Making its debut in Geneva, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport is more a structured upgrading of the automaker's elegant GranTurismo S performance coupe than an all-new package. However there's no denying that the changes have added a new level of desirability to what was already a very impressive package.
The bolder front fascia treatment on the new GranTurismo Sport makes a stronger visual statement as well as improves airflow for both engine and brake cooling functions. Redesigned headlamps now incorporate Maserati's first-ever LED daytime running lights and the tastefully tweaked rear features new taillights with darker-toned elements. Inside, the cabin remake on the new Maserati GranTurismo Sport brings more comfortable and supportive front and rear seats along, a new sport steering wheel and a host of enthusiast-oriented trim bits.
The biggest functional enhancement to the change to the Maserati GranTurismo Sport is found underhood, where its 4.7-liter Ferrari-sourced V8 has been retuned to make 454 horsepower, 21 more than the outgoing U.S. GranTurismo S. Backed with a paddle-shifted six-speed ZF automatic Maserati says that extra pony count will see the car's 0-60 mph time drop below the 5.0 second mark and kick its max velocity up to 177 mph. To ensure that extra might can be put to best use, the Maserati GranTurismo Sport also boasts an appropriately tweaked and tautened suspension system plus unique alloy wheels and upgraded Brembo brakes.