The whole car is working hard but feels as if it has plenty still in reserve. Five colours for the Spyder's convertible top were also offered. It includes chrome air-exhaust vents in the front fenders, a new polished wheel design, silver-finished brake calipers, and chrome door handles. In silver, it is like climbing into a fireman's protective suit. For me, the speed of the shift is more important going down the 'box, especially when braking hard, and here the Cambiocorsa system is faultless.
The Maserati GranSport's dashboard boasts excellent specialist trim and central console options. Various interior trim packages were offered, including a leather headliner featuring a grosgrain pattern, and either a carbon fibre kit or Briar wood kit sporting wood portions of the steering wheel, door trim, and shifter. What's trying to be conveyed is the direct link between the model you drive and those that are raced, an association for which you would be prepared to pay more. The transmission has a four-percent-longer top gear than the Coupé's, which, according to Maserati, enables a claimed 180-mph top speed. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter.
There is, after all, a racing series for Maseratis the Trofeo for gentleman and gentlewoman racers, very much like the Ferrari Challenge in the U. The 'Spyder 90th Anniversary' was shown in late 2004 and produced in the limited number of 90 cars for North America and another 90 cars for the rest of the world. The crankcase and cylinder heads are made from an aluminum and silicon alloy, giving the engine a relatively light weight of 184 kg 406 lb. Every successive version of the Cambiocorsa electrohydraulic shift system is a little bit better than the previous one. It has the sort of responsive, feelsome steering and dynamic composure we always wished the Coupe had, combined with a superb ride, excellent seats and a deliciously sweet- revving and potent engine.
The V8's rumbling exhaust note evaporates as the revs climb into the mid-range, replaced by a smooth, light, creamy whirr. Description: A lighter weight system that has more efficient flow and shows a noticeable improvement in throttle response whilst enhancing the vehicles sound. This is a double layered material which is not only very attractive but also non-slip and extremely hard-wearing, making it ideal for trimming the central area of sports seats and the lower rim of the steering wheel. Compared with the 18in Michelins or Dunlops fitted to the Coupe and Convertible, they are an inch bigger in diameter, a section lower in profile but the same width, yet with the revised Skyhook tuning seem to provide increased suppleness and feel. Work on the new model's aerodynamics has led to the addition of newbumpers. A Trofeo Light or simply the Maserati Light was also developed for use in various national and international racing series, including the , , and. Any driver lucky enough to get his hands on the three-spoke steering wheel of the Maserati GranSport will appreciate the work that has been done to mould the rim trimmed in perforated leather, carbon and technical fabric to offer improved ergonomic grip.
It has a wheelbase of 2,660 mm 105 in which is about 76 mm 3 in longer than the rival and 305 mm 12 in longer than a. The sonorous burble sets the tone beautifully. The engine operates at a compression ratio of 11. This is why the seats are also fully power adjustable and can, on request, be supplied with a heating option and memorised settings on the driver's side. The 0-to-62-mph time should be about 4. The front end slices for the apex accurately and keenly and it takes a really early throttle to get the traction control warning light flickering - mostly the GranSport simply digs in and goes. The result is an 11-hp increase, to 396, although with rather different power and torque curves than the 394-hp version of the same engine in the Maserati Quattroporte sedan.
Despite its extra appendages, we think the GranSport looks good. The most obvious elements are the curved sill extensions and the sliver of a boot spoiler, but the front grille is deeper, too, more like the Quattroporte's, with a chunkier spoiler below. Only 181 cars were made. Inside, the changes are pretty much all positive, too. A neat carbon-fiber molding that forms a narrow center console is fine.
Their performance specifications are almost identical, with some reviewers claiming that the Coupé has better performance due to its lesser weight and more rigid body structure, while others measured faster performance from the Spyder. Maserati Trofeo front view and Trofeo GranSport rear view The Maserati Trofeo is a racing version of the Coupé that was introduced in 2003. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. An almost total absence of oversteer and improved front-wheel drivability and precision make it very easy to handle too and ensure that drivers will be able to really put it and themselves through their paces in complete safety. Maserati Spyder The Maserati Spyder is a soft-top convertible and features a top that is electronically operated by a pushbutton on the center console. The introduction of the Spyder heralded Maserati's return to the North American market after an 11-year hiatus. If you are ready to purchase, please add it to your shopping cart and continue to checkout.
The GranSport name also has a special symbolic significance for the Trident as it was first used in the 1950s for an elegant two-litre coupe designed by the Carozzeria Frua on the base of the famous A6 G. Rosso Mondiale with Bordeaux and avorio interior. It featured improved aerodynamics, retuned suspension, engine and transmission, and a sportier interior. As with the other models in the Maserati range, the driver can choose between two levels of gear changing. . The grilles over the air vents on the rear bumper are chrome too. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.