Maserati GranTurismo 2024: Return of the Grand Tourer

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Maserati has officially unveiled the all-new GranTurismo in Australia, marking the return of one of its iconic models. The latest in luxury from the Italian manufacturer comes in the form of a monster Grand Tourer, available in both a coupe and soft-top, but be warned – this one does not come cheap.

On a wet and rainy Thursday night, Maserati execs pile onto the Starship Sydney, joined by owners, potential buyers and the media who can only dream of getting their hands on a review unit.

Much like the car we’re all here to see, little expense was spared on the reveal.

After a quick champagne on the top deck, we set sail across Sydney Harbour for a decadent four course meal by award-winning chef Giovanni Pilu (a Maserati ambassador who has been rolled out for the affair).

Again, it’s certainly not your usual car reveal.

Somewhere in-between starters and mains, an oversized elevator reveal suddenly puts the GranTurismo front and centre on the dining room floor as the spotlights bear down on that iconic trident logo.


Design and Performance

The new GranTurismo’s design strikes a balance between aesthetic appeal and functional performance. Developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and produced in Turin, Italy, the GranTurismo epitomises Italian luxury performance.

First and foremost, it’s sleek. It has those recognisable lines and classic proportions, including a long bonnet and a dynamically curved roof we’ve come to expect from Maserati.

The initial GranTurismo lineup includes the Modena and Trofeo versions, both powered by the 3.0-litre V6 Nettuno Twin Turbo engine.

The Modena delivers 490hp, while the Trofeo ups the ante to 550hp. These engines feature state-of-the-art technology, including cylinder deactivation, a wet sump, and a passive pre-chamber ignition system.

The GranTurismo Folgore, a 100% electric version, is expected to arrive in early 2025, with pricing yet to be confirmed.


Engine & specs

Both the GranTurismo Modena and Trofeo variants boast impressive performance metrics. The Modena generates 365kW and 600Nm, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of 302 km/h.

The Trofeo, with 410kW and 650Nm, reaches 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and tops out at 320 km/h.

Both models utilise an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, coupled with height-adjustable adaptive air suspension.


Interior and Technology

Inside, the GranTurismo offers a blend of sportiness, luxury, and comfort – and

The cabin features the Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) Multimedia system, a digital clock, and an optional Heads-up Display.

The Sonus faber audio system, available in two configurations, provides an immersive sound experience with options for 14 or 19 speakers.

Both models feature a driver-centric cabin with leather upholstery, a configurable 12.2-inch infotainment interface, and a secondary 8.8-inch display dedicated to climate control.


GranCabrio Variant

The GranCabrio Trofeo, priced at AUD $475,000, features the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 as the GranTurismo, producing 399kW and 650Nm.

It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 316 km/h.

The GranCabrio offers a fabric roof that can be stowed or raised in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h, providing an exhilarating open-air driving experience.


Pricing

The Maserati GranTurismo Modena is priced from AUD $375,000 plus on-road costs, while the Trofeo starts at AUD $450,000 plus on-road costs.

The GranCabrio Trofeo is priced at AUD $475,000 plus on-road costs (see, I warned you), with first local deliveries of the GranTurismo set to begin in the third quarter of this year, followed by the GranCabrio in the fourth quarter.

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