Maserati GranTurismo MC

2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC

It might seem silly to brag about a second-place finish, but hear us out.  Robb Report has just name the Maserati GranTurismo MC the runner-up in its annual Car of the Year contest, losing only Lamborghini’s astonishing new Aventador.  Who’s to blame them, really.  The Aventador is, after all, the first all new raging bull since 2004, and it has nearly 700 horsepower.  And something called “Thrust mode,” whatever that is. 

The Maserati’s second-place finish is especially noteworthy since the MC isn’t an all-new model.  Yes, there are a number of significant changes to the car from the new bodywork to the more powerful yet more efficient engine, but it’s not too terribly different to the GranTurismo S.  Those changes, though, make a very big difference in the feel and performance of the car.  Robb report summed it up by saying, “No one could find fault with the GranTurismo MC.  Indeed, the MC might have topped the Aventador if bonus points were awarded for sales, because more judges expressed interest in purchasing this car than any other at the contest.” High praise, indeed.

Check out the full article here, or check out their video review of the GranTurismo MC here.

source: Robb Report

via: Maserati