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2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale four-seater unveiled

February 27, 2013

When it comes to exotic sports cars and supercars, Maserati has always been up there amongst the most desirable. The Italian company has just unveiled its latest model, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, now with four seats.

As Maserati describes it, the new four-seat version combines a number of different characteristics into one car. It offers “sportiness, luxury and elegance, comfort and style, and functionality and dynamism”, which basically means it’s a slightly stripped back and more focused version of the GranTurismo.

Power comes from a 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 developing 338kW and 520Nm. Matched up with a MC Race Shift six-speed robotised manual transmission, the Stradale is capable of hitting 302km/h.

Other performance highlights include a lightweight carbon fibre bonnet with air intakes and heat extractors, sports suspension, a set of forged 20-inch alloy wheels, and a full carbon ceramic Brembo brake package.

It certainly looks the business too, with an aggressive and low front spoiler, gaping corner air inlets, body-moulded side skirts, and a nicely finished off rear end with a lip spoiler on top and diffuser underneath.

The new model will make its public debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, commencing on March 5, before going on sale later this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.