2011 MASERATI GRAN-TURISMO MC
Maserati has brought a ‘softer’ version of the MC to the States that drops the “Stradale” word from its name. That is because the GranTurismo MC has a full automatic gearbox instead of the original Race Shift transmission and two extra seats in the back instead of a roll cage. Even so, the Granturismo MC is the fastest series production model Maserati has ever sold in America.
The car is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine delivering 450 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque at 4,750 rpm (20 Nm of torque more than the GranTurismo S Automatic).
Maserati GranTurismo MC is identical to its European cousin, sans the colored turn signals and the black mirror caps and door handles. The MC was launched at Maserati’s new showroom in the TriBeCa area of New York, with information on pricing and production numbers to be released at a later date.
2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SE SPECIAL EDITION
The Japanese manufacturer has announced a final special edition for the Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Spyder models to mark the occasion. The SE Special Edition is the manufacturer’s way of saying goodbye to a model series produced since 1989.
Mitsubishi claimed that all Eclipse trim levels (GS, GS Sport and GT) will be available as SE Special Edition versions which includes “SE” side decals, black side mirrors and 18-inch dark finish alloy wheels, along with the high-end standard features available on the Eclipse GS Sport versions of both the coupe and convertible models.
Interior added standard equipment includes leather upholstery with heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver’s seat, rearview camera, Bluetooth hands-free phone access, heated side mirrors and a 9-speaker, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with SIRIUS satellite radio. The coupe version also includes a sunroof.