With the GranSport, presented at the Geneva Motor Show of 2004, Maserati revived one of the great names of its own motoring heritage to indicate the most dynamic version of the M138 model range. The GranSport incorporated all necessary ingredients to convert the Coupé from a great performance GT car into a true driving machine. Various engine modifications brought the power up to 400 hp, while the control logic of the Cambiocorsa gearbox, standard for the GranSport, was improved. Other modifications included new 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded suspension, a new front bumper with a larger grille, aerodynamic side sills, and a sportier interior with new seats. The GranSport was joined later by an open GranSport Spyder version, presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show of 2005.
|Data sheet||GranSport||GranSport Spyder|
|Body type||2-door, 4-seater coupé||2-door, 2-seater spyder|
|Production years||2004 - 2007||2005 - 2007|
|Chassis||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames||Monocoque steel construction with front and rear sub-frames|
|Engine configuration||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump||90° V8, 32 valves, double overhead camshaft, dry sump|
|Maximum power||400hp @ 7,000rpm||400hp @ 7,000rpm|