Sunday, February 1, 2015

Maserati GranTurismo (Part 1)

The seductiveness of this car is so strong that you'd better not look at it too long, otherwise you might sink into complete apathy towards any other vehicles on this planet. At least, while you are next to the GranTurismo, the probability of this event is as great as your desire to try it out on a deserted highway, like the guy on a glossy advertisement.


There is an impression as if someone hid a special emitter in the car that makes you and others to look only at it. I think the appearance of such cars is like a breath of fresh air in the world of automotive industry. It's great that there are still heroes who are able to convey to buyers that fire from the past that has captured the hearts and minds of the designers leading them eventually to create something truly immortal... something that's called the car, which, in fact,  gradually turns into a banal means of transportation. Undoubtedly, the Maserati GranTurismo is one of the brightest representatives in the automotive world. This car allows you to divide the cast of sports cars into two camps proving that the combination of sport and comfort at this highest level is still achievable.


It should be noted that the design of the GranTurismo was created by the Studio Pininfarina, whereas that of the well-known Quattroporte by the colleagues from Bertone. It's not necessary to write much about the design of this car, because it's an embodiment of perfection and I believe everyone is able to do justice to it.
Just note that from any angle you can see something new and special. In front, there are the slanting xenon headlights and the huge air intake with an impressive trident.

The magnificent silhouette of the car is emphasized by the quaintly designed wheel disks, as well as the traditional small air-ducts on the wings. The exhaust pipes framed with a black diffuser alongside with the beautiful taillights give the rear part of the car quite a solid appearance. Even the external data can solely provide a steady demand for such coupes on the market- the sophisticated connoisseurs of real cars are ready to vote for them with their finances. These people are not willing to put up with modern trends of creating electric "trolleys" and various pseudo-hybrids. They earn enough money to afford the best of the best.
It's worth mentioning that since the release of the GranTurismo S Automatic, it's been much easier for this coupe to fulfill its mission, because the original version of the GranTurismo was not so powerful- it was equipped with a smaller engine and was destitute of some innovative features. This story is somehow similar to that of the Quattroporte, when the engineers screwed automatic transmission thereto.