Custom-tailored if you like, the couturier coupe and convertible from Maserati offer almost every expected luxury feature and option, along with the choice of finishes and stitching that elevate its beautiful lines to an even more distinctive level.
From a base price of more than $125,000 for the coupe, the GranTurismo lineup rises to more than $143,000 for the MC. It counts in its family four models: the base GranTurismo S Coupe has been replaced by the new entry Sport model, but the base Convertible and Convertible Sport remain, all capped by the track-tinged MC coupe.
All these versions have standard power windows, locks, and mirrors; an AM/FM/CD audio system with satellite radio and USB connectivity; Bluetooth; a hard-drive-based navigation system with 30GB of storage for other media; automatic climate control; leather upholstery; power heated front seats; red-painted brake calipers; front and rear parking sensors; and 20-inch wheels. The convertibles have a three-layer, power-operated top with a glass rear window. A wind deflector is an option.
The GranTurismo Coupe now has them as standard, but the Convertible Sport adds performance pieces optional on the base ragtop. Those pieces include a sport-tuned suspension; smoked metallic trim; and a front spoiler.
On all versions, a dazzling array of color and trim options greet owners. 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. The finishes include carbon-fiber pieces that can be fitted to the Convertible Sport--they come standard on the MC.
The MC also has its own array of specific standard equipment. In addition to sport suspension and transmission tuning, the MC gets bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive control; dark metallic trim; and aluminum pedals and shift paddles.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.