It is, with 1,670 kilos, the sportiest version of the brand. In addition, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is a beast of circuits. And also served in real life! It is certainly a sport with which to dream. The mode ‘Race’ of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is difficult to explain with words, and I’ve tried many cars : the change manually operated carbon paddles, blows to the spine to move from one relationship to another ( shifts from one gear to another in 60 milliseconds) and the sound is about the world of racing.
For example, if you go to 2,000 revolutions per pedestrian city will not look no where it came from such a crash. But the good news does not appear when you accelerate. The best is when you lift off the throttle and sourced V8 Ferrari holds: hear a crackling so addictive that you will notice that you are pulling only to listen.
The new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale makes it easy if you want to go alone. The ‘Auto’ makes more comfortable insertions. The switching time is lengthened to 200 milliseconds, you move to a higher ratio between 2,500 and 3,000 rpm and 100 km/h and has got six. The feeling I have is that you go on a Citroen C4 Picasso with change ‘CMP’: between gears is a power vacuum that makes you go, shaking his head as if to say yes to everything.
But this GranTurismo is a car built for speed, the perfect machine for lovers of the ‘race-client’. It has a tireless Brembo ceramic brakes and the body has been lowered 10 mm front and 12 behind with respect to the Maserati GranTurismo S. It also has a mechanical self and were relaxed. A total of 110 kilos lost with respect to that model, with measures such as the massive use of carbon fiber or less sound insulation. On the latter point, I acknowledge that I have thanked a thousand times to those who had such a fantastic idea.
As for sportsmanship, nevertheless not think it’s better than a Ferrari 458 or Porsche 911 Turbo: I find something big and awkward in narrow mountain areas, although with good asphalt and wider roads is something a machine can not has a limit: snack fast curves (which in this case are all, except the forks) and in the linked is not ruffled. After the test, I concluded that to get its full advantage you have to get on track, and that is where you can take advantage of its aerodynamic study to receive more downforce (25% front and 50 rear) from 200 km/h, or ESP so permissive that make your hair stand on end.