Pros: Surprisingly accessible price point for Maserati cachet; incredible engine among best on the market; four seats not as tight as you might think
Cons: Aging design now six years old -- though it still turns heads; Maserati depreciation is difficult to endure; no trick dual-clutch automatic like Ferrari
What's new: The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo gets only minor trim level changes for the new model year. Otherwise, it's carried over mostly unchanged.
The Maserati GranTurismo debuted in 2008 as a replacement to the simply named Maserati Coupe and Spyder. A high-performance GranTurismo S debuted for 2009, while the soft-top GranTurismo convertible arrived for the 2010 model year. All GranTurismo models offer four seats and a front-mounted V8.
Today's GranTurismo uses a 4.7-liter V8 and comes in four styles: two coupes and two convertibles. The base-level GranTurismo is offered only in convertible guise and produces 433 horsepower. The mid-range Sport convertible offers 444 hp, while the Sport coupe boasts 454. Also available is a high-performance, coupe-only GranTurismo MC Stradale. That model makes the same 444 hp as the Sport convertible.
The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo starts at $127,000 for a Sport coupe. A base-level convertible is just over $135,000 before options. The MC Stradale coupe and Sport convertible both start at just under $143,000. All GranTurismo models use a 6-speed automatic that propels the cars to 60 mph in under five seconds.