Monday August 8th, 2011 13:20 Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic gets Sports Pack Upgrade

Maserati has announced that its most popular model in the UK – the GranTurismo S Automatic – is to receive a new Sport pack upgrade. The Italian car manufacturer believes that the introduction of the Sport pack will enable the S Automatic to deliver an even greater performance oriented experience.

Although the upgraded S Automatic gets its power from the same 434bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine as the standard S Automatic, its newly added MC Auto Shift software will allow drivers to change gears quicker than previously possible and will give the car a more alert feel. The new Sport pack also includes a revised exhaust system. Because its bypass valves are kept fully open when in Sport mode, the car has a richer sound than before.

The introduction of the Sport pack hasn’t affected the S Automatic’s performance statistics, as, just like the regular model, it has a top speed of 183mph and goes from 0-62mph in just five seconds.

In terms of aesthetic updates, the S Automatic has been subjected to a number of changes to help make it look even sportier. The car will include body coloured side skirts and front winglets, as well as a black grille that bears the distinctive Maserati Trident Logo. In addition to these styling changes, the car features Grigio Mercury Neptune-design alloy wheels, black look headlights, black mesh side grilles, an integrated rear boot lid spoiler and oval exhaust pipes.

Priced at £3,840 the Sport pack brings the price of a fully equipped GranTurismo S Automatic up to £92,480, and comes with 3 years/unlimited mileage warranty.

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