Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

This is slightly old news, but I thought it was worth another look.

Let’s start with the bad news: the worst thing about the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is that it isn’t coming here.   

Now for the good news: here’s what Maserati has to say about their new wild child:

“The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is a car of “firsts.” It is inspired by the podium-topping performance of the GranTurismo MC Trofeo motorsport programmes. It is the first road-going Maserati to have a dedicated Race mode to add to its upgraded Automatic and Sport modes. It is the first to boast light and powerful carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes and the first to top 300km/h. It is the first to use advanced electronics to slash gear-shift times to just 60 milliseconds and the first to offer sequential down-shifting. Put simply, it is the first street legal Maserati race car.”

To create the beast that is the MC Stradale, Maserati took the already well-rounded GranTurismo S and fitted a 450-horsepower V8, a track-ready chassis, new bodywork that increases downforce without increasing drag, and stripped out the interior.  

All of this equals a 0-60 time somewhere in the low to mid 4-second range and a top speed somewhere around 187 mph.  Now if you’ll all excuse me for a moment, I need to wipe the drool from my chin…

Get all of the information and check out hi-res photos of the MC Stradale at Maserati’s new mini-site.

source [Maserati]