The facelifted Maserati GranTurismo has been unveiled for the 2018 model year, which introduces several revisions to the grand tourer that was first launched in 2007.

On the exterior, the Pininfarina-designed body remains largely untouched, with notable changes seen at the front and back. The former sees the adoption of a new hexagonal-shaped front grille inspired by the Alfieri concept, providing the GranTurismo with three-dimensional effect at first glance.

Together with the lower air ducts that are now further separated from the front splitter, these changes contribute to a lower aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.32 from 0.33 before. Elsewhere, the rear bumper now features a neater design with a twofold layout.

For the 2018 model year, Maserati has decided to streamline the GranTurismo range to include two version – the Sport and the MC – both powered by a Ferrari-sourced 4.7 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine.

The mill serves up 460 hp at 7,000 rpm and 520 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm, directed to the rear wheels via a ZF six-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of performance, the Sport will complete the century sprint in an unchanged 4.8 seconds (299 km/h top speed), while the lightweight MC will do the same a fraction quicker at 4.7 seconds (301 km/h top speed).

Inside, there continues to be seating for four occupants with individual Poltrona Frau leather or Alcantara/leather seats. For 2018, the grand tourer gains a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as a Harmon Kardon sound system.

Maserati has also redesigned the car’s centre console to accommodate a double rotary knob for the infotainment system, made of forged aluminum. Additionally, the controls for the car’s driving modes has been repositioned to the lower section of the centre console, next to the gearshift lever.