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Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the Wraith deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Wraith’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The GranTurismo’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.
The Wraith has standard whiplash protection, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the whiplash protection system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.
An active infrared night vision system optional on the Wraith helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a night vision system.
The Wraith’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.
The Wraith has a standard Top-View Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The GranTurismo only offers front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.
The Wraith has standard Rolls Royce Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the Wraith and the GranTurismo have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and front and rear parking sensors.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith weighs 1235 to 1251 pounds more than the Maserati GranTurismo. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.
The Wraith comes with a full 4-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The GranTurismo’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.
The Wraith’s 4 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the GranTurismo runs out after 50,000 miles.
Rolls-Royce pays for scheduled maintenance on the Wraith for 4 years and unlimited miles. Rolls-Royce will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Maserati doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the GranTurismo.
To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Wraith has a standard 220-amp alternator. The GranTurismo’s 150-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.
The Wraith’s standard 6.6 turbo V12 produces 170 more horsepower (624 vs. 454) and 221 lbs.-ft. more torque (605 vs. 384) than the GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8. The Wraith Black Label’s standard 6.6 turbo V12 produces 170 more horsepower (624 vs. 454) and 258 lbs.-ft. more torque (642 vs. 384) than the GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8.
An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Rolls-Royce Wraith, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the GranTurismo.
For better stopping power the Wraith’s brake rotors are larger than those on the GranTurismo:
For better traction, the Wraith has larger front tires than the GranTurismo (F:255/40R21 & R:285/35R21 vs. F:245/35R20 & R:285/35R20).
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Wraith offers optional 21-inch wheels. The GranTurismo’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.
Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Wraith can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer run-flat tires.
The front and rear suspension of the Wraith uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the GranTurismo, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Wraith’s wheelbase is 6.7 inches longer than on the GranTurismo (122.5 inches vs. 115.8 inches).
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Wraith is 1.5 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than on the GranTurismo.
The Wraith has 4.8 inches more front shoulder room, 2.7 inches more rear headroom, 6.8 inches more rear legroom and 2.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the GranTurismo.
The Wraith has a much larger trunk than the GranTurismo (16.6 vs. 6.1 cubic feet).
With its coupe body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Wraith offers cargo security. The GranTurismo’s non-lockable remote release defeats cargo security.
To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Wraith has a standard power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a power trunk.
Unlike the driver-only memory system in the GranTurismo, the Wraith has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position, outside mirror angle, climate settings and radio stations and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Wraith has a standard heads-up display that projects speed readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a heads-up display.
The Wraith’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The GranTurismo’s passenger windows don’t close automatically.
Advanced Key System optional on the Wraith allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Maserati GranTurismo doesn’t offer an advanced key system.
Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Wraith to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Wraith detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
Optional air-conditioned seats in the Wraith keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.
On extremely cold winter days, the Wraith’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Wraith offers an optional Active Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The GranTurismo doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
The Wraith’s standard steering wheel mounted cruise control is close at hand. The GranTurismo’s standard cruise control is on an over-crowded turn signal stalk.
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