This is GranTurismo at its most extreme – a grand tourer alive with motor sport atmosphere that inspires you to keep driving in hand-crafted, richly evocative comfort. The GranTurismo MC is, without a doubt, unique. Its most striking exterior feature is the optional lightweight carbon fibre bonnet with an aggressive central air intake and two large air vents modelled on those of the MC Trofeo, a pure Maserati racer that shares many features with the production model. There is also a new front grille, presenting the face of Maserati at its menacing best, with an MC-specific front splitter and bespoke headlight trim. On the all-important functional level, the front spoiler, side skirts and slots in the re-profiled front bumper combine to maximise downforce at high speed and cool the brakes. The side skirts, meanwhile, integrate with the vents to channel airflow under the car’s body, thus increasing stability. The central positioning of the Sport exhaust system’s twin tailpipes also helps to optimise airflow, minimising turbulence and improving downforce and stability. Those pipes deliver a spine-tingling sound, too.
The interior of the GranTurismo MC presents a compelling mix of stripped down motor sport innovation, soothing comfort and progressive technology. The front Sport seats have optional carbon fibre backs while also featuring the luxurious contrast of optional Poltrona Frau™ leather and Alcantara. The standard trims are in a seductive, soft black. The GranTurismo MC is offered with three choices of steering wheel, each with a race-optimised flat-bottomed section and multi function buttons. They can be clad in full leather, a combination of leather and Alcantara or a combination of leather and carbon fibre. The long gearshift paddles even further sharpen the sporting edge, and make shifting gear, in even the most demanding situations, effortless and intuitive.