February 27, 2008 Following on from last year's world premiere of the GranTurismo, Maserati is set to return to the Geneva Motor Show with another sleek Pininfarina designed coupe in tow - the 440 hp V8 GranTurismo S.
The new high-performance sportscar's 4.7 liter engine is married to an electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC-Shift arranged in the transaxle layout. The high-performance brake system, developed in collaboration with Brembo and first seen on the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S, features front brake discs made with dual-cast technology – a dual casting of cast iron and aluminum, paired with aluminum mono-bloc 6-piston brake callipers, ensuring optimized braking performance.
The interior upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara, includes newly-designed, figure-hugging front and rear seats with horizontal piping on the seats and seatbacks. Only minimal "aesthetic" changes are visible from the outside with the objective being to create a sporty impression without impacting on the slick Pininfarina design.