"Car of the Month November" - Maserati Gran Turismo S

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  1. Bowtie-muscle

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    "Car of the Month - November"

    Maserati Gran Turismo S '08
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    When you think of Italian Sports cars, if I were to say beautiful looking design that catches the eye, it is likely that a Ferrari or Lambo would come to mind. For some it may even be a Pagani, but for me it is the Gran Turismo S by Maserati. Not many high end sports cars here in North Jersey as the roads, traffic and hills make them difficult to enjoy, but I have seen more than one of these on the road and they look even better as they go by. In my opinion, it is not used enough or seen as much as it should in GT6, so let's give it some love!

    Feel free to post your tune or tunes for this car, or to review those posted! You may also give your thoughts on this car, and whether or not one of these tunes have changed your opinion for better or worse. Like the DB9 and XKR-S, it can have flat floor added and turned into a Touring Car. I will be hopefully posting a normal tune and a "TC" tune for this one.

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    Enjoy :)
     
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  2. Bowtie-muscle

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    Tunes and Tuners Index!

    @Ridox2JZGTE :

    Fortune Auto 460hp Replica - 500pp (CS-SM)
    Fortune Auto Trofeo Replica - 521pp (SS/RH)
    Fortune Auto GT4 Replica - 507pp (SS)

    @shaunm80 :

    550pp (SM) - here
    500pp (SS) - here
    550pp (SS) - here
    600pp GT3 Version (RH) - here
    550pp Full Aero Version (SS) - here
    600pp Full Aero Version (RH) - here

    @TurnLeft

    550pp (SS) - here

    @Bowtie-muscle

    500pp (SS) - here
    550pp (SS) - here
    600pp (RH) Touring Car Version - here

    @xande1959

    550pp - here

    @Rush471

    500pp - here

    @brian wolf

    518pp - here
     
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  3. Bowtie-muscle

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    List of Reviews!

    by @cbarbosa :
    shaunm80 - here

    by @danbojte :

    Ridox - here

    by @TurnLeft

    Ridox - here
    Shaunm80 - here
    Bowtie - here
    xande1959 - here
    Rush471 - here
    brain wolf - here

    by @shaunm80

    Bowtie 600pp - here
    Bowtie 550pp - here
    Xande1959 - here

    by @cbarbosa

    Ridox - here
    Bowtie 600pp - here
    xande - here

    by @LordJCS

    Bowtie 500pp,550pp - here

    by @Bowtie-muscle

    Shaunm80 550pp - here


    Throw Down Lap Challenge:

    @TurnLeft (Flu Fever) - here vs.@Ridox2JZGTE - here
    @TurnLeft (Suicidal Tendencies)here vs. @shaunm80here
    @TurnLeft (Flu Fever Sequel)here vs Bowtie-muscle here
    @TurnLeft (Luxury Karting) here vs @brian wolf here
     
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  4. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Nice pick :) and I happen to have some replicas of this model, Trofeo, GT4 and MC Stradale :p
     
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  5. Bowtie-muscle

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    Looking forward to seeing them. :cheers:
     
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  6. DaBomm4

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    Good choice to follow up the Corvettes, but you are a day early, so I cannot accept your entry. :lol:

    Accepted and watching.
     
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  7. Ridox2JZGTE

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    FORTUNE AUTO Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale 2013 460HP version

    Tuned to replicate FORTUNE AUTO Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale 460HP
    Comfort Soft to Sports Medium




    CAR : Maserati Granturismo S '08
    Tire : Comfort Soft to Sports Medium


    Specs
    Horsepower: 460 HP at 7100 RPM
    Torque : 383.5 ft-lb at 5200 RPM
    Power Limiter at : 96.1%
    Weight: 1700 kg ( 80kg lighter than Granturismo S )
    Ballast : 152 kg
    Ballast Position : -3
    Weight Distribution : 48 / 52 - as in real life spec
    Performance Points: 500

    GT AUTO
    Oil change
    Improve Body Rigidity ( NOT INSTALLED IN THIS BUILD ) - OPTIONAL
    Rear Wing - Custom Wing Type A
    Wheels : +1 Inch Up - ENKEI RP03-TypeRC in Matte Light Green or OZ Wave in Black Diamond Tricoat
    Car Paint : GT6 Polarized 034 or Mineral White


    Tuning Parts Installed :
    Catalytic Converter Sports
    Twin Plate Clutch
    Carbon Drive Shaft
    Fully Customizable Dog Clutch Transmission
    Adjustable LSD
    Fully Customizable Suspension
    Racing Brakes Kit - OPTIONAL
    Weigh Reduction Stage 1



    Suspension - FORTUNE AUTO 510 Series GEN 4 Racing Coilover Kit with Swift Springs
    Front, Rear

    Ride Height: 105 100
    Spring Rate: 14.00 10.00
    Dampers (Compression): 5 7
    Dampers (Extension): 4 7
    Anti-Roll Bars: 2 3
    Camber Angle: 0.2 0.2 ( use zero camber all around for max grip )
    Toe Angle: -0.07 0.07

    Maserati Street Alignment : ( Highly Recommended )
    Camber Angle : 1.0 2.0 ( Front : 0.00 to 1.0, Rear : 1.0 to 2.0 )
    Toe Angle : -0.03 0.11 ( Front Toe Out : -0.03 to -0.13, Rear Toe In : 0.11 to 0.20 )




    LSD - 1.5 way Quaife ATB Competition LSD
    Initial Torque : 34
    Acceleration Sensitivity: 48
    Braking Sensitivity: 20


    DOG CLUTCH TRANSMISSION - Corrected MC Stradale Ratio and Final Gear using '13 model year spec
    Install all power parts
    Set Default
    Set Final to 4.184
    Set Auto Max Speed to 330 kmh / 205mph
    Then Set Auto Max Speed at 320kmh / 199mph ( to make the final ratio changes in effect )

    Adjust each gear :
    1st 3.210
    2nd 2.050
    3rd 1.440
    4th 1.110
    5th 0.900
    6th 0.760


    AERO
    REAR : 20 ( MAX )


    Brake Balance:
    3/4 ( personal BB) or for ABS 0 wheel : 3/4, for ABS 1 - feel free to use your preferred brake balance. I recommend to run 1 click higher at the rear.

    Recommended setting for DS3 user :

    Steering sensitivity at +1 or +2, all aids off, except ABS 1 ( if not comfortable with ABS 0 ) with 3/4 brake balance as starting point. Go higher if preferred, 5/6 for example.

    Notes :
    The Maserati Granturismo S has always been one of my most loved sports car :)


    The weight for a start has been replicated to that of MC Stradale 2013 model, 80 kg lighter than base Granturismo S, while still maintaining the excellent balance at 48/52.

    Power and torque has received some improvement in real life, at 460HP and 53 kgm of torque, the replica has both figure replicated.

    The 6 speed transmission has also been fixed to replicate real life MC Stradale 2013 specification :
    Real life MC Stradale 2013 gear ratio
    3.21
    2.05
    1.44
    1.11
    0.90
    0.76
    Final - 4.184

    Max speed on every gear, km/h / mph :
    1st 75 / 47
    2nd 118 / 73
    3rd 168 / 104
    4th 218 / 135
    5th 269 / 167
    6th 318 / 198 - real life test top speed

    The GT6 replica is as close as possible to replicate the gearing, with max speed on each gear closely replicated, including top speed.

    For LSD, a special model is used, Quaife ATB Competition differential, with high initial torque to give smooth response delivery, and high locking rate on drive side giving excellent traction which Quaife is famous for.

    Suspension comes from a special model made by FORTUNE AUTO, the 510 Series Generation 4 Racing Coilover Kit with custom SWIFT Springs.
    The 510 Series Gen 4 featuring Fortune Auto's new Ultra Double Digressive Piston ( UDDP ) with updated shim stacks, the Digressive piston allows for high low speed rebound force that effectively control dive, pitch and roll. The rebound force also greatly tapers off to provide the driver with a supple and compliant ride while maintaining superior mechanical grip over rough surfaces.
    The replica has 14kg/10kg spring rate with optimal lowered ride height and damper + ARB tuned for exceptional balance.

    The Maserati was tuned and test at Tsukuba, Brands Hatch GP, Bathurst, Ascari, Laguna Seca, Trial Mountain, Nurburgring GP/F and Nordschleife.

    The car may feel tight to some, this is expected :D, be smooth with steering, brake and throttle when driving on comfort soft, and the car should glide in and out with no drama :)

    ENJOY :cheers:


    UPDATE : Fixed weight figure and distribution based on Maserati Official Brochure :D, the tune also tested with improve body rigidity installed, and it drives great at Nordschleife on Comfort Soft.

    UPDATE 1.09 onwards : Added Maserati Street Alignment Range as optional.

    Alternative Color and Wheel as posted on the tune - Mineral White and OZ Wave with Black Diamond Tricoat.



     
  8. Ridox2JZGTE

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    FORTUNE AUTO Maserati Granturismo MC TROFEO 2013 Replica

    Tuned to replicate Granturismo Maserati Corse Trofeo 2013 521PP
    Sports Soft to Racing Hard




    CAR : Maserati Granturismo S '08
    Tire : Sports Soft to Racing Hard


    Specs
    Horsepower: 488 HP at 7000 RPM or ( optional 2014 power figure 500HP at 7300 RPM )
    Torque : 394.9 ft-lb at 5300 RPM
    Power Limiter at : 97.6% or ( optional 2014 figure at 100% )
    Weight: 1450 kg
    Ballast : 130 kg
    Ballast Position : -39
    Weight Distribution : 51 / 49 - as in real life spec
    Performance Points: 521

    GT AUTO
    Oil change
    Improve Body Rigidity ( INSTALLED IN THIS BUILD ) - MANDATORY as the real MC Trofeo has welded roll cage and chassis reinforcements, as well necessary for racing tire fitment.
    Aero Kit Type A
    Rear Wing - Generic Wing Type A
    Wheels : Standard Size OZ Racing Superfogiata in GT Matte 008 ( Black Matte )
    Car Paint : Mineral White ( from BMW M4 Coupe ) or any solid white.


    Tuning Parts Installed :
    Racing Exhaust
    Twin Plate Clutch
    Carbon Drive Shaft
    Fully Customizable Dog Clutch Transmission
    Adjustable LSD
    Fully Customizable Suspension
    Racing Brakes Kit
    Weigh Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Hood ( Body Color )
    Window Weight Reduction


    Suspension - FORTUNE AUTO 510 Series GEN 4 Racing Coilover Kit with ID 65 Swift Springs
    Front, Rear

    Ride Height: 80 70
    Spring Rate: 18.00 14.00
    Dampers (Compression): 5 7
    Dampers (Extension): 4 7
    Anti-Roll Bars: 2 3
    Camber Angle: 0.2 0.2 ( use zero camber all around for max grip )
    Toe Angle: -0.07 0.07

    ALTERNATIVE SETUP BASED ON GT4 ALIGNMENT
    Suspension - FORTUNE AUTO 510 Series GEN 4 Racing Coilover Kit with ID 65 Swift Springs
    Front, Rear

    Ride Height: 80 70
    Spring Rate: 18.00 14.00
    Dampers (Compression): 5 7
    Dampers (Extension): 4 7
    Anti-Roll Bars: 4 5
    Camber Angle: 3.0 1.4
    Toe Angle: -0.16 0.08



    LSD - 1.5 way Quaife ATB Competition LSD
    Initial Torque : 34
    Acceleration Sensitivity: 48
    Braking Sensitivity: 20


    DOG CLUTCH TRANSMISSION - MC Trofeo Gearing and Final
    Install all power parts
    Set Default
    Set Final to 4.184
    Set Auto Max Speed at 330kmh / 205mph
    Adjust each gear :
    1st 3.210
    2nd 2.050
    3rd 1.440
    4th 1.110
    5th 0.900
    6th 0.760



    AERO
    REAR : 20 ( MAX )


    Brake Balance:
    3/4 ( personal BB) or for ABS 0 wheel : 3/4, for ABS 1 - feel free to use your preferred brake balance. I recommend to run 1 click higher at the rear.

    Recommended setting for DS3 user :

    Steering sensitivity at +1 or +2, all aids off, except ABS 1 ( if not comfortable with ABS 0 ) with 3/4 brake balance as starting point. Go higher if preferred, 5/6 for example.

    Notes :
    The Maserati Granturismo S has always been one of my most loved sports car :)
    I decided to use Fortune Auto coilover as the single rate suspension and adjustable damper setup information of the real MC Trofeo is unknown. Nevertheless, this replica managed to replicate the 2013 lap time at Silverstone GP very closely.

    Weight is at 1450kg ( 50kg heavier ) as I wanted to replicate the real weight distribution, and this does not affect the target lap time that I wanted to replicate at all. Also included above is 2014 power figure at 500HP, simply use 100% power limiter. Improve body rigidity is mandatory this time, as it's beneficial when racing tires are fitted. Any road cars in GT6 can use racing tire with no issues, all it takes is proper body rigidity level and suspension + LSD tuning to make the whole package works in harmony :D

    For LSD, a special model is used, Quaife ATB Competition differential, with high initial torque for competition level and high locking rate on drive side giving excellent traction which Quaife is famous for.

    Suspension comes from a special model made by FORTUNE AUTO, the 510 Series Generation 4 Racing Coilover Kit with custom ID 65 SWIFT Springs.
    The 510 Series Gen 4 featuring Fortune Auto's new Ultra Double Digressive Piston ( UDDP ) with updated shim stacks, the Digressive piston allows for high low speed rebound force that effectively control dive, pitch and roll. The rebound force also greatly tapers off to provide the driver with a supple and compliant ride while maintaining superior mechanical grip over rough surfaces.
    The replica has 18kg/14kg spring rate with optimal lowered ride height and damper + ARB tuned for exceptional balance on sport soft tire ( racing hard slick equivalent IRL ) and racing hard ( racing medium slick IRL )

    The Maserati was tuned and tested at Tsukuba, Brands Hatch GP, Bathurst, Ascari, Laguna Seca, Trial Mountain, Silverstone GP, Nurburgring GP/F and Nordschleife.

    When tested at Silverstone GP, the car ( 488HP ) was capable of easy 2:12s lap on sports soft and my best test lap was 2:10s, the real life pole lap in 2013 was 2:11.5xxx on racing hard slick tire, done by gentlemen driver, which a pro driver would be capable of 2:10s - so this replica is pretty darn close.


    Source : http://www.maserati.com/maserati/en...smo-mc/races/Silverstone-2013/qualifying.html

    ENJOY :cheers:




    UPDATE : Added Alternative suspension setup/alignment taken from Maserati Corse Gran Turismo S GT4
     
  9. Ridox2JZGTE

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    FORTUNE AUTO Maserati Granturismo MC GT4 2010 Replica

    Tuned to replicate Granturismo Maserati Corse GT4 2010
    Sports Soft




    CAR : Maserati Granturismo S '08
    Tire : Sports Soft


    Specs -Non BOP Full Unrestricted Power - Based on SRO 13% Min Reduction 2009 BOP
    Horsepower: 449 HP at 6800 RPM
    Torque : 376.1 ft-lb at 5300 RPM
    Power Limiter at : 91.0%
    Weight: 1425 kg
    Ballast : 105 kg
    Ballast Position : -50
    Weight Distribution : 51 / 49 - as in real life spec
    Performance Points: 507

    Specs - BOP SRO 2009 13% Minimum Power Reduction
    Horsepower: 390 HP at 7600 RPM
    Torque : 376.1 ft-lb at 5300 RPM
    Power Limiter at : 82.0%
    Weight: 1425 kg
    Ballast : 105 kg
    Ballast Position : -50
    Weight Distribution : 51 / 49 - as in real life spec
    Performance Points: 494


    GT AUTO
    NO Oil change
    Improve Body Rigidity ( INSTALLED IN THIS BUILD ) - MANDATORY as the real MC GT4 are seam welded and has weld in cage.
    Aero Kit Type A
    Rear Wing : Custom Wing Type A
    Wheels : Standard Size OZ Racing Superfogiata in Dark Grey or Dark Silver
    Car Paint : Mineral White ( from BMW M4 Coupe ) or any solid white.


    Tuning Parts Installed :
    Racing Exhaust
    Twin Plate Clutch
    Carbon Drive Shaft
    Fully Customizable Dog Clutch Transmission
    Adjustable LSD
    Fully Customizable Suspension
    Racing Brakes Kit
    Weigh Reduction Stage 3
    Carbon Hood ( Body Color )
    Window Weight Reduction


    Suspension - FORTUNE AUTO 510 Series GEN 4 Racing Coilover Kit with ID 65 Swift Springs
    Front, Rear

    Ride Height: 95 95
    Spring Rate: 18.00 14.00
    Dampers (Compression): 5 7
    Dampers (Extension): 4 7
    Anti-Roll Bars: 4 5
    Camber Angle: 3.0 1.4
    Toe Angle: -0.16 0.08



    LSD - 1.5 way Quaife ATB Competition LSD
    Initial Torque : 30
    Acceleration Sensitivity: 48
    Braking Sensitivity: 20


    DOG CLUTCH TRANSMISSION - MC Trofeo / GT4 Gearing and Final
    Install all power parts
    Set Default
    Set Final to 4.184
    Set Auto Max Speed at 330kmh / 205mph
    Adjust each gear :
    1st 3.210
    2nd 2.050
    3rd 1.440
    4th 1.110
    5th 0.900
    6th 0.760

    AERO
    Rear : 20 ( Max )

    Brake Balance:
    3/4 ( personal BB) or for ABS 0 wheel : 3/4, for ABS 1 - feel free to use your preferred brake balance. I recommend to run 1 click higher at the rear.

    Recommended setting for DS3 user :

    Steering sensitivity at +1 or +2, all aids off, except ABS 1 ( if not comfortable with ABS 0 ) with 3/4 brake balance as starting point. Go higher if preferred, 5/6 for example.

    Notes :
    The Maserati Granturismo S has always been one of my most loved sports car :)
    I decided to use Fortune Auto coilover as the single rate suspension and adjustable damper setup information of the real MC GT4 is unknown. Nevertheless, this replica managed to replicate lap time at Silverstone GP

    Weight is at 1425kg based on 2009 SRO European GT4 BOP ( Balance of Performance ) with 51/49 distribution as on real GT4 car. I have provided 2 power level, one at full non limited power at 449HP, calculated based on SRO 2009 BOP - 13% power reduction = 390HP.

    For LSD, a special model is used, Quaife ATB Competition differential, with medium-high initial torque for competition level and high locking rate on drive side giving excellent traction which Quaife is famous for.

    Suspension comes from a special model made by FORTUNE AUTO, the 510 Series Generation 4 Racing Coilover Kit with custom ID 65 SWIFT Springs.
    The 510 Series Gen 4 featuring Fortune Auto's new Ultra Double Digressive Piston ( UDDP ) with updated shim stacks, the Digressive piston allows for high low speed rebound force that effectively control dive, pitch and roll. The rebound force also greatly tapers off to provide the driver with a supple and compliant ride while maintaining superior mechanical grip over rough surfaces.
    The replica has 18kg/14kg spring rate with optimal lowered ride height and damper + ARB tuned for exceptional balance on sport soft tire ( racing hard slick equivalent IRL )

    The Maserati was tuned and tested at Ascari, Silverstone GP and Bathurst, on lowest power 390HP, it can lap in 2:14s at Silverstone GP, similar to real life performance. With full 449HP, it should lap in 2:12s range easily.


    ENJOY :cheers:


    UPDATE : Added custom wing type A, thanks to @danbojte
     
  10. DolHaus

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    I think I have a Maserati sat in my garage that could do with updating :tup:
     
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  11. shaunm80

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    Here are my Maserati tunes.

    550PP SM Tyres

    Link here

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    500PP SS Tyres

    Link here

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    550PP SS Tyres

    Link here

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    600PP RH GT3 Version

    Link here

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    550PP SS Tyres (Full Aero Version)

    Link here

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    600PP SS Tyres (Full Aero Version)

    Link here

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    Enjoy folks. Two cars - 6 tunes - A Car to cover all the bases no matter what race you are entering. :)
     
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  12. xande1959

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    - cool lets go.
    Our testers to draw their conclusions. tremendous car:tup:
     
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  14. shaunm80

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    No worries, you did enough reviews of the Maserati tunes in my own thread, If its okay with @Bowtie-muscle I would like to link to them from here so anyone reading this thread knows what has been mentioned already about them?
     
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  15. Bowtie-muscle

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    Link away my friend, or you could even copy/paste if you would rather do it that way. Up to you.
     
  16. shaunm80

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    Feedback copied from my garage which links to the cars I have posted above from @cbarbosa

    Maserati GranTurismo S '08 (GT3 Version)

    600PP
    669 BHP
    1355kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51

    IA License|550PP (600PP) WTCC Mount Panorama|Winner! :tup:

    First version tested (Racing Hards) - Great driving car. Steering has enormous precision and responds perfectly. Huge top speed, in MP you get to 300Kmh in a blink of an eye!! :p The car has so much torque that some throttle attention is needed exiting slow corners...

    Other then that, a proper GT3 car... Will leave feedback for other 2 versions later...

    Maserati GranTurismo S '08
    600PP

    669 BHP
    1355kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51
    Sports Soft Tyres

    SS!? Did I changed the tyres!? :p Jokes aside, it was exactly like the RH version, same performance, speed and stability. Sometimes changing tyres to a tune kills it, but not the case here... :tup:

    Makes me wonder if there are any siginificant diferences between SS and RH... :odd:

    Maserati GranTurismo S '08 (Full Aero Version)
    550PP
    466 BHP
    1355kgs
    Weight Distribution 49:51
    Sports Soft Tyres

    Despite being 50PP less then the other 2 versions, is still very performant. Indeed performant! For a car that got stripped from almost every engine upgrades, boy, she is still fast... The only issue I detected was that, by using the Final Gear from the tune, in MPanorama it runs out quickly on the straights... But that was my choice for the 1st test run...

    It's great to have alternatives to the main version, especially when they can perform almost as the same... :tup:

    @Bowtie-muscle - Thanks for letting me repost these here. Saves @cbarbosa from having to retype it all. :)
     
  17. TurnLeft

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    Man some of you guys are :crazy: fast, I saw this thread pop up this morning, come back home from work, and before I could even think of buying the car there's like 10 000 000 tunes posted. Nice to see you back again with some tunes @shaunm80 , and @Ridox2JZGTE, and it's really great that @cbarbosa can squeeze some time to do some reviews. As for :eek: @xande1959, I am expecting you to pop one up within the hour:ouch:. And what is that I read from a few posts up, my good mustache friend (@DolHaus) may have time to participate to this madness, that would be great:tup:. It's also quite honorable of you mister @Bowtie-muscle to find the time to continue this sequel:bowdown:. I do hope we will see some new and old faces throw in some tunes. As for me, I don't know if I will have time to do both reviews and tune, I will see how it goes trying to tune this:scared:, if after scraping three cars :O I can't get it right, I'll take the easy way out and just do the reviews. To all of you :cheers:.
     
  18. sinof1337

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    I've been wanting to try out the Maserati for a while, can't wait for this month. I should be able to review the base car by the end of the weekend.
     
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  19. TurnLeft

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    Good to see your back:cheers:, can't wait to see what you come up with.:tup:
     
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  20. Bowtie-muscle

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    Busy weekend, but I managed to get 3 tunes finished for the Maserati. Not sure any are great but all should be great fun. 500pp/550pp and of course, Touring Car Version. Will try and get them posted within the next day or 2.
     
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  21. DolHaus

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    The car has been fixed since 1.08, it used to be a complete mess of understeer but now its quite fun
     
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  22. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Never recalled it was a mess :lol: My replicas were built long ago ( Feb/March 2014 ), I think before 1.08 and they drive like a dream with broken camber :lol: I drove the car regularly on every version up to 1.09, and I won't say there's a fix.
     
  23. DolHaus

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    My memories of the Granturismo when I first encountered it was that it had masses of entry understeer and then would suddenly switch direction and oversteer, seems far more manageable now though
     
  24. Ridox2JZGTE

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    Was the car stock or tuned ? Anyway it may have understeer for various reasons :)

    This was for the MC Stradale :

    and the MC Trofeo :

    The reviews were shortly posted after the replicas were published back in March 2014. Unlike the LMS Ultra Phoenix GT3, that was a real mess :lol: Now I wonder how the car drives on 1.13 :p
     
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  25. DolHaus

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    Stock, the car just felt all wrong

    The LMS Phoenix is still an unpredictable mess :lol:
     
  26. danbojte

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    This was too for "Stradale". :p :sly:
     
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  27. Ridox2JZGTE

    Ridox2JZGTE

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    Stock, the Maserati is indeed a mess, wrong almost in everything :lol:

    How could I missed that :banghead: :lol: Should we put it here as a review for the car of the month ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014
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  28. TurnLeft

    TurnLeft

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    1,370
    Location:
    Canada

    Maserati Gran Turismo S '08 - 550PP -SS - Abs1
    (Tuned to look at)

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    M i s t e r S - - - - - -

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    W Y S I W Y G

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    Cape Ring - Periphery_1.jpg
    Well I never thought I would actually post one up, I was just telling @ DolHaus that I would be writing a tuning guide called "1000 Ways To Not Finish A Tune". I can't remember the last time I posted one, anyways here it is, good thing that I'm not going to review this one, I'd probably convince myself that I should stick to Mario Kart.

    I did this quite fast, in fact I didn't even compare time laps between the changes, did everything I vowed not to do, so I'm pretty much doomed to end up in 'CAR HELL'. To those adventurous hearts who want to try this, be warned, Mister S does not like bumps, full throttle before reaching the apex, turning, and will sometimes for no absolute reason lose total control ( maybe the driver could be the reason), but it's really good as a decorative piece in a driveway.

    Since it was tuned to the same PP level as some of the Corvettes I reviewed from the previous month, I decided to see if it could compare to them, the fastest lap on Deep Forest with the Corvettes was 1:17.716, on the third lap with Mister S, I did 1:17.430, stopped after the 5th lap when I did 1:17.135 , but it really wasn't the safest ride I have had, it felt more like rodeo time:scared:.

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    So that now this is out of the way, I'll be doing some reviews starting next week, until then :cheers: to all of you.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  29. Bowtie-muscle

    Bowtie-muscle

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    Location:
    United States
    My offerings:

    500pp - Sports Soft - here

    550pp - Sport Soft - here

    600pp - Racing Hard - here

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  30. xande1959

    xande1959

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    Location:
    Brazil
    - Maserati Gran Tourismo S '08[​IMG]
    NOTE: My friends testers could not complete my tune, my G27 wheel over, then it is difficult to catch now control can not drive anymore.

    Specifications
    Performance Points:
    550 PP
    Max. Power:
    597 HP
    Weight:
    1432 kg
    Weight Distribution (F/R):
    49 : 51
    Displacement:
    4.691 cc
    Max. Torque:
    455 ft-lb
    Drivetrain:
    FR
    Game Version:
    1.13
    Controller Type:
    Steering Wheel
    Tires
    Tires (Front):
    Sports: Soft
    Tires (Rear):
    Sports: Soft
    Parts & Modifications
    Aero Kit:
    Type A
    Wheel Model:
    RAYS 57Xtreme
    Wheel Size:
    +1
    Suspension Kit:
    Height-Adjustable, Fully Customizable Suspension
    Transmission:
    Fully-Customizable Transmission
    Clutch:
    Triple-Plate Clutch Kit
    Engine:
    Stage 2
    Exhaust:
    Semi-Racing Exhaust
    Weight Reduction:
    Stage 3
    Other Parts:



      • Racing Brake Kit
      • Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
      • Fully-Customizable Mechanical Limited-Slip Differential
      • Intake Tuning
      • Isometric Exhaust Manifold
      • Catalytic Converter: Sports
    Suspension
    Ride Height (F/R):
    89 / 86
    Spring Rate (F/R):
    7.35 / 8.35
    Dampers - Comp. (F/R):
    7 / 9
    Dampers - Ext. (F/R):
    3 / 2
    Anti-Roll Bars (F/R):
    6 / 5
    Camber Angle (F/R):
    0.0 / 0.7
    Toe Angle (F/R):
    0.10 / -0.30
    Brake Balance (F/R):
    4 / 3
    Transmission
    Max. Speed:
    360 kph
    1st Gear:
    4068
    2nd Gear:
    2659
    3rd Gear:
    1908
    4th Gear:
    1542
    5th Gear:
    1246
    6th Gear:
    1025
    Final Gear:
    3800
    Drivetrain
    Initial Torque (F/R):
    00 / 08
    Accel. Sensitivity (F/R):
    00 / 12
    Braking Sensitivity (F/R):
    00 / 05
    F/R Torque Distribution:
    49 : 51
    Power
    Power Limiter:
    99.5%
    Body
    Ballast Weight:
    97 kg
    Ballast Position:
    -20%
    Driving Aids
    Traction Control:
    00
    ABS Level:
    01
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014
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