Maserati has been turning heads with the GranTurismo since they unveiled it at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Now wealthy Koreans are the latest to be lucky enough to be able to get their hands on one for 2008. If they have an extra $228,000 lying around, that is. Forza Motors Korea Corporation is responsible for bringing this sleek yet muscular two door, four seater Italian coupe to their country.
A quick refresher on this impressive vehicle. It’s powered by a 4.2 liter front midship mounted engine capable of 405 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The first thing you will notice about the car, besides the seductive curves, is the length. At 116.1 inches it is longer than an Audi A8, and Aston Martin DB9, a Jaguar XKR or other vehicles it competes with. A smooth ride is guaranteed by the Skyhook electronically controlled electronic damping system. 0-60 takes just 5.3 seconds, and the car tops out at 177 mph. At that speed it won’t take very long to get across the Korean Peninsula.