The 2024 Maserati GranTurismo Is Set To Race To The Top Of The Australian Market

Since its establishment in 1914, Maserati has stood as a beacon of luxury, performance, and timeless design within the automotive industry. From its early days of crafting race-winning machines to its modern line-up of opulent grand tourers and high-performance sports cars, Maserati has consistently embraced innovation while remaining true to its heritage. Continuing its legacy of crafting automotive masterpieces, Maserati unveils the highly anticipated 2024 GranTurismo series, a testament to Italian craftsmanship and engineering prowess. The launch will feature the GranTurismo Modena, the GranTurismo Trofeo, and the GranCabrio Trofeo – with the all-electric GranTurismo Folgore joining the range next year. This latest addition to Maserati exemplifies the carmaker’s commitment to craftsmanship and innovation whilst pushing the boundaries of performance and luxury to new heights.

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At the heart of the new Maserati GranTurismo series lies a formidable powerplant – the 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol ‘Nettuno’ V6 engine. Developed exclusively by Maserati, this engine delivers breathtaking performance across all models. For example, the GranTurismo Modena delivers an impressive 360kW of power and 600Nm of torque, providing exhilarating acceleration and dynamic responsiveness. Alternatively, the GranTurismo Trofeo takes performance to the next level with 405kW of power and 650Nm of torque, allowing the model to achieve a 0-100km/h acceleration time of just 3.5 seconds. Finally, the GranCabrio Trofeo boasts 399kW of power and 650Nm of torque that, combined with its convertible design, offers an unrivalled open-air driving experience. 

In addition to sharing the remarkable ‘Nettuno’ engine, all GranTurismo variants feature an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, ensuring optimal power delivery and traction in any driving conditions. Furthermore, Maserati has included the Vehicle Domain Control Module (VDCM), its latest innovation, to seamlessly integrate the car’s essential systems and deliver unparalleled control and performance.

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In addition to its outstanding driving abilities, the new GranTurismo series is aesthetically elegant and sophisticated from every angle. Starting at the front grille, adorned with the iconic Trident emblem, Maserati has included distinctive vertical full LED headlights to illuminate the road with precision and clarity. The carmaker continued this unique look to the rear of the car, featuring a new LED taillight design that merges the iconic boomerang shape with a harpoon. Equally, drivers can display their personal style and individuality through their cars, with Maserati releasing the GranTurismo series in a vibrant range of colours, including red, black, white, and yellow.

However, the GranTurismo’s exterior design is not just about aesthetics. Every curve and contour is meticulously crafted to enhance aerodynamics, reduce drag, and improve stability at high speeds. Innovative engineering techniques, like using aluminium, magnesium, and high-performance steel, result in a lightweight yet solid body structure. This blend of materials ensures optimal performance while maximising fuel efficiency and minimising environmental impact. With a low centre of gravity and perfectly balanced weight distribution, the GranTurismo offers exhilarating agility and unparalleled driving dynamics. 

Maserati continues this exceptional display of luxury and innovation inside the GranTurismo series with an interior that partners Italian craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The use of premium materials, such as natural leather, open-pore wood, and Alcantara, creates an atmosphere of refinement and sophistication. Moreover, modernised technological additions, including a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, an 8.8-inch climate-control display, and a customisable 12.2-inch digital instrument cluster, provide intuitive access to a wealth of features and functions. Additionally, drivers can enhance their driving experience with optional upgrades such as a head-up display and a premium Sonus Faber surround sound system, ensuring comfort and entertainment on every journey.

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While the new Maserati GranTurismo series represents the pinnacle of automotive excellence, it comes with a price tag to match. With prices ranging from $375,000 for the GranTurismo Modena to $475,000 for the GranCabrio Trofeo, these vehicles are a significant investment worth every penny. Despite the substantial price increase compared to their predecessors, the new GranTurismo series offers unparalleled performance, technology, and craftsmanship, making it a worthy investment for sportscar enthusiasts. 

With Australian showroom arrivals of the GranTurismo scheduled for the third quarter of 2024, retailers have already opened orders for enthusiasts eager to experience the thrill of driving a Maserati masterpiece. The 2024 Maserati GranTurismo series represents the essence of automotive excellence, combining breathtaking performance, exquisite design, and cutting-edge technology. With its unrivalled blend of luxury and performance, the GranTurismo series sets a new standard for luxury sportscars, reaffirming Maserati’s position as a true icon of Italian automotive craftsmanship.