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      The Maserati Gran Turismo is a good looking GT. It sounds great too with its 4.2 liter and 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8's. Fast it is not. The 4.2 liter offers 399 horsepower and the 4.7 liter V8 bumps output to 434 horsepower.


      At 4200+ pounds and with little torque it is hardly fast. The even stronger 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport with 454 horsepower for example runs the 1/4 mile in 13.1 @ 109.2.

      The car desperately needs an update and really a new generation. FAST AS F@#K it is not.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Maserati GranTurismo owner doesn't know what fast is started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Funny thing is big city owners still buy them and drive them hard from what i have seen. I noticed they seem to pick on 4cyl hondas a lot lol
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        They sound glorious, but they are about a decade behind in performance.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        The S5 slapped on of these down the other day, the weight combined with lack of torque does not make for a fast car.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        They sound glorious, but they are about a decade behind in performance.
        absolutely , do you think it sounds better than the astons na v8?
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        absolutely , do you think it sounds better than the astons na v8?
        IMO yes, but that's just preference. The Maserati has a much higher exhaust pitch compared to the more common deeper sounding Aston. My personal favorite NA v8 for the money is the Voodoo offered in the ford gt350(R).
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zombie1 Click here to enlarge
        They sound glorious, but they are about a decade behind in performance.
        If you look back at their history they've always been behind in outright performance
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        If you look back at their history they've always been behind in outright performance
        Very true but all they have to do is borrow from the Ferrari parts bin and finally put a turbo V8 in the car. The rest of their lineup is turbocharged, right?
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Very true but all they have to do is borrow from the Ferrari parts bin and finally put a turbo V8 in the car. The rest of their lineup is turbocharged, right?
        They do have a 3.8 V8 TT in the Quattroporte GTS but at 523hp it is a far cry from the 660hp Ferrari 488. Similar displacement, the cold have given it at least 100hp more but Maserati has always been about the experience and never more than 'just enough grunt'.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        They do have a 3.8 V8 TT in the Quattroporte GTS but at 523hp it is a far cry from the 660hp Ferrari 488. Similar displacement, they could have given it at least 100hp more but Maserati has always been about the experience and never influenced about the hp war between competitors....
        That engine is actually the same basic architecture. They hold it back in the Maserati on purpose.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky2 Click here to enlarge
        That engine is actually the same basic architecture. They hold it back in the Maserati on purpose.
        Like someone will say Hmmm, let me go from that ferrari sports car i always wanted to a 4 door sedan cause it has almost the same power.... I dont know but how does Maserati even stay alive, i rarely see em' around. Plus an M5 looks better to me, but thats subjective, not a fan of any 4 door maserati...
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        they may be behind in performance but they are leaders in the dollars spent on maintenance per mile driven...something like $2.30/mile..lol