The Maserati GranTurismo Sport will be unveiled at next month’s Geneva motor show ahead of its Australian launch at the end of this year.

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The 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport will become the new flagship model in the Italian sports car maker’s coupe line-up, offering enhanced exterior styling, a redesigned interior and performance hikes.

The magicians at Modena have squeezed a further 12kW out of the GranTurismo’s 4.7-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine, giving the Sport model 343kW in total. Performance data has not yet been revealed, but expect a 0-100km/h sprint time of less than 5.0 seconds.

The front end benefits from a redesigned bumper, with larger intakes for improved airflow to cool the engine and brakes.

LED daytime running lights and new dark-tone taillights give the Sport a unique character.

Inside, the front and rear seats have been redesigned and the steering wheel has been reshaped for a sportier, more muscular feel.

More details of the 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport will be revealed at its Geneva premiere on March 6. Stay tuned.