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28 February 2013

Meet the Maserati GT MC Stradale

Maser listens to TopGear and fits four seats to race-derived GranTurismo coupe…

Vijay Pattni
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You're welcome, world. Clearly, having read TopGear's definitive verdict on the previous Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, the Italians have made a good car just that little bit better. By adding two rear seats.

It's got bags of character and is a great deal of fun

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale; not, as the name would suggest, a shady underground urban lyricist, but in fact, a gorgeous GranTurismo with a body shaped after the company's Trofeo racers.

Pretty thing, isn't it? It gets a new carbon fibre bonnet with a central air intake and two rear extractors, new forged 20in alloy wheels, a 460bhp, 4.7-litre V8 engine with a six-speed sequential manual gearbox and 510Nm of torque, a top speed of 302kph and of course, space for two more friends in the back.

It's still a plumper, mind, with weight standing on the wrong side of 1,700kg, but 0-100kph takes just 4.5 seconds, and, as we found out in its predecessor, it's got bags of character and is a great deal of fun.

Plus, just look at it. It'll make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week, alongside the brand new Quattroporte.

Tags: gran turismo, stradale, mc stradale, maserati, geneva 13, gt



Two relatively affordable 600cc urban warriors claim to be the best at their game. Time for them to hit the road and settle their differences