Some manufacturers’ mid-life design updates make you wish they hadn’t bothered. But come on; this is Maserati. Maserati only does beautiful. The MY 18 GranTurismo Sport features a new sharknose hexagonal grille flanked by two large air intakes. It’s more distinctive than the outgoing model, inspired by the acclaimed Alfieri concept. And it still features the Maserati Trident to induce a smile of pride in every owner. The rear bumper and exhaust outlets have also been restyled – the effect is neater and sharper, yet elegant. The new GranTurismo is also more aerodynamic, dropping from a Cd of 0.33 to 0.32. That’s worth an extra few kilometres an hour on the autostrada.
Inside, the infotainment system features a new high-res 8.4" screen and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring functions. There’s a redesigned central console with a forged aluminium double-rotary control. Another welcome refinement is the relocated button cluster for the driving modes, which is now more logically sited next to the gearshift. A Harman Kardon Premium sound system provides high quality audio for those rare occasions when you don’t simply want to listen to that big V8 beat. Pure Poltrona Frau leather upholstery cossets up to four adults in comfort.