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Gransport Maser makes its Aussie debut
Maserati's Quattroporte GTs go on sale at the Melbourne motor show
13 Feb 2006
By CHRIS HARRIS
AN EVEN hotter version of the Spyder, Maserati’s Gransport Spyder made its Australian debut in Melbourne last week before both its European and Australian release.
As the newest Maserati sports flagship, the Gransport Spyder follows the Gransport Coupe’s lead by offering more aggressive styling, improved performance from a 294kW 4.2-litre V8, reworked suspension and 19-inch wheels and tyres. Pricing has been set at $260,000.
While full details will be announced when it arrives on sale here mid-year, Maserati also used Melbourne to release both the Quattroporte Executive GT ($286,000) and Quattroporte Sport GT ($275,000) models that debuted in Sydney last year.
While the former features wood veneer interior finishes, 19-inch wheels, a chrome mesh grille, side chrome grille and Alcantara headlining, the latter offers a carbon-fibre interior, 20-inch wheels, aluminium pedal covers, specific Skyhook suspension tuning, a sports-tuned exhaust and improved SMG transmission software for 35 per cent-faster gearshifting.
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