2013 Maserati GranCabrio
Up Up and Away
While previous Maserati convertibles had been two-seater vehicle up until 2010, the GranCabrio broke new ground with its four-seater layout. Although initially powered by the brand’s 4.2-litre V8, by the time this car was produced in 2013, Maserati had switched to the Ferrari-built 4.7-litre normally-aspirated V8 which not only provides 331 kW of thrust, but also an exhaust note that is among the most tuneful in the world of high-performance cars.
Quality Over Quantity
For the GranCabrio, Maserati strayed from the then-popular script of developing a folding metal roof for the car, instead using a conventional cloth soft-top. But to ensure comfort and security, the roof is triple-layered and made with a high-grade canvas exterior and plush interior lining. The pay-off is a similar (or, indeed, greater) level of thermal insulation than a metal roof, and less overall mass than the complex folding-metal-top competitors in the marketplace.
This example of the GranCabrio is finished in metallic grey with a lush beige interior that accentuates the quality materials and finishes used throughout the cabin. As you would expect, every imaginable creature comfort is part of the GranCabrio experience.
Music to the Ears
Handling is surefooted and dynamic and the six-speed automatic transmission features paddle shifters, allowing the driver to make the most of that fabulous, warbling exhaust note. Roof up or down, this is a car for the senses.
Features include: Dual-zone climate control, alarm, remote central-locking, navigation, powered front seats, 20-inch alloy wheels, cruise-control, automatic headlights, stability control, leather trim, rain-sensing wipers, Xenon headlights, parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity.