The Goodwood Festival of Speed this year saw the debut of the 2018 Maserati GranTurismo and its open-top version, the GranCabrio. The revised model gets a new sharknose grille inspired by the Alfieri concept, but that is really about it. Well, that and a new infotainment system.
Still, the big old Maser GT is so well-loved everywhere, people are very appreciative of these not-so-deep changes. And to be fair the new nose with its hexagonal grille and lower air ducts does give the car a fresh look. The rear bumper is slightly revised as well, but you’d be hard-pressed to notice any difference. That said, the new upgrades do reduce aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32 for the GranTurismo and from 0.35 to 0.33 for the GranTurismo Convertible.
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The interior is as sumptuous as ever with its individual Poltrona Frau leather, but as mentioned 2018 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio come with a new high-resolution 8.4” capacitive touch screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. There is also a double rotary dial for driving modes, and a new Harman Kardon Premium Sound system. The choice of engine for the 2018 GT and GC is a 4.7-liter V8 with 454 hp and 384 ft-lb of torque mated to a six-speed ZF auto box. If you want more oomph you’ll have to wait for the MC variant.
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