• Jun 21st 2008 at 9:02PM
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Click above to view the Maserati GranTurismo S in hi res

The world was stunned when Maserati unveiled the GranTurismo at the 2007 Geneva show, but as beautiful as it is, critics said it wasn't tough enough to take down the competition. The folks from Modena were evidently listening, and one year later laid the beefed-up GranTurismo S on us, complete with 440-hp engine straight out of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.

We brought you a slew of images before and during the show, but now Maserati has been kind enough to grace us with a whole mess of new shots. You know, just in case you didn't want one enough already. Check out the images in our high-resolution gallery by clicking the thumbnails below. Your desktop will thank you.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think the tail lamps are similar to the Mondeo's, only inverted? In fact, if you compare the headlamps...
      • 7 Years Ago
      just came.. it was great.. thanks..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't know who came first, but the rear lights share a striking similarity to the Audi A5/S5
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really, really like the look of this car. If I was in the market for something in this price bracket (I'm thinking about $150-$160k... the msrp on the regular GT is about $110k) then I'd probably take this over everything else.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I like the front end very much, but the rear lights look like came straight from the Ford Mondeo, only upside down.
        • 7 Years Ago
        also factor in maintenance and longevity

        the overall costs would be a lot more than german cars in the same price area / segment

        as for the design of this car, it looks pretty nice overall, but the nose area looks very unnatural. the front's lines look very forced, and the shape of the headlights add to the problem. apart from the front, everything else looks fantastic.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Sexiest Car Ever.

      The GT-R is one of my favorite cars of all time, but if I had the money it would be really hard to leave the S for a GT-R.
      • 7 Years Ago
      See a lot of these running around Dallas. One of them is red and is driven by some old woman. Damn good looking car regardless.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That interior is flawless.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Completely. My favorite part was the power side bolsters.

        As far as I'm concerned, they've perfected all the parts of a sports car aside from handling.

        4,100 lbs = :(

        I don't know how Ferrari is going to get away with the California, considering its basically the same car but with a drop top, which means its even heavier and less rigid.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most beautiful car out there, period, with the Alfa 8C a close second. I like the wheels on the non-S more though - more unique. There's a dark blue one near where I live, and the car is absolutely stunning/headturning, and sounds *incredible*. Problem with the Alfa is it has a vag-schnoz.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wouldn't think that Maseratis were that popular but I see at least one per day driving around Solana beach in north San Diego. They're almost as popular as the Bimmer 7 series round these parts. Is that the correct plural for Maserati?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wait for 2 years and get one used for 60% less. ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Anyone in AB land know what the maintenance on these things would be?
        What are the major problems?
        • 7 Years Ago
        No kidding. Resale value on these maintenance nightmares is horrible.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Bakka: Mostly the same problems as maintaining a Ferrari. I do believe they use a different more serviceable timing set up. But it still is a high strung Italian motor.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What I hear from the Ferrari owners I know, it's not so much the frequency of breakdown of the cars, as it is the parts and labor that you get charged. You get gouged out the butthole for parts because they (parts and repair shops) know you own something expensive and know you'd pony up the money for a part.

        So just think about maintaining a BMW and multiplying that by a factor of 20-100x, and that would be the price mark up on parts alone, forget about frequency.

      • 7 Years Ago
      Definately one of my top two favorite looking cars
      this and the aston martin v8 vantage
      and both of them lacked power until now
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