Maserati Granturismo is one of those cars that are more pleasing to look at than to drive. Or rather it was, before the introduction of the Sport. The original Maser GT was too soft to be thrilling, and the Stradale versions that followed were too hard. The Sport, however, hits the sweet spot between the two.
In this video Carlos Lago explains what’s good about this car, and what’s not. But he’s so allured by the sexiness of this car that he kinda justifies the drawbacks.
The Sport is powered by a 4.7 liter V8 engine developing 460 HP (338 kW) and a peak torque of 520 Nm. It accelerats from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of over 300 km/h. The Maserati GranTurismo Sport is available with two different types of transmission: a ZF 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, with dry twin-plate clutch (not available in North America). The first enhances driving comfort without compromising on performance, while the second offers a more involving driving experience.