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The Dazzling Maserati GranTurismo Has 454 Horses Under The Hood

The Maserati GranTurismo wasn’t made just for tackling the road and its winding turns, but for dominating it and turning heads as you showcase your supercar.

The curvy and stylish Maserati GranTurismo is in the running to compete (at least for its gorgeous and handmade body style) with the likes of the 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Coupe.

But you won’t get nearly as much horsepower with the Maserati, as it puts out “only” 454 to the Ferrari’s insane 731. If you can stomach the drop in horsepower, you’ll also pay about $180k less for this gorgeous coupe than you would for its faster Ferrari overseer.

Offered in two trim levels, Sport and MC (for Maserati Corse or racing), as you’d expect, the options and features are decadent and lavish. Standard outfitting will get you 20” premium alloy wheels with trademark Brembo brakes. You’ll certainly see all of the road with powerful bi-xenon headlamps. And you’ll be seen by other drivers with integrated LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps.

Notable features include things like powered, heated and folding side mirrors, adaptive, sport-tuned suspension, front and rear parking sensors, two-zone climate control, premium leather upholstery, heated and powered front seating, voice-activated GPS, Bluetooth/iPod/USB integration and an 11-speaker Bose audio system, to name a few.

Add-ons can also get you more features like electronically controlled, multimode suspension, custom-painted brake calipers, a variety of custom wheel designs, perforated leather seats, custom color combinations and much, much more (for the right price, of course).

The most important thing to note for speed enthusiasts is what’s under the hood. In this case, it’s a beefy and naturally-aspirated, 4.7-liter V8 engine that cranks out 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, able to go from zero-to-60 in just 4.7 seconds.

While there are certainly far superior supercars on the road today, the Maserati was more designed to cater to a realistic budget for luxury racecar shoppers. Its more lucrative price tag means that more people can afford to experience the luxury and thrill of a precision made automobile.

Of course, priced at over $100k means that only a lucky few will still enjoy this car. But that’s still a lot more than those who are able to afford the innately expensive joy of driving Ferraris or Lambos around.

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