Maserati granturismo 2009




Maserati granturismo 2009

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    The “S” stands for “Sport.” You probably had that figured out. Maserati says the letter also stands for several other “S” words—Sound (as in engine), Seats, Safety.

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Auto Normal mode shifts gears automatically at low rpm to achieve the most comfortable ride and at higher rpm when driving style becomes more sporty. The front is equipped with x 34 mm ventilated discs, operated by a powerful 6 piston caliper. And on country roads? The Maser now feels more related to Ferrarikind. Every straight is demolished, slower cars passed with a prod of the throttle and a flick of the wheel.

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    Maserati GranTurismo - Wikipedia

    That means the marriage of the enlarged 4. What it does at a stroke is produce the most persuasive Granturismo yet. Those epic looks is there a finer-looking GT on sale today?

    Maserati Granturismo S Automatic: Consider the technical changes deployed by Maserati. Ditching the robotised manual from the Granturismo means losing the transaxle. That's a remarkable achievement for a car with a 4.

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    But eventually you clamber on board and twist the slightly disappointing Fiat-based key. The lump fires up to a surprisingly distant thrum. Even adults will be comfy back there, making this a genuine four-seater, although tall front-seat occupants will hinder rear legroom for adults. Slip the auto lever into D and — whoosh-waap-waap, what the hell? My size 11 feet have fouled both pedals at once, rather embarrassingly. But my copilot later does the same thing, and several other journos on the launch report similar pedal problems.

    Blame a narrow footwell and a bizarrely oversized brake pedal. Visibility is good, the steering light and wieldy as we pull out into the Modena morning traffic.

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    The transmission immediately feels well sorted. Even the best dual-clutch 'boxes struggle to match the treacle-smooth changes of a proper auto.

    Slip road, check mirrors, acquaint exquisite metal throttle with yet more red carpet: It feels urgent and plenty fast enough — despite that 1. Engine noise dies away, sixth gear providing calm progress and the Maser surprising with its smooth ride and relaxed ambience. Who needs a Merc CL? And on country roads? Turn off the autostrada and the GT S proves an equally accomplished performer. Every straight is demolished, slower cars passed with a prod of the throttle and a flick of the wheel.

    Press the Sport button and you release a few more ponies, as valves in the exhaust switch to a faster exit bypassing the silencers. The Maser now feels more related to Ferrarikind. The ride firms up, bumps that were previously soaked up now crash into the cabin.

    Maserati granturismo 2009

    As usual, I prefer the standard setting — but if you do leave it in Sport, you will in fact adapt and after 10 minutes I forget the busier ride. The GT surprised me with its pampering gran turismo character.

    It is a brilliant, refined cruiser and gobbles up motorway miles without complaint from car or driver. But this car has a rare broadness of character: Steering feel was lighter than I anticipated. The Maser responds quickly and proves nimble on its feet for one so big. I can't stress enough how much the torque converter auto suits this car's character. I've not driven the robotised manual version, but colleagues confirm the occasionally jolty drivetrain ain't a patch on the proper auto.

    2009 Maserati GranTurismo



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