OTR PRICE £94,355
70 YEARS OF GRANTURISMOEnticingly simple in principal, it involves fitting a sophisticated race car engine into a luxurious, handcrafted sedan.Seamlessly combining these two worlds was, of course, far from simple in practice. Yet it is exactly what Maserati did in 1947 with the A6 1500 GT Pininfarina and some years later with the 3500GT prototype, “The White Dame”. Such power had never been so beautifully packaged and delivered – opening up a raft of new possibilities. Now long journeys could be undertaken in speed, style and comfort.
Fluid dynamicsThe stunning overall profile of the GranCabrio Sport carries the unmistakable signature of Pininfarina – lines that have graced our vehicles for generations. The GranCabrio MC is the hardest-hitting Maserati convertible, enriched with seductive Italian elegance and luxurious comfort.
Unique eleganceThe sleek yet imposing front end sports a wealth of newly-designed features. From the front bumper and splitter, to the prominent new grille bearing the iconic Maserati Trident. With the roof up, the impression is of athletic fluidity, a look enhanced by rounded rear wings and a new bumper design to match the purposeful front.
Power PlayThe rear features a high, centrally positioned exhaust and a new dynamic bumper, designed to enhance the airflow at the rear of the car. The GranCabrio MC’s powerful look is further accentuated by 20’′ MC Design wheels.
Sky's the limitThe racing heritage of Maserati becomes an even more direct, hands-on experience inside the GranCabrio MC. And with the roof down, it feels like the sky’s the limit.
An uncompromising step forwardThe striking newly-designed dashboard immediately captures the eye, with its iconic V-shape as the focal point. With the roof down, the interior merges beautifully with the lines of the bodywork. A thermal glass rear screen, meanwhile, makes sure that the car remains a joy to drive whatever the weather.
On-board sophisticationThe wraparound sport seats of the GranCabrio echo the elegant lines of its exterior, while providing the extra hold needed for bold, confident driving. The iconic Maserati logo is elegantly embossed in the integrated headrests. The three-spoke sports steering wheel features a heavily profiled grip and multifunction buttons, while the top and bottom of the rim are flattened to ensure even greater focus and precision.
In safe handsThe Maserati Stability Program (MSP) takes safety technology to new heights. Developed in the most extreme test conditions, this groundbreaking system uses an array of sensors to constantly monitor driving status and deploys a host of safety and performance systems to maintain handling and grip.
GRANCABRIO SPORTThe GranCabrio Sport is a dramatically elegant sight – whether the roof is open or closed. Carrying the unmistakable signature of the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina, it’s the purest expression of convertible grand touring according to Maserati. The drama of the side view is underscored by short overhangs, the stretched, swooping bonnet and large 20” alloy wheels. With the roof up, the impression is of muscular fluidity, a look enhanced by rounded rear wings and a new bumper design to match the purposeful front.
GRANCABRIO MCThe Maserati GranCabrio, just like the GranTurismo, was considered a masterpieceof automotive design from the day it was launched, even by Pininfarina standards. And today, with its stretched, plunging bonnet, dramatically scooped grille and ground-hugging stance, the impression remains just as compelling. In Maserati Corse (MC) form, however, the effect is even more mesmerising. The changes to the GranCabrio MC for 2018 are subtle, but significant. The front bumper, for instance, now has an even more sculpted, road-hungry look. There’s also a new front splitter, which combines with a spoiler and large air intakes to create an imposingly sporty profile.
TAILORED TO YOUWorldwide, Maserati is renowned for offering remarkably high levels of personalisation options. This means that customers can tailor their cars to precisely suit their own distinctive taste. Customers can choose from a wide range of exterior metallic or specialised paint finishes, brake caliper colours, alloy wheels, interior trims and contrast-colour stitching. There are also meticulously assembled packages to choose from.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
|Width (excluding wing mirrors)||1,945 mm|
|Width (including wing mirrors)||2,100 mm c|
|Front track||1,635 mm|
|Rear track||1,653 mm|
|Front overhang||935 mm|
|Rear overhang||1,038 mm|
|Maximum power output||460 HP|
|Top speed||177 mph (285 km/h)|
|0 to 62 mph acceleration||5.0 s|
CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
|Fuel consumption (combined cycle) mpg (l/100km)||14.5 l / 100 km|
|Fuel consumption (urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||9.8 l / 100 km|
|Fuel consumption (extra urban cycle) mpg (l/100km)||22.5 l / 100 km|