One of the most handsome cars with distinctive design, stylish interior and excellent dynamics is almost ready to hit the world`s market. We are talking about the 2018 Maserati GranTurismo. This model has always represented a masterwork of the well known Italian Automaker. GranTurismo has been on the market for a decade. And it with every improvement made since then, it has continued to surprise us all. It offers an incredible driving experience, comfortable cabin and beautiful Italian design.
However, if the latest rumors are true, the new 2018 Maserati will be the last model. It is said that the Automaker has decided to discontinue with its production after 2018 version. Still, nothing is yet sure, so we will have to wait for the official news.
2018 Maserati GranTurismo powertrain and performance
2018 Maserati GranTurismo is supposed to be powered with two types of engines. The first option should be a 4.2-liter V-8 petrol engine with the output of 405 horses. The second option will be more powerful than the previous. It is a 4.7-liter V-8 petrol engine. This one will be able to produce 460 horsepower and the torque of 384 pound-feet. It will be most likely mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. As for the acceleration, it will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 4.7 seconds.
Some sources claim that it will appear with a variant of this engine with turbocharger which will make it more powerful. Nevertheless, it is still a rumor and not officially verified. As for the fuel consumption, the current model is rated at 13 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg combined. However, the new model is expected to show slightly better fuel economy.
Design of exterior and interior
2018 Maserati GranTurismo should show changes considering its dimensions, weight, and external design. First of all, the new model should be a bit smaller than its predecessor. As well, with the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and high-strength steel, it is going to be lighter. This will improve fuel consumption, but handling and aerodynamics too.
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Maserati will look very elegant and attractive as before. The lines all over the body are sleek and sporty. The front fascia will feature redesigned oval radiator grille. The handsome headlamps with LED daytime running lights are nicely fitted into bumpers. Moreover, on the rear end we will see refreshed triangular rear lamps equipped with LED technology.
Inside, 2018 Maserati GranTurismo offers the luxurious cabin. The comfort will be on the highest level for all the passengers. The sports seats are covered with high quality leather. They are all supportive and very comfortable even in long rides. Furthermore, as for the equipment, the new GranTurismo offers plenty of safety and infotainment features and gadgets. Some of them are: Bluetooth, navigation, a Bose audio system, Maserati Stability Program and so on.
Release date and price
The 2018 Maserati GranTurismo should go on sale probably in late 2017. Speaking of the price, it is expected to start at around $135,000.