New Granturismo

New Granturismo

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jmini23

Original Poster:

44 posts

138 months

Soleith

285 posts

73 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

247 posts

225 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

35,033 posts

240 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

469 posts

93 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

9,697 posts

178 months

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

Murph7355

35,033 posts

240 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

285 posts

73 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

35,033 posts

240 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

285 posts

73 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

35,033 posts

240 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

35,033 posts

240 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

1,624 posts

122 months

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

Murph7355

35,033 posts

240 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

1,979 posts

98 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,




Soleith

285 posts

73 months

Monday 31st October
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Soleith said:
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?
Acknowledgement of mistake on my side. Speaking to my sales chap at HR Owen that I bought my 2016 GTS from, he thinks the folgore will be ~£180k base plus options.

They're expecting the V6 to be ~£150k base.

That's pretty punchy money to me and I'd be surprised if anyone buys one for a number that doesn't start with a 2, but at that level there's a lot of other tasty cars about...

Murph7355

35,033 posts

240 months

Wednesday 2nd November
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Soleith said:
Soleith said:
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?
Acknowledgement of mistake on my side. Speaking to my sales chap at HR Owen that I bought my 2016 GTS from, he thinks the folgore will be ~£180k base plus options.

They're expecting the V6 to be ~£150k base.

That's pretty punchy money to me and I'd be surprised if anyone buys one for a number that doesn't start with a 2, but at that level there's a lot of other tasty cars about...
Feared as much.

Things is, which other cars?

If you want an EV, there aren't many "premium" ones that aren't SUV oriented.

Everything in the EV world seems to have stepped up a pricing league.

Soleith

285 posts

73 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Murph7355 said:
Feared as much.

Things is, which other cars?

If you want an EV, there aren't many "premium" ones that aren't SUV oriented.

Everything in the EV world seems to have stepped up a pricing league.
Yeah you're right on the EV point, I meant non-ev. We're in the last hurrah of petrol and while I know there are a lot faster cars these days in hybrid/ev stakes, I feel like I'd rather spend 200k on a Ferrari/Aston/Lambo/McLaren than an electric GT. Appreciate not everyone will have that view. I'd also probably be more inclined to go the petrol version at 30k less with a nettuno V6.

Appreciate that for some people they'll just want an EV in which case it's the only game in town at its price point (for now) but still feels bloody expensive for a Maserati and I do love the brand.

WCZ

9,697 posts

178 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Soleith said:
Yeah you're right on the EV point, I meant non-ev. We're in the last hurrah of petrol and while I know there are a lot faster cars these days in hybrid/ev stakes, I feel like I'd rather spend 200k on a Ferrari/Aston/Lambo/McLaren than an electric GT. Appreciate not everyone will have that view. I'd also probably be more inclined to go the petrol version at 30k less with a nettuno V6.

Appreciate that for some people they'll just want an EV in which case it's the only game in town at its price point (for now) but still feels bloody expensive for a Maserati and I do love the brand.
it's a perfect company car really

Soleith

285 posts

73 months

Saturday 5th November
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Going to a preview for the new GT on the 14th, looking forward to it. Work is thinking of doing the electric company car scheme with payments taken out of pretax income but even so, still bloody expensive. More likely to get an etron GT I suspect if we do it.

Will report back.