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 -sedan, coupe and convertible.
The open top GranCabrio has an unmistakable Pininfarina design, spacious interior, handcrafted details, driving pleasure and high performance.
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 GranCabrio is powered by a 4.7-litre V8, 323kW engine, which delivers a 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds, on to a top speed of 283km/h. The engine is matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission and vehicle control systems include, for the first time, hydraulic brake assist.
The GranCabrio's roof is strictly canvas made, emphasising the link with the Maserati tradition.
The body was completely overhauled, ensuring structural rigidity and is of monocoque construction. Inside, there is automatic dual zone climate control. The soft top retracts and folds in just 28 seconds and can be deployed at speeds up to 30km/h.