Monday, December 14, 2009

Maserati GranTurismo S with 'MC Sport Line' Tuning Package Debuts in Bologna

Gorgeous isn't she? And while we must admit that we're captivated by the striking brunette model, we're actually referring to the GranTurismo S accessorized with Maserati's new personalization options that made its premiere at the Bologna Motor Show in Italy. Called 'MC Sport Line', the new customization program includes both aerodynamic and mechanical solutions that have been developed using the experience acquired on the track by the Maserati's motor-racing Corse department. The "MC Sport Line" catalogue will be extended in the GranTurismo range and then cover the entire Maserati line-up during the course of 2009.

From early 2009, GranTurismo S customers will be able to enhance the sporty look of their vehicle's exterior and interior as well as to improve the coupe's driving dynamics. Aerodynamics modifications include front and rear carbon-fiber spoilers, side skirts with central panel finished in matt black and mirror housing and door handles also made from carbon fiber. The updated exterior looks are complemented by a set of glossy black 20" wheel rims.

For the interior, Maserati's customization program is all about carbon fiber. Options include carbon fiber door sill bearing the words "MC Sport Line", a pedal block and kickplate machined from a solid aluminium piece, and carbon fiber trim for the door panels, dashboard and central tunnel. The steering wheel rim is also made from carbon fiber, as are the control stalks for the electro-actuated transmission.

Under the "skin", the suspension has been lowered by 10mm and stiffened thanks to new, stiffer springs, shock absorbers and anti-roll bars while Maserati notes that the new suspension set-up is synchronized with a specific Maserati Stability Program software, allowing the driver "more freedom" to play around - if you catch our drift...

The Italian firm said that all the features listed are available either as part of the customization package, following the indications of Maserati designers; or individually, meeting the personal tastes and needs of each customer.

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