Italian sports car maker; Maserati which is about to be re-launched in Malaysia, has announced that it will unveil the Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic at the Geneva Motor Show which will initiate next week in Switzerland. According to the auto maker, the GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 litre glorious V8 which is able to develop 433 Italian horses at 7,000 sweet revs. Pulling power is rated at 490Nm at 4,750 revs.

Well, it looks the same as the standard GranTurismo but, this time round, Maserati has mated the 4.7 V8 to a 6 speed ZF automatic transmission. Until now, the automatic tranny is only mated to the 4.2 litre power plant, while the current GranTurismo with the 4.7 litre V8 is coupled with an electro-actuated gearbox.

Other features offered with the GranTurismo S Automatic include; Skyhook suspension system featuring continuously adjustable dampers which offers improved driving comfort and a range of new generation passenger air-bags with Low Risk Deployment functionality; just to name a few. The Maserati Multi Media System with Bluetooth connectivity and iPod interface also comes as a standard fitment.

Although it features the same exterior design, a number of design elements have been added just for the GranTurismo S Automatic, such as new under-door mini-skirts featuring a prominent shape as well as new 20 inch wheel rims with “Trident” design.