Maserati is set to debut the most hardcore variant of their GranTurismo Coupe, known as the MC Stradale. With a 20 horsepower boost and some revised aerodynamics, the MC Stradale will fill the role of a Maserati version of Ferrari’s Scuderia variants, without stepping on the hoovers of the Prancing Horse.
Maserati hasn’t really released too many details ahead of the car’s Paris Auto Show debut, but you can check out the press release and photos below.
Hit the jump to read the official press release
Gallery: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
THE NEW MASERATI GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE TO DEBUT AT PARIS AUTO SHOW
Modena, September 20, 2010. The new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will be the fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the Maserati range 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 that will debut at the Paris Auto Show will feature razor-sharp handling and will break the 300km/h barrier.
The GranTurismo MC Stradale responds to demands for a GranTurismo which can balance on-road driving needs with race-driving desires, incorporating the handling and aerodynamic lessons from Maserati’s three racing programs.
The GranTurismo MC Stradale produces more aerodynamic down force without producing more aerodynamic drag, it produces more power – 336kw, 450 hp – without using more fuel and it is more agile without sacrificing the GranTurismo S’s highly praised ride quality.