Arab Today, arab today maserati granturismo s c\mon feel the noise
Last Updated : GMT 18:57:34
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Maserati GranTurismo S: c\'mon feel the noise

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Maserati GranTurismo S: c\'mon feel the noise

London - Arabstoday

It\'s the noise that gets me. Every single time I put my foot down in a Maserati GranTurismo S, the resulting cacophony makes me forget the foibles and imperfections of this exquisite car and pronounce it one of the all-time greats. Even as a standard model, the GranTurismo manages to tick plenty of boxes: it\'s roomy enough for four adults to sit in comfort (are you listening, Aston Martin and Jaguar?), it\'s quick enough to keep most drivers entertained and it\'s rather nice looking. But the S has a couple of things up its sleeve: it\'s ever so slightly more powerful and there\'s a button on the messy dashboard that\'s marked \"Sport\". Whenever I\'m in one, this button is always on, no matter what. It\'s switched on as soon as the engine rumbles into life. Like I said, it\'s the noise. For depressing the Sport button activates the exhaust bypass valves and liberates one of the most blood-curdling, nape-tingling, pulse-quickening sounds ever manufactured by mankind. The Ferrari-built 4.7L V8 might never set the world alight when it comes to outright performance but when an engine sounds this good, it\'s no great shakes. So the prospect of experiencing these aural delights without a steel roof section getting in the way was always going to be enticing. And here it is - the new GranCabrio Sport. But before I get in and press \"that\" button, it\'s perhaps a good idea to look at what makes this model a bit special. The GranCabrio rapidly became Maserati\'s biggest-selling model and it\'s not difficult to see why. It\'s so utterly gorgeous (roof up or down) that it can be forgiven almost anything, but there\'s more to it than heart-stopping good looks. It has character by the truckload and offers genuine usability along with something it\'s difficult to put a price on: exclusivity. But with the Sport, Maserati has taken the opportunity to improve a few niggling faults. The front-mid mounted engine now offers 10 extra horses (450hp) and 20Nm more torque (a maximum of 510Nm), which you\'d need to be a forensic scientist to notice, especially as its top speed is - wait for it - 2kph up from the standard car. 2kph! Where\'s the chequebook? Fortunately, there\'s more on offer than a paltry extra 2kph. Some of the engine\'s internals have been coated with a friction-reducing concoction and the oil sump has been revised for more efficient flow. Result? An improvement in fuel consumption of six per cent. But don\'t get too excited, fuel misers, as it still drinks at a combined rate of 14.5L/100km and, when you drive it like you mean it, I swear you can see the benzina gauge moving in a southerly direction. The suspension has been tweaked to better respond to road undulations, using accelerometers to register both wheel movement and chassis flex, sending the data to a computer thingie somewhere in its depths which, in turn, apportions the desired amount of damping in any given situation. For a car weighing a frankly unforgivable 1.9 tonnes, that\'s probably a good thing if it\'s purporting to be a sports model. And the springs and anti-roll bars have been upgraded to further the sportiness or something. We\'ll see about that. Brakes are improved, too, with grooved, ventilated and drilled discs on all four corners and Maserati claims the car can grind to a halt from 100kph in a distance of just 35 metres. The brakes on the standard car have come in for some criticism in the past because they feel way too spongy, with excessive pedal travel for a performance car. So, on paper at least, this is quite some machine. Before I get carried away, however, there\'s one thing that positively irks me to the point of distraction. And that is the boot space. Or rather, the total lack of it. While the GranCabrio Sport eschews the folding metal roofs that have become de rigueur these days, in favour of a fabric one, there\'s seemingly no benefit when it comes to luggage space. Open the boot and you\'re greeted with a full-sized spare tyre and no room even for a change of underwear. So if you want to take the car for a weekend away you\'ll need to make sure the kids aren\'t coming so the rear seats can be put to good use. Ridiculous.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 14:26 2017 Friday ,13 October

UAE’s first hydrogen station opened

GMT 21:48 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cars, apps and driving schools — Saudi women

GMT 20:34 2017 Tuesday ,03 October

Tesla's Model 3 sedan off to slow start

GMT 14:56 2017 Monday ,02 October

Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across city

GMT 13:26 2017 Saturday ,30 September

VW's dieselgate bill jumps on 'complex' US recalls

GMT 06:16 2017 Saturday ,30 September

British drivers to defend employment rights at Uber

GMT 18:53 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul in commercial hub

GMT 19:56 2017 Monday ,18 September

Canadian GM workers in walkout
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today maserati granturismo s c\mon feel the noise Arab Today, arab today maserati granturismo s c\mon feel the noise

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today maserati granturismo s c\mon feel the noise Arab Today, arab today maserati granturismo s c\mon feel the noise

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016

GMT 04:39 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016
Arab Today, arab today Iran's Facebook shuts down

GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,16 October

Iran's Facebook shuts down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Safaa Sultan happy for “Love School”

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday