2018 Maserati GranTurismo comes with Alfieri-inspired facelift image

The Italian grand tourer’s was starting to show its years, so Maserati CEO Reid Bigland took the refreshed model to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on June 27.

Maserati has opted to take styling inspiration from the spectacular Alfieri concept, adding a new front end with slightly different grille, now hexagonal instead of the predecessor’s oval shape. Different but still aero openings adorn the sides, now no longer creeping below the he splitter. The updated design inspired by the fan-loved Alfieri is also coming with practical benefits – including a drop in aerodynamic drag from 0.33 to 0.32.

Inside the cockpit, the Italian premium coupe gains an 8.4-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Harman Kardon Premium Sound system – and there are also repositioned controls for the driving modes – while seating upholstery can be either Poltrona Frau leather or a mix of Alcantara and leather. No changes on the powertrain front though – the same Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V8 packing 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts) and 384 pound-feet (520 Newton-meters) of torque and mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox sending power in RWD fashion.