When it comes to six-digit price tag cars, buyers expect a lot. With the 2008 Maserati GranTurismo, they get a lot. The GranTurismo is a two door exotic Sport Coupe featuring a hefty 405 horsepower 4.2-liter V8 that generates 339 lbs-ft of torque. In addition to sleek, aerodynamic styling and a wide scooping front grille synonymous with the Maserati name, it boasts a long list of luxury equipment, including dual zone climate control, cruise, navigation, heated seats, fine leather upholstery and state-of-the-art audio. Safety features include airbags, ABS and park assist.Read more Read less
Maserati's GranTurismo is a new, larger coupe model for 2008, replacing the GranSport coupe and spyder models of 2006, with new styling inside and out. Most notable in the GranTurismo, in addition to the new look, is the availability of a conventional automatic transmission for the first time.
Exclusivity; flashy appearance; highly customizable interior.
As it comes in a vast number of combinations for exterior color, interior color, trim, and other accessories, the new GranTurismo promises more exclusivity than rivals like the BMW 650i (or even M6) and the Jaguar XKR. It also has the advantage of a full back seat.