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by George Skentzos

As a market renowned for their flamboyance and utter madness in the supercar stakes, Maserati has prepared a special edition GranTurismo of which only twelve will be made – all destined for the Middle Eastern markets.

Presented in a unique Matt White “ICE” exterior finish, the Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line was first unveiled at a dedicated event for a select number of Maserati customers in the futuristic surroundings of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The production volume – twelve – refers to the number of world titles which make up the prestigious palmares of the MC12 in the FIA GT International Championship since 2005: two Constructors’ Cups, four Drivers’ Titles, five Teams’ Titles and one Citation Cup in 2007.

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Twelve is also the number of Middle Eastern cities where Maserati boasts a dedicated showroom, with each car bearing a plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.

A limited run of eleven GranTurismo S MC Sport Line, finished in “Matt Bianco Fuji” with eye-catching pearlescent nuances, will also be dedicated to the Italian market.

The Aerodynamic Package featuring of the “MC Sport Line” models includes double front winglets, rear lip spoiler, door sill inserts, black window surrounds, black exhaust pipes and body coloured door handles.

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These modifications have been developed in the wind tunnel and at various circuits and have been proven to increase downforce, allowing faster cornering and further improved traction coming out of the corner.

A single rate sports suspension system is available on the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic, whilst for the GranTurismo S, the highest performing model in the Maserati range, the MC suspension set up can be ordered, comprising on a lowered ride height, stiffer dampers and thicker anti-roll bars.

This is combined with drilled, slotted front and rear disc brakes providing a more predictable and a more immediate braking action.




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