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Geneva 2013: Maserati

  • MC Stradale is now a proper four-seater
  • Uses a 465bhp 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine
  • Capable of 188mph, but better fuel efficiency

New cars on show: GranTurismo MC Stradale, Quattroporte

GranTurismo MC Stradale

Now, calm down, this is the 'star of the stand' - the GranTurismo MC Stradale.

It's the world debut of the new four-seater but like the previous incarnation it takes its inspiration from the racing version which competes in the Maserati Trofeo Championship.

Of course it looks nice and will probably sound terrific, but unlike the previous car that was a 2+2, the big news is it can now be enjoyed by four people in relative comfort.

It's also got a new carbon fibre bonnet and new forged 20-inch alloy wheels. The interior has had an update but it features the 4.7-litre 456bhp V8 engine that made its debut in the GranTurismo Sport and is now fitted to the entire 4.7-litre GranTurismo range.

It's capable of 188mph, but Maserati says the improvements to the engine have improved fuel efficiency and lowered CO2 emissions.

For the full Maserati GranTurismo review click here.

Quattroporte

The previous generation Quattroporte was quite lovely and, at first glance, we're not quite so sure if this is quite so lovely. Those headlamps still don't look quite right.

Whatever, the engine line-up comprises a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 with 408bhp and a 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 with a substantial 527bhp, all of which makes it the fastest four-door Maserati ever built. The new Quattroporte with the V8 engine will hit 62mph in 4.7 seconds topping out at 191mph.

If you drive like a granny Maserati claims you'll get 26.9mpg but CO2 emissions are a panda reducing/bank account emptying 244g/km.

It's got a load of nice things inside, most notable is a centrally mounted 8.4-inch touchscreen and copious amounts of hand-stitched leather.

It's got a bangin' stereo too.

For more on the Maserati Quattroporte click here.