MODENA, ITALY (February 23, 2009) – True to Maserati’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international auto show, the GranTurismo S Automatic will have its première at the next Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 which develops 433 HP (SAE) (323kW) at 7000 rpm. The maximum torque is 361 lb-ft (490Nm) at 4,750 rpm.
The main feature is the combination of the automatic transmission with the most powerful wet sump Maserati V8 on the GranTurismo – until now offered as 4.2 l with automatic transmission and 4.7 l with an electro-actuated gearbox. Thanks to the combination of the 433 HP produced by the powerful 4.7l V8 engine and the smoothness of the ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, 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 engineering is further enhanced thanks to the introduction on the GranTurismo range of a new generation passenger air-bag with Low Risk Deployment functionality.
Consistently with the unmistakable design of all Maseratis, the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features some marked stylistic differences which make it immediately recognizable: the new under-door mini-skirts featuring a prominent shape, which enhances the dynamism of its profile and the new 20” wheel rims with “Trident” design, which recall the strength and elegance of the car.
A further enriched equipment package increases the on board pleasure for the driver and the three passengers, thanks to Bluetooth® Wireless Technology and Ipod® interface offered as standard, which enhances the Maserati Multi Media System.