: 23.9 seconds
Drag coefficient:0.33

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