2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible Driven: Cruiser By having an Perspective
Operating the brand new Maserati GranTurismo MC convertible within the mountains north of Milan was like living within the Land of Hairpin Corners. We'd hear the Maserati V-8 blip a downshift, touch the high shift lever in-the door, and rush as much as a limited constant change. At 4200 lbs, the GranTurismo MC convertible is no light, and agile isn't the term to explain how it carves through tight corners. However it becomes in easily without any obvious sign of understeer, safe and regular, foot up and down to the following switchback. With the Maser in its Sport setting, the open exhaust notice bounces off the trees, pursuing behind you, all the superior with the top down.
Planning to set 50,000 cars on the street annually by 2015, Maserati has extended to four models: the Ghibli, the Quattroporte, the GranTurismo, and the GranCabrio. Maserati doesn't use the GranCabrio tag within the U.S., choosing to call what we were evaluating the MC convertible, to prevent name distress. MC might mean Machismo Character in the place of Maserati Corse. It provides a far more aggressive look, having an wicked smile presented by a full-width black spoiler in advance. The butt gets a spoiler by having an integral middle stoplight, and at the end is an enthusiast to help undercar ventilation. The leading and rear changes are believed to improve downforce by 2-5 percent and 10 percent, respectively. In the place of a set of fatigue shops per part, just one, large-diameter pipe from each cylinder bank leaves through the diffuser, and Brembo brakes are framed by 20-inch wheels.
What sets the MC convertible aside from several ragtops is the fact that it's a fairly large four-place trip. These are true chairs straight back there, not really a table with cavities that masquerades as rear sitting in certain convertibles. The furniture could be leather o-r suede, and Maserati could be a lot more than pleased to open its substantial customization order book to-let customers mark off-the boxes. Unfortuitously, the well in to that the top folds characterizes a lot of the trunk.
Maserati's 454-hp, 4.7-liter Ferrari-built V-8 works in league having a six-speed automatic that's happy doing its point o-r caused via change paddles. And that epitomizes the MC convertible---happy to cruise o-r define via a part. It's neither a, tomb-quiet cruiser or a hard-edged, pseudo racing, but it divides the huge difference really properly, although expensively. View Picture Gallery
2013 Maserati GranTurismo
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