The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradales refined design is the ideal synthesis of aerodynamics and style: the marques distinctive radiator grille, between the two front light units, is topped by the long carbon fibre engine hood with its aggressive central air intake and two side air vents, derived from those used on the race-track GranTurismo MC Trofeo.
The large opening in the engine hood is another functional feature that enhances the cars aerodynamics, adding character to the front of the car without detracting from the elegance of the bodywork, with its sinuous lines that dialogue with the air through the front spoiler, the side miniskirts and the slots in the front fenders, and guide its flows all the way to the extractor, also creating downforce.
The rear of the GranTurismo MC Stradale is immediately recognisable, with centrally located exhausts framed by the massive extractor designed to ensure efficient outflow from under the body. With the addition of DRL (Daytime Running Lights) LED technology, the front lights come in a feisty matt black finish, while the tail lights, also featuring led lamps, sport an exclusive burnished finish.
The extremely dynamic look of the exteriors is underlined by the new 20 Trofeo Design wheels: as well as being lighter in weight, they incorporate design details typical of the Maserati tradition. A stylish finishing-touch is provided by the new triple-layer Grigio Lava (Pearl Grey) paintwork: this iridescent shade connects the curves of the bodywork to the aerodynamic openings with a beauty that changes with the light.
The unmistakable roar that emerges from the exhaust tailpipes is generated by the famed 4.7 litre Maserati V8 engine, here in its top-range version, with a maximum power of 460 HP (338 kW) at 7,000 rpm. The torque, increased to 520 Nm at 4,750 rpm, makes this engines thrust and elasticity felt at once, while its throaty baritone is underlined by the permanent opening of the by-pass valves in Race mode.
While the GranTurismo offers five electronic handling modes, the MC Stradale has three: Auto, Sport and the exclusive MC Race. This setup is unique to this model, and is activated by pressing the Race button on the dashboard. This is all it takes to make the car even more aggressive and sporty, and the six-speed gearbox allows lightning-fast gear shifts in just 60 milliseconds.
Nothing can be compared to the symbiosis created between a driver and his racing car: the GranTurismo MC Stradale, with its strong links to the world competition, embraces this philosophy by enabling every area of the car to be customised to individual tastes and requirements. The wide selection of details, colours and materials make every car truly unique, the genuine expression of its drivers personality.