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2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Priced From $143,400

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The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC, the fastest production car ever unleashed on the U.S. market by the Italian brand, is now ready for sale and we can confirm today that it will list at $143,400.

This price includes $1,800 in shipping charges and a $1,700 gas guzzler tax, and it’s right in line with the $146,300 asking price for the similarly endowed 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport.

The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC is based on the slightly more extreme GranTurismo MC Stradale sold overseas but has been fitted with more luxurious appointments, the biggest different being its transmission selection.

The GranTurismo MC Stradale features an automated manual gearbox whereas the U.S.-spec GranTurismo MC gets a conventional automatic--a ZF six-speed. While the GranTurismo MC Stradale’s gearbox may be able to complete faster shifts, the feeling in the car is a lot jerkier than with a conventional automatic.

Both are powered by the same 444 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque Ferrari-derived 4.7-liter V-8 though the GranTurismo MC Stradale will sprint to 60 mph from rest 0.3 seconds faster than the GranTurismo MC, doing it in just 4.6 seconds. It will also reach a top speed of 186 mph, 1 mph better than the GranTurismo MC’s 185 mph.

This engine also features lower friction internals and a lighter exhaust system to help improve fuel economy, though final EPA numbers are yet to be released.

Finally, the GranTurismo MC also comes fitted with a special aerodynamics package that helps increase downforce on the car at high speeds without any detriment to drag.
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Comments (6)
  1. "the fastest production car ever unleashed on the U.S. market" What!! maybe u need to explain cause the mc12 205 mph,corvette zr1 205,bugatti veyron,ssc aero well enough said.
     
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  2. Thanks for pointing that out. It's actually meant to say the fastest production car ever sold by Maserati in the U.S. The MC12 was never officially sold by Maserati though some have been brought in and converted to U.S.-spec by private importers.
     
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  3. thanks for making the correction alwase a joy to read your work keep up the good work.
     
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  4. Our pleasure Enzo. Thanks for reading.
     
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  5. I like the new design.. Woo!
     
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  6. Thanks Timothy. Really appreciate the feedback, and glad you like it.
     
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