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2010 Maserati GranCabrio

2010 Maserati GranCabrio

2010 Maserati GranCabrio

The Maserati GranCabrio, the first four-seater convertible in the Trident carmaker’s history, will make its world wide debut on September 15 at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The introduction of the GranCabrio – the Trident’s third prong – completes Maserati’s product line-up that now consists of three different families of models: Quattroporte, GranTurismo, GranCabrio.

The GranCabrio represents the very essence of Maserati in terms of open-top cars. It’s a Maserati in the purest sense of the word: from the unmistakable style by Pininfarina to the spacious interior, from the craftsmanship of each detail to the driving pleasure and performance. The Maserati GranCabrio enriches all five senses in a shared open-air experience, without sacrificing comfort and performance. A dream car designed and built for men and women who love to live life in an understated – though sophisticated – manner. Like all the made in Maserati open-top convertibles: special cars aimed at refined connoisseurs.

In fact the GranCabrio is continuing the Maserati tradition in open-top cars, joining models that have played such an important part in the Modena carmaker’s history such as the 1950 A6G Frua Spyder, 1960 3500GT Vignale Spyder, 1964 Mistral Spyder, 1968 Ghibli Spyder and 2001 Spyder designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the car that marked Maserati’s return to the United States. In the footsteps of tradition, the GranCabrio opens a new chapter, because never before have four-seater top-down models ever 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.

The GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7 litre V8, 323 kW engine and is the convertible with the longest wheelbase on the market. The GranCabrio’s roof is strictly canvas-made, emphasizing the link with the Maserati tradition.

The Maserati GranCabrio will be marketed starting next winter, and experienced by customers the world over from the following spring.

Story by Maserati S.p.A.

In Detail

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type Series Production Car
released at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
built at Modena, Italy
body stylist Jason Castriota
coachbuilder Pininfarina
price $ $ 135,800
price £/td> £95,630
engine 90° V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 4691 cc / 286.26 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 84.5 mm / 3.3 in
compression 11.25:1
power 324 kw / 434.5 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 92.62 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 219.44 bhp per tonne
torque 490 nm / 361.4 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Ventilated Discs
rear brakes Ventilated Discs
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Sachs CDC Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Sachs CDC Dampers
curb weight 1980 kg / 4366 lbs
weight distro 49 % / 51 %
wheelbase 2942 mm / 115.8 in
front track 1586 mm / 62.4 in
rear track 1590 mm / 62.6 in
length 4881 mm / 192.2 in
width 1915 mm / 75.4 in
height 1353 mm / 53.3 in
transmission ZF 6-speed Automatic MC-Shift Semi-Automatic
top speed ~283 kph / 175.74 mph
0 – 100 kph ~5.3 seconds
fuel econ epa 15.68 L/100 km or 15 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa 19.60 L/100 km or 12 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 12.38 L/100 km or 19 mpg-us
urban fuel econ eu 23.22 L/100 km or 10.13 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 10.56 L/100 km or 22.27 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 15.23 L/100 km or 15.44 mpg-us
emission 354 g/km
fuel capacity 75 litres or 19.80 gal.