When passion meets freedom, the outcome is inevitably unique. The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible launched a major new chapter in the history of Maserati as the marques first convertible to seat four in comfort. Inspired by the GranTurismo, the GranTurismo Convertible is dynamic and elegantthe perfect blend of practicality and passion.
The most distinctive feature of the GranTurismo Convertible is its fabric soft-top, a highly sophisticated design thats stylistically in keeping with Maserati tradition. Its construction and operation are technologically advancedthanks to carefully selected materials, the soft-top and its operating system have no significant impact on the weight and handling dynamics of the car, despite the large area it covers and whether the top is up or down.
With the top raised, the classic C-pillar of the GranTurismo coupea signature of the designis recreated by the elegant forward-sloping arc of the soft top on the GranTurismo Convertible. At the rear of the car, the triangular light assemblies comprising 96 LED lights and the optional large aerodynamic diffuser further emphasize its dynamic shape, enhanced by the 20-inch rims that recall the Maserati logo.
The unique spirit of the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible is apparent in the design of its interior: the fortunate driver and passengers enjoy an exclusive aura of refined elegance. The luxurious accommodations are a reflection of superb craftsmanship, combining racing style and supreme comfort. Importantly, the interior of the GranTurismo Convertible is far larger than other convertibles in its class, and offers outstanding comfort for four adults in true Maserati fashion.
At the center of the dashboard, the screen of the Maserati Multimedia System is placed high up for improved visibility. The attention to detail is also obvious in many other features: the thin chrome-plated ring around the dashboard and steering wheel buttons, the Trident logo hand-embossed on the seat headrests, the Alcantara finish on the rear of the gearshift paddles and the exquisite stitching on the front and rear armrests.
The engine of the Maserati GranTurismo Convertible is a 90 degree V8 of 4,691 cm3, which can generate 444 HP at 7,000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 376 lb/ft at 4,750 rpm. Like all Maserati engines, it has been designed to deliver high specific power, smooth response and low emissions with maximum fuel efficiency.
The six-speed ZF fully automatic gearbox with hydraulic torque converter provides extremely smooth gear shifts, improving the ride without diminishing the responsive and powerful V8 engine. There are four operating modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Auto I.C.E. and Manual. In Manual mode, the gears are selected directly by the driver in sequence, using the gear lever or the steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The Maserati GranTurismo Convertible is designed to have near-ideal weight distribution, with a slightly greater load over the rear axle: 49% at the front and 51% at the rear with the top up; 48% at the front and 52% at the rear with the top down. This settingobtained by moving the engine behind the front axlemaximizes traction and further improves the cars predictable handling and stability.