For The Maserati Granturismo is refined and enjoyable to drive, with well-weighted steering and plenty of grip. There's space for four in most versions, too.
Against It's expensive to own and the 4.2 engine needs more low-down pull. The thick front pillars and narrow rear window hamper visibility, and the boot is tiny.
Every Maserati Granturismo looks and sounds fantastic. The range includes fine grand tourers and the much sportier MC Stradale.
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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.