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The Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale four-seater has launched in Australia with two extra seats and a $20K lower price tag than the limited edition two-seater on which it’s based.

Maserati Australia has confirmed the addition of the four-seat GranTurismo MC Stradale to the local line-up, which tops the Italian coupe’s range alongside the MC Shift variant with a $345,000 starting price.

The pricing makes the MC Stradale four-seater $19,900 cheaper than the two-seat version that was sold in Australia in limited numbers from June 2011.

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Despite adding 30kg over the base car, weight saving features, such as the introduction of a carbonfibre bonnet, ensure the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale four-seater retains the two-seater’s 4.5-second 0-100km/h acceleration ability, and actually has a 2km/h-higher top speed (303km/h) as a result of on-going development of the car.

Propelling it to those speeds is the most advanced iteration of Maserati’s 4.7-litre V8 that produces 338kW and 520Nm, which powers the rear wheels via a six-speed ‘MC Race Shift’ paddleshift transmission.

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Unveiled at March’s Geneva motor show, the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale four-seater is distinguished from the GranTurismo Sport by its unique front and rear bumpers, front guards, carbonfibre bootlid and new alloy wheel design.

New Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, custom-developed Pirelli tyres, a unique suspension layout and carbon shell front seats are also exclusive to the MC Stradale.

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Carbonfibre and alcantara inspired by racing variants of the GranTurismo feature extensively in the cabin. The rear seats are upholstered with leather and alcantara, hand-stitched with red Maserati logos and equipped with a centre armrest, cup holders and individual reading lights.

Just 20 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale four-seaters will be made available to Australian and New Zealand customers, with the first deliveries now underway.


  • $29896495

    Dash looks a bit average…..

    • AxisofEvil01

      Agree. Evidence of cost management In than dash

  • Exar Kun

    Outdated dash but still a sexy beast. And it’s worth it for the noise alone.

    • Peter

      mmm, I used to think that they were the ants pants, but close up they are a bit out of proportion (to me). There is something odd about the back. And the front, for that matter. Seeing the picture of this next to the Aston in the other column just shows how much more awesome the Aston looks, even with the funny looking grille.

  • nugsdad

    GTS more power and faster

    • Ben McMenemy

      lol… Comparing a GTS to this?

      • Johnny

        You seriously think this would be twice the car? Its just a badge, and with an interior like that, The GTS is in a good standing. I can’t see $345000 worth of value.

    • BAT SV

      nugsdad I’m a Holden/HSV man through & through but seriously dude, you’re missing the point. A GTS to this is chalk & cheese. I think you need to get away from the ‘drag strip’ mentality fella as the complete car is more what makes a car the complete package for the owner/buyer. I love the Gran Turismo but I see myself in a GTS though. I just don’t get your left field comparison. You may as well compare cheesecake to a meat pie. :)

      • nugsdad

        I like stirring things up, don’t worry if I could afford it I’d drive a Maserati over the GTS. That not withstanding having traded a CLS on the HSV you would need to be seriously rich to justify paying for European exotica over the HSV.

        • guest

          I have to agree with that. The Maserati is beautiful, but does it really do anything that much better than the HSV? So you get a nicer badge, a magnificent sounding engine that doesn’t have anywhere near the power and the performance is quite a bit softer.

          Now I have a real soft spot for Maserati, but the practical side of me says the GTS is too good in too many areas to justify the extra expense and compromises of the Maserati. it’s just not worth $345,000. Simply not good enough. Cars like Mercedes CL inhabit that territory. And the Maserati is very deficient compared with those.

          As you see inside it, the car is showing its age.