Love the idea of additional power in the Maserati Gran Turismo S but hate shifting boring old-timey transmissions? Good news! Maserati will be mating a six-speed auto to the 440 HP, 4.7 liter V8.
While the new Maserati Gran Turismo S certainly looks good in the press photos and in person, it looks even better on the road— you know, driving and whatnot. Sure, the specs of the 4.7-liter V8 are compelling on paper, but you really do need to hear what those 440 horses sound like to fully appreciate it.
What a difference 25 years makes. Maserati, once tainted by bad business deals and shoddy merchandise, not to mention an ill-fated tieup with Chrysler products, Maserati is a plain-out player these days. The Pininfarina-designed GranTurismo is a stunning car in any format, and with a 440-hp Ferrari-derived V8 and new…