Posted on: Feb 20, 2012
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New Maserati GranTurismo Sport Revealed Ahead of Geneva Debut

The best-selling GranTurismo S is being replaced with a new Sport variant that’s set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The GranTurismo S limited edition that debuted in Bologna celebrated Italy's 150th year of unification, and arguably also marked the end of the best-selling, yet aging, GranTurismo S. Revealed here for the first time, the GranTurismo Sport will debut at Geneva next month where the car's official figures will also be revealed. A sub-5.0 second 0-62mph time is promised and top speed should be in excess of 177mph but we'll know for sure closer to the time of the car's debut.

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A revised, 450hp, 376lb-ft of torque 4.7-liter V8 engine will power the Sport, which will be offered with a choice of two transmissions. A ZF six-speed torque converter automatic comes as standard, while a six-speed sequential manual transaxle gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters comes as an option. The same paddle shifters will be offered as an option on the automatic. Distinguishing the Sport from the outgoing S is a restyled front bumper that aims to optimize airflow for engine and brake cooling.
New front headlights and LED daytime running lights are other new standard features, while new rear lights and dark trim appear at the back. The cabin also gets new front seats and a steering wheel. More information should be revealed prior 6 March, when the Geneva Motor Show press days commence.

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