Published on 01 Oct 2010 by Alison
The gorgeous Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale is live at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and proves what Maserati can still do with a road racing model. The new Granturismo MC Stradale is based on the MC Trofeo track Maserati, and the new top-end coupé is designed to follow the same aerodynamic and track driving philosophy as the Trofeo. The Granturismo MC Stradale is equipped with a 4.7-litre V8 engine with 450 hp and 510 Nm of torque. It is also a lighter model with no rear seats (an interesting roll bar in the style of the Porsche GT3 RS is in their place), while carbon fibre has been used for the front seats and the interior trim. The weight of the new Maserati is now at 1,770 kg which is 110 less than the Granturismo S model.
The MC Stradale has a top speed of 300 km/hr and reaches 100 km/hr in 4.6 seconds. It has an MC Race Shift gearbox capable of gear shifts of 60 milliseconds. The dashboard features an MC Race button used for a high performance set-up with sports suspension and handling. It also opens up the exhaust valves and we can only dream of the sound that would emerge. The final touches have been done with Brembo creating a carbonceramic brake system for the Granturismo MC Stradale, which is also equipped with Pirelli 20-inch tyres, also custom created for this Maserati.