• Sep 9th 2008 at 6:34PM
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First there was the Maserati Gran Turismo. Then came the Gran Turismo S. Then came spy shots of a Gran Turismo Spyder. And now we have spy shots of a low-down, one-seater, roll-cage and plexiglass-window equipped Gran Turismo Trophy edition sporting three huge holes in its hood. The Trophy version is said to have 413 hp, which is down from the 440 hp of the S -- but it would also be a lot lighter. Claimed to have a new ECU and exhaust, the car gets from zero to 62 mph in just four seconds. As best we can tell from the translation, this naked Gran Turismo Trophy edition is meant to compete with the Porsche GT3, or to compete in a U.S. racing series. While we find those possibilities a little odd, they must have built it to compete with something, and no matter what that something is, we say bring it... Follow the link for more spy shots of the race-ready Maser.
[Source: Autofun via Auto Blog Italy (no relation)]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Geez, thanks for the NSFW warning about that Autofun link.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm going to guess that they trimmed it down to roughly 3600 pounds or so. Rough guess, but it's mostly based on the 0-60 time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would need to be a WHOLE lot lighter.

      I was astonished to read the standard model weighs 4300 lbs! A mid-size two-seater weighing 4300 lbs! Ouch.