2024 Maserati GranTurismo Defines Rolling Sculpture

Shopping for a sports activities automotive is so much like gathering artwork: The items with the richest histories from the largest names command essentially the most cash. For the upscale connoisseur, the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo and its roughly $175,000 beginning value satisfies a collector’s want for each magnificence and velocity.

Whereas the all-new GranTurismo won’t look a lot completely different from the earlier technology, that was lead designer Klaus Busse’s intention. Relatively than fully rethink the GranTurismo’s sheetmetal, Busse—who additionally created the beautiful MC20—stretched and molded the previous-gen’s already shapely profile into one which could possibly be roped off with “Please Do Not Contact” indicators. The redesign helped decrease the drag coefficient from 0.32 to 0.28, and an ever-so-slightly drawn-out roof has created sufficient rear headroom to the place adults can truly match.

Inside, the GranTurismo’s design is trendy with out being overwrought. From the supple driver’s seat, slimmer A-pillars enhance ahead visibility. The inside is draped in splendidly stitched leather-based, as one ought to anticipate at this value level. A configurable 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster sits simply past an almost completely sized steering wheel. A 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen resides within the heart of the sprint, that includes wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. These aware of Stellantis’s Uconnect working techniques will respect the crisply rendered show and ease of use. Beneath the infotainment is an interactive 8.8-inch show that manages the local weather management.

The most important change to the GranTurismo comes from the powertrain division. Inner combustion is alive and nicely, even when it now performs second fiddle to the stupidly fast, electrical, 818-hp Folgore variant. Instead of the Ferrari-sourced V-8 of yore is the Nettuno, a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 that debuted within the MC20 with 621 horsepower, albeit dialed again for GranTurismo use with smaller turbos and particular engine calibrations. The ZF-sourced eight-speed automated gearbox is the only providing, and to enchantment to consumers who expertise precise climate, the GranTurismo now comes customary with all-wheel drive.

Gentle-ish Modena

The Modena trim is the underside rung of the GranTurismo ladder. In its humblest kind, the twin-turbo 3.0-liter produces 483 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, however even this output surpasses the earlier technology’s 4.7-liter V-8. Below load and at slower speeds, the clamorous pre-chamber combustion we skilled within the MC20 is nonexistent. Cruising alongside the autostrada on the outskirts of Rome, the GranTurismo flawlessly executes its major mission as a luxurious grand tourer. With the drive mode set to Consolation, the least aggressive of its three settings, the four-seat coupe’s customary air springs float alongside the freeway. The V-6 hums within the background, often dropping all the way down to three-cylinder operation when the engine load is mild.

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With a spin of the steering wheel’s rotary dial, Sport mode heightens the GranTurismo’s senses. The steering effort ramps up, the dual-mode exhaust is all the time open, and the electronically managed dampers agency up. A press of the button inside the heart of the drive-mode dial toggles between two suspension calibrations; we usually most well-liked the softer setting. Whether or not left to its personal gadgets or whenever you’re pulling on these giant aluminum shift paddles, the ZF eight-speed automated we all know and love snaps off fast shifts with an affirming “BLAATT!” from the quad exhaust ideas. In case you’ve heard an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, it is so much like that. With launch management energetic, Maserati claims the Modena will attain 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and proceed to a prime velocity of 188 mph.

Turned-Up Trofeo

Taking it up a notch is the GranTurismo Trofeo, the highest-performing internal-combustion variant. With the enhance cranked up, the twin-turbo V-6 leaps to 542 horsepower and 479 pound-feet, features of 59 and 37, respectively. Whereas the Modena depends on a mechanical limited-slip rear differential, the Trofeo will get an electronically managed unit. The all-wheel-drive system features primarily as a rear-driver, however as traction modifications, as much as 50 p.c of the torque might be delivered to the entrance axle. With egregious use of the throttle, the Trofeo’s tail will wag, however the entrance axle retains the factor on a leash.

The Trofeo mannequin provides a fourth drive mode (Corsa) to the Modena’s three present settings, and the digital dampers decide up a fair stiffer third setting. On the freeway, the Trofeo reveals the identical soft experience because the Modena, and the Italian hillsides reveal good physique management, however the suspension’s most aggressive modes want some work. Even within the firmest setting, the vertical motions usually really feel underdamped.

Except for some carbon-fiber exterior trim and particular inside bits, the GranTurismo’s Trofeo variant appears to be like very very similar to the Modena, leaving it troublesome to justify the $31,000 upcharge to roughly $206,000. Maserati’s declare of three.5 seconds to 60 mph throws some additional salt within the wound too, contemplating the breakneck acceleration delivered by inexpensive vehicles such because the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-AMG SL. The Trofeo will, nevertheless, attain a claimed prime velocity of 199 mph.

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When it is time to shed some velocity, each the Modena and Trofeo use a Brembo-sourced brake bundle. Six-piston calipers clamp 15.0-inch cross-drilled rotors within the entrance, and four-pot calipers pinch the 13.8-inch cross-drilled rear rotors. The brakes are robust, however we would choose extra chunk over the useless feeling we get from the primary little bit of pedal journey.

When the 2024 Maserati GranTurismo arrives within the U.S. within the first half of this 12 months, it might not win any velocity information, nevertheless it’ll definitely flip heads. Inside and outside, it is a greater GranTurismo than earlier than—and with an entry-level value some $40,000 increased than the earlier technology, it definitely needs to be.

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2024 Maserati GranTurismo

Automobile Sort: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe


Base: Modena, $175,500; Trofeo, $206,500


twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct gasoline injection

Displacement: 183 in3, 2992 cm3

Energy: 483 or 542 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque: 442 or 479 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm


8-speed automated


Wheelbase: 115.3 in

Size: 195.2–195.5 in

Width: 77.0 in

Top: 53.3 in

Trunk Quantity: 11 ft3

Curb Weight (C/D est): 4500 lb


60 mph: 3.5–3.9 sec

100 mph: 8.2–8.6 sec

1/4-Mile: 11.7–12.1 sec

Prime Velocity: 188–199 mph


Mixed/Metropolis/Freeway: 23–24/20–21/27–28 mpg

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David Beard research and critiques automotive associated issues and pushes fossil-fuel and electric-powered stuff to their limits. His ardour for the Ford Pinto started at his conception, which occurred in a Pinto.