Maserati Finally Details 2018 GranTurismo And GranCabrio In New Gallery [45 Pics]

While Maserati did reveal the 2018 GranTurismo and GranCabrio in the past days, the Italian car maker had neglected to release a full gallery of the new model; until now.

So feast your eyes on the new Italian GT that insists on using an old-school naturally aspirated V8 which produces the kind of music we like, as well as 460hp at 7,000rpm and 520Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm.

The visual changes are subtle but necessary as the car has been around since 2007, with the company taking inspiration from the beautiful Alfieri concept.

This means that the 2018 GranTurismo and its topless sibling, the GranCabrio, now feature a new ‘sharknose’ hexagonal grille, lower air ducts and a redesigned rear bumper among other smaller revisions.

One of the highlights of the facelift is the interior, which now features a modern 8.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a redesigned lower console and the ever-gorgeous Poltrona Frau leather seats.

Have a look at the gallery below and tell us what you think on the comments.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Dariush

    the original design by pininfarina is still the best. All these facelifts just makes it look more and more old.

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      it “makes” it look, because this car is “not” 10 years old

  • Akira

    Talk about beating a dead horse… I think this facelift is well represented by this nice new big screen with pure late 00’s climate control buttons underneath.

  • Dennis James

    The tires and wheels are just too small for those wheel arches.

    • europeon

      Nope, 20″ are just fine. The problem with all Italian cars (Alfa, Maserati, Ferrari) is the ride height, or rather the illusion of them being jacked up.

      • Dennis James

        20″ has no meaning, that is the rim diameter, I was referring to the tire outside diameter.

        • europeon

          Tire sidewall has no meaning nowadays, it’s pretty much one size fits all for cars, between 8 and 10 cm, and I have just explained you why they look so small. Read my post again.

          • Dennis James

            Why is it so hard to understand the concept of a tire diameter ? I was not talking about any sidewalls. It’s the distance measured between ground level and the top of the tire. That is too small.

          • europeon

            Why is it so hard to read?
            There is also a golden rule of car design (one that Rolls Royce makes a lot of fuss about), the wheel to body ratio must be 2:1, ie the height of the car must be twice the height of the wheels, point past where they start look cartoonish. You can find all the dimension of the car and its wheel/tire sizes on Google and make your own calculations.

          • Merc1

            What?

            M

          • Six Thousand Times

            I think you’re missing his point or just not doing the maths.

    • SteersUright

      The car is just too big.

    • Beelzaboot teriaksun

      it’s because the wheels don’t have enough backspacing

  • nastinupe

    Is this a “refresh’ car or a new one? It looks like a refresh.

    • europeon

      It’s a facelift.

  • europeon
  • europeon

    It’s a shame they didn’t also updated the HVAC controls and the dials with the ones from the Ghibli/QP, but that won’t stop me getting one next year.

    • Nordschleife

      I agree as the the current ones is really dating it but its a nice interior refresh.

  • Deckard_Cain

    The interior is actually not bad!

  • Vassilis

    I never liked this car. Its proportions are so weird. I loved the 3200GT.

    • SteersUright

      That was one weird car too! Never warmed to the design of either. Both are nice from some angles, and horrid from others. Classical beauties these are not. In fact the only beautiful Maserati of recent times has to be that Birdcage, or whatever it was called. Everything else has been sorta cool, but just ok really.

  • TheBelltower

    Who buys this garbage? The Maserati brand needs a design overhaul.

    • SteersUright

      Exactly! Have you seen the depreciation on Maserati’s anyhow? A 2 yr old Giulia with no miles can be had for 50% off. Goes to show both the demand and true appreciation for these vehicles. The main problem with them is FCA. Fiat has no business making high end cars. I hope that when these amazing brands descend to little to no sales, the will be scooped up for pennies on the dollar by a real luxury car producer, someone like VW group, MB, Lexus/Toyota, BMW, etc. These brands deserve better. Fiat was a much better fit with the Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge acquisition as they’ve been sort of American “Fiats” anyhow, with their traditional abysmal finish, build quality, and cheap prices for ages. While this can work for budget brands, this sort of production philosophy does not bode well for higher end vehicles where customers spend much more specifically to pay for “special”, for more precision in execution, and for fare more deliberate attention to fine detail.

      • europeon

        > A 2 yr old Giulia with no miles can be had for 50% off

        Hello, fellow time traveler. Maybe you can help me with the lottery numbers for the next week, I have lost my book when I made the jump back in time. Thanks.

        The rest of what you say it’s bulls*it.

        • SteersUright

          Right…because you dont agree with me it makes everything b.s.? Its ok Maser fanboy, calm yourself, you dont need to face reality. In fact, little passionate schoolgirls like you keep these brands alive, thank goodness, as I am a fan of the unique and quirky, believe it or not. But any fool who buys these cars new will then face the stark reality that they can recuperate only 50% of of the retail price they paid only 2 short years after buying them at MSRP.

          • europeon

            No. The fact that I have owned almost excursively Fiat made cars all my life, I have very close ties with the Italian car community, and all those problems you “heard of from a friend of a friend who knows someone” don’t exist, makes everything bulls*it.
            On the other hand, if your mindset is to get half of the price of the car back in “two short years”, you’d be better off with buying a Toyota or a Honda, Maserati isn’t for you.

          • SteersUright

            Anyone set to invest a significant sum of money on anecdotal evidence deserves what they get. The fact remains, Maserati, Alfa, etc rank very poorly on every reliability metric and when they break, they aren’t cheap to repair either. Maserati is not for me as it is not for anyone who cares about resale value, best value for their dollar, and peace/ease of ownership (reliability). A fun brand? Yes. On someone else’s dime? Sure. But why bother with a 2017 at near 100k when I can show you nearly the same car as a 2015 at $50k? I like people like you, you keep interesting brands like Maserati alive. However, my overanalyzed spend will only chase real value, as I surmise so will most other thinking spenders.

          • europeon

            Nobody stops you from buying a Honda then.

          • SteersUright

            You say that like Honda isn’t one of the best auto manufacturers in the world. I’d gladly buy a “Honda” NSX over any Maserati in a heartbeat. Enjoy your vastly depreciating asset, I’ll buy it next year off of you for $15k.

          • europeon

            As I said it many times, put your money where your mouth is, go buy an NSX.

          • SteersUright

            You’re getting trivial. Calm down and down have a stroke over some hypothetical discussion. The purpose of the comment section is lost on you. Nobody is hard selling, people just express their views. You dont have to buy a Maserati just because you take an alternate position from me. Or you could if you like, thats the beauty of commenting in the good old USA.

          • europeon

            I’m from Europe, I make comments like we do it in Europe. You do your thing.

      • Six Thousand Times

        OK, I’ll bite: The Giulia is an Alfa Romeo and hasn’t been available for two years. The quality control in your comment rivals anything from Chrysler/Dodge.

  • SteersUright

    This car always looked interestingly Italian, somewhat intriguing from a few angles, and generally bad and oddly proportioned from most others. A giant coupe with no real interior space, its enormous size and heavy weight make no sense as it then suffers the poor dynamics of an overweight car while also not able to carry 4 in any real comfort. It looks all there worse now, many years since its introduction, extremely dated inside and out. That said, any sports car with an Italian design and Ferrari V8 will almost always have some appeal.
    FCA seems to be making no real efforts to produce world-class products with either this brand, Alfa, or Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge since its acquisition of them. And no, special one-off, compromised models like the Hellcats, Demons, 4c, etc are not enough to cover up poor craftsmanship, reliability, and aging platforms. Perhaps this conglomerate is simply spread to thin, with too many brands under its umbrella and not enough engineering and financial resources to dedicate to each? Who knows. I personally steer clear of anything made by FCA, even as much as I’d love to see Alfa and the American brands reinvigorated.

  • Mark S

    Nice updates for a timeless and beautiful car.

  • Tinky-Winky

    After all these years it still looks great.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    just one look at the interior and i’m like… hell nah!

    • Astonman

      Have you sat in one? They are quite beautiful.

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