With more power, a faster gearshift and a distinctively aggressive look, the GranCabrio Sport has given Maserati a harder-edged convertible to sit alongside the GranTurismo S and the Quattroporte Sport GT S as the performance flagships of their respective ranges.
Publically unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the GranCabrio Sport combines an upgraded 4.7-litre V8 engine with a 10 horsepower increase to 450 hp and improved fuel economy with the faster MC Auto Shift transmission.
With a 285km-h top speed and a 0-100km/h sprint of just 5.2 seconds, the GranCabrio Sport is brimming with performance and luxury refinements both inside the cabin and underneath its award-winning body panels.
Its six-speed transmission includes a super-fast MC Auto Shift mode and has been developed for the GranCabrio Sport directly from the transmission in the Quattroporte Sport GT S.
The handling has been enhanced for greater speed, too, with an upgrade and revision of the Skyhook active-suspension system and the adoption of a more-responsive brake package.
Visually, the GranCabrio Sport is characterized by a more-pronounced dynamic look. This look begins with the GranCabrio’s distinctive nose and continues with a host of small, perfectly integrated changes throughout the body and the interior.
|Engine||4.7-litre all-alloy V8|
|Power||450hp (331kW) @ 7000rpm|
|Torque||510Nm @ 4750rpm|
|Bore x stroke||94mm x 84.5mm|
|Maximum engine speed||7200rpm|
|Oil delivery||Wet sump|
|0-100km/h acceleration||5.2 seconds|
|Fuel consumption – Urban||22.5 litres/100km|
|Fuel consumption – Extra-urban||9.8 litres/100km|
|Fuel consumption – combined||14.5 litres/100km|
|CO2 emissions||337 grams/km|
|Transmission||Six-speed automatic (ZF 6HP26) with MC Auto Shift|
|Differential||Asymmetric limited-slip (25% in traction, 45% in release) with bevel drive|
|Steering||Engine-speed sensitive power steering, rack-and-pinion.|
|Turning circle||12.3 metres|
|Width (with mirrors)||2056mm|
|Width (without mirrors)||1915mm|
|Boot/trunk capacity||173 litres|
|Fuel capacity||75 litres|
|Dry weight (EU)||1887kg|
|Kerb weight (EU)||1980kg|
|Weight distribution (roof closed)||49% front/51% rear|
|Weight distribution (roof open)||48%/52%|
|Brakes||360mm front discs, 330mm rear discs|
|Tyres||245/35 ZR20 (front); 285/35 ZR20 (rear)|