The A8GCS Berlinetta is a coachbuilt supercar based on the Maserati GranSport Coupe. Designed and built by Touring Superleggera - an automotive design and engineering company based in the north of Itay - the A8GCS was initially developed as a showpiece for the company to advertise their manufacturing capabilities.
The car was revealed in the flesh at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show after being previewed at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este
The A8GCS is a strict two-seater, unlike the car on which it’s based which features a 2+2 seating layout. Touring Superleggera have made extensive changes to the car’s bodywork while still retaining similar proportions. The styling details like the minimalist chrome trim and classic wire wheels give the car a distinctive retro vibe, while also not being unnecessarily nostalgic.
The Touring Superleggera A8GCS Berlinetta is 4.2 metres long and only 1.2 metres high, powered by a 4.2 litre V8 engine, developing 400HP. The engineers are aiming for a 1,500 kg (3,307 lb) weight for the finished car - 180 kgs (400 lbs) lighter than the Maserati GranSport.