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2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

2013 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe - FROM $

Still one of the most beautiful cars in production, the Maserati GranTurismo looks even more ravishing for 2013. Performs better, too.

2013  Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

What's New for 2013

The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport replaces the GranTurismo S with a new name, sharper style and higher performance.

Introduction

The GranTurismo MC was once the fastest road-going Maserati that North Americans could buy. The MC -- a variant from the Maserati Corse racing wing -- debuted at last year's New York auto show and started occupying owner garages last August. Its time at the top will be short-lived, however, as the forthcoming 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport is faster and makes more power than the MC.

Granted, we're talking increments here. The new GranTurismo Sport, which replaces the current GranTurismo S, uses the same 4.7-liter V8 that powers the MC, but extracts more power and torque, up to 453 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. That's enough to hustle the GranTurismo Sport from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 186 mph. That's precisely 0.1 second and 1 mph faster than the more expensive MC. The uprated engine will again be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

In addition to more power, the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo coupe receives an exterior freshening that includes now-ubiquitous LED daytime running lights and restyled headlamps, taillamps and wheels. Inside are new seats and a revised steering wheel.

Maserati hasn't announced pricing for the 2013 GranTurismo Sport, but it should ring in close to the $122,500 asking price for the S model it replaces. The now-slower GranTurismo MC, by comparison, stickers for nearly $20,000 more. Check back for a full review of the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.