As the New York Stock Exchange came to a close yesterday, Maserati CEO Reid Bigland arrived to ring the closing bell and to signal the arrival of the refreshed 2018 GranTurismo. To herald the restyled GranTurismo's arrival, Maserati has lined up its entire range next to it in front of the New York Stock Exchange building.
Initially launched in 2007, the 2018 GranTurismo marks its second restyling, after the first being back in 2012. Immediately noticeable is the new front fascia on the 2018 GranTurismo compared to the previous model. The grill is now hexagonal instead of the previously more-oval shaped one. The intake vents now have a more conventional design as well, compared to the previous sweeping one.
Maserati says that the updated front end of the GranTurismo was inspired by the Alfieri concept (shown above) which was shown back in 2014. Moving on to the rear, the bumper of the updated GranTurismo has also been redesigned and now sports a cleaner 'two-fold design'. Overall, the restyling is said to have improved drag to 0.32 from 0.33.
Inside, one is still greeted with the familiar GranTurismo interior. Maserati has made some upgrades as well, mainly an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. To match the upgraded infotainment, a Harman Kardon Premium Sound system has been installed, making sure the music sound good.
Despite the new look, powering the 2018 GranTursimo is still the same Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V8. It still produces the same output of 460 PS with 520 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All of that power is then sent to the rear wheels. The GranTurismo Sport can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 299km/h. Meanwhile, the lighter MC version can make it to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and has a top speed of 301km/h.