The Maserati GranTurismo coupe and convertible are without doubt some of the best-looking GT cars on the road. But for some, good looks just aren’t enough. That’s why Maserati has been persuaded to build an even more extreme version of its stunning GT; the fastest, lightest and most powerful model in the Italian automaker’s current lineup.

We’ve already read up on most of the details on this latest model, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, and when seeing the car in person we have to salute Maserati’s designers for not disturbing the near-perfect lines of the original GranTurismo.

New to the GranTurismo MC Stradale is a full bodykit, an upgraded wheel and tire package and a new exhaust system. First sales are scheduled to start in Europe in the first quarter of 2011. Expect a U.S. launch to follow shortly after.