Geneva 2012: Maserati

  • Maserati launches new GranTurismo
  • Powered by 4.7-litre V8 with 454bhp
  • New front bumper and interior details

The Maserati stand was dominated by the impossibly pretty GranTurismo Sport.

Released in 2007, the original GranTurismo was well-received for its looks, performance, engine and exclusivity.

It was designed to take on the likes of the Porsche 911 and the Jaguar XK-R, and with some updates and tweaks the newest version looks to be an increasingly competitive alternative.

Parkers Pick - GranTurismo Sport

  • What is it? The GranTurismo Sport has been updated with a new front bumper and distinctive tail lights. Inside there's also new seats and a new steering wheel.
  • Vital stats and facts: It's powered by a 4.7-litre, 454bhp V8 petrol engine. It'll go from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 185mph. It's available with two different types of transmission: a ZF six-speed automatic and a six-speed electro actuated gearbox. For sister title Car Magazine's full story click here.
  • Why would you buy it? If you're after a sports coupe and you're sick of the usual suspects from Aston Martin and Ferrari, the Maserati GranTurismo Sport is a stunningly stylish alternative.
  • Why wouldn’t you? It isn't going to be cheap to run, cheap to maintain or the fastest car you can get for the money. But you still would, wouldn't you?
  • Prices and launch date: Not clear about price but expect it to be the most expensive GranTurismo yet. It'll go on sale in 2013.

For more news from the Geneva Motor Show 2012, click here.