Maserati GranTurismo 2017: How does the sports car fair ten years on?


Maserati GranTurismo 2017

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Maserati GranTurismo 2017

Critics praise ‘outstanding’ engine, but it’s let down by ‘old-fashioned’ steering

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Monday, July 17, 2017 – 2:01pm

Maserati has refreshed its decade-old GranTurismo sports car, with an all-new version expected to arrive next year.

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The updated GT gets the same Ferrari-derived 4.7-litre V8 engine as the original, says AutoExpress, although the motor’s roots can be traced to the Ferrari F355 from 1994. This is now the only engine available for the car as Maserati dropped the 4.2-litre V8 “because hardly anybody bought it.”

According to Autocar, the 4.7-litre V8 produces 454bhp and 384lb-ft of torque, helping it go from zero to 62mph in 4.7secs and on to a top speed of 187mph.

It’s tweaked styling gives it a more aggressive look over its predecessor, but can the Italian sports car still impress ten years after it first went on sale?

Here’s what the critics have to say.

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