Retouched 2018 Maserati GranTurismo will make you love Italian design even more

Because in the Italians’ DNA, D stands for Design

It happens very rarely that Italians get design wrong. Even without the facelift, Maserati's GranTurismo could twist a few necks just by showing around its couture body.

With the 2018 revamp, the GranTurismo discretely borrows a couple of cues from the Alfieri concept (which won't see a production version until 2020 at least) and splits its charm into two versions: Sport and MC, as in Maserati Corse.

They both get the same Ferrari-built 4.7-liter V8 engine flexing 460 hp and 520 Nm worth of muscle aimed at the asphalt through a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

Visually, most of the changes affect the car's retouched nose, courtesy of a hex grille and lower air ducts – these make such a difference that the drag coefficient goes down from 0.33 to 0.32.

There's a new 8.4-inch touchscreen underpinning the infotainment system – it now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – and a Harman Kardon sound system.

Since its launch in 2007, the Maserati GranTurimso and GranCabrio – both assembled at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant in Modena, reached north of 37,000 customers worldwide.

According to the Instagram post below, Maserati will bring the 2018 GranTurismo at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Also, it looks stunning in red.