2011 Maserati GranCabrio
Maserati has taken the covers off the convertible version of its stunning GranTurismo, which has been revealed ahead of its world debut next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The new model is called the GranCabrio and will enter the market next year as the first four-seater convertible in the Trident automaker’s history.
The car is a Maserati in the purest sense of the word: from the unmistakable style by Pininfarina to the spacious interior, from the craftsmanship of each detail and to the likely pleasure and performance derived from its throaty engine.
In keeping with its premium status the GranCabrio will come standard with Maserati’s 434 horsepower 4.7-liter V-8 engine from the more recent GranTurismo S. Its roof is strictly canvas-made, emphasizing the link with the Maserati tradition and its wheelbase is the longest of any production convertible currently on sale.
The new GranCabrio is expected to be priced from $130,000 in the U.S., pitting it perfectly against rivals like the Mercedes-Benz SL, Aston Martin Vantage Roadster, BMW M6 Cabrio, and Jaguar XKR Convertible. First orders will be taken next winter, with deliveries expected to start globally from the following spring.