If you’re in the market for a big Italian GT, it’s hard to find better than the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo and its equally gorgeous GranTurismo Convertible sibling. Penned by the legendary designers at Pininfarina, the GranTurismo has Italian flare and panache that its British and German rivals just can’t match and the only other Italians this hot will cost you more than double what the Maseratis do.
At a starting price of $118,900, we think the GranTurismo is a steal and well worth a look at. Key competitors include the Jaguar XK, Aston Martin Vantage, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and BMW 6-Series.
There are few changes to the car for 2011 but when it already looks this great why should there be.
The base model comes with a Ferrari-derived (read powerful and sonorous) 4.2-liter V-8 engine with 405 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Opt for the GranTurismo S model, however, and you get a 4.7-liter version of this engine complete with 433 horsepower and 490...