Usually, we don’t refer to Masterati sports cars as being fast. Yes, they are luxury expensive sports cars, but they are not fast cars like the Porshe or Ferrari sports cars. Now, Maserati is on the path to wash all all that image away with the introduction Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is a much racier and sportier version. It is honed to provide more power and a leaner body to break the trap speed, but at the same time retains its luxury side without losing ride quality and sacrificing fuel economy.
The quest for more power for the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale needed help from an ally; a 4.7-liter V8 from Ferrari is called to the aide. The new engine able to develop 450 horsepower and 376 lb ft of torque. Not only that, the Maserati GT Mc Stradale also shredded 242 pounds in the process to reduce its weight down to 3894 pounds.
With new found power, according to the Maserati, the GT MC Stradale is its first production car to break the 186 mph speed barrier. Now, this is no number to be boasting around with in the sports car arena, but it is Maserati’s first. In addition to breaking the speed barrier, the Maserati GT MC Stradale also made great stride in the 0-62 mph sprint time with just 4.6 seconds.
The Maserati GT MC Stradale also exterior modifications to make it looks good. New upgrades included a new front splitter, front and rear bumpers, front guard panels, side sills, hood, and exhaust tips.
As for the inside, the interior got simpler to reduce weight. The back seats had been taken out to accommodate a roll cage. Additionally, racing bucket seats with optional 4-point harnesses and a simplified dashboard are now in placed. Now, there is also a “Race” mode added to driving condition selector that already has an “Auto” and “Sport” mode; the “Race” mode will also be Maserati’s first-ever.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will be available in Europe by the first quarter of 2011, and later will be available world wide.