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    Geneva Motor Show: Maserati Adds Two More Seats To The MC Stradale



    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    February 28, 2013

    Maserati's most hardcore vehicle, the GranTurismo MC Stradale has got some changes that will be shown at next week's Geneva Motor Show.

    The big change is the addition of back seats, which means those who want to carry three passengers in their race-derived coupe have an option.

    Other changes for the GranTurismo MC Stradale include a new carbon fiber hood with an integrated air scoop, twenty-inch alloy wheels, and new air extractors in the back.

    Power will come in the form of a 4.7L V8 producing 460 horsepower. All of that power is sent through Maserati's MC Race Shift six-speed semi-automatic gearbox.

    Source: Maserati

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    MASERATI: LUXURY AND SPORTINESS FOR FOUR: FOUR SEATER GRANTURISMO MC STRADALE MAKES ITS DEBUT IN GENEVA

    The MC Stradale will be the star on the Maserati stand, alongside all the new Quattroporte versions as they make their European debut

    Modena, 27 February 2013. From the moment the spotlight hits the new range - starting with the new Quattroporte, set to make its European debut at the Geneva Motorshow - Maserati also revamps those luxury sports models which provided the basis for the brand's growth.

    In line with this philosophy, Geneva will see the world debut of the new four seater GranTurismo MC Stradale, the optimum expression of sportiness combined with the luxury of a coupé made in Modena. Although the new Quattroporte is the first Maserati to be built at the new Giovanni Agnelli plant in Grugliasco (Turin), the GranTurismo MC Stradale will in fact be built at the historic factory in viale Ciro Menotti in Modena.

    Just like the previous two seater version, the new four seater GranTurismo MC Stradale takes its inspiration from the racing version which competes in the Maserati Trofeo Championship, offering the perfect combination of sportiness, luxury and elegance, comfort and style, functionality and dynamism - that can now be enjoyed by four people. The new aesthetic exterior features, with their clear racing edge, are highlighted by the new carbon fibre bonnet which frames a central air intake and two rear extractors and by the new forged 20" alloy rims. The new GranTurismo MC Stradale boasts a cabin that has four comfortable seats and an interior design featuring new materials and style.

    The new GranTurismo MC Stradale also features the 4.7 litre, 460 HP aspirated V8 engine which made its debut in the GranTurismo Sport and which is now fitted to the entire 4.7 litre GranTurismo range. Combined with an MC Race Shift 6-speed robotised manual gearbox, this engine ensures outstanding performance - with a top speed of 188 mph - which can be enjoyed in this new four passenger configuration. The safety of the vehicle is guaranteed by the Brembo carbon ceramic brake discs. The new GranTurismo MC Stradale also benefits from the work carried out on the latest engine range to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

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    love the look of this car, but come on, who in their right mind will really carry people in the back seat? These are kiddy seats at best and a place to stowe your bags.

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

    :)

    Scarce, yes. Over here too. There's a black one that parks in the office building in front of the one I'm located at and it's just :drool:

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

    :)

    Scarce, yes. Over here too. There's a black one that parks in the office building in front of the one I'm located at and it's just :drool:

    Sadly they are very popular in seattle and you see them daily. Nice cars but not as rare as they would seem to be elsewhere.

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

    :)

    Scarce, yes. Over here too. There's a black one that parks in the office building in front of the one I'm located at and it's just :drool:

    Sadly they are very popular in seattle and you see them daily. Nice cars but not as rare as they would seem to be elsewhere.

    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

    :)

    Scarce, yes. Over here too. There's a black one that parks in the office building in front of the one I'm located at and it's just :drool:

    Sadly they are very popular in seattle and you see them daily. Nice cars but not as rare as they would seem to be elsewhere.

    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

    I just LOVE the 6-series! The Grand Coupe is very good looking too :)

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    Guess they're really grocery bag seats :P

    Or a place to install child or dog seats :)

    The Maserati coupe and convertible is a neat car, see a few around once in a while...fairly scarce.

    :)

    Scarce, yes. Over here too. There's a black one that parks in the office building in front of the one I'm located at and it's just :drool:

    Sadly they are very popular in seattle and you see them daily. Nice cars but not as rare as they would seem to be elsewhere.

    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

    That is about right for all the seniors there. :P

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    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

    That is about right for all the seniors there. :P

    Definitely not seniors..BMW 6 series here seem to attract a younger douchebag demo...

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    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

    That is about right for all the seniors there. :P

    Definitely not seniors..BMW 6 series here seem to attract a younger douchebag demo...

    WOW, The Drug Trade must be good there so close to the border! ;)

    They must be really pushing the credit limit for the young Douchebags to afford a 6 series.

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    That is about right for all the seniors there. :P

    The luxo coupe/convertible in a similar price range that seems very popular around here (in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, mostly) is the BMW 6 series, and most seem to have the full douchebag trim--black w/ oversized bling wheels, etc.

    Definitely not seniors..BMW 6 series here seem to attract a younger douchebag demo...

    WOW, The Drug Trade must be good there so close to the border! ;)

    They must be really pushing the credit limit for the young Douchebags to afford a 6 series.

    Real estate has long been the big money-making business in AZ...and by 'younger' I'm talking 40-50 somethings...for the really young, there seem to be a lot of trust funders that party in Scottsdale...with ASU being one of the top party schools in the country, you get a lot of rich kids, often w/ flashy cars..see lots of them around Tempe....the desert is a weird place..it's a mix of So Cal culture with a lot of Texas excess, Las Vegas sleaze, and a lot of Midwestern transplants.

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    My favorite car right here. You cannot love the italian design of this car. I am amazed how Maserati combined sportiness and elegance in this car. It has enough power to make you fell in love driving it, but it's also spacious if they managed to fit two more seats in it. I hope they are not too heavy. :lol:

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