5 of the Most Exciting Features of the 2018 Gran Turismo

October 25th, 2018 by

The Maserati Gran Turismo is a beautiful touring car that fits in both the luxury and sport car classes. It comes as both a coupe and a convertible with a cabin that is every driver’s dream. The 2018 arrived with some new standard features including a new infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a new stereo system. In addition to these changes, here are some of the most exciting features of the 2018 Gran Turismo.2018 red GranTurismo grill

The Power
All the Gran Turismo models get a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that generates 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Maserati pairs this with a six-speed automatic transmission, and it comes with rear-wheel drive. This powertrain can launch the Gran Turismo up to 60 miles per hour in just 4.7 seconds, and the coupe has a top speed of 187 miles per hour.

The Technology
Maserati made some changes in the Gran Turismo’s cabin including adding a high-end 10-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo system and making both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard. You’ll also find the latest version of Maserati’s infotainment system with the Touch Control Plus 8.4-inch multi-touch screen display. The center console features a rotary control, and the system includes satellite radio and a 5-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.

The Cabin
This luxury vehicle offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The spacious cabin features multi-way adjustable sport seats up front with folding armrests. The rear seat passengers enjoy Maserati’s Easy Entry system, and once back there, there is plenty of room for two adults with ample legroom and headroom. All passengers benefit from the dual-zone automatic climate control and the dual rear vents, and around back, the trunk lid and the back doors have an electric opening assist system.

The Safety Systems
The Gran Turismo will work to keep all its passenger safe using its advanced safety systems. This includes a standard rear view camera and the Maserati stability program. Other systems include ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Anti-Slip Regulation, and an Advanced Brake Assist system. This car also comes with Adaptive Light Control which swivels the headlamps when going around turns to keep the road illuminated even in the corners. The taillights have 96 LED bulbs to help improve visibility at night.

The Models
Maserati offers the Gran Turismo in two different body styles and two different models. You can choose from a coupe or a convertible and the Sport or the MC. The base level sport features 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, and front and rear parking sensors. The MC adds a firmer non-adaptive suspension, special MC 20-inch wheels, and upgraded MC exterior trim elements. This model also has a carbon-fiber hood, and it comes with chrome exhaust tips.

Inside, the MC adds a microfiber suede headliner in the coupe, and it comes with aluminum pedals.

There are a lot of exciting features in the 2018 Maserati Gran Turismo. This luxury vehicle feels sporty on the road and offers a beautiful high-end interior.

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