Maserati GranTurismo Edizione V8 Aspirato announced for Australia

November 18, 2019

A couple of weeks ago it was announced that production of the current-gen Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio is coming to an end, with a special one-off vehicle made to celebrate. However, the local arm has just announced it is offering a special edition of its own; the Maserati GranTurismo Sport Edizione V8 Aspirato.

The special edition is being introduced to help celebrate and send-off Maserati’s 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that powers the GranTurismo. It’s a hand-built unit, put together in part with help from Ferrari. At 7000rpm it unleashes 338kW, while 4750rpm gets you 520Nm. This is sent through a ZF-based six-speed auto with rear-wheel drive, propelling the coupe from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.8 seconds.

Developed exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand market, the Edizione V8 Aspirato is available in five unique heritage paint colours, including Argento Auteuil, Blu Corse, Blue Sera, Celeste Chiaro, and Verde Britannia. Buyers can also further customise by blending different brake caliper and alloy wheel combinations.

Inside, the sports seats are wrapped in Poltrona Frau leather, or buyers can option for Alcantara and leather for a unique touch. There’s also a touch-screen media interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the dash and console are made up of high-quality materials such as forged aluminium for some of the control knobs.

Just 23 examples of the Edizione V8 Aspirato special edition are up for grabs, with the first deliveries scheduled to begin arriving in December 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.