MASERATI GranTurismo Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 7
First production year: 2007
Engines: Gasoline, Electric
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
MASERATI Modena photo gallery

Maserati stopped the production of the GranTurismo lineup in 2019, but the Italian brand was already thinking of a replacement, albeit that one came in late 2022.

The Italian automaker didn't rush to keep the former model on the assembly lines, especially during the pandemic years of 2020-2022. By the time it had decided to launch a successor for its beautiful coupe, the automotive industry had already started to shift towards the electric movement. Still, Maserati's name was closely linked to internal combustion engines, so it offered a few of them, such as the Granturismo Modena. Even though the "Modena" name was mostly linked to Maserati's owner, Ferrari, the trident-badge brand was allowed to use it.

On the outside, the car showed a similar profile to the model it replaced. At the front, the LED headlights were no longer swept on the sides but upwards on the front fenders. The car's front fascia featured a fat bumper that sported the main grille surrounded by a chromed trim. Maserati's design team installed a black lip spoiler on the lower side, in the apron, and on the sides, a pair of air intakes that cooled the brakes. Following the carmaker's tradition, the three vents on the front fenders hinted at the six-cylinder under the hood.

Inside, Maserati placed its bets on sportiness, luxury, and technology. Thus, the 2022 GranTurismo boasted a four-seat, leather-wrapped interior. At the front, the high-bolstered bucket seats were comfortable and offered enough side support for high-speed cornering. Finally, the dashboard blended the wood trims and the high-tech displays for the instrument cluster and the infotainment system, respectively, placed atop the center stack.

Under the hood, Maserati installed the twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant developed by Ferrari. In the Modena version, this provided 490 PS (483 hp) sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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MASERATI Trofeo photo gallery

Besides the luxurious coupes built for long travels in luxurious cabins, Maserati also made high-performance vehicles created for track days, such as the 2023 GranTurismo Trofeo.

The Italian automaker stopped the production of the GranTurismo I (M145) in 2019 after twelve years of production in various versions. Even though the car didn't look outdated thanks to its beautiful design, it started to show its age due to its platform. So, Maserati prepared a replacement for it that came in late 2022. Along with the version dedicated mostly to long, comfortable travels, it also brought a high-performance version named Trofeo.

Sporting a similar shape as its predecessor, the 2023 Maserati GranTurismo (M189) featured a reworked front fascia with the headlights swept onto the upper side of the fenders. However, unlike the GranTurismo Modena, it showed a black grille without a chromed trim around it. In addition, the lower spoiler and the side intakes were adorned with carbon-fiber elements. Finally, at the back, a carbon-fiber lip spoiler decorated the car's trunk lid. At the same time, under the bumper, the Trofeo showed four exhausts, mounted in pairs on each side, with carbon fiber trims around them.

Inside, the automaker created a cabin fit for four adults with high-bolstered front seats and two individual seats in the back, separated by a center console that split the cabin into two sections. Unlike the Modena version, which boasted wood trims on the dash and door cards, the Trofeo's cabin was covered in leather in most areas. In front of the driver, Maserati installed a TFT display for the instrument panel, while on the center console, it mounted a touchscreen for the infotainment system and a secondary display for HVAC controls.

But the most significant difference was under the hood, where the GranTurismo received the same 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 powerplant as its Modena sibling but tuned for more power.

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MASERATI Folgore photo gallery

Maserati stepped up its game and joined the electric-car bandwagon with a high-performance vehicle based on the same platform as the 2023 GranTurismo.

The Italian automaker stopped the production of the GranTurismo's first generation (M145) in 2019. It postponed the launch of the second generation (M189) for three years, until late 2022, after the world pandemic. During these years, it focused on developing a new platform that it could use for IAC and EVs as well. Thus, it made its first full-electric grand touring vehicle, named Folgere (Lightning in Italian), which was faster than its gasoline-powered siblings.

Sporting a similar look to its siblings, the Folgore showed few significant changes. At the front, the car featured the same broad grille adorned with a hexagon-pattern mesh design and vertical slats. But that was mostly masked behind since the motors didn't need such a big cooling area as a gasoline-powered engine. In addition, Maserati installed three vents on the front fenders that looked similar to those placed on the Modena and Trofeo. Still, in this case, they represented the number of motors: three. Finally, at the back, the center-mounted diffuser wasn't flanked by the quad exhausts featured on the rest of the GranTurismo range.

Inside, the luxurious cabin was split into four areas, creating a cocoon-like experience for each occupant. In the front, there was a pair of high-bolstered seats, while in the back, there were two individual seats separated by the car's long center console.

Maserati created a new drivetrain for the Folgore, with one electric motor at the front that powered the front wheels and two at the back for the rear axle. This architecture provided a total output of 762 hp that could propel the car from naught to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in less than three seconds.

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MASERATI GranTurismo photo gallery

Maserati introduced a final update for its aging Maserati GranTurismo in 2017, and even though there were primarily cosmetic changes, there were some bumps in the spec sheet.

For the 2018 model, the most significant change was the withdrawal of the 4.2-liter powerplant. The only two models offered were the Sport and the MC versions. While the first was mainly oriented for pleasure driving, the latter was focused on performance, even though both vehicles featured the same upgraded Ferrari-sourced engine under the hood.

Maserati's design team had to refresh the car without spoiling the beautiful lines created at the Pininfarina Design Studios. Yet, they succeeded, and not only that they improve the car's look, but they also lowered the drag coefficient from 0.33 to 0.32. The two models featured distinct front fascias. Both of them sported a more extensive, hexagonal grille in the bumper, emphasizing the "shark nose" design of the car. In addition, the side air intakes were redesigned to improve the aerodynamic efficiency. The MC's hood featured air vents to optimize cooling, a much-needed feature, mainly when the car was used on a track. At the same time, the Sport version sported a simple, uncut one.

Inside, the main novelty was the 8.4" touch-screen infotainment unit placed on the center stack. In addition, the passenger's side of the dashboard was sculptured even more to create ample legroom. Moreover, the carbon-fiber trims adorned the center console, the dash panel, the steering wheel, and the door cards. At the same time, the Alcantara upholstery covered all four seats inside the cabin, and the contrast stitching led to a sportier appearance.

Under the hood, the 2018 GranTursismo featured a hand-built 4.7-liter V8 at the Ferrari factory. It was paired as standard with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Power increased from its predecessor by more than 20 hp.

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MASERATI GranTurismo MC Stradale photo gallery

It was the most powerful and the fastest Maserati from the Italian car-maker. It was the hard-core version of its well-known GT model. And it wasn't a GT anymore.

Maserati has a long history in motorsports. It won races on most European tracks and its conversion toward GT cars was not unusual. But it still didn't forget its past and glory. The MC Stradale was just the kind of car that someone would buy for weekend track-days, in the same way, that someone would buy a Porsche Carrera GT3 RS.

The MC Stradale was a stripped-down and rebuilt GranTurismo, with more carbon-fiber, more power, and fewer seats. The exterior look was slightly different than the regular model. It had a new front splitter, bumper, hood, front panels, side sills, exhausts, and even a new rear bumper. Overall, it lost 110 kg (242.5 lbs) from its initial weight.

Inside, most of the soundproofing materials were gone and so were the rear seats. Instead, on the options list, the manufacturer added a roll-cage and four-point racing harness. Some comfort features were kept, such as the air-conditioning, the power-windows, or a basic infotainment system. The car had to be legal to drive on the road, but fierce on a race-track.

The engine was upgraded and offered 10 hp more than the regular GranTurismo and it was mated to a re-tuned 6-speed automatic transmission only.

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MASERATI GranTurismo S photo gallery

Unveiled one year after the launch of the Maserati Granturismo, the more powerful S version had a slightly redesigned look and upgraded mechanics.

Aesthetically, the Granturismo S featured grey 20-inch alloys, a blacked-out grille, an extended tail spoiler, dual chromed tailpipes, flared sills and red brake callipers.

The major upgrade though was under the hood, with a new 4.7-liter engine that replaced the 4.2-liter unit. The 500cc increased the power output to 440 hp, compared to 405 hp on the Granturismo.

Quantifiably faster than the Granturismo, the S version could reach 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds and had a top speed of 295 km/h.

The company’s most powerful car by that time, the Granturismo S was less a grand tourer and more a Sports car. The ZF automatic transmission was replaced by a completely reworked and improved robotised manual transaxle gearbox.

The ride comfort was a little compromised with the stiffer, non-adjustable chassis, as well as with the 20-inch alloys. Adjustable dampers were optional, and the S came with the Maserati’s Skyhook system that allowed the driver to choose the suspension settings straight from the dashboard, depending on the road conditions.

Maserati claimed that the fuel economy was improved by 9%, reaching 11.2 liters/100km in the extra-urban traffic.

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MASERATI GranTurismo photo gallery

Maserati introduced the replacement of the Coupe in 2007, at the Geneva Motor Show, and named it GranTurismo, trying to offer a competitive grand tourer with a flair of premium feel.

Unlike its predecessor, the 2007 GranTurismo was more or less a Ferrari California since the two cars sported the same drivetrains, albeit differently tuned for each brand. While the GranTurismo was made especially for long, comfortable rides, its Ferrari sibling was built to handle better on a track.

Maserati employed Pininfarina design studio to pen the car, which was astonishing for those times. It featured a broad grille in the bumper flanked by the foglights on the lower side and by the swept-back headlights on its upper area. The carmaker placed the specific four cuts on each of the front fenders on the front bumper to remind users that it's a V8 sports car. The raked windshield led the way to the greenhouse and ended in a sloped rear area. At the back, the short trunk lid was enhanced by a small spoiler. Finally, under the rear bumper, Maserati placed a quad-exhaust system.

Jason Castriota created the GranTurismo interior with a profound sense of luxury. Even though the front bucket seats featured high-bolstered areas, they were leather-wrapped, like the rest of the cabin. The dashboard, instead, received special attention for the infotainment center placed atop the center stack. While the front passengers could enjoy a long ride, the rear occupants were not that happy on sharing the same legroom or headroom.

Under the hood, Maserati used of the 4.3-liter powerplant developed by Ferrari and mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox provided by ZF.

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