With the presented in March 2008 Maserati GranTurismo S, the Italian carmaker precious complements its Gran Turismo racing series to an almost sporty special edition. While already in his 4.2-liter V8 engine and 405 horsepower GT version offers the normal sporty performance, the Maserati GranTurismo S puts something extra: Thanks to an engine capacity to 4.7 liters, the new Maserati makes 440 hp. The V8 engine of the sports model is coupled to an electro-hydraulic gearbox with shift paddles, the transaxle is typical sports car directly on the rear axle. Driven shines nearly 4.90 long and about two-ton two-door car with extraordinary performance values: With 4.9 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h and 295 km / h top The GranTurismo S is the fastest Maserati ever built road. The high-performance Brembo brake system is identical with that of the Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS. In contrast to the conventional cast-iron discs, the composite brake discs used here, cast iron and aluminum are produced. This improves the performance of the entire brake system and increases the braking force even under high stress and high temperatures. Provide additional security including six airbags and the MSP-called Maserati Stability Program. From the outside, the Maserati GranTurismo S differs mainly by sporting details such as side skirts, rear spoiler and impressive 20 "wheels of the" smaller "Gran Turismo. At the interior of the Maserati GranTurismo S, one can optionally opt for a sportier equipment Pekary with leather seats. This is an exclusive type of leather, which is characterized in that no additional surface treatments have been made.