Maserati's New 4-Seater GT MC Stradale and Quattroporte Are an Exercise in Style [w/Video]

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The 83rd edition of the Geneva Motor Show hosted the world debut of Maserati's new four-seater GranTurismo MC Stradale and the European premiere of the Italian luxury brand's next generation Quattroporte sedan that we first saw at the Detroit auto show in January.

Maserati's second take on the sportier GranTurismo MC Stradale formula brings back the regular model's rear seats, which add some weight, but on the other hand, make the coupe more practical than the strictly two-seater version of the GT MC Stradale.

There are no other differences between the two- and four-seat iterations of the GranTurismo MC Stradale, with both models powered by a stronger 4.7-liter V8 producing 453hp (460PS), which is now also available in the GranTurismo Sport.

Paired to an MC Race Shift 6-speed electro actuated gearbox, the four-seater hits 100km/h (62mph) in 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 303km/h (188mph).

Other upgrades over the regular GranTurismo coupes include a more powerful set of Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, an assortment of aero-enhancing parts, a vented carbon fibre bonnet, 20-inch forged alloy rims and a re-trimmed interior with carbon-fibre and Alcantara surfaces.

The 2013 Geneva Motor Show also sees the European premiere of Maserati's all-new Quattroporte range, which includes the GTS with a 523hp (530PS) twin-turbo V8 and RWD, the S Q4 featuring a 404hp (410PS) twin-turbo V6 and AWD, and the S with the same V6 but RWD.


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