Official: Camal Studio pays tribute to the Maserati GranTurismo

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Camal Studio Tributo - front view

Although the Maserati GranTurismo may have looked pretty hot when it hit the scene in 2007, eight years on, it’s starting to show its age. Maserati is focusing its attention on the new Quattroporte, Ghibli and upcoming Levante utility vehicle, but Camal Studio is evidently keen to pick up what Maserati has let fall by the wayside.

The design house, as you may recall, was founded by former Pininfarina designers – the same firm that penned the GranTurimso (among other Maseratis) in the first place. Camal calls its redesign the Tributo (a name which should require no translation) and it draws its inspiration from Maserati GTs past like the original Ghibli, Bora and Khamsin. The resulting design comes across as clean enough, but to our eyes somewhat unremarkable. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of coachbuilding a Maserati, you might as well go for a bit more visual impact. But that’s judging solely from the renderings, and that’s just our opinion – the financially well-endowed customers Camal is going after may feel otherwise once they see it in the flesh.

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Video: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale making music on the hills of Maranello

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Maserati GranTurismo is one sexy two-door, and the ultimate in Trident-wearing super coupes is the MC Stradale. To give this super GT its bragging rights, Maserati engineers coaxed another 20 horsepower from its 4.3-liter V8 engine, bringing the grand total to 450 powerful ponies. Also tweaked were the chassis and aero, giving the MC Stradale the agility to handle all the extra brute force.

We haven’t had the opportunity to test the GranTurismo MC Stradale for ourselves, but we can at least hear how good this primo coupe sounds on the open road. Hit the jump to watch video of the MC Stradale as it prances through the winding roads of Maranello, Italy.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale joins the family portrait

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale joins its family – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Major automakers take note: if you want to see how far your can go with a single platform, look towards small exotic automakers like Maserati or Aston Martin.

Both these rival marques build their entire lineup on a single platform each (with occasional exceptions like the MC12 or One-77, respectively). In Maserati’s case, the latest addition is the GranTurismo MC Stradale (known just as the GranTurismo MC on this side of the Atlantic). And to tie the family together, the Modenese automaker has released this video that showcases the MC against a backdrop that also includes the standard GranTurismo coupe, the GranCabrio (known here as the GranTurismo Convertible) and the Quattroporte flagship.

Follow the jump to scope out the footage and start counting those savings bonds.

Gallery: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale joins the family portrait originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 May 2011 19:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC for North America unveiled

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Maserati GranTurismo MC – Click above for high-res image gallery

At the Paris Motor Show last year, Maserati pulled the veil off the GranTurismo MC Stradale – the fastest roadgoing Trident this side of the Enzo-based MC12. And while Maserati won’t be selling the MC Stradale on the Western shores of the Atlantic, it has done the next best thing.

The US-market GranTurismo MC is nearly identical to the European-market MC Stradale, save for two key differences: for one, it replaces the Stradale’s sequential gearbox with the smoother ZF automatic transmission from the standard GranTurismo, and for another, puts the rear seats that were deleted for the Stradale back in place.

Otherwise it’s the same machine, packing the same 450-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 as the MC Stradale (which also powers the new GranCabrio Sport) and the same aggressive aerodynamics package.

Maserati unveiled the GranTurismo MC (as well as the GranTurismo Convertible Sport, as the top-of-the-line convertible is known over here) at its new TriBeCa showroom in Manhattan on the eve of the New York Auto Show. Get a closer look at the GranTurismo MC in the gallery below and follow the jump for the full details in Maserati’s press release.

Gallery: Maserati GranTurismo MC

[Source: Maserati]

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Maserati GranTurismo MC for North America unveiled originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Apr 2011 09:34:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gets on track

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2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – Click above for high-res image gallery or click here to watch video

The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is the regular GranTurismo’s crude, hairy-chested brother. It’s loud, muscle-bound and doesn’t make any apologies. With a 450-horsepower version of Maserati’s 4.7 liter V8 under the hood, its got the brawn to back up its big talk.

Despite its unruly demeanor and aerodynamic tweaks to the body, the fastest Maserati also manages to be as drop-dead gorgeous as its tamer stablemate. Now, there’s video of Maserati’s wild child tearing up the race track. The car looks poised and right at home, and sounds like Lucifer’s personal symphony at full blast. For the full five-minute immersion, check out the video after the jump.

Gallery: Paris 2010: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Photos copyright (C)2011 Drew Phillips / AOL
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Video: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gets on track originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gets more pics, video, configurator and mini-site

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – Click above for high-res image gallery

We weren’t looking for any more reasons to fall hard for the new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale. It’s the hottest machine to wear the Trident emblem since the Enzo-derived MC12 homologated supercar, packing a 450-horsepower V8, a track-ready chassis, optimized aero that increases downforce without dialing up the drag and a stripped-out interior. In short, it is to the “ordinary” GranTurismo what its sister-company’s Scuderia is to the Ferrari F430: a transformation. But in case we needed any more convincing after seeing it up close on the Paris show stand, Maserati has released a whole slew of fresh media for your drooling enjoyment.

Click on the thumbnails below to view the new crop of high-res photos, hit the jump to watch the video or click the link to hit the dedicated mini-site, complete with online configurator.

Gallery: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

[Source: Maserati]

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Paris 2010: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is not an Italian DJ, but is an upgraded super coupe

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – Click above for high-res image gallery

Maserati can produce some gorgeous automobiles. The Maserati GranTurismo is no exception, in fact we’d place it in the give-up-your-first-born-to-own-one category of beautiful. In addition to its looks, the GranTurismo is a powerful and luxurious grand touring machine that causes both eyes and ears to strain for more as it goes by. The 430-horsepower GranTurismo S was the king of the trident-wearing coupes, until today. Taking the stage at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is the all-new Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.

The GranTurismo MC Stradale ratchets up the excitement by pushing power output to 450 horsepower. The chassis has been tweaked and the body slightly updated for increased aerodynamics. The MC Stradale manages to increase the levels of downforce without causing a noticeable increase in drag. The result is an elegant two-door that’s begging for track time. Have a look at our high-res gallery of the drool-worthy Maserati, below.

Gallery: Paris 2010: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

Photos copyright (C)2010 Drew Phillips / AOL

Paris 2010: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is not an Italian DJ, but is an upgraded super coupe originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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