PETALING JAYA: The Maserati GranTurismo Sport is expected to boost sales for the Italian supercar marque in Malaysia.
The GranTurismo Sport, which has a price tag of RM1.118mil onwards, can do the 0 - 100km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds, and has a top speed of 298km/h.
The Italian supercar has a kerb weight of 1,880kg and is powered by an all-alloy, 4.7-litre V8 engine that outputs 460hp @ 7,000rpm and 520Nm @ 4,750rpm of maximum torque.
It is available with either a six-speed automatic (MC Auto Shift) and electro-actuated six-speed (MC Shift) transmission.
From left: Wan Ahmad, SM Faisal, Marino and Ng with the GranTurismo Sport.
Stopping power comes from a braking system that has dual cast, cross drilled, grooved discs and Brembo calipers that can help to bring the car from 100 km/h to a complete standstill in under 35 metres.
Naza Italia Sdn Bhd general manager Wan Ahmad said the company is aiming to sell 43 Maserati units in 2013, compared with deliveries of 27 units last year.
"We are positive about the market environment today. The opening of a Maserati showroom at Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur, targetted for June or July, will also boost the presence of Maserati," said Wan Ahmad at the launch of the GranTurismo Sport at the company's flagship 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centre in Petaling Jaya.
Naza Italia is the sole importer and distributor of Maserati cars in Malaysia.
"The Maserati GranTurismo Sport is a high-performance, exotic Italian masterpiece. Naza Italia ensures our customers receive only top-of-the-line customer service to match the legendary performance, technology and style of their cars," pointed out 4 Wheels Naza Motor Group senior vice president Datuk Maruan Mohd Said.
Also present at the launch were Naza Group of Companies joint group executive chairman Datuk Wira SM Faisal SM Nasimuddin, and Maserati Asia Pacific regional director Gaetano Marino as well as Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 Carey Ng.