New Granturismo

New Granturismo

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jmini23

Original Poster:

44 posts

135 months

Soleith

237 posts

70 months

Friday 2nd September
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Stunning car and a real return to form for Maserati IMO. I owned a 2016 GTS from new and loved it, the facelifted version completely ruined the lines imo but this one looks beautiful.

Will probably look to get an electric one at some point once I've done being silly buying as many V8/V12s as I can before the ban comes in.

johnag007

245 posts

222 months

Saturday 3rd September
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Blend of previous model GT and MC20 (front and rear lights).

Hope the dashboard looks elegant, as neither the prior GT nor the MC20's (and certainly not the Ghibli's or Levante) will cut it.

If priced correctly as well, and Maserati has a tendency to overprice, it could finally do very well in my view.

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Monday 5th September
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Interesting.

Not shots of the interior, nor any details on range (unless I missed that). Shame they didn't resurrect the old banana lights.

I'm guessing this will be pushing £200k.

paddy1970

402 posts

90 months

Monday 5th September
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It is too similar to the current (old) one...they should have been a bit more adventurous


WCZ

9,569 posts

175 months

Monday 5th September
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beautiful, they are really on form atm with this and the mc20

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Monday 5th September
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paddy1970 said:
It is too similar to the current (old) one...they should have been a bit more adventurous
The way the old one looked wasn't it's biggest issue - quite the opposite IMO.

The key things will be footprint and weight, but above all the way it handles.

The Taycan proves that size/weight don't have to be killers for b-road use....but smaller and lighter than the Taycan would be very preferable.

All that said, it would be nice if designers used the freedom that EV powertrains give to go different.

Also, did I hear that they made a deal out of using the transmission tunnel for batteries...? So maybe it is just the old car electrified? Autocar's article suggests not...but why use a transmission tunnel battery set up when the skateboard set up presumably gives even better weight distribution options??

Soleith

237 posts

70 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Murph7355 said:
Interesting.

Not shots of the interior, nor any details on range (unless I missed that). Shame they didn't resurrect the old banana lights.

I'm guessing this will be pushing £200k.
I can't believe this will be anywhere near 200k. My quite highly specced 2016 new was I vaguely recall about 110k. 200k has a hell of a lot of really serious competition. Accept it'll be more than the old version, quite a bit more for the electric but 200 seems unrealistic unless you're talking about loaded to the gills with carbon everywhere etc?

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Sunday 11th September
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Soleith said:
I can't believe this will be anywhere near 200k. My quite highly specced 2016 new was I vaguely recall about 110k. 200k has a hell of a lot of really serious competition. Accept it'll be more than the old version, quite a bit more for the electric but 200 seems unrealistic unless you're talking about loaded to the gills with carbon everywhere etc?
A well specd Taycan Turbo S is 170+ with less performance and a 4 door look.

We'll see, I guess. 150 or less and I may ditch my Taycan order...

Soleith

237 posts

70 months

Sunday 11th September
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Murph7355 said:
A well specd Taycan Turbo S is 170+ with less performance and a 4 door look.

We'll see, I guess. 150 or less and I may ditch my Taycan order...
Nice, when is it due? I'm told UK spec, price and option list will be available in January for the GT.

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Sunday 11th September
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Soleith said:
Murph7355 said:
A well specd Taycan Turbo S is 170+ with less performance and a 4 door look.

We'll see, I guess. 150 or less and I may ditch my Taycan order...
Nice, when is it due? I'm told UK spec, price and option list will be available in January for the GT.
I wish I knew smile Some time next year. Maybe.

(I've ordered a GTS though, not a Turbo S - really don't see the added value in the higher spec).

Might have to do some more reading on the Maser...though it would need to be seriously good to top the Taycan - the Porsche is light years beyond the old GT I had (to be expected, with the best part of a decade between them...but still).

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Friday 16th September
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Murph7355 said:
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Also, did I hear that they made a deal out of using the transmission tunnel for batteries...? So maybe it is just the old car electrified? Autocar's article suggests not...but why use a transmission tunnel battery set up when the skateboard set up presumably gives even better weight distribution options??
https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-eurocars/maserati-granturismo-gets-v6-and-all-the-moves/46208

Explains the transmission tunnel.

Daft.

yellowtang

1,606 posts

119 months

Monday 19th September
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Is this one still a 2+2 seater?

Murph7355

34,255 posts

237 months

Wednesday 21st September
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yellowtang said:
Is this one still a 2+2 seater?
Yes.

(Though the "+2" on the old one was very commodious).

AndrewCrown

1,939 posts

95 months

Wednesday 21st September
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First impressions, very exciting.
I still think the first generation Gran Turismo is still one of the best looking cars ever produced.
Good to see an evolution of the original design… though the front looks a bit like a Scaglietti and Jaguar melange.
Rear, nicely tidied up.

Found some photos on the Top Gear site,