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RE: Revealed: Maserati GranCabrio S

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Revealed: Maserati GranCabrio S

Maser soft-top gets a sporty edge for Geneva show



Maserati is set to reveal an edgier version of its GranCabrio four-seat soft-top at the Geneva motor show.

Called the GranCabrio Sport, the new car gets an extra 10bhp and 14lb ft of torque, bringing outputs for its 4.7-litre V8 to 444bhp and 376lb ft respectively.

In order to achieve this, Maserati has put the engine through what it calls a 'Friction Reduction Program'. Apparently, this makes the V8 more powerful and more "reactive to the driver's most-nuanced inputs" (not our words), as well as six per cent more fuel-efficient.

The six-speed ZF auto has been equipped with 'MC Auto Shift' software and has been developed for the GranCabrio Sport directly from the transmission in the Quattroporte Sport GT S. According to Maserati, this provides an 'optimised gearshift response'.


The handling has been tweaked, too, with the Skyhook active-suspension system revised to provide a sportier ride, and the adoption of grooved and drilled brake discs.

Visually, the GranCabrio Sport is given a spruce-up in the form of a black grille, headlights with a 'black look' and white sidemarks, while front corner splitters and the redesigned side skirts are both body coloured.

A new body colour also makes its debut: Rosso Trionfale, which has been inspired by Italian racing red (think 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio and a Maserati 250F).

The GranCabrio Sport Goes on sale this summer.



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paynter17

Original Poster:

30 posts

94 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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yes please !

Swifty Stig

635 posts

73 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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gorgeous! want!

Pixel Pusher

9,608 posts

64 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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I cannot find a single thing wrong with that.

DeltaEvo2

629 posts

97 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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So much want! cloud9

nouze

853 posts

82 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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mmmmmmmmmmmaserati lick
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SleeperCell

5,591 posts

147 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Good as it is, it would be better with a V12

dberkmen

40 posts

172 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Ahhh, so that's where the California's been hiding.... ;-)

AyBee

7,646 posts

107 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Absolutely stunning cloud9

standfree93

2,997 posts

92 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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That is beautiful! cool

pilchardthecat

7,482 posts

84 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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The rear doesn't really work for me aethetically, but i think i could live with it hehe

Mermaid

21,492 posts

76 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Passion. bellissimo

Luca Brasi

863 posts

79 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Best looking convertible available.

dvance

605 posts

73 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Pixel Pusher said:
I cannot find a single thing wrong with that.
I can! It's not sat in my driveway and I seem to be missing the keys wink

JCB123

2,211 posts

101 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Luca Brasi said:
Best looking convertible available.
What he said...

carnut360

115 posts

79 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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stunning ... now why can't someone make a replica of that with a ford cougar!

jake15919

738 posts

70 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Bellissimo. My local Alfa dealer has started selling a few Maseratis and last time I took the 159 for a service I had a sneaky 'test drive' of a GranCabrio with one of the sales guys I know. The GranCabrio is a jewel of a car. It is huge though.

edinph

361 posts

79 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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jake15919 said:
Bellissimo. My local Alfa dealer has started selling a few Maseratis and last time I took the 159 for a service I had a sneaky 'test drive' of a GranCabrio with one of the sales guys I know. The GranCabrio is a jewel of a car. It is huge though.
So size does matter!

Pixel Pusher

9,608 posts

64 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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dvance said:
Pixel Pusher said:
I cannot find a single thing wrong with that.
I can! It's not sat in my driveway and I seem to be missing the keys wink
OK, you're right, but other than that it's perfect.

MonteV

355 posts

165 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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Fabulous looks. Shame about the luggage space.

Gun

13,331 posts

123 months

Monday 21st February 2011
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IMO Maserati make the best looking cars available at the moment, it's just stunning!