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2008 Maserati GranTurismo

Posted by charlesdowney on April 4, 2008

The 2008 Maserati GranTurismo gets it right, dumping the lumpy form of the outgoing Maserati GT for an aggressive new shape stretched over a longer chassis. It’s what an exotic should look like, and it took the master sculptors at Pininfarina to accomplish its great auto body parts. But doesn’t that tail borrow too liberally from rival Aston Martin? The 2008 Maserati GranTurismo replaces the Maserati GT coupe, which was introduced in 2002. It has more power, more room inside, and crisp new sheetmetal designed by Pininfarina. The 2008 Maserati GranTurismo rides a shortened version of the chassis used by the critically acclaimed four-door Maserati Quattroporte. It has a 405-horsepower V-8 driving the rear wheels and is likely to cost around $125,000, some $30,000 more than the GT and right in line with such competitors as the Aston Martin V8 Vantage.


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