I had the good fortune of being able to test drive the new Maserati GranTurismo a few months ago. Surely one of the more beautiful and luxurious rides on the road today. After a brief stint around Pasadena, CA the big coupe seemed to only lack in one area – power. The Ferrari tuning specialists at NOVITEC have a solution.
Increasing power output by using compressor technology has been the trademark of NOVITEC since its inception in 1989. The new NOVITEC TRIDENTE supercharged engine for the Maserati GranTurismo S continues this tradition. The newly developed supercharged engine represents a jump in rated power output of the V8 engine from standard 440 hp to 600 hp. With it, the 2+2-seater sprints to 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 195 mph. The NOVITEC Sport Compressor kit includes one supercharger with separated oil-circuit, modified induction tract, watercooled intercoolers, pump, reinforced V-ribbed belts, fuel injectors and a modified ECU. This kind of power doesn’t come cheap with a cost of just about $36,000.
A strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement package and custom-tailored 20 and 21-inch wheels create an even more exclusive appearance. A sporty yet comfortable sport suspension provides more agile handling.
The designers have developed a package that optimizes aerodynamic properties while further emphasizing the sporty character of the coupe. All exterior components are optionally available with a clear-coated carbon-fiber finish. Exclusive interior options including a custom-made fully leather interior in any desired color or upholstery round out the NOVITEC TRIDENTE program.