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Maserati North America is pleased to announce a base MSRP of $135,800* in the United States for the highly anticipated 2010 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible.
This four-seat convertible demonstrates Maserati’s expertise in the production of exclusive hand-built automobiles by providing an unprecedented level of personalization choices as standard equipment including:
9 Exterior colors standard with 5 optional hues
10 shades of Poltrona Frau leather for the interior
6 different soft top colors (Black, Burgundy, Blue, Dark Gray, Beige and Dark Brown)
3 wood trim options, Rosewood (standard), Walnut and Wenge (no costoptions)
20″ Birdcage design wheels
Skyhook active suspension system
Rear Park Sensors
Chromeline exterior trim
Dual-Twin Sport Exhaust system with chrome outlets
Bose Surround Sound System
Red Brake Calipers (5 other colors available as options)
A modern heir to generations of legendary open-air Maseratis, the GranTurismo Convertible breaks ground as the first four-seat convertible from the house of the Trident. The 433 hp, 4.7 liter V8 engine and six-speed adaptive automatic transmission with standard paddle shifters deliver thoroughbred performance, with the unmistakable Maserati exhaust note now unfiltered to the pilot and passengers.
Inside, the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible offers best in class rear seat room, allowing comfort and space for two real adults unmatched by other grand touring convertibles. The triple insulated soft top exactly maintains the coupe’s iconic roofline, and retracts fully in 24 seconds leaving the rear seat and trunk space unchanged with the roof open or closed; its light weight helping to maintain the vehicle’s low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution and precise handling.
Befitting the uniquely Italian coach built tradition defined by its Pininfarina styling, the GranTurismo Convertible further enables the owner to select from a vast array of colors, materials and trim to create a spectacular and unique expression of style including a tailored set of luggage by Ferragamo.
The limited-edition Maserati GranTurismo S MC Sport Line with Matt White “ice” finishing is here portrayed in front of the futuristic structure of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, where it was unveiled in a dedicated event for a selected number of Maserati customers of the Middle East.
Designed to enhance the sporty DNA of the Trident, the “MC Sport Line” sums up the experience acquired on the track by the Maserati Corse racing department, whose contribution to the design of the functional components has been invaluable. The world of motor racing also inspired Maserati’s designers when it came to styling, hence the extensive use of carbon fiber.
Only twelve GranTurismos in this configuration will be produced in Modena, all for the Middle East markets. Twelve is also the number of world titles which make up the prestigious palmares of the MC12 in the FIA GT International Championship since 2005: 2 Constructors’ Cups (2005 and 2007), 4 Drivers’ Titles 4 (Bartels-Bertolini in 2006, Thomas Biagi in 2007, Bartels-Bertolini in 2008 and 2009); 5 Teams’ Titles (from 2005 onwards uninterruptedly with the Vitaphone Racing Team); 1 Citation Cup in 2007 with the gentleman driver Ben Aucott.
Furthermore, twelve are the Middle East cities where Maserati is present with a dedicated showroom: each car will feature an internal plaque with the name of the city to which it is committed.
A limited and numbered edition of the GranTurismo S MC Sport Line, finished in a Matt Bianco Fuji with eye-catching pearlescent nuances, will be dedicated to the Italian market. Only eleven customers in Italy will be able to sit behind the wheel of this exclusive car.
Maserati GB is pleased to announce the approved pricing of £95,630 (OTR) for the Maserati GranCabrio. It can be ordered now via the Maserati dealer network and the first right-hand drive examples will reach the UK showrooms in April 2010.
The Maserati GranCabrio represents the very essence of Maserati in terms of open-top cars. It’s a Maserati in the purest sense of the word and a car with a high emotional appeal: from its luscious looks and Pininfarina styling to its V8’s thrilling sound and amazing performance.
Powered by a 4.7 liter V8 delivering 440 HP, the Maserati GranCabrio features a ZF automatic six-speed gearbox and is the convertible with the longest wheelbase on the market (2,492mm).
It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 175 mph.
The Maserati GranCabrio continues the Maserati tradition in open-top cars and joins models which have played an important role in the Modena carmaker’s history such as the A6G Frua Spyder (1950), the 3500GT Vignale Spyder (1960), the Mistral Spyder (1964), the Ghibli Spyder (1968) and the Spyder designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (2001), the car that marked Maserati’s return to the United States.
Whilst following in the footsteps of tradition, the Maserati GranCabrio opens a new chapter, because never before have four-seater convertibles been produced at the Viale Ciro Menotti Maserati factory. Four proper seats, so that the rear passengers are not merely supporting actors, but co-stars of the journey.
Maserati offers an unrivaled personalisation programme, which has been developed with the objective of allowing each client to create a made-to-measure car. Such a level of exclusivity is a source of pride for Maserati, a small company able to devote the highest levels of care and attention to every car it builds.
The personalisation options on the Maserati GranCabrio, which is available in 14 different exterior colours, have been enhanced by six different shades for the soft top and by the introduction of two new Poltrona Frau® leather colours, Bianco Polare (Polar White) and Blu Profondità (Deep Blue). The dashboard, door panels and rear side panels are available in the new ‘Dark Chrome’ standard finish but it is also possible to choose from precious woods, such as Carbalho and Moonwood, or coloured lacquer finishes.
The Maserati GranCabrio style is unique; the possible combinations for colours and materials are endless.
In addition to the wide range of options, a bespoke four-piece leather luggage set which fits perfectly into the boot is available to order. The trolley suitcases can be ordered individually and can also be fixed on the rear seats with a security belt and an elegant leather cover will protect the seats.
MASERATI GRANCABRIO TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Displacement: 4,691 cc
Bore: 94 mm
Stroke: 84.5 mm
Compression ratio: 11.25:1
Maximum power output: 323 kW (440 HP) at 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 490 Nm (50 kgm) at 4,750 rpm
Max engine speed: 7,200 rpm
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Length: 4,881 mm
Width (excluding wing mirrors): 1,915 mm
Width (including wing mirrors): 2,056 mm
Height: 1,353 mm
Wheelbase: 2,942 mm
Front track: 1,586 mm
Rear track: 1,590 mm
Front overhang: 873 mm
Rear overhang: 1,066 mm
Turning circle: 12.3 m
Boot capacity: 173 l
Fuel tank capacity: 75 l
Dry weight: 1,887 kg
Curb weight: 1,980 kg
Curb weight + driver: 2,055 kg
Full load weight: 2,280 kg
Maximum weight: 2,350 kg
Weight distribution: 49% front; 51% rear (closed)
48% front; 52% rear (open)
Top speed: 175 mph
0-62mph acceleration: 5.4 s
0-400 m acceleration: 13.9 s
0-1,000 m acceleration: 24.8 s
FUEL CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS
Urban: 12.16 mpg (23.22 l/100 km)
Extra urban: 26.75 mpg (10.56 l/100 km)
Combined: 18.54 mpg (15.23 l/100 km)
CO2 emissions (combined): 354.0 g/km
A breathtaking spectacle at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls was put on to greet the arrival of Maserati’s latest creation: the GranCabrio.
Andrea Antonnicola, Managing Director of Maserati GB and supermodel and Maserati ambassador Jodie Kidd started the unveiling ceremony in spectacular fashion: as the lights dimmed, two models, whose dresses’ silk train had been draped over the sinuous lines of the Pininfarina designed vehicle, started to walk and the GranCabrio was free to dazzle the guests.
“I am extremely proud of hosting this UK Premiere of the Maserati GranCabrio – said Antonnicola – a car which has been enthusiastically received by the worldwide media after its debut at the Frankfurt Show just a couple of weeks ago. The new GranCabrio represents the completion of the Maserati range, and despite a long history of convertible cars going back over 50 years, with the iconic Mistral and Ghibli Spyder to name but a few, this is the first four-seater convertible for the Trident Marque.”
The event saw more than 400 guests attend, including celebrity chef and Maserati aficionado James Martin, London Saracens rugby star Fabio Ongaro, comedian Patrick Kielty, Major Phil Packer, Vice-president of CNH Global Eduardo Teodorani Fabbri and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.
A Maserati GranTurismo S was also on display, and it was flanked by a stunning 1964 Maserati Mistral Spyder.
The first right-hand drive examples of the Maserati GranCabrio will reach the UK showrooms in April 2010 and prices will be confirmed nearer the release date.