Behind the Maserati GranTurismoTechnology
The Maserati GranTurismo satisfies any driving desires achieving a smooth ride as well as noise control in the interior and it is designed to reduce fuel consumption even at higher speeds. By driving a Maserati GranTurismo, the driver is behind the wheel of a car that meets the most severe anti-pollution laws without compromising performance.
The GranTurismo automatic transmission is located in the front, in line with the engine. The auto-adaptive software fitted in the Maserati GranTurismo transmission allows to automatically adjust gear changing to adapt to the different driving styles and road conditions. There are four operating modes: normal, sport, ICE and manual. When driving normally with steady acceleration, the gear changes occur at relatively low revs to achieve the most comfortable drive possible. The Sport mode is selected via the sport button to enhance gear shifts 40% faster than in the normal modeallowing drivers to fully appreciate the exhilarating performance of the GranTurismo. In the sport mode the way the Maserati Stability Control operates as well as the skyhook suspension are changed. The ICE mode is intended to be used when the tire grip is poor and helps providing traction even in the most slippery conditions. The manual mode allows achieving the maximum of the driving pleasure as well as car performance: the gears are directly selected by the driver sequentially, either via the gear shift lever of the paddles on the steering column.
The load-bearing body boasts a mix of materials and technologies that deliver weight optimization and strength. The GranTurismo’s extremely rigid body and its sophisticated suspension system enhance the car’s dynamic handling, reduce vibration and consequently improve comfort on board. The car weight distribution makes the Maserati GranTurismo enjoyable to drive, responsive to commands and enhance its safety. Maserati GranTurismo chassis features a front and rear wishbone suspension with forged aluminum arms and hubs to reduce weight. The suspension benefits from the Anti-dive and the Anti-squat technologies whether the skyhook system is designed to provide automatic and constant control of the damping. Skyhook is another system that contributes in providing the highest level of comfort on board without penalizing performance and sporty handling. The GranTurismo features Brembo braking system. The calipers have four pistons of different diameters with ceramic isolating linings, whether the 4-channel ABS features an electronically controlled braking distribution that it is integrated in the Maserati Stability Program.
The Maserati GranTurismo is equippedwith the adaptive light control which guarantees the best level of efficiency of the bi-xenon headlights and increases visibility on curves at night. The rear lights have 96 LEDs which also make the vehicle clearly visible at night. The parking sensors are incorporated in the rear bumper and a display on the dashboard informs the driver on the presence of any obstacles while parking. Electro-chromic internal mirrors and electrical door mirrors darken progressively as the intensity of the light increases in order to prevent dazzling.