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Maserati GranTurismo (2007 on)


4.7 V8 Sport MC Auto Shift 2dr Coupe

reviewed by Danny Woolston on 4 July 2017
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Simply motoring nirvana

Well this is my first Granturismo, been waiting nearly 5 years to get one and opted for the Sport with the updated nose and newer interior. All i can say is this is motoring nirvana, i've driven lots of performance cars and they all come with some serious let downs but this things sounds wonderful, looks beautiful and drives superbly. The fuel consumption is what you would expect on a V8 so i dropped no points for that, services are 2 years or 12,000 miles and cost between £800-£1500. I was lucky enough to have a 15 month warranty with mine. Soon as you slip into the seats immediately you feel a sense of occasion, my other car is a BMW 335d and i thought that was special but this is something else. The drive is very comfortable in Auto cruising on a motorway its just so easy and joyful, round town with it in Sport Manual the noise kicks in early so you don't have to break speed limits to enjoy and the attention it receives makes you feel that bit more special. What is nice is the attention is positive, i think the presents of this car just calms people into appreciation rather than jealousy. The interior cabin is plush and very high quality the boot is a little small but fairly practical. Yes the infotainment is dated but the sat nav works, phone prep is good, cruise and auto wipers work well. To be fair i've not turned the stereo on yet in the 500 miles covered so far just don't feel i need it. Basically everything you could need to support your drive is there but not distracting. The gear changes are fairly quick and the seat is supremely comfortable more than i expected. Dials are clear and visibility is adequate. As mentioned this thing is big (5m long, 2m wide) so you do have to pick your parking spots, but the front and rear sensors help. There is no push start button, but i feel its more eventful to turn the key and listen to that V8 fire up, you feel more engaged with the process. All in this is the best car i've owned and i don't know what could replace it!

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Road TaxL–M
MPG15.2–19.8 mpg
Real MPG118.7%

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