(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Maserati GranTurismo Sport was launched in the sultanate on Sunday by Alfardan Motors, Oman's official importer of Maserati automobiles. The model was first unveiled at the International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier this year.According to Maserati officials, the GranTurismo Sport is capable of reaching a speed of 100km/h in 4.7 seconds and can attain a top speed of 300km/h. It's 4.7lt V8 engine with six speed automatic and electro-actuated transmission produces 460bhp.The redesigned front now features LED daytime running lights. The aerodynamically efficient design upgrade is derived from Maserati's MC Stradale. Passenger legroom has been increased, and the car features seats with integrated head rests.GranTurismo is one of the most successful cars in Maserati's history and the company claims to have sold over 15,000 units since it was first launched in 2007. Sales of the car accounted for 44 per cent of Maserati's sales in 2011.The GranTurismo Sport is positioned between the GranTurismo and GranTurismo MC at the mid-point of the model range.Florian Mack, regional sales manager, Maserati-Middle East and India, said, ''The Grand Tourer (GT) is a sporty car to travel in comfort and style, and it will remain one of our core values and strengths at Maserati. The GranTurismo Sport is the latest step in GT evolution as it combines seemingly opposite characteristics into one perfect car.''It combines dynamic driving with comfortable travelling, the typical Maserati exhaust sound with the possibility of relaxed cruising, a sporty feel with enough room for four adults, a muscular look with elegant appearance and the latest technology with timeless Italian style.''Said Mohammed Kandeel, general manager, Alfardan Motors, ''The Maserati GranTurismo Sport continues the success story of GranTurismo S. The car improves upon Maserati's tradition of offering a sporting character with high comfort and luxury. Therefore we are confident that the Maserati GranTurismo Sport will achieve all the desired success in the Omani market.''