Sunday, April 26, 2009

Maserati Gran Turismo

This will be the last of the luxury supercar posts for the short term, but they are cars that instill such passion. Passion describes today's post of the beautiful Maserati Gran Turismo!
The Gran Turismo is a true 2+2 coupe. It is not the fastest versus it's competition! It does not have a lot of the electronic gadgets found on much of the heated and cooled seats, no adaptive cruise control, no night vision, or overly complicated stereo system. It is a gorgeous car with a unique driving is an incredibly smooth driving car. What this car has in abundance is panache! Check out this Maserati video!
Maserati is an Italian manufacturer of racing cars and sports cars. Maserati was originally founded in 1914, and competes directly with Aston Martin, Jaguar and to a lesser extent Audi, Mercedes Benz and BMW. Maserati has been owned by the Italian car giant Fiat S.p.A. since since 1993. Prior to that Chrysler under Lee Iaccoca owned Maserati.

The Gran Turismo comes in a huge number of colors, nineteen exterior colors, ten interior leather colors and believe it six colors for the brake calipers. A 4.2 liter V-8 generates 405 hp., the performance numbers are approximately 0-60 mph. 5.1 seconds, with a top speed of 177 mph.

Pricing for the Gran Turismo starts at $117,500 USD. My take is that this is not an average persons car, but a car that car enthusiasts should aspire to own. It is car that people find very rewarding!


  1. Coo ... that looks pretty special too .. but I think I prefer the Bentley leather and wood interior. Perhaps I can add it to the fleet in due course .. I could have a colour card for red cars parked outside my castle .. ??!!

    I'm not making that mistake again .. I go back to see what I want to comment on ..& click the video & that bombs my comment out .. that's annoyed me a couple of times .. so the post will come first & the video watch later!

    I see the car market has turned upside down and Pontiac is off the market form 2010 .. Knight Rider will be lost .. I quite liked 'Kit' .. it was a bit naff - but light tv .. with a bit of a pretty boy to gaze at!

    All the best - Pete - .. hope all's well with your father in law .. we progress slowly here ..

    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  2. Hello Hilary,

    The Gran Turismo is a very cool car! I view both cars differently. Technically, they are in different markets. The Gran Turismo has an such an emotional appeal to it!

    What distinguishes the Bentley and most English cars is the use of the fine woods. The Bentley has a state of elegance...trim and proper!

    Different cars for different moods! But,I enjoy each for different reasons.

    Thanks for your comments about my father-in-law! Wishing for the best!

    Best Regards

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online


  3. Pete,
    That is a beautiful car. I would love to own one of those. Perhaps someday... It is the perfect mix of class and sport. Only two companies i believe know how to mix the two to perfection and the companies are Maserati and Aston Martin. Great Post.

    Dr. Bob Moulas

  4. Dr. Bob,

    Your comments about the Maserati and the Aston are correct! They are both beautiful examples of the automobile.

    I would take both cars actually! Both are very rewarding to own!

    Thanks for commenting!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online

  5. wow i think this is my kind of car!!! htough i dont like the color so much but it will have to do!! i thing what you are doing is wonderful!! keep this up!!

  6. Dear Anonymous,

    The Masarati Gran Turismo is one gorgeous does come in a great selection of that should not be an issue.

    Thanks for you comment and support!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online