2018 Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible Debut

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern
The Maserati GranTurismo has been with us in one form or another since 2007, but the Italian automaker has no immediate plans to replace it, today rolling out the updated coupe and convertible models for 2018.

As is typically the case with Maserati, this refresh is of the very mild sort. A new ‘sharknose’ front bumper inspired by the Alfieri Concept adorns the front end and is joined by a different hexagon-pattern grille and new lower air intakes. A new rear bumper rounds out the exterior changes.

The biggest change to the interior com in the way of Maserati’s new 8.4-inch high-resolution touchscreen, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new Harman Kardon audio system is also present and the drive mode select buttons have been moved to a more accessible spot next to the gear selector.

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The 4.7-liter V8 engine remains unchanged, as does the ZF-sourced six-speed automatic transmission. The standard GranTurismo Sport will sprint from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds, while the more performance oriented MC Stradale will do the same dance in 4.8 seconds. Top speed for the Sport is 185 mph (299 km/h) and 187 mph (301 km/h) for the MC Stradale.

The two updated models were shown together for the first time at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed today. Maserati also announced a partnership with watchmaker Bulgari that will see every customer who buys a 2018 GranTurismo or GranTurismo Convertible at the event receive a free special-edition Maserati Bulgari watch.

Update: Maserati released details on the 2018 GranTurismo Convertible after doing so for the coupe. As such, we’ve updated this story to include information on the convertible in addition to the coupe.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Jun 29, 2017

    The grancabrio is such a great relaxed open top driver. intoxicating sound and a smooth glider. Just it doesn't likes to be pushed Long in the tooth a rather understatement - a replacement for the turismo should have been out already late last year at least - or at least a year behind the Huracan in a timescale wise ( i.e. as in the turismo was around since the gallardo era )