Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 Maserati GranTurismo VS 2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2015 Maserati GranTurismo

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2015 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Maserati GranTurismo are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Rolls-Royce Wraith doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the GranTurismo and the Wraith have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 2 times as many Maserati dealers as there are Rolls-Royce dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GranTurismo’s warranty.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The GranTurismo stops much shorter than the Wraith:

GranTurismo

Wraith

80 to 0 MPH

194 feet

216 feet

Road & Track

60 to 0 MPH

112 feet

121 feet

Road & Track

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The GranTurismo’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Wraith’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The GranTurismo handles at .95 G’s, while the Wraith pulls only .87 G’s of cornering force in a Road & Track skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the GranTurismo’s turning circle is 6.6 feet tighter than the Wraith’s (35.1 feet vs. 41.7 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Maserati GranTurismo may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1050 to 1250 pounds less than the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

The GranTurismo is 1 foot, 1.7 inches shorter than the Wraith, making the GranTurismo easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the GranTurismo has standard flush composite headlights. The Wraith has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Ergonomics Comparison

The GranTurismo’s entire steering wheel hub sounds the horn, facilitating hitting the horn in an emergency. The Wraith has two small spoke buttons. These buttons can be hard to reach in an emergency.

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