Review

Ponder This: A Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Is Better Than A Ferrari

But don't ponder for long because this Maserati will soon cease production.

The Maserati GranTurismo dates back to 2007, making it pretty darn old in car years. But it still looks stunning from every angle. Sure, it may be dated in many ways, but it’s still something special and actually quite rare. You typically don’t see a GranTurismo or more specifically the GranTurismo MC Stradale as often as other Italian supercars. So how is it special? For starters, it has a naturally aspirated 4.7-liter V8 with 454 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque; no turbocharging here. 0-62 mph happens in 4.5 seconds and top speed is just under 190 mph.

Perhaps its biggest drawback is a slow-shifting six-speed automated manual gearbox with paddle shifters. But still, for something nearly eight years old, the GranTurismo MC Stradale is still something worth lusting over. XCAR goes for a test drive to find out why.

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