The new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale to debut at Paris Auto Show
The new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale will be the fastest, lightest and most powerful car in the Maserati range when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011.
Inspired by the Trofeo GranTurismo MC and the race-winning GT4 motorsport models, the two-seater Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale that will debut at the 2010 Paris Auto Show will feature razor-sharp handling and will break the 300km/h barrier.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale responds to demands for a GranTurismo which can balance on-road driving needs wîth race-driving desires, incorporating the handling and aerodynamic lessons from Maserati's three racing programs.
The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale produces more aerodynamic down force without producing more aerodynamic drag, it produces more power - 336kw, 450 hp - without using more fuel and it is more agile without sacrificing the GranTurismo S's highly praised ride quality.Source - Maserati
The GranTurismo MC Stradale arrives in Asia Pacific
Maserati's fastest growing region welcomes Maserati's fastest coupe ever.
After the official Asia Pacific première at Shanghai Auto Show last April, the GranTurismo MC Stradale makes its debut on the prestigious F1 track in Shanghai and celebrate first supplies of the new sportiest Maserati coupe to dealers across the region.
Asia Pacific has become the fastest-growing region in Maserati's global network thanks to strong demand for the classic Quattroporte sedan and the GranTurismo coupe. Now accounting for 23 percent of Maserati's total sales, the Asia-Pacific region has developed a strong taste for the Italian sports and luxury manufacturer's unique brand of high performance and custom-made exclusivity.
With all key markets in the region showing positive growth, China in 2010 outsold Japan for the first time to become Maserati's Asia Pacific market leader and has cemented that position over the first five months of 2011.
China's surging sales – it has shown over 100 percent growth in the first five months of 2011 over 2010 – have propelled it into the second-largest Maserati market in the world, behind only the Únited States.
The 13-country region's appetite for Maserati is even stronger in the four-door market, wîth Asia Pacific demanding fully 50 percent of Maserati's Quattroporte production, spread between both the 4.2- and 4.7-litre models.
In total, Maserati has 51 sales outlets in the region, including 18 in Japan, 13 in China and eight in Australia, while the new Indian operation, in partnership wîth the successful Indian luxury retailer, the Shreyans Group, plans to cater to seven major cities by 2015.Source - Maserati