News from the tuning kitchen? Pogea Racing serving the Maserati GranTurismo al dente forte.
The parallels shouldn’t be dismissed: just like an award-winning kitchen, modifying sports cars takes a skilled, creative hand, a master of the art, someone who knows how to re-arrange sophisticated ingredients and create a new masterpiece with his own personal touch, with character and finesse.
Pogea Racing is one such master, repeatedly managing to add that extra portion of individuality and intensity to Italian sports cars, taking something very special and creating something unique. The latest creation from the Friedrichshafen modification specialists takes either the Maserati GranTurismo or GranCabrio as the base and refines it using the finest possible tuning components.
With just a little effort, Pogea turns the Maserati into a real delicacy: They use a coilover chassis to lower the car’s centre of gravity by 40 millimetres, and fit forged 21” alloy wheels which completely fill the wheel arches. The “Jules 21” rims, made using a state-of-the-art manufacturing process, underline the sporty attributes of the Maserati outstandingly well, and guarantee the highest level of load-bearing capacity at a low weight, thanks to use of special aluminium alloys.
And the driving pleasure benefits from the wheel sets fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S size VA9,0 x 21 and HA12,5 x 21 with wide-base tyres in VA245/30ZR21 and HA325/25ZR21. The reduction in unsprung mass noticeably improves both handling as well as acceleration and braking performance.
The added agility and lateral dynamics create room for even greater power: For that extra bite in power, Pogea has spiced up the engine management, and also intensified the soundscape with a new sports air filter. This results in an increase in power to 484 PS (356kW) and an enhanced torque of 533 Newton metres. Pogea is breathing new life into the 4.7 litre V8 engine, particularly in the lower rev range, meeting customers’ demands for a livelier engine in the Maserati.
The interior is also a fest for the eyes now, again based on customer requests. To supplement the existing ex-works interior, Pogea offers a wide range of options. This ranges from carbon details to a bespoke full leather finish.