Introduced five years ago, we wouldn't go so far as to say the Maserati GranTurismo is old, but it is getting up there. The Modenese automaker is said to be planning a replacement once the pair of new Quattroportes are ready, but for now, the aggressively curvaceous coupe is to soldier on. And so to tide it over, Maserati is releasing the tempting new version you see here.

Called the GranTurismo Sport, the newest addition to the family replaces the GranTurismo S, slotting in between the base GranTurismo and the more hardcore GranTurismo MC.

The biggest upgrade is found under the engine, where the 4.7-liter V8 has been boosted from 434 horsepower to 460 – sixteen more horses than found in the MC and GranCabrio Sport, which we'd expect to be upgraded in due course, as well.

A revised fascia also follows the lead of the more aggressive MC, with larger air apertures on either side of the front grille, complemented by LED headlamps with darkened taillights to match. Meanwhile, the interior has also been retrofitted with new seats front and rear and a new steering wheel.

The GranTurismo Sport will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in just a couple of weeks from now, but in the meantime you can check out the pair of high-resolution images below and the press release after the jump.
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Geneva premiere for the new Maserati Granturismo Sport

20/02/2012 - Geneva

The new Maserati GranTurismo Sport that will premiere at the next Geneva Auto Show is characterized by an elegant overall restyling stressing its sporty nature and by increased performances.

An innovative functionally redesigned new front bumper optimizes the front air flows for both engine and breaks cooling. A new design of the bumper with a new style profile frames the new headlights with DRL Led technology. The rear of the new GranTurismo Sport is characterized by new taillights in an elegant, more aggressive, darker tone.

A significant restyling also characterizes the interiors of the car with completely redesigned front and rear seats and a new steering wheel with a more sporty and muscular look.

True to its name, the new GranTurismo Sport will see a further improvement in performances thank to its new 4,7 liters V8 engine now capable to deliver 460 Hp.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Maserati should make this car with 600 hp and it will the best car in the world! I love this car. It's absolutely beautiful!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, what a beautiful looking car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's as if a World Rally Blue Subaru BRZ was a Pokemon... and this Maserati GT Sport is the next evolution. The stylistic lines are all there, albeit more mature on the Mazzer. There is just something so right about the classic sporting coupe shape: 2 + 2 or just two straight up, you can't go wrong with shape so right. :Swoon:
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe its the colour, but is anyone else reminded of the BRZ when you look the GranTurismo? Agreed, the Maserati was here first, but the first thing that went off in my head when I saw the pic was "Upscale BRZ!"
        • 3 Years Ago
        Now that you mention it, I do see it. The general profile of the two are similar, especially from the rear wheel arches and back.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Man o Man!!
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      That fish mouth like grill reminds me of Veloster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      zf 8 speed ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog Canada is so illiterate, they don't even know how to count. Anybody notice their massive typo, last time I checked 460-434 yields u a difference of 26 HP. They need to go back to kindergarten. This isn't their first typo, they don't even know that pony car only refers to the Ford Mustang. Its that pony( hp) wars that all three would be used for, autoblog is so retarded stupid that m y 6 y/o cousin knows how to count. Shame on you... :( and then they say Asians are dumber than white people. Haha who's got the last laugh now. Hahaha. :(
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car. one of the reasons i'm trying to become a dentist so I can afford it one day.
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