Maserati at the Geneva Motor Show
On the Maserati stand a beautiful blue GranTurismo Sport is in the center of the attention. Just as we wrote in the prelude to the Swiss Motor show this GranTurismo Sport is another evolutionized version and has undergone some optical and technical improvements. The 4.7L V8 now has 460 instead of 450hp. The air intake has improved as well as the front brake cooling system. This results in a look quite identical to the more aggresive MC Stradale. Apart from that the engine management has also been adjusted to ensure better and higher revving. The front head lights are also modernized thanks to the latest LED and DRL techniques and at the back with some darker optical details. Inside the GranTurismo we can see a restyled steering wheel and new leather upholstery.
Furthermore a new red chassis colour on the MC Stradale and the GranCabrio S also got our attention. The last one made its debut in Switzerland last year. Then last but not least, the Quattroporte S Awards Edition. It has been around for a while but certainly is one of the better looking sedans around thanks to an eternal youth aura that surrounds the entire brand. Time doesn’t seem to affect looks in Maserati’s case. For the modenese ‘Tridente‘ this Geneva edition is just a prelude to what lies ahead: a new range of models to start with an all new Quattroporte, the SUV and the unknown E-segment car, one of FGA’s bigger secrets. The SUV production version differs slightly to that of the concept according to what Marchionne said. By 2013 production of the Quattroporte should start followed by the first ‘Maserati Utility Vehicle’. Some believe it could be labelled ‘Levante’ or ‘Cinqueporte’ because those names have been registered by Maserati last year.