GranTurismo Sport - Technology

Opposites attract

Innovative solutions broaden the horizons of sports driving

Taking the Maserati GranTurismo Sport on the open road will broaden your horizons when it comes to sports driving. The car is the result of significant research and development by the Maserati engineers in the design of engine, gearbox and suspension. The GranTurismo Sport is the result of a single design objective: give the Maserati owner a car even closer to perfection, from every point of view.


The V8 continues a tradition of groundbreaking excellence in engine design

Mechanics ahead of their time

The 4.7-liter V8 engine of the GranTurismo Sport is remarkable for its smooth running, impressive performance and proven reliability. It is an engine that demonstrates the mechanical sophistication that has always been a Maserati hallmark, united with a number of engineering solutions such as the special DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) finish used for the tappets and camshaft lobes, an innovation that significantly reduces friction.

The driver sets the output level

The V8 engine of the Maserati GranTurismo Sport develops 454 HP at 7,000 rpm, and changes its personality to match the situation. Its subdued but authoritative note while driving in an urban setting crescendos to a thrilling roar when power is applied on the open road. The choice is in the driver’s hands: output level can be enhanced by pressing the Sport button, which actuates valves in the exhaust system that allows easier breathing of the engine. Most of the 384 lb-ft of torque is available over a wide range of engine speeds, for smooth and instant power delivery on demand.

ZF automatic gearbox controlled by the exclusive MC Auto Shift software

The ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox with hydraulic torque converter guarantees smooth, rapid shifts and a comfortable ride, with no reduction in performance from a manual transmission. The automatic transmission of the Maserati GranTurismo Sport is controlled by the MC Auto Shift software, with rev limiter override, double declutch and high-performance start function. There are five operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport and I.C.E.

Optimal balance and weight distribution

On the GranTurismo Sport, the MC Auto Shift automatic transmission is positioned immediately behind the engine. This attached layout, and the fact that the engine is positioned behind the front axle, provides extremely well-balanced weight distribution, with 49% at the front and 51% at the rear. This optimizes handling, making the car more predictable and easy to drive, while maximizing traction during acceleration.

 

Suspension features the Sport Skyhook electronic control system

The double wishbone suspension of the GranTurismo Sport features a new setup controlled by the Sport Skyhook System, which has been specially developed for this version. Pressing the dashboard Sport button improves handling and makes the car’s suspension even more precise and responsive without affecting its ability to deal with rough road surfaces, since it continuously adapts to ground conditions.