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Geneva 2012: Maserati GranTurismo Sport. Image by United Pictures.

Geneva 2012: Maserati GranTurismo Sport
Maserati's sporty grand tourer gets new look and more power, but is it enough?
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What is it?

If you believe the blurb from Maserati you would be forgiven for thinking that this is an all-new Gran-Turismo Sport, but in essence it is little more than a facelift. The sleek coupé gets a restyled front bumper that optimises airflow for both the engine and the braking system; the headlights have also been redesigned and now incorporate LED daytime running lights; while out back darker, more aggressive taillights have been fitted. Power from the 4.7-litre V8 has also jumped from 433- to 460hp.

Why's it here?

By the looks of things because Maserati needed something to fill its stand. The GranTurismo Sport was unveiled alongside the perennial Maserati show car - the Kubang SUV concept - and a special edition of the GranCabrio built in association with Fendi, makers of high end handbags all of which seems... well a little underwhelming.

Show stopper or floor filler?

Having wowed audiences with the Kubang SUV in Frankfurt, Maserati's Geneva stand just seems a bit tame. A fresh look for the GranTurismo Sport is not likely to stop you dead in your tracks, even with a sizeable power boost, especially when you consider what Ferrari has lurking just around the corner. A disappointing floor filler.

Graeme Lambert - 7 Mar 2012

Earlier articles featuring 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

2012-02-21: Sportier GranTurismo for Geneva


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