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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