Maserati Unveils New GranTurismo Convertible Sport
In the snowy conditions of Switzerland, Maserati will be unveiling the new GranTurismo Convertible Sport, an open top version of the stunningly beautiful coupe GranTurismo.
It will be known as the Maserati GranCabrio Sport in various other markets around the world, but in the United States, the name GranTurismo Convertible Sport is still in play. This new drop top version of the coupe will be far more exciting than the normal convertible model, as it will pack a 4.7-liter V8 and a redone suspension setup.
The exterior of the GranTurismo Convertible Sport will feature a black grille with a red-painted trident logo, black headlights and a new body kit. The car will also feature a new paint color – Rosso Trionfale – that Maserati say was inspired by old racing cars of the 1950s.
That 4.7-liter V8 that will sit in the gorgeously sculpted bonnet will pack 444 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. The V8 engine will be connected to a six-speed ZF transmission with paddle shifters, which is one gear less than most of today’s current sports cars.
The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport will pack the automaker’s Friction Reduction Programming, which will increase power, while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by six percent. The official fuel economy numbers have yet to be released.
Keeping all four tires on the road will be Maserati’s Skyhook active suspension system that has been redone by the automaker’s engineering team for the convertible model. The GranTurismo Convertible Sport will pack new grooved and drilled dual-cast brake discs to bring it to a stop.
Maserati dealers will begin to receive the new GranTurismo Convertible Sport in August in North America. The vehicle is built in the Viale Ciro Menotti Maserati factory in Italy.
The base GranTurimso was released way back in 2007 and has been a hit for the automaker.