|Maserati GranTurismo S '08|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||Ferrari-Maserati F136 YE|
|Max Power||440 PS|
|Performance Points||489 PP|
|Weight||1,780 kilograms (3,900 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||4.05 kg (8.9 lb) per horsepower|
"A masterpiece of tradition, incorporating racing car performance that is not apparent at first glance."
Maserati's Gran Turismo S - not to be confused with the driving simulator of the same name - was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show as the high-performance version of Maserati's handsome Gran Turismo coupe.
Although there's not much that visually separates the two cars, there are significant differences under the sheet metal; the most noteworthy of which being the drivetrain.
For starters, the displacement of the DOHC V-8 in the Gran Turismo S was increased to 4691 cc, 500 cc more than the base car. Mated to this revitalized power plant was a state-of-the-art semi-automatic gearbox dubbed "MC Shift". MC Shift allowed drivers the choice between a smooth-shifting automatic transmission befitting pure luxury car or a quick-shifting sequential manual transmission where shifting is performed via paddles on the steering wheel.
And because it was a transaxle (with the gearbox mounted on the rear differential side), the front/rear weight distribution was drastically improved, making the Gran Turismo a better handling machine.
Chassis setting for the Gran Turismo S were specially matched to the higher performance nature of this vehicle via a firmer, reinforced suspension and 6-piston brake calipers. Despite the two cars looking virtually identical, the Gran Turismo S possessed a more athletic nature than the base car, while still delivering luxury an elegance that has made the marquee famous for the nearly 100 years.
The car is won after winning the Supercar Festival in the GT5 Professional Series. It can also be purchased from the Maserati Dealership for 166,500 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 166,500 Credits. It is a detailed car.