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Maserati's Media System has been upgraded to include a standard navigation display with traffic information delivery, Sirius satellite radio reception, Bluetooth wireless cell phone connectivity, and a cable hookup for portable media players.
the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC lists at $143,850—which is quite a bump over the standard GT S automatic coupe, which starts at $126,500, but when you factor in the equipment such as the MC Autoshift gearbox and other options like the single rate spring suspension, the standard coupe would net out at about $140,000.
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Ten shades of skin are on offer, and they can be endlessly mixed and matched
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The GranTurismo features an automatic power top that operates smoothly and quickly. The cloth lid stows in its own compartment behind the rear seats so that, unlike most power retractable hardtops, trunk space is not compromised.
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The new GranTurismo is also available with a custom set of luggage from Maserati partner Salvatore Ferragamo. The five-piece set was designed to fit perfectly into the trunk. Conversely, Maserati claims two golf bags will fit if the outing does not require luggage.
It's expensive by any measure, but the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo has the features expected at its price point, and its custom-fit options list would make any Italian fashion house's fall collection.
For a base price of about $126,000 rising to $143,400, the GranTurismo lineup includes four models: the base GranTurismo S Coupe, a base Convertible and Convertible Sport; and the MC. All models come standard with leather upholstery; automatic climate control; power heated front seats; Bluetooth; an AM/FM/CD audio system with satellite radio and USB connectivity; a hard-drive-based navigation system with 30GB of storage for other media; red-painted brake calipers; 20-inch wheels; and rear parking sensors.
Both convertibles have a power-operated, triple-layer top with a glass rear window standard. A wind deflector is available.
Convertible Sport editions get shift paddles and a sport-programmed automatic transmission; a sport-tuned suspension; smoked metallic trim; a front spoiler; and a sport exhaust system. Front parking sensors are an option on either Convertible, along with the usual dizzying array of color and trim options: you can paint the brake calipers any of seven different colors, choose two-tone leather treatments, even order the Maserati trident logo embroidered on the seats' headrests.
Carbon-fiber and metallic trim pieces can be applied to Sport convertibles, but they're included with the MC coupe, which approximates a racing version sold in Europe. In addition to sport suspension and transmission tuning, the MC gets bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive control; dark metallic trim and S badging; aluminum pedals and shift paddles; sport seats; distinctive wheels and its own front and rear fascias.
If you're looking for a bargain on the options list, you might be tempted to spec a standard coupe to MC spec. Maserati figures you can almost do it--but it reserves the sport-shift paddles and other trim to the MC model alone.
Ordering a 2012 Maserati GranTurismo feels like a trip through a tailor's shop, complete with choices of fabric, leather, wood and metal.