A new Sport model appears for 2013, and the lineup now consists of Coupes in Sport and MC trim, and Convertibles in base and Sport versions. The Sport upgrade includes a fresh, more aggressive face and a retune of the 4.7-liter V8 to 454 horsepower (444 in the base Convertible).
Maserati bolsters the 2012 GranTurismo line with two new models: the Convertible Sport and race-inspired MC Coupe. Both are equipped with the higher-output 444-hp V8 engine and paddle-shifted ZF 6-speed automatic transmission.
With slinky Pininfarina-penned bodywork outside, butter-soft Poltrina Frau leather inside, a free-breathing Ferrari-inspired V8 under the hood, and smart, programmable modes in the suspension and transmission, the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo has the body, brawn and brains to tickle anyone's exotic-car fancy. And in the exclusive world of exotics, the new GranTurismo is a relative bargain, selling for some $60K less than an Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental or Ferrari California. It's neither the fastest nor the most technologically advanced GT, but any car buyer with a pulse cannot deny the GranTurismo's pheromone-inducing presence. For 2012, Maserati offers two coupes (S and MC) and two ragtops (Convertible and Convertible Sport), each unabashed driver's cars, but with surprisingly generous rear-seat room too.