Maserati CEO Reid Bigland recently revealed the company has extended the lifecycle of the GranTurismo and the automaker has just unveiled a minor facelift for the aging model.
Shown at the New York Stock Exchange, the 2018 GranTurismo will be available in Sport and MC (Maserati Corse) trims.
Both models gain a number of minor styling tweaks including a new “sharknose” grille which draws inspiration from the Alfieri concept. Additional changes are limited but there are larger air intakes and a modified rear bumper.
Thankfully the interior hasn’t been overlooked as Maserati installed revised switchgear and a new central console with a “double rotary knob” that is made of forged aluminum. Other highlights include a new Harman Kardon audio system and an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Power is provided by a naturally-aspirated 4.7-liter V8 engine that is hand-built by Ferrari and produces 460 PS (338 kW) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which enables the GranTurismo Sport to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds before topping out at 299 km/h (185 mph). The slightly lighter GranTurismo MC completes the same task in 4.7 seconds while its top speed is 301 km/h (187 mph).