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NOVITEC SUPERSPORT compressor for MC Stradale
including one supercharger with separated oil-circuit, modified induction-tract, two watercooled intercooler with additional watercooler, pump, reinforced V-ripped belts, injectors as well as modified ECU mounting
performance: 475 kW (646 hp) / 7.500 rpm
max. boost: 0,43 bar
max. torque: 624 Nm / 5.600 rpm
0 – 100 km/h: 3,9 sec
Novitec leaves it not just a compressor. To ensure that the block can deal with the forced air induction, the 4.7-liter V8 with a larger intake manifold, larger injectors and reprogrammed electronics. The capacity increase through to 450 hp and 510 Nm to 646 hp and 624 Nm. This allows the discharged Stradale in 3.9 seconds and to 100 after the 200 is 11.4 seconds on the clock. The top speed is 306 km per hour.
Switching is via a sequential six-speed gearbox, with ratios that may be fitted, making the top speed in excess of 330 kilometers per hour increase.
External modifications are limited to a new bonnet with air intake and special black rims. The front wheels are 21 inches wide and are surrounded by Pirelli P Zero 255/30 rubber in size, while the rear wheels an inch bigger size and wider 315/25 have slippers. Sport springs bring the MC Stradale 25 millimeters closer to the tarmac. The price for the Novitec treatment is € 23.900.
It’s hard to believe, but the four-door luxury touring sedan of the Maserati from Bella, Italy has been already manufactured since 1963. The saloon design always followed the motto: A luxury sports car with a place for four. Obviously, the models are marked with Roman numerals and since 2003 they have been “named” – Quattroporte luxury liner V designed by Pininfarina.
The specialists at Marc Reilly at MR Car Design in Erftstadt have also implemented this as any other task perfectly and tried the exotics, but obviously returned to the initial saloon look. Finally, it would be an outrage to use simple spoilers in this dream car. Moreover, the software has been discreetly optimized, what added 30 hp and made it to be 430 hp now and also 480 Nm of maximum torque. MR Car Design also used the same tiresome Vmax where possible, which should certainly welcome the driver of this car. A dynamic pressure-optimized stainless steel exhaust system with four tailpipes 76 millimeters in diameter each matches the increased power output. With the complete covering of the vehicle in black, the window tinting is essential.
9×22 inch Vossen rims at the front axle with 245/30R22 tires, 10,5×22 inch rims at the rear axle with 295/25R22 tires and fifteen millimeter spacers in the rear axle, on the one hand, give the Italians an improved stability and at the same time, on the other hand, grant a better appearance. In addition, H&R springs carefully lower the Maserati by 20 to 30 mm. As mentioned before, MR Car Design performs tasks of any kind in a perfect way.
Maserati’s flagship was produced in 2008 and was used by the Italian government as an official car. The President and the Head of government, however, each drive an armored version, which fuel consumption rate, because of its weight, is a carefully guarded state secret…
After stunning the world with the GranCabrio at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Maserati will use the 2011 Geneva Motor Show to take its grand-touring convertible to a new level of performance and handling with the GranCabrio Sport.
Conceived to give the GranCabrio a harder-edged model to sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S, the GranCabrio Sport uses a more powerful and fuel-efficient version of Maserati’s, all-alloy 4.7-litre V8, coupled with the ZF six-speed automatic transmission.
This naturally aspirated engine produces in this configuration 331 kW (450 horsepower) and has 510 Nm at the peak of its rich, thick torque curve. Maserati’s Friction Reduction Program has made the GranCabrio Sport’s engine more reactive to the driver’s most-nuanced inputs, while reaching a 6% reduction in fuel consumption. The top speed of the GranCabrio Sport is 285 km/h.
This six-speed transmission is equipped with the super-fast MC Auto Shift software and has been developed for the GranCabrio Sport directly from the transmission in the Quattroporte Sport GT S. The MC Auto Shift provides optimised gearshift response resulting in an even-greater engagement.
The handling has received attention, too, with an upgrade and revision of the Skyhook active-suspension system – now with a sportier tuning – and the adoption of grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs.
Visually, the GranCabrio Sport is characterised by a more-pronounced dynamic look. This look begins at the GranCabrio’s distinctive nose with a black grille and a Trident with red accents. The headlights now have a black look with white sidemarks, while front corner splitters and the redesigned side skirts are both body coloured. The GranCabrio Sport also debuts a new body colour for Maserati: Rosso Trionfale inspired by the red Italian national colours used on 1950s racing Maseratis – in 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth F1 World Title at the wheel of a red Maserati 250F.
The GranCabrio Sport will be on sale in all of Maserati’s 62 markets starting from summer 2011
MANSORY has long been known has the specialist for refining luxury automobiles. Now, the company from Brand in Bavaria has added an additional traditional brand to their tuning portfolio. The stylish and sporty conversion of the Maserati GranTurismo is once again proof of the fact that MANSORY has excellent know-how when it comes to customising Italian premium sports cars. Besides, the star, Emily, Flying B, leaping race horse, Bugatti oval and Aston wings, MANSORY products now also adorn sports cars with Neptune’s trident.
In the first instance, the eye is drawn to the striking MANSORY bodywork modifications:
a newly designed front spoiler with discreet spoiler lip gives the front a significantly more sporty appearance, and the carbon fibre radiator grille highlights the famous Maserati trident in the centre of the grille. Additional air inlets and outlets enable the new light-construction bonnet to optimally regulate the temperature in the V8 engine compartment. The GranTurismo seems much closer to the tarmac thanks to the drawn-down deep door-sills. The carbon fibre spoiler lip at the back, the carbon inlay for the integrated exhaust pipes in the rear apron and a diffuser complete the sporty look. All add-on parts are made from carbon fibre and are manufactured by MANSORY using autoclave prepreg processing.
To ensure extra focus to the sporty add-on parts, MANSORY uses progressive sport suspension in the front and rear axles, which lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity by around 30 millimetres. Contact to the tarmac is maintained by 255/30 R 20 front tyres and 305/30 R 21 tyres at the back. MANSORY is the first manufacturer worldwide to market forged wheels exclusively for Maserati GranTurismo models. On request of the customer, these wheels are sprayed in the colour of the vehicle and decorated with black accents.
The Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S also gain power under the bonnet, thanks to MANSORY. A performance-optimised ECU, an air filter with increased air throughput and a sports exhaust system with two double-suction tail pipes enhance the performance of the V8 aggregates by 30 HP each (series: GT 405 HP / GTS 440 HP). At the same time, the torque is increased by around 40 Nm compared to the series models (GT 460 Nm at 4750 / GTS 490 Nm at 4750). The interior features MANSORY’s own brand of upholstery. The finest materials have been processed in traditional top-quality craftsmanship to add that individual touch to the inside of the MANSORY GranTurismo. The leather used by MANSORY for the interior is hard-wearing yet exceptionally soft. The chequered stitch in the ornamental seams on the inside makes for elegance as well as sportiness. Wherever you look: expert handcraft, individual design and top quality. The aluminium pedals and new ergonomically designed sporty steering wheel are additional visual highlights.