Maserati is set to give its GranCabrio a touch of extra performance with this, the GranCabrio Sport.
The GranCabrio Sport will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March in just over a week’s time, and will get the same engine found in the GranTurismo MC Stradale, a 4.7 litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 450 hp and 510 nm of torque (about 376 lb ft). Top speed is quoted at 285 km/h (178 mph) while fuel consumption is said to have gone down by 6 per cent.
The engine is connected to a six-speed ZF automatic transmission though rather than the sequential manual found in the MC Stradale. However, Maserati claims the automatic transmission still gives quick gearchanges thanks to using the same superfast software found in the Quattroporte Sport GTS' gearbox.
Maserati has done work to improve handling as well, the Skyhook adaptive suspension has been revised, while the brake system consists of dual-cast discs that are grooved and drilled.
The GranCabrio Sport will go on sale in the summer.