Maserati GranTurismo isn’t a new car for the luxury car market, but it keeps on getting updated so that we won’t feel like there is no reason on buying a newer version of it. Within these 10 years it got a lot of changes, but what exactly got changed for the 2018 model-year?
If you look very closely you can see the new restyled front end. The nose from the grille backward is more aggressive looking and is now flanked by larger air intakes – this helps reduce the drag coefficient to just 0.32Cd. Maserati has also been busy around the back by fitting a redesigned bumper and new exhaust pipes. Although weirdly, Maserati no images of the rear are available. The entry-level GranTurismo spec is no longer available so Sport and MC Stradale flavours are the only options. Thankfully the 4.7-litre V8 motor remains the same, which is fine by us. This Ferrari-built unit is good for 453bhp and 383lb ft of torque in Sport trim, propelling the comfortable four-seater to 62mph from a standstill in 4.8 seconds.
On the inside Maserati engineers have been digging through the FCA parts bin and fitted the latest ‘In-Connect’ infotainment setup with a 8.4-inch capacitive touchscreen. Buyers can also choose from a new and vast array of interior leather options to suit almost any taste. So, a subtle but effective facelift to keep the GranTurismo achingly pretty and current-ish. No word on the US release date or price yet but expect it to be similar to the current car, starting at around $116,000.