Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Revealed


Say hello in your best ‘Clifford the Dragon’ tones to the new GranTurismo MC Stradale, which Maserati says will be the fastest, lightest and most powerful car in its line-up when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011.

Inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the two-seater Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will debut at the Paris motor show next month.

As well as being a paid-up member of the 300km/h Club (186mph), the car is said to be an answer to customer demands for a GranTurismo which can balance on-road driving needs with a bit of extra stimulation on-track, incorporating the handling and aerodynamic lessons from Maserati’s three racing programs. (They say.)

The GranTurismo MC Stradale produces more aerodynamic downforce without producing more aerodynamic drag, and gets a 450 hp version of the 4.7-litre V8 fitted to the Gran Turismo S on which it is based. The newcomer also has an aggressive new look to back the extra muscle with a revised front end and side skirts.



 

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  • vintageracer01 21 Sep 2010

    It seems finally, the car gets a better stance as they put the wheels a bit further outside and the track looks much wider now than on the old version of the car.

    Much better, this.

  • mylesmcd 21 Sep 2010

    agree.

    the price, i fear, will be comfortable six figures. And for that. I am ooooooooout!


    dyor.imho.335d mapped etc etc

  • LukeBird 21 Sep 2010

    Amazing! thumbup

    What an absolutely stunning looking car...! cloud9

  • MonkeyMatt 21 Sep 2010

    My new favourite car!

  • McSam 21 Sep 2010

    It looks bloody gorgeous - improving on perfection if you ask me - but why, oh why can't it be more powerful?

    Italian politics for you, I suppose. It's still lovely to know that such a thing exists, though.

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