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2008 Maserati GranTurismo Review

Resurrecting a Legend

A three-quarter front view of a Maserati GranTurismo

In short: An Italian coupe with power and style to the max.

A look at the Maserati GranTurismo's engine
Inside the Maserati GranTurismo
The rear tail light of the Maserati GranTurismo

The 1947 brainchild of sports car maker Maserati and Italian designer Pininfarina is about to have a very big comeback. Only 58 copies were made of Maserati’s first road car, Gran Turismo, which was based on a racing chassis.

The release of the 2008 Maserati GranTurismo, premiering at the Geneva Motor Show, will give car enthusiasts a second chance to get their hands on the elusive GT.

No details have been released regarding how many GTs will be made this go-round or exactly when the car will be available for purchase. If you’re looking to buy, count on paying $125,000-$135,000.

With the hype that's building up about these cars, there is plenty of information available for those who are interested. To read more about the Maserati GranTurismo and Maserati events, visit





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Warranty/Service: 3-year/unlimited mileage warranty; 3-year Maserati Assistance Service; full roadside assistance service.

Base Price: $120,000 / As Featured: $132,000

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: 4-passenger, 2-door

Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Horsepower: 405 hp @ 7100 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed ZF automatic transmission
Torque: 340 ft lb @ 4750 rpm

Curb weight: 4,114 lb
Wheelbase: 115.8 in
192.2/72.7/53.3 in
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes: four cross drilled and ventilated discs

Braking: Bremko Braking System

Electronically controlled Skyhook Suspension system (upon request)
Traction: n/a

adaptive control system adjusts the gear-shifting mode according to driving conditions

Top Speed: 177 mph
0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds (est.)

EPA City: n/a
EPA Highway: n/a

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(Updated 05/27/10 NW)

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