For This is Maserati's fastest, lightest and most powerful car to date. It looks and sounds fantastic, and it’s enjoyable to drive.
Against It's considerably more expensive than the standard cars, while the styling may not be to everyone's taste.
This Granturismo is great fun to drive, but it's much pricier than the Sport model and has two fewer seats. Go for that one.
The Maserati Granturismo is a stunning-looking car and it has the performance to match that style - provided you keep the engine on the more basic version spinning at more than 3000rpm.
The 4.7-litre Sport goes some way to solving that problem, which is why we reckon it’s just about worth the extra.
Overall, the Granturismo isn’t as sensible a buy as a Porsche 911, but you’ll be assured of real exclusivity as Maserati sells cars in very small numbers.
Maserati owners who want to learn to make more of their cars can enroll on a special driving course, which is held in Italy over two days, with current and former racing drivers among the instructors.
If you’re going to buy a Granturismo, this is the one to go for. However, a Porsche 911 is a more sensible buy.