Maserati GranTurismo S, 440 HP And Coming To Geneva

With its classic long-hood GT proportions, the Maserati GranTurismo has fantastic style. But while it may look great driving along an alpine mountain pass, the driving experience might leave you wanting for more power. For those people, Maserati will be showing the new GranTurismo S at Geneva. Displacement is bumped from 4.2L to 4.7L, so the Maser is now making 440hp; 35hp more than the old engine. The upgraded mill is connected to the company's race-inspired, electro-actuated MC-Shift gearbox in the transaxle layout. All these changes help the S achieve a 100km/h(62mph) time of 4.9sec. Full press-release after the jump.

A year after the unveiling of the GranTurismo, Maserati will be back at the Geneva International Motorshow with yet another world premiere, the GranTurismo S. The ultimate expression of the Trident coupé's sportiness shifts the emphasis onto performance and driving enjoyment.

Two main novelties are at the heart of the new Maserati: the 440 HP V8 4.7 engine and the electro-actuated gearbox with fast MC-Shift arranged in the Transaxle layout typical of high-performance sports cars that represents the technological DNA of all Maseratis.

The GranTurismo S makes use of the high-performance brake system developed in collaboration with Brembo and introduced for the first time in the automotive field on the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S. The system features front brake discs made with dual-cast technology - a dual casting of cast iron and aluminum, paired with aluminum mono-bloc 6-piston brake calipers, ensuring optimized braking performance.

On the exterior the Maserati GranTurismo S is characterised by a number of aesthetic modifications that, although discrete, are highly effective and make the car body appear sportier without abandoning the sleekness of the lines masterfully designed by Pininfarina.

The interior upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather and Alcantara reflects the sporty flair of the Maserati GranTurismo S; the figure-hugging front and rear seats are distinguished by their new dynamic design with horizontal piping on the seats and seatbacks