2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport – First Drive Review

It was a peaceful and elegant scene, the bright sunlight glinting off the top-down Maserati GranTurismo convertibles parked on the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia in Trieste. Passersby admired the gorgeous cars, one of Pininfarina’s masterpieces. Then a legion of uprated 4.7-liter V-8s ignited with a snarl, and peace and elegance were the last things on our minds.

About that wonderful engine, fitted in the top-spec GranTurismo Convertible Sport: Purists still lament the fact that Maseratis, which were long defined by powerplants that developed peak power at low rpm, are now equipped with high-revving buzz saws bought from its former arch rival, Ferrari. But the GranTurismo Convertible Sport’s 444-hp variation of the 4.7-liter V-8 is sure to create a few converts.

It’s an evolution of the regular GranTurismo convertible’s 433-horse 4.7-liter with less internal friction, thanks to a revised oil sump and slipperier coatings for the valve tappets and cam lobes. This upgraded version also powers the GranTurismo MC Stradale coupe. Compared with its lesser sibling, the droptop Sport exhales through a freer-flowing exhaust, the main purpose of which seems to be to create as much beautiful noise as is legally allowed. It’s aided in that pursuit by active valves that open at 2500 rpm when the transmission is in its automatic-sport mode. We predict the V-8 will haul the 4600-pound droptop to 60 in 4.8 seconds.

CarDVD-Player.net All Right Reserved.Back to Shopping on: Car DVD player car dvd player with GPS for Toyota Car DVD Player with GPS for Honda Car DVD Player with GPS for Hyundai Car PC Car DVD Players Headrest DVD Player Audi DVD Player BMW DVD Player Buick DVD Player Chevrolet DVD Player Citroen DVD Player Daihatsu DVD Player Ford DVD Player Fiat DVD Player GMC DVD Player Honda DVD Player Hyundai DVD Player Lexus DVD Player Kia DVD Player Mazda DVD Player Mercedes-Benz DVD Player Mitsubishi DVD Player Nissan DVD Player Opel DVD Player Peugeot DVD Player Skoda DVD Player Renault DVD Player Suzuki DVD Player Toyota DVD Player Volkswagen DVD Player Rear Camera

Related posts:

  1. 2012 Jaguar XKR-S Convertible – First Drive Review Every car in America can find its way to 75...
  2. 2013 Lexus GS350 / GS350 F Sport / GS450h Hybrid – First Drive Review Lexus wants us to believe that the 2013 GS is a...
  3. 2012 BMW 328i Sedan Manual – First Drive Review BMW won’t say “for competitive reasons” how many manual-transmission 3-series...
  4. 2012 BMW M6 Convertible / 2013 M6 Coupe – Official Photos and Info After a brief sabbatical, BMW’s M6 coupe and convertible are...
  5. 2012 BMW 328i Sedan Manual – First Drive Review BMW won’t say “for competitive reasons” how many manual-transmission 3-series...
  6. 2012 Cadillac SRX – First Drive Review The Cadillac SRX’s lead development engineer, Steve Kline, kicked off...
  7. 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i – First Drive Review Any new engine is big news to us, but when...
  8. 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG – First Drive Review At some point during a two-day drive of the all-new...
  9. 2012 Toyota Prius C – First Drive Review Americans aren’t fat because of high-fructose corn syrup, stress related...
  10. 2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 VR6 4MOTION Euro-Spec – First Drive Review Volkswagen has shifted a lot of its attention to the...

About cardvd-player.net

www.cardvd-player.net-Professional Car Dvd Player Manufacturers and Supplier!
This entry was posted in Auto Express, Car DVD Player Knowledge, Car Reviews, Maserati and tagged auto GPS, car DVD player with GPS, Car GPS, car Navigation, Car Radio, In-dash DVD players, MASERATI auto DVD player, MASERATI auto GPS, MASERATI car audio, MASERATI Car DVD Player, MASERATI Car DVD Players, MASERATI Car Stereo, MASERATI DVD player, MASERATI DVD Players, MASERATI GPS, MASERATI In-Dash, MASERATI In-Dash DVD player, MASERATI iPod, MASERATI Navigation, MASERATI Radio. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>