2009 Maserati GranTurismo S: A Cruiser that Carves

By KBB.com Editors on May 27, 2008 9:56 AM
If you are the type to slip on your Gucci loafers and spend the afternoon boulevarding in the maw of traffic in Palm Beach, Newport Beach or some well-heeled enclave in between, content to inch along from stoplight to stoplight admiring the view at walking speeds, don't buy the Maserati GranTurismo S. Maserati has a perfect vehicle for you -- the GranTurismo, which can be equipped with a very functional automatic transmission -- that will deliver all the comfort, fun-to-drive and sheer Italian style that you are seeking. If, on the other hand, you are a serious driver who demands to select the proper gear, the correct apex and the ultimate speed, you are a strong candidate for the GranTurismo S, a one-year-only, limited-run (300 for the U.S.) version of the sleek sports coupe. In every way the S version has been honed like a fine piece of cutlery to cut sharper than the very-competent GranTurismo.