Maserati GranCabrio released in Europe
Maserati's new GranCabrio will be|
released in Australia during Q3 2010.
14th March, 2010
The Maserati GranCabrio, which made its debut at Germany's
Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009, is now available from Maserati dealerships throughout Europe. Itís
not long now before the first clients will be able to sit behind the wheel of Maseratiís first open-top
four-seater convertible to be produced at the Modena plant in Viale Ciro Menotti.
The GranCabrio represents the very essence of Maserati in terms of open-top cars and, as the first and
unique model of its kind, follows in the 'tracks' of cars which have outlined the history of the marque:
the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, the 1960 3500GT Vignale Spyder, the 1964 Mistral Spyder, the 1968 Ghibli Spyder,
the 2001 Spyder and the 2004 GranSport Spyder.
It is a Maserati in the truest sense thanks to its unmistakable Pininfarina design. It also offers
thousands of customisation options, a spacious interior, handcrafted details, driving pleasure and high
The Maserati GranCabrioís body has been completely re-engineered to ensure maximum driving enjoyment and
performance. Despite the absence of an upper structure and a top-of-the-category wheelbase (2,942 mm: longer
than its direct competitors) the Maserati GranCabrio boasts class-leading structural rigidity. This has
enhanced the carís handling, safety and comfort qualities so that the powerful and efficient mechanics can
be exploited in full (323 kW 4.7 litre V8 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission).
Like all Maseratis, the GranCabrioís weight balance is slightly biased towards the rear, ensuring
excellent driving dynamics and a higher level of safety in combination with active and passive safety
systems. All these features, together with the newly introduced HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), help the
vehicleís dynamic behaviour in emergency situations: all protection systems are instantly activated,
should the vehicle be involved in a crash or about to overturn.
The soft-top is the real added value of the Maserati GranCabrio: available in six colours, it blends
perfectly with the carís design and was tested in numerous climate condition. Whether the car is used in
the most torrid heat or in the biting cold, thanks to the special material adopted for the soft top,
thermal and acoustic insulation are guaranteed. The ultra-light aluminium and triple-layer canvas
structure weighs only 60 kg and folds back into its compartment in 28 seconds.